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Xbox will force gamers to power down to fight climate change, touting the first 'carbon aware console'

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Microsoft announced in a recent news post that it will force gamers into powering down their Xbox consoles in order to fight climate change as part of the company's campaign for "building a more sustainable future of gaming."

The company announced its intention to become a "zero waste" company by automatically switching gamers into "shutdown mode" to conserve energy. Microsoft also claims that if two gamers use their proposed power-saving method for a year, it is the equivalent to planting one tree.

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