Raise Hope For Congo talk to Critical Gamer

Raise Hope For Congo talk to Critical Gamer

Sep 1, 2010

Whether you’re aware of it or not, there is a disturbing link between our hobby and so called ‘conflict minerals’. Raise Hope For Congo – a campaign from the Enough project which is tackling the issue head on – were good enough to answer some questions for us. They tell us what the problem is, how they are asking us all to help; and why...

Congo war minerals in your console: Here’s how to tell them ‘no more’.

Last week, I wrote an article regarding the connection between videogame consoles and computers, and the war in the Congo – more specifically, people’s reactions to an article in Kotaku on the subject. Now, I am able to offer you a chance to show that you care. I chose to treat the subject of ‘conflict minerals’ – in this case, minerals...

The value of gaming > the value of human lives

What would it take to make you think about the fact that your gaming hobby might be contributing to real world suffering? An anonymous claim that the factory workers who make your discs are criminally underpaid? Reports of iphone factory – style suicides? Or how about this one, which there is reason to believe may be true: That your gaming consoles contain...