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Is Greenpeace's report bogus?


Ars Technica seems to be crying foul over Greenpeace's latest findings regarding Nintendo's eco-conscious actions. Turns out, "Penalty points can be deducted" if Greenpeace sees fit. Why would they deduct points? They're taken "from overall scores if Greenpeace finds a company lying, practicing double standards or other corporate misconduct."

Ars Technica seems to think that Nintendo's score is based entirely on a mission statement via Nintendo's website and less on an in-depth look at the company's practices. So, it's likely that Nintendo isn't as bad on the environment as they've been made out to be.

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Fank1

11-28-2007 @ 4:13PM

Fank said...

Good job changing the text in his speech balloon from "ribbit" to "Nintendo is A-OK in my book."

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Chase2

11-28-2007 @ 4:38PM

Chase said...


I don't care about Greenpeace. Maybe when Greenpeace puts out something as glorious as the DS then perhaps they will be a blip on my Care-o-meter. Nintendo could slaughter baby turtles for their DS cases and I'd still care more about Nintendo than Greenpeace. Christicles, I'd care more about a Green Peach costume variant than I do now about Greenpeace. To hell with Greenpeace. >_

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SephFinale3

11-28-2007 @ 6:08PM

SephFinale said...

Why doesn't the French Navy sink another Greenpeace ship like they did a few years back?

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gevenstaines4

11-28-2007 @ 10:16PM

gevenstaines said...

slaughtered baby turtles!? is THAT how they made aquarium by DS?

"Penalty points can be deducted" is a double negative. penalty points are bad by definition, so deducting them must be good!

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JBGUY2K5

11-29-2007 @ 2:10AM

JBGUY2K said...

Or...ya know... Sony coulda paid Ars Technica to put Nintendo and Microsoft way at the bottom...

Either that or i'm just trying to point fingers... lol.

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velocitystrike6

11-29-2007 @ 3:07AM

velocitystrike said...

I think you mean Greenpeace.

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velocitystrike7

11-29-2007 @ 3:08AM

velocitystrike said...

You mean Greenpeace, right?

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velocitystrike8

11-29-2007 @ 3:09AM

velocitystrike said...

Darn broken Firefox and refresh button...

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JBGUY2K9

11-29-2007 @ 8:46AM

JBGUY2K said...

lmao... yeah, sorry. You know who I meant though... right? But yeah, I noticed that as soon as I saw the chart. Saw that Nintendo and Microsoft were both at the end(Microsoft I can understand, though) and that sony was way to the right compared to the previous. Of course, I could just be talking out of my ass right now.

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phanboy_iv10

11-29-2007 @ 9:25AM

phanboy_iv said...

Wasn't there something a couple of months ago about Greenpeace giving Apple a low score just because they were a popular, in order to "raise awareness"?

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velocitystrike11

11-29-2007 @ 11:17AM

velocitystrike said...

www.counterpunch.org/roselle05132006.html

badanalysis.blogspot.com/2007/04/greenpeace-bites-apple-statsorg.html

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phanboy_iv12

11-29-2007 @ 11:20AM

phanboy_iv said...

Yes, thanks. That tends to color my view of their current stance on Nintendo...

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Tommy Chaos13

11-29-2007 @ 6:40PM

Tommy Chaos said...

I think your comments, Chase and SephFinale, were in very poor taste. Personally, I am not a member of Greenpeace but I respect their goal as should all. They look into the well being of the environment because it has large impacts on the well being of humanity. I would advise you to carefully consider the words you use as many could come across and ignorant and uninformed. P.S. I am a Nintendo fan (I own the Wii and DS) just not a fan of damaging our global home.

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bob-o14

12-13-2007 @ 10:20AM

bob-o said...

You've got to be kidding me. Are you some sort of greenpeace plant? Claiming that someone may come off as "ignorant and uninformed" is what greenpeace college activists say in an arrogant way in order to demean someone and ignore them. I find your comments to be in poor taste. Screw greenpeace.

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