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British Gas advises that game consoles on rest mode are "vampire devices"

UK energy company issues electronics warning for consumers as utility bills are going up

UK energy provider British Gas has cautioned consumers on leaving video game systems on rest mode, referring to them as "vampire devices".

Alongside laptops, TVs, and so forth, the company notes these electronics on standby are part of the reason as to why utility costs maybe high.

As reported by Eurogamer, the company said that to aid consumers in saving money, it recommends turning them off when not in use.

The report goes on to say the advisory warning has received criticism, as it allegedly asserts that the responsibility for energy bills falls upon consumers.

Additionally, Eurogamer notes that British Gas' cautionary advice comes as the country is seeing an energy price hike.

While its energy service providers are seeing growing revenues.

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Jeffrey Rousseau joined in March 2021. Based in Florida, his work focused on the intersectionality of games and media. He enjoys reading, podcasts, staying informed, and learning how people are tackling issues.