Online gamers, get ready for possible alerts on your consoles! According to Information Week, "State authorities are testing a plan that would see the Emergency Management Office issue alerts over online gaming networks in addition to regular channels. The goal, said New York State Deputy CIO Rico Singleton, is to reach younger residents who spend more time on the Xbox, PlayStation, or Wii than with television or radio... Under the state's plan, authorities would tap [Microsoft's, Nintendo's, Sony's] networks to broadcast warnings about natural or man-made disasters." Singleton it was logical, "considering the amount of time our youth spend on video games."
NY State Considers X-Box Alert System
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