Nintendo is again being chastised by activists for not ensuring that minerals mined by slave labor in African conflict areas are not used in the manufacture of their electronics. Nintendo is criticized annually for this, but this time the activists have made a Super Mario game to underscore their point.
Earlier this year we reported on efforts to urge electronics companies from using conflict materials mined in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The Enough Project has released a report ranking companies' responses. Where do Microsoft, Nintendo, and Sony rank?
Do you own a video game console? Then you might have more to do with the bloody, brutal war in the Congo than you realize.