Gangland

Everyone loves games that involve gangs and mafioso, well I plan on adding another game to that endless list of titles.  I am announcing that a new game, for now being called “Gangland”, is in the works.  This game is going to be very similar in gameplay style to the Mafia Wars game on Facebook.  I am currently looking for someone experienced in Game Editor, a music composer, and game writer if anyone is interested.  I can be reached at destinydesignlabs@hotmail.com with the title Gangland.  I hope to be able to offer a little pay, but as it stands right now I plan to launch it as Freeware, under the GNU license.  Anyways, if anyone is interested feel free to email me at the above address.

If anyone is interested in following along with the developements, feel free to check out www.destinydesignlab.wordpress.com.  That is the sister blog to this one, and the blog where I plan to post more indepth descriptions, screenshots, and information about the games that I have in the works.

This is Digital Maniac, out.

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Published in: on November 17, 2010 at 16:16  Leave a Comment  

Laptop usage may reduce sperm.

Yes you read that title correctly, according to a study in the medical journal Fertility and Sterility states that men who use their laptop on, well, their laps, could be affecting their sperm quality. That statement is taken from Reuters. Reuters also goes on to say:

“In the study, thermometers were used to measure the temperature of the scrotums of 29 young men balancing a laptop on their knees. Even with a lap pad under the computer, the men’s scrotums overheated quickly.”

Yelim Sheynkin, a urologist at the State University of New York at Stony Brook who led the study published in Fertility and Sterility is quoted as saying, “Millions and millions of men are using laptops now, especially those in the reproductive age range. Within 10 or 15 minutes their scrotal temperature is already above what we consider safe, but they don’t feel it.”
Sheynkin also goes on to state that just raising the temperature of the scrotum one degree Celsius is all that it takes to cause damage to sperm. After one hour holding a laptop on your lap, can raise the scrotal temperature 2.5 degrees Celsius.

“I wouldn’t say that if someone starts to use laptops they will become infertile,” Sheynkin told Reuters Health, though he warned that frequent use might contribute to reproductive problems because “the scrotum doesn’t have time to cool down.”

When the men sat with their legs spread wide — made possible only by placing the computer on a large lap pad — they could keep their testicles cooler. But it still took less than 30 minutes before they began overheating.

“No matter what you do, even with the legs spread wide apart, the temperature is still going to be higher than what we call safe,” said Sheynkin.

I will attempt to keep you all informed of new updates about the study, until then this is Digital Maniac.

Sources:
1.http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE6A70G720101108

Published in: on November 11, 2010 at 16:41  Leave a Comment  

Posting Might Be Slow

As the holidays start to draw near, and work is picking up, I regret to say that I might be limited to how much I will be able to post. Sarge Havoc, is in the same boat, with alot of work to finish by the first of the year. I still plan to post atleast 3-4 times a week, and Sarge said he would try to post about the same number of times per week. We hope to get some new readers, as soon as we find exactly with niche we can have fun posting in. For anyone who has decided to give this blog a chance, we thank you. We hope to find our niche in the very near future.

This is Digital Maniac out.

Published in: on November 8, 2010 at 17:32  Leave a Comment  
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New anti-violence game laws?

Apparently California is attempting  to create a law in which people who sell games that feature violence to humans will pay a fine or tax.  Yes you read that correctly, games that feature violence to humans.  Supposedly a game in which all the players are androids or elves or any non-human race, can have all kinds of violence without incurring this fine/tax.  Also no one has stated what exactly too violent is.  I will keep you guys informed on this soon to be hot debate.  I will continue to make new posts as new information is made available. 

Apparently doing some research I came up with this site http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/04/26/supreme-court-video-game-_n_551801.html. Apparently California is still attempting this, because as of Election Day they were still fighting for it.  As soon as we get more information we will let you know. 

 This is Digital Maniac out.

Published in: on November 7, 2010 at 00:45  Leave a Comment  

Welcome to the new Digital Sarge blog

Here me (Digital Maniac) and my little buddy (Sarge Havoc) are going to blog about a little of everything.  The one theme we are going to attempt to keep is “Expect the Unexpected” or “Man that was Random.”  Be prepared for numerous random blogs that hopefully you all will find interesting and informative.  If anyone wants an itenerary of our posts, all I can tell them is there should be atleast six posts per week.  This is Digital Maniac out.

Published in: on November 6, 2010 at 22:45  Leave a Comment