If you had to get a gaming-related tattoo, what would it be? – PC Gamer

The PC Gamer US team assembled in New York this week for a long meeting and, allegedly, beers (the UK team, meanwhile, drank slightly cheap wine a day later in response). During this event, it was revealed that three members of the team have gaming-related tattoos, which has led to this edition of the PCG Q&A. The question is: if you had to get a gaming-related tattoo, what would it be?

You’ll find our answers below, but as ever, we’re more interested in reading yours in the comments at the bottom of the page. Let us know which character, symbol or whatever else you’d choose to have live on your skin forever. 

James Davenport: Has a Portal 2 tattoo

Surprise. I have a gaming-related tattoo. At 20, a good friend of mine got dumped and said, ‘Let’s get tattoos.’ I said OK, and off the tail of Portal 2’s release figured I’d capture what a funny well-written game meant to me, an aspiring writer. I was also drunk because it was summer in Missoula and that’s what you do: drink, float the river, and make bad choices. I picked the Aperture logo without text for the design, something simple that doesn’t scream videogames. My pal got something on her foot that wore off in a few weeks. Mine’s still there, still mistaken for an affinity for photography, but it’s fine overall. Glad I wasn’t into comics at the time, I’ll say. Now, when a photography bro shouts ‘Canon or Nikon?’ from across the river, I’ll just shout the first that come to mind back. Play along and forget it’s there, out of sight on my shoulder until my partner reminds me I should get it touched up. 

As for more hypothetical gaming tattoos, I think it’d be easy to pull something

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Harmful Alcohol Use Kills More Than 3 Million A Year Globally, New WHO Report Says – RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

The harmful use of alcohol killed more than 3 million people in 2016, representing 1-in-20 deaths worldwide, a new study by the World Health Organization (WHO) says.

The Global Status Report on Alcohol and Health 2018, published on September 21 by the Geneva-based UN organization, also said that drinking rates in countries such as Russia, Moldova, and Belarus show signs of decline over the past decade.

The report said that globally, more than three-fourths of the deaths from alcohol use were among men.

“Far too many people, their families, and communities suffer the consequences of the harmful use of alcohol through violence, injuries, mental health problems, and diseases like cancer and stroke,” said Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the WHO director-general.

Of the deaths, 28 percent were due to injuries, such as traffic accidents; 21 percent were from digestive disorders; 19 percent from cardiovascular diseases; and the rest from infectious diseases, cancers, mental disorders, and other health conditions, it said.

“Globally, an estimated 237 million men and 46 million women suffer from alcohol-use disorders, with the highest prevalence among men and women in the European region,” it said, adding that alcohol-use disorders are more common in high-income countries.

The report estimated that 2.3 billion people drink alcohol, with more than half of the population in three regions — the Americas, Europe and the Western Pacific — consuming alcohol.

In individual countries, the WHO said the sharpest decreases in consumption over the past decade were found in the formerly highest-consuming nations such as Russian (from 18.7 liters in 2005 to 11.7 liters in 2016), Moldova (from 21.6 liters in 2005 to 15.1 liters in 2016), and Belarus (from 15.3 liters in 2005 to 11.2 liters in 2016).

But it warned that “heavy episodic drinking” — defined as 60 or more grams

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Nintendo Just Launched Online Service for Its Switch Gaming Console — What Could Go Wrong? – Fox Business

Nintendo‘s (NASDAQOTH: NTDOY) Switch console has been a huge hit for the company, but there’s at least one area in which the video game system has lagged far behind the competition. While online gaming has been mainstream on consoles for over 15 years, the Japanese hardware and software giant has never managed to provide an online platform that stacked up to the offerings of rival platform holders Sony (NYSE: SNE) and Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT). Nintendo is taking a step forward with the launch of Switch Online, which debuted on Sept. 18 and marks the company’s first-ever for-pay online service, but it’s not guaranteed to be a success.

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Cloud-game-save functionality is another instance of Nintendo’s new service falling short of its competitors’ online offerings. With the launch of Switch Online, players can now save their progress in a given title to the cloud, but not all titles support the feature.

The list of games that do not allow cloud saves includes big first-party games like Splatoon 2 as well as third-party games like FIFA 19 and Dark Souls 2: Remastered. Nintendo has said that the feature’s absence in some titles is a matter of preventing cheating, but a game like Electronic ArtsFIFA 19 allows cloud saves on both the PlayStation and Xbox platforms and doesn’t appear to be having issues with players gaining unfair advantages. Saved data will also be immediately deleted if a user’s subscription lapses on Nintendo’s online service, whereas Sony’s offering provides a six-month grace period that allows users to re-subscribe and reclaim their data. Microsoft doesn’t require a subscription to use cloud saves.

The service also comes with access to a library of retro games from the NES video game

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Alcohol poisoning: Employers told to monitor foreign workers – Free Malaysia Today

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IPOH: Employers of foreign workers have been urged to monitor them following the recent cases of toxic alcohol poisoning which caused the death of dozens of people including foreigners.

Human Resources Minister M Kulasegaran said low-cost liquor was often the choice of foreigners, and that some of them could produce their own alcoholic beverages.

“I hope employers in this country will take immediate action by conducting checks on foreign workers’ residential premises if they are taking dangerous alcoholic beverages to avoid a worsening toxic alcohol poisoning situation.

“We want foreign workers who are willing to stay away from their families to come here and earn a good income, not become victims of alcohol poisoning,” he told reporters at the Healthy Lifestyle Programme Together with the Human Resources Minister at Bukit Kledang, Menglembu here today.

He had been asked to comment on the cases of toxic alcohol poisoning which led to the deaths of a number of foreign workers including from Nepal, Bangladesh and Myanmar.

Since Monday, over 20 people both foreign and local have died or been hospitalised in the Klang Valley and Perak due to toxic alcohol poisoning.

Kulasegaran said the Cabinet in its meeting on Wednesday had instructed the ministry responsible to take firm action and conduct more stringent monitoring of premises owners who were found to be selling low-quality liquor.

“We (the Cabinet) suggest that strict action be taken as the sale of alcoholic beverages is readily available. The people are advised not to take low quality liquor to avoid any untoward incidents,” he said.

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Erkut Yilmaz Wins WPT Borgata Poker Open ($575112) – PokerNews.com

September 21, 2018

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Erkut Yilmaz held off a strong challenge from TK Miles to etch his name on the World Poker Tour Champions Cup, topping a field of 1,075 entries to win a first-place prize of $575,112 at WPT Borgata Poker Open.

Yilmaz came into the final day with a dominating chip lead but had to get by Miles in a heads-up match that lasted a few hours and saw Miles take the lead.

It’s by far the biggest tournament cash for Yilmaz, who surpassed $1 million in earnings with the win.

Place Player Prize 1 Erkut Yilmaz $575,112* 2 TK Miles $383,399 3 Oleg Shnaider $283,341 4 Austin Wentling $211,562 5 Liam He $159,616 6 Anthony Maio $121,697

*includes $15,000 WPT Tournament of Champions seat

Darren Elias, Anthony Zinno, Jared Jaffee, Daniel Weinman, Michael Gagliano and PokerStars Team Pro Maria Konnikova were some of the players making deep runs into the 136 paid places but falling short of the final table.

As the last couple of tables played down to the final table, the poker world watched to see if Ali Imsirovic could continue his incredible heater. Coming off of Poker Masters Purple Jacket honors and a pair of high roller wins, Imsirovic advanced to the final 18. However, he took two rough beats at the hands of Aaron Kweskin when his queens and kings were both cracked by ace-rag all in preflop — once via trip threes and once via a four-flush.

Despite the beats, Imsirovic did limp into the final nine on a short stack, while Yilmaz found himself in roughly a three-way tie for the lead with Oleg Shnaider and Liam He.

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Unfortunately for the rising star Imsirovic, he couldn’t run up his last

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