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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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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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.

Final Table Action

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

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Nevada gaming sexual harassment prevention rules spark debate – Las Vegas Review-Journal

A bid to add sexual harassment prevention guidelines to state gaming regulations is shaping up to be a debate over whether existing federal harassment rules already provide enough oversight for the industry.

State Gaming Control Board Chairwoman Becky Harris on Friday conducted a workshop meeting to explain some of the proposed amendments to gaming regulations to around 100 people attending, but only five people offered comments.

Harris said she continues to believe the regulations are necessary.

“I think that this is an important issue in our time,” Harris said after the meeting.

‘Regulations are vague’

“I think the regulations are very vague. This is an attempt to highlight that sexual harassment prevention and awareness is important but that board wants some parameters on what those policies would and should look like,” she said. “The fact that we have a lot of federal legislation and state laws and that this is still an issue of concern for many would speak to the fact that perhaps those methods are not as effective as we would like for them to be.”

A proposed amendment to Regulation 5, the industry’s rules on the operation of gaming establishments and businesses, would add a new section ordering licensees to maintain written policies and procedures addressing prevention, reporting and investigation of and response to sexual harassment in the licensee’s workplace.

The proposed regulation references a checklist every licensee would have to complete and file annually with the board.

While most of the comments presented Friday were either questions on interpretations of the proposals or support of the amendments, one speaker questioned the need for the regulation.

Barry Lieberman, an attorney for Gaughan South, parent company of the South Point, said the proposal “goes beyond the traditional scope of gaming regulation.”

Oversight already in place

Lieberman said oversight

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Eye of the Beholder Gaming Guild offers gamers a getaway – Southgate News Herald

Five days a week, Aaron Benrowski sneaks away from his wife and three children to a motel on Telegraph Road, where he does absolutely nothing scandalous.

An obsession that started with He-Man and the Masters of the Universe now manifests as the Eye of the Beholder Gaming Guild — a “membership-oriented” club for lovers of tabletop role-playing games, or RPGs. The most famous exemplar of the genre is Dungeons & Dragons, affectionately referenced in entertainment media from the pre-streaming epoch (“E.T.”) and the Netflix era (“Stranger Things”).

Developed in the early 1970s by Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson, “D&D,” as its known by those under its spell, has been played by millions of people since. When it comes to the game, Benrowski calls himself a “vortex.”

“I sucked all my friends into it,” he said. “In high school, I played football and Dungeons & Dragons, so I was a jock and a nerd.”

Fittingly, then, Benrowski now operates a small business attempting to pull in people of all types.

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A campaign underway at Eye of the Beholder Gaming Guild in Taylor.

The Eye of the Beholder Gaming Guild has been open for about six months in an old motel room at 12345 Telegraph Road near Pete’s Place — whose eponymous owner, Pete Ochab, also owns the former motel and rents out its rooms to various organizations.

From 2 to 7 p.m. each Sunday, Eye of the Beholder is open to non-members, who are welcome to come by for a tour and to talk games.

One of its members, Jeff Ochoa — a.k.a. Gamemaster J, a.k.a horror novelist Clive Carpenter — started playing Dungeons & Dragons in the early ‘80s. Today, he lives in Brownstown Twp. and comes to the Gaming Guild in Taylor to both

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