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Having the chance to rename yourself after a new game or movie comes out is a fun part of being part of any community, but only Sony doesnt seem to let you have the chance to full own your console and customise it the way you want and rename yourself when you want. PS3 lacked that option, wouldnt allow you to use gifs, yr own avatars, etc and PS4 is seeming to be no different. What has Sony said regarding customization? The real world names does not excite me. I wanted my own cool names I could possibly switch on the fly. What if someone hates their name? What if yr PSN friends and FB/TW friends are completely separate for a reason? I dont think Sony answered any of this and just glossed over it. What is everyone elses thoughts on the subject?

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Having the chance to rename yourself after a new game or movie comes out is a fun part of being part of any community, but only Sony doesnt seem to let you have the chance to full own your console and customise it the way you want and rename yourself when you want. PS3 lacked that option, wouldnt allow you to use gifs, yr own avatars, etc and PS4 is seeming to be no different. What has Sony said regarding customization? The real world names does not excite me. I wanted my own cool names I could possibly switch on the fly. What if someone hates their name? What if yr PSN friends and FB/TW friends are completely separate for a reason? I dont think Sony answered any of this and just glossed over it. What is everyone elses thoughts on the subject?


I don't care. I like my name and have no plans on changing it.

 

The PS4 will alllow custom avatar's. Most likely will not allow GIFs/

 

Your real name will only be displayed for your facebook friends

 

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I actually appreciate that Sony is trying to remove the complete anonymity behind PSN accounts on the PS4. Forcing people to enter their real name into the system (whether it's displayed or not) could force the countless immature, socially deficient members of the community to think twice about what they are doing or saying.

I'm actually kind of shocked that they are allowing custom avatars. Lord knows how many swastikas, or obscene images will flood the system.

I would actually like it if Sony required the entry of a credit card in order to sign up for a PSN Account. Once you turn 18, there are no restrictions with regards to getting a credit card. You don't even have to use it at all and it won't cost you money, but it's a good way to ensure that the person creating an account is indeed 18. It also makes sure that their account is positively identified with a specific individual.

While the folks out there who love the complete anonymity that online gaming provides them, and allows them to say and do whatever they want, would get very angry about this, I don't see an issue. Removing a lot of the folks out there who make things dififcult for everybody else would be a nice side-effect. Smiley Very Happy
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I prefer a name I give myself. I don't have ANY FB friends because I don't use it and will NOT use it.

 

G+ isn't integrated. They use my real name. This newer method isn't good for people who would rather be a user name on many sites. Like youtube for me, and my blogs, I can't post things to G+ as easy as I could if I used my real name on them. I won't. But at any rate, I wonder why I never made a real other me in the first place. Smiley Happy

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There are many, many threads about chaning your PSN ID.  The topic has been beaten to death.

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This thread isn't about changing PSN ID.

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Having the chance to rename yourself after a new game or movie comes out is a fun part of being part of any community, but only Sony doesnt seem to let you have the chance to full own your console and customise it the way you want and rename yourself when you want. PS3 lacked that option, wouldnt allow you to use gifs, yr own avatars, etc and PS4 is seeming to be no different. What has Sony said regarding customization? The real world names does not excite me. I wanted my own cool names I could possibly switch on the fly. What if someone hates their name? What if yr PSN friends and FB/TW friends are completely separate for a reason? I dont think Sony answered any of this and just glossed over it. What is everyone elses thoughts on the subject?


People like you are the reason I only have five friends on Steam. If you change your name every time something happens in pop culture how am I supposed to know who you are? It's not fun and I delete people like that immediately.

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This thread isn't about changing PSN ID.



hakumen_wins wrote:

Having the chance to rename yourself after a new game or movie comes out is a fun part of being part of any community, but only Sony doesnt seem to let you have the chance to full own your console and customise it the way you want and rename yourself when you want. PS3 lacked that option, wouldnt allow you to use gifs, yr own avatars, etc and PS4 is seeming to be no different. What has Sony said regarding customization?

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Having the chance to rename yourself after a new game or movie comes out is a fun part of being part of any community


Naming yourself after a DBZ or YGO character or something like that may be fun.  For a 12 year old.

 

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