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What Does Your Gamertag Mean?

DualShockers writes:

Gamertag, a word that means alot in the gaming world. For many of us it means an identity. Whether your on Xbox Live, the Playstation Network, etc. it is who we as gamers are. It can be your name, favorite character, hero, or what have you. It can be a very hard decision and you may go through many different titles until you settle on the one that fits you.

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taz80802344d ago

Sometimes gamertags are serious, funny, or even irrelevant. It is interesting to hear why certain gamers chose their alter ego names. Sometimes people just try to see how many X and O's they can fit it.

Parapraxis2343d ago (Edited 2343d ago )

Parapraxis: A Freudian slip, or parapraxis, is an error in speech, memory, or physical action that is interpreted as occurring due to the interference of some unconscious ('dynamically repressed') wish, conflict, or train of thought. The concept is thus part of classical psychoanalysis.

LOL =D

I made a PSN nick for my GF's 12 year old bro the other day.
TheGoobernator, I thought it was pretty funny.

MerkinMax2343d ago (Edited 2343d ago )

This is what sltpoison means. "slt" is an abbreviation for South Lake Tahoe. "Poison" is Spiderman's alter ego in "What if...the others" He looks like this.

Lifendz2343d ago

chosen because someone close to me passed away while we weren't speaking. Just a reminder that all this could be over at any moment and to let those close to me know what they mean to me.

StanLee2343d ago

Stanley is actually my name and I used to be the biggest comic book nerd EVER. I love Stan Lee; without him life would be far less imaginative.

bjornbear2343d ago

as opposed to my N4G / web name, its simply because my last name is bjorn, and i work with graphic design / art...so i'm all about the visuals =D (in my work....) xD

i think gametrags are a good form of expressing your alter ego, or yourself, but i don't get those people who write names like "lfj2094" or "faciktlatx09JE" (not literally but i've seen names that look like passwords...)

DixieNormS2343d ago

because my peter and balls itch

SixZeroFour2343d ago (Edited 2343d ago )

gamertag - S1X Z3R0 F0UR - simply put, its my area code in leet speak (cause at the time, it wasnt available in all letters) cause when i game, i represent where i live (i know the "S" should be a "5" but gamertags dont allow you to start with any gamertag with a number)

n4g user - MrAnonymous - again simply put, its because im a guy (mr) and i didnt want anyone to know my actual name (anonymous)

btw, i am fully aware that the info with my gamertag basically gives away my name, thus making mranonymous useless...but still lol

The Happy Baby2343d ago

Thats my gamertag.
I like the Mighty Boosh---this was before they were popular on Cartoon Network, and were only shown in the UK.

boodybandit2343d ago (Edited 2343d ago )

My GT (BoodyBandit) is self explanatory but it fits me perfectly (my wife and friends agree) and I doubt I will ever change it.

Sarcasm2343d ago

I've seen a PSN named MA_KAWK

Is that any of you guys on here?

Darth Gamer2343d ago

My gamertag used to be "The Darth Gamer" for 4 years but recently, I have had a lot of 10 year olds yelling how gay it is over the mic. SOOO, I changed it to "SKREWUALL" to show my gratitude.

I'm not kidding, look me up!

bigboss9112343d ago

the bigboss part is easy. the 911 comes from my 15 year old obsession with Porsche. i would have that name on psn but some one nabbed it b4 me :(. Rpd3 is what i use, if you have not guessed what that stands 4 then you have Not been gaming 4 very long. and the 3 on that is just my fav #. also use ssjtrunks3, demonhunter, mastermiller (my old name on combat arms), and some others i cant remember lol.

Dmitry Orlov2343d ago

Suunart

Of all the races in World of Warcraft (which I played honest 4 years) I really like the draenei one. One day I decided to roll Ally (I've always been an orc) and faced a block during character creation - a name. So I looked up draenei NPC names and just kind of combined them - 7 or 8 names into one. Originally, it's "Suunarth", but that one was already occupied in XBL, so I simply threw out the last letter.

Philip J Fry2343d ago

For those that don't know it is from Futurama. The best cartoon ever. Anyway, my favorite character is Fry and my favorite episode is Luck of the Fryrish. So I put the two names together because Philip Fry and all variations were taken.

ReservoirDog3162343d ago

Reservoir Dogs is one of my favorite movies and John 3:16. Plus, I thought it kinda sounded cool.

Marceles2343d ago

Crotin - the name of a villain on Walker Texas Ranger that beat down Chuck Norris after he turned his back on him

poindat2343d ago

I'm not much of a name guy so I just took the name of the city I live closest to and stuck an "a" on the back to make it original. Actually, my name begins with an "a" so let's say that it was intentional. Yeah, intentional.

Either way, I think it worked out well. Maybe.

:p

Xbox Avatars Shoe2343d ago (Edited 2343d ago )

Mine ALWAYS have "Fury" in them because Fury is LITERALLY my middle name! It's a family name passed down to me. One of my great-relative's name was "Wolfgang Fury" how badass is that?

PSN ID: Fury__*********
Gamertag: Fury **

Notice I bleeped out the last part of my names since I don't want random friend requests.

DarkTower8052343d ago (Edited 2343d ago )

The DarkTower is a book series from Stephen King. Awesome series and I recommend it wholeheartedly to everyone. And the 805 is simply my area code.

Rumor2343d ago

psn : TrueRelz

simply abbreviation for my favorite typa jeans....True Religions

UnSelf2343d ago

mine is UnSelfHomicide, and i thought of it own my own

Simply put its: Homicide means to kill someone therefore

Self Homicide means to murder urself ergo,

Un Self Homicide means to not murder urself

dalibor2343d ago

I just used my first name dalibor, which means to fight far away. It's the only one I have been using ever since I got my system. You guys should put your gaming id's in the forum section by the way. Not to many people have.

BTW what is up with accounts on N4G not having their gamertags in their bio? I just don't get it.

SilentNegotiator2343d ago

...I was shocked someone already took "Dustmonster"

I was sort of pissed and just added two numbers at the end.

RememberThe3572343d ago

It doesn't mean a damn thing and no one can say it.

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Oner2343d ago (Edited 2343d ago )

Oner literally is my Tag from back in the day when I used to Tag walls.

Later I found out that Oner had a meaning ~

dictionary definition = http://encarta.msn.com/dict...

on·er [ wúnner ] (plural on·ers)

noun

Definition:

Somebody or something extraordinary: a unique or extraordinary person or thing ( informal )

So to use my "Tag" as a GamerTag was a natural thing to do. And it is pronounced like this currently "One eR", "1R", "Won eR" or like it is above "Wúnner", but it has been used as "Owner" or "Ohner" early on during Highschool.

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Sangria2344d ago (Edited 2344d ago )

I don't like much 1337 5|*34|< Gamertags, the same goes for awfully unoriginal game character name such as "Cloud", "Squall", "Sephiroth" or "Snake", because people love to be identified to a character identity and the darker he is the best it is for them. As a result, you have tons of "CloudFF7 157982" or "XoX Master Chief 247 oXo", etc...

I like short and catchy gamertags. On PSN, I chose Nyoro-n because I used to love The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi, where a character, Tsuruya, also says "nyoro~" at the end of her sentences. The character has been caricatured Utsura Uraraka where the parodied character, called Churuya, always says "nyoro~n" at the end of her sentences.
( check this: http://wiki.sos-dan.com/wik... )

For my XBL Gamertag, it used to be "Raziev" as a contraction of "Resident" and "Evil" (because I was playing Resident Evil 5 at this time) then modified to look like a russian name (and inspired by Raziel from Legacy of Kain series). I changed it to "Beau Masque", which means in French "Pretty Mask". It's a reference to a song I love, composed by Lonah: "Je te connais beau masque" (in English: "I know you pretty mask").
http://www.jamendo.com/en/t...

And Sangria because I hate sangria (yes, I do hate it).

taz80802343d ago

Gamertags express who you are, unless you are Gay and are on Xbox Live, then they take your account down. that was a big mess for some gamers.

JoelT2343d ago

except if your gay lol, either way if you say the wrong thing on XBL you are deemed a homosexual.

Ninferno2343d ago

Ninferno is just a made up name I came up with randomly. People all over the internet have stolen it.

JoelT2343d ago

I really have no idea what my gamer tag means. It something that stuck with me since playing Halo: CE over system link on XBConnect... damn i'm old.

SixZeroFour2343d ago

isnt it supposed to be en-em-y? enemy?

and too bad no one plays halo2 on xbconnect anymore...i wanted to play some swat and ToP with ppl, but only found one server