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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. (Culture)

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taz8080  +   2235d 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.
Parapraxis  +   2234d 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.


I made a PSN nick for my GF's 12 year old bro the other day.
TheGoobernator, I thought it was pretty funny.
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MerkinMax  +   2234d 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.

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Lifendz  +   2234d ago
Life Endz
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.
StanLee  +   2234d 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.
bjornbear  +   2234d ago
as opposed to my N4G / web name, its simply because my last name is bjorn, and i work with graphic design / 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...)
DixieNormS  +   2234d ago
Peter N Bolsich
because my peter and balls itch
SixZeroFour  +   2234d 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
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The Happy Baby  +   2234d 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.
boodybandit  +   2234d 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.
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Sarcasm  +   2234d ago
I've seen a PSN named MA_KAWK

Is that any of you guys on here?
Darth Gamer  +   2234d ago
I just changed mine a week ago BECAUSE?
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!
bigboss911  +   2234d ago
Bigboss911 and Rpd3
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 Orlov  +   2234d ago

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.
iHEARTboobs  +   2234d ago
PSN: GimmeYoLunch
Because it's fun to say.
Philip J Fry  +   2234d ago
Philip JFryrish
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.
ReservoirDog316  +   2234d ago
Reservoir Dogs is one of my favorite movies and John 3:16. Plus, I thought it kinda sounded cool.
Marceles  +   2234d ago
Crotin - the name of a villain on Walker Texas Ranger that beat down Chuck Norris after he turned his back on him
poindat  +   2234d ago
PSN: Dallasa
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.

Xbox Avatars Shoe  +   2234d 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.
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DarkTower805  +   2234d 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.
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Rumor  +   2234d ago
psn : TrueRelz

simply abbreviation for my favorite typa jeans....True Religions
UnSelf  +   2234d 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
dalibor  +   2234d 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.
SilentNegotiator  +   2234d ago
...I was shocked someone already took "Dustmonster"

I was sort of pissed and just added two numbers at the end.
RememberThe357  +   2234d ago
My GT is SveXo
It doesn't mean a damn thing and no one can say it.
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Oner  +   2234d 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 =

on·er [ wúnner ] (plural on·ers)



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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Sangria  +   2235d 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: )

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").

And Sangria because I hate sangria (yes, I do hate it).
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taz8080  +   2235d 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.
JoelT  +   2235d ago
except if your gay lol, either way if you say the wrong thing on XBL you are deemed a homosexual.
Ninferno  +   2234d ago
Ninferno is just a made up name I came up with randomly. People all over the internet have stolen it.
JoelT  +   2234d ago
It's weird...
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.
SixZeroFour  +   2234d 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
Tomarcus  +   2234d ago
Mine is a joke from a tv show called Stella.
qwertyuiopasdfghjkl  +   2234d ago
Excellent Show
I just finished up The State, and started watching Reno 911, mainly because I used to never catch the show on TV.

Also, why not fancy yourself with Michael Ian Black's book, My Custom Van... Its hilarious.
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iiprotocolii  +   2234d ago
Mine was a handle I've been using for YEARS. Since the time when I used IRC. That was the good old days...
Somnipotent  +   2234d ago
My last name + Omnipotent... pretty simple.
IdleLeeSiuLung  +   2234d ago
Your last name is a letter?
That is pretty cool....
blazed13  +   2234d ago
Bloodshoteyz  +   2234d ago
lol...mines Bloodshoteyz on psn cause for some reason my eyes are alwyz red O_o
lindquist  +   2234d ago

Because I likes!
SixZeroFour  +   2234d ago
because you likes...collecting babies? O.o
creeping judas  +   2234d ago
Creeping Judas - XBL
CreepingJudas - PSN

Creeping Judas pretty much on any PC MMO I'm playing.

I mean who want's a judas on their team?? Later I found that in a Stephen King book there was a character called Old Creeping Judas.
QUNE  +   2234d ago
I remember seeing a name on COD4 (for PC) called "bathtubshitter". For some reason that name has stuck as one of the most funny ones out there. Doubt that would get far on PSN or XBL.
FwanK  +   2234d ago
My PSN ID is


Command and Conquer was the main reason, besides i love RTS
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GamerSciz  +   2234d ago
I look at a gamertag as something to be recognizable yet still completely unique to me. So in that case, mine ended up being my knick name.

PSN: LilSciz

It is based off my last name and the fact that I have an older brother whom is simply called Sciz. So I guess mine is simply a knickname, nothing all that clever because I didn't even come up with it, my friends did.
SoX FireBlade  +   2234d ago
I like it if its a nickname and not a statement like "please waiting"

or starting with your team or clan name and then you nickname like mine

I like it when it's 1 word
edgeofblade  +   2234d ago
Why does it have to be just Gamertags? Sounds like free MS advertising to me... and you know they have the cash to pay for their own ads.

And whatever happened to "Screen Names" and "Handles".

I choose Edge of Blade (XBL) and EdgeOfBlade (PSN) as part of a natural progression. I used to go by Diamond Blade until I was rejected for a clan membership in a game, owing to a bad outing. I changed my name to Edge of Blade, retook the tryout, and killed it.

It's also a clean, unique name, without extraneous characters or numbers.
Supraman21  +   2234d ago

Well I obviously love Toyota Supra's and really im not a huge fan of superman but it went perfectly together. It just sucks I had to put in numbers..Some a hole already had just Supraman.Sucks I wanted to be simple
MegadethAndy  +   2234d ago
Nice, what sort of Supra do you have?
Im on my 3rd one. '90 MA70 turbo
Supraman21  +   2234d ago
Well unfortunately I don't have one but I only like 93 and up.
Chnswdchldrn  +   2234d ago

it was originally meant to be Metal Slug, named after the game Metal Slug 3 which I owned on the xbox, but that was taken. So the name creator system cooked up this weird name and I took it.

Has nothing to do with Popeye the sailor man or Slugs at all, unless you can imagine a slug with pop-eyes
green  +   2234d ago
My surname + the name of the concept car that made me fall in love with Audis in the 90's.
TruUnknowN  +   2234d ago

Originated from two people's nicknames, combined.
artistadam  +   2234d ago
my name is adam and i am an artist... simple...
sGIBMBR  +   2234d ago
My gamertag is - II B0MB3R II and my PSN is - II_B0MB3R_II,

"Bomber" I came up with when i was like 12yr old, i used to play a game on the PC called Delta Force, and i used to just go around purposely blowing up any destructible building and armory.

That was until i become rape at the game ;), anyhow the name has stuck with me for nearly 10 years now.
FunkYellowMonkey  +   2234d ago
funkyellowmonkey(ps3 id)
funkyellowmonkey(ps3 id)
Wrek Gar  +   2234d ago
My PSN ID (tag) is WrekGar. I’m a big fan of Transformers (original G1) and went thru a couple names back in the day playing SOCOM then met up with some like minded individuals. We all took names from the Transformers and have been playing games with each other since.
hadouken007  +   2234d ago
is mine back in the days of snes,and genesis, ps1, all 90%of my game playin was streetfighter,alot of the hood kids always palyed me and lost, and i never lost to them,but me and my brother was playin one night like always started at 8:00pm, ended at 9:00am that morning and i realized my wins was at 95 and i got buck,lol he tried his hardest to stop me from geting to 100 wins, but i did it, and the wins turned to the word champion. And i've used the name ever sence.
bujasem_89  +   2234d ago
what is this shane dawson??
anyway mine is Man_DuDe and i put it up cause it was the first thing that came to mind and it stuck with me , and u know why cause its FREEEE :D
DARK WITNESS  +   2234d ago
my tag " dark Witness " i thought about for a while..

i didn't want the usual halo related etc at the time. it kind of came about after thinking about the 3 witnesses from revelation. i also thought about how people see my tag. halo 2 was the game so i wanted a name that would go along with " you were sniped by...." or you were stuck by .....

and ya, the name has stuck with me since and i usually get a few comments about it. my gamer pic ( same pic i use on this site ) goes along with it well i think. again i have not changed it since.
iceman2929  +   2234d ago
Iceman2929 orginated back in 98 when i started to game online when i got the starcraft +broodwar pack for my birthday. I honestly cant remember if it was xmen, or top gun that influenced me to choose the name, seeing as how i loved both ( or maybe it was because i loved both that i could pay homage to both?)
anyways its been more than a decade and i believe im going to be changing to a new one soon. ever since gettin into university, i have been given a new nickname which might be a worthy contender.
mushroomwig  +   2234d ago
My PSN ID is just cute, it's HypnoticMonkey. :3
deadlyliquidxxx  +   2234d ago
and yes, i will own u in MW2
mushroomwig  +   2234d ago
You can't own's impossible since I don't own that game. :3
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