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    Question... my real name is showing up for me??

    I have it set to my PSN ID and not my real name, but I see it all the time. I sent a message and I can see my real name, whereas the other persons PSN ID is showing. At the main screen, I can see my avatar and my real name.
    Is that how it is, or have I messed something up?




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    You're usually the guy answering questions like that, F34R, not asking them.

    I'm not too sure. Send me a message and I'll let you know what I see. cand3js
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    I sent the message. I'm wondering if it's because I didn't activate the system as my primary one.




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    I had the same irritating problem. I immediately went into profile settings and simply changed my real name to a pseudonym. So far I'm really off-put by how invasive the PS4 is. Get out of my business!

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    Quote Originally Posted by keefy View Post
    HAve you linked your facebook?
    Nope, made sure I didn't do that. Messages others see aren't with my real name. I wonder about the activity feed.. I can see my name, but can others?




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    It does not show your real name on the PS4. I did send you a request so that I can see it though.

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    Send me a message and I'll check and see how it looks in the iPhone app. That should indicate system-wide PSN display. Activating as primary should only have to do with who can play your game content on the PS4 without you having to be logged in and your account the one that first starts the game and/or content. It shouldn't affect how your name is displayed.

    P.S. You can change it as to your primary console, though. Sony says PS4 activations, primary or otherwise, will not count against already activated PS3s. You will not lose either of your two content-sharing PS3 activations by activating a PS4 as primary. Per Sony.

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    well fear ur offline on the ps3 but online on my phone PS app



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    It pulls your name from your psn account, regardless you are the only one that can see it. If you want a custom avatar, link to your Facebook.

    Add YoungMullah88, real names required

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    So false alarm it's only viewable by you and doesn't really show? What steps did you take to make sure it doesn't show your name? Headed home and about to hook it up dont want my full name shown either
    Last edited by vnmus; 11-15-2013 at 19:44.

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    I do not like this $#@! AT ALL. Doesn't say my Handle on this $#@!. It just shows my government and I don't like it even though I have it clicked on handle on. I don't give a damn if I can only view on my system, I don't like that $#@! being plastered at all. KILL THIS NOISE, SONY!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dissent View Post
    I had the same irritating problem. I immediately went into profile settings and simply changed my real name to a pseudonym. So far I'm really off-put by how invasive the PS4 is. Get out of my business!
    welcome to game sharing bud lol. and every other tech thing nowadays that syncs with other social media


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    Totally gonna necro this because it really pisses me off.

    Is the only way to the Real NAme that shows on your own PS4, by changing your Profile name to a pseudonym? (i know it doesnt show to other people... not worried about that... i just want my console to be my Playstation ID SomaXD. I game as a way to escape my real life... i dont want to be constantly reminded im an actual person when i get trophies. (the trophy notifications show your name... not PSN ID.... WHY!!!????????)

    I ask because i dont want to look at my name on my console... i want it to just show my PSNID - SomaXD

    The fact that it makes you enter a first and last is equally infuriating... because if i could just enter a first OR last... id just change the name from Sean to SomaXD

    As it stands... i made my name: SomaXD PSN but it looks clunky and dumb... has sony done anything about this since the consoles release?
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    Yeah, dumb that they put your real name like you don't know who you are. As for requiring first and last name, will it let you enter a first name and just a space for last name so it's not "clunky"?

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    Well, I don't really feel bothered by it but I don't instantly get the actual use of it... If people add eachother, they're pretty sure to have the correct PSN-ID, so there's no need to have a name in there to be sure you add the right guy, no..? :c

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    Real name request, I could get that. You meet so many people that real names do help, but on my home screen just put may PSN tag and that's it.

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