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    Using real names: Good or bad thing?

    To be honest this is probably my favourite feature of the PS4 and I feel that it puts the PS4 above the Xbox 1 in terms of social gaming- I have already added many people and we have exchanged names- a few people are not comfortable with it but for the most part it has been very nice to add a personal touch to my friend's list. I understand that people have security concerns but having real names really makes people more accountable for the things they say and do online. And it's nice to call a friend by their real name and not some stupid screen name like ninjuhkillah420 or something like that :P I am a staunch supporter of this feature and have had no regrets with sharing my true identity with the people I play with on a day to day basis. I would like to know other's opinions on the subject: are you just a screen name at this point? Do you want to be more than that? Or does the idea leave you feeling apprehensive and vulnerable?

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    I don't really mind too much if I'm honest. My name's dotted around this site anyway. Heh. Plus I gave my PSN out on Twitter so my real name's there, too, so it's easy to make the connection. That said I've only exchanged with a couple of people, mostly those I know personally, but if I were to receive a request from someone on my list that I didn't know I doubt I'd hesitate.

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    Actually, I thought it was kind of funny when people started requesting my real name on the PS4 as my screen name is Tom2x! I just respond back, my real name is Jim. I go by Tom because it's sexier.

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    It's a cool feature for those who would like to use it. My name is GreatnessRD online and through out the world. If you're in my circle and asked my name I'd tell you, but it looks weird to me having my Government as my game handle. Which is why I changed my name on PS4 to Greatness RD. Looks like the move. lol


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    I use my real name so can't say it bothers me, can understand why some people wouldn't want to though, it's all about personal preference I suppose!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Riptide_Warrior View Post
    To be honest this is probably my favourite feature of the PS4 and I feel that it puts the PS4 above the Xbox 1 in terms of social gaming- I have already added many people and we have exchanged names- a few people are not comfortable with it but for the most part it has been very nice to add a personal touch to my friend's list. I understand that people have security concerns but having real names really makes people more accountable for the things they say and do online. And it's nice to call a friend by their real name and not some stupid screen name like ninjuhkillah420 or something like that :P I am a staunch supporter of this feature and have had no regrets with sharing my true identity with the people I play with on a day to day basis. I would like to know other's opinions on the subject: are you just a screen name at this point? Do you want to be more than that? Or does the idea leave you feeling apprehensive and vulnerable?
    Honestly it doesn't bother me since millions of other people have the same name as me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TOM2x View Post
    Actually, I thought it was kind of funny when people started requesting my real name on the PS4 as my screen name is Tom2x! I just respond back, my real name is Jim. I go by Tom because it's sexier.
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    Ok... I was wrong. Happy?

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    The way I look at it is I don't have anything to hide so I use my real name.

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    If I wanted to use my real name, I'd use it. Prefer having a nick instead. Though often exchange my real name with people I end up friendly with (i.e. using TeamSpeak etc.).

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    I prefer people calling me "Fenix" or "Faenix", so I'm not overly fond of the feature and I've shortened it to "K G" anyways

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    I suppose that the reason I am in such support for it is that a lot of gamers like to use the veil of anonymity to cover their backside for all the trash talking they do- I truly believe that some of the things that have been said both to me and to other gamers in my presence are criminal- telling people to go hang themselves- I've even had someone try to walk me through it step by step..... It was actually very disturbing Now I understand that you are taking a certain risk even playing online in the first place- but it gets to the point where it is simply ridiculous. That said, I had a vision in my head before the ps4 came out- that my entire friend's list would be full of real names and that I would not add people who didn't share their true identity- I've grown out of that idea as ity would require me to delete some awesome people- but I still give a little sigh here and there when I see a screen name with no real name attached to it :P

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    The "veil of anonymity" has nothing to do with my decision so thats not always it. I rarely, if ever, talk.

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    I think it's a good idea. But personally, I would leave it to those I know in real life or have met already. Or otherwise, those you've "known" long enough online or trust based on your interactions with them.

    Quick note though, it's normal for YOU to see your own real name displayed? Because it says mine is hidden yet I see it (I presume I'm the only one able to but just want to check).
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    Quote Originally Posted by admartian View Post

    Quick note though, it's normal for YOU to see your own real name displayed? Because it says mine is hidden yet I see it (I presume I'm the only one able to but just want to check).
    Yes its normal to see your real name even though its hidden.

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    bad idea to display your name. not even about security, there are bullies out there that will take advantage of this. you can tell (at times) a person's religion, race, and culture by name. i've seen people be prejudice based on name many times. not a good idea.

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    I even changed the name that I see to my first name and my PSN name rather than my last name.

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    I like being able to see full names. It makes it so much easier to know who is who on my friends list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sufi View Post
    bad idea to display your name. not even about security, there are bullies out there that will take advantage of this. you can tell (at times) a person's religion, race, and culture by name. i've seen people be prejudice based on name many times. not a good idea.
    This is why I think you should make a call (as an individual) to whom you share it with. If it's those you already know, it just makes it easier for everyone (as I get confused who's got which display name).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sufi View Post
    bad idea to display your name. not even about security, there are bullies out there that will take advantage of this. you can tell (at times) a person's religion, race, and culture by name. i've seen people be prejudice based on name many times. not a good idea.
    To be honest I didn't really think of that side of it- but the only people who see my name are the people who accept the name request- that said; I have had nothing but good experiences with the name thing so far- the worst thing that has happened was that a couple of people didn't accept the request- thank you for reminding me about that sufi- it's important to see all sides of the equation

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    Personally i like the real names, but lets not forget the real name does not have to be a real name, you can edit your profile at any time you want and edit the first and last name, so think of it as a way to make a other id name other than your PSN id.

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    Quote Originally Posted by admartian View Post
    This is why I think you should make a call (as an individual) to whom you share it with. If it's those you already know, it just makes it easier for everyone (as I get confused who's got which display name).
    Quote Originally Posted by Riptide_Warrior View Post
    To be honest I didn't really think of that side of it- but the only people who see my name are the people who accept the name request- that said; I have had nothing but good experiences with the name thing so far- the worst thing that has happened was that a couple of people didn't accept the request- thank you for reminding me about that sufi- it's important to see all sides of the equation
    oh ok, that's good then. i thought that having the name would mean that it's visible at all times. that's a neat idea and makes complete sense.

    yeah, i would not see a problem with having your real name there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fenix View Post
    The "veil of anonymity" has nothing to do with my decision so thats not always it. I rarely, if ever, talk.
    I wasn't aiming that comment specifically at any one person- but basically think of the way that people on youtube act when they fight in the comments section versus on facebook- people still act like douche bags on FB but they still are a bit more moderate with their behaviour than the youtube viewers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkarEffect View Post
    Honestly it doesn't bother me since millions of other people have the same name as me.
    This is the main reason why I don't use mine. It's boring.




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    Quote Originally Posted by F34R View Post
    This is the main reason why I don't use mine. It's boring.
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