We've all been there before. Load up a game only to be met with a blank space asking what should be a simple question: What would you like to name your character? Or, even before you pop a game in, your GamerTag? Or your PSN ID? Your Steam username? Five hours pass and maybe you've come up with something cool.
If you're lucky, or brave, your gamertag (or other similar account name) might be, well, your name. A few of my friends are like that. Chances are, though, you picked a fake handle and went with that instead.
I'm not particularly good at any video game genre, unless Tetris can be considered a genre all on its own. Naturally I have my shining moments, but these tend to occur at times when there is no one around to respond positively when I shout, "Did you see that?" except for, of course, my cat, who never pays attention…
There is a serious epidemic going on that all of us are ignoring, and it's been bothering me for quite some time. I don't care about mercury in the water, toilet snakes, or swallowing my own tongue anymore. This is a far worse threat to society.
In today's Speak Up on Kotaku, commenter Bob is searching for a name to call himself in gaming circles. How did you come up with your online identity?
A pair of hackers that gained access to the Xbox account of a Treyarch employee believes they've stumbled across the next entry in the Call of Duty series, code named Iron Wolf. Are they on to something?
You know that gamertag you've been sporting the past few years, the one with the letters replaced with numbers because someone else had the same name idea first? You should change it now, while it's cheap.
While there are millions and millions (and millions!) of gamertags out there now, in the beginning, there was but one. The alpha, the creator, Xbox Live's Adam, before he lost a rib. So, who was it?
Microsoft is investigating a problem with expiring email addresses that is causing some Xbox Live users to abandon their Gamertags and start fresh, losing any progress they've accumulated over the past few years.
Don't piss off Rainn Wilson on Xbox Live. You might live to regret it, especially if you're a anonymity-loving celebrity. "Dwight" from the The Office has, spitefully, divulged some of Xbox Live more famous gamers.