Yo dawg, my gamertag is ISmokeWeed64

I just watched the quick look for Kane & Lynch: Dog Days and it got me worried about gamertag names. For those who haven't seen it, Jeff and Brad checked out some of the multiplayer, and all of the players in the match had the most juvenile gamertags ever, such as "Oo SiK WeeD oO" and "Halo Man445." It got me thinking, what if one of these people met someone in real life who is also a gamer, and so they give that person their gamertag. Wouldn't they come off a complete ass?  
 
I mean, most of my friends I know in real life have silly gamertags, but none referencing weed or anything. And personally, I like my gamertags to be simple and easy to explain. My PSN tag is "mgsguy" because I like Metal Gear. My gamertag on Xbox is "adolescentnerd" because that's exactly what I am. I don't want to make my names embarrassing because I have a thought in the back of my mind that I'll met someone who plays games in real life, and if I gave them a stupid name like "Oo SiK WeeD oO" then this new friend would probably never talk to me again. 
 
And on the topic of gamertags, Time Muffin is such an amazing name. 

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Edited by MetalGearSunny

I just watched the quick look for Kane & Lynch: Dog Days and it got me worried about gamertag names. For those who haven't seen it, Jeff and Brad checked out some of the multiplayer, and all of the players in the match had the most juvenile gamertags ever, such as "Oo SiK WeeD oO" and "Halo Man445." It got me thinking, what if one of these people met someone in real life who is also a gamer, and so they give that person their gamertag. Wouldn't they come off a complete ass?  
 
I mean, most of my friends I know in real life have silly gamertags, but none referencing weed or anything. And personally, I like my gamertags to be simple and easy to explain. My PSN tag is "mgsguy" because I like Metal Gear. My gamertag on Xbox is "adolescentnerd" because that's exactly what I am. I don't want to make my names embarrassing because I have a thought in the back of my mind that I'll met someone who plays games in real life, and if I gave them a stupid name like "Oo SiK WeeD oO" then this new friend would probably never talk to me again. 
 
And on the topic of gamertags, Time Muffin is such an amazing name. 

Posted by davidwitten22

Joint Ops. 
 
teehee

Posted by SonicFire

When I see tags like that, I pretty much immediately write off whoever has it. Not to say it's the best response, but it's the instinctual reaction. I think the same goes for names with too many x's, o's, z's, 1337 speak...etc. 
 
Just don't be THAT guy... creativity goes a long way, and even now you can totally find interesting things out there.

Posted by nixatron

i say adolescentnerd is a embarrassing name.  

Edited by TheCreamFilling

I am displeased with this as well, but in their defense, all the good gamertags are taken. 
 
...Except for the recommended names the Xbox gives you, I hope there's a PhantomTuna or AdjacentOstrich out there.

Posted by The_Laughing_Man

I saw the quick look and now i start to fear for the xbox live community. First the RDR TNT and now this. Then I recall how many kids I heard screaming on Halo and Perfect dark Zero. 

Posted by Tactical_Kill

I agree. Its one thing to have a funny gamertag, but some just make you look like an ass.

Posted by MetalGearSunny
@nixatron said:
" i say adolescentnerd is a embarrassing name.   "
How so?
Posted by Fallen189

BRILLIANT

Posted by ZeForgotten
@SonicFire said:
" When I see tags like that, I pretty much immediately write off whoever has it. Not to say it's the best response, but it's the instinctual reaction. I think the same goes for names with too many x's, o's, z's, 1337 speak...etc.  Just don't be THAT guy... creativity goes a long way, and even now you can totally find interesting things out there. "
Pretty much this. 
 
Not that my own Gamertag, Former PSN ID and current forum username is any better than those weird teenage joke names. 
Well ok, maybe they're not jokes but they are childish. 
So childish that I don't even wanna talk or say hi to people like that
Posted by fwylo

Alot of these kids don't think about how long their going to have their gamertag for when they make it.  They like weed or halo or whatever so they put that in it.  Then there are SO many gamertags locked in to accounts now that you have to put numbers or whatever in it or behind it.  If you don't have something completely original it's hard to have a normal name. 

Posted by VoodooTerror

i have two xblgt's, VoodooTerror being my main and YeastyMeerkat being the other

Posted by Dr_VonBoogie

Isn't mgsguy on the same level as HaloMan445 in terms of juvilenality?

Edited by MrKlorox

I hate giving mine out verbally. It's not weed related or anything like that. It's just that Mister Klorox sounds stupid out loud. I've just been using it for so long that I don't know what to change it to.
 
Then there's the always the random but inevitable "Do you drink bleach or something? dur hurhurhur huuuuu" dumbass remark.

Posted by Binman88

Isn't HaloMan pretty much the same idea as mgsguy? 

Posted by The_Laughing_Man

One more PM for you box there sunny 

Posted by MetalGearSunny
@Binman88: @Dr_VonBoogie: Eh, I guess. Perhaps I'm just bias against Halo fans.
Edited by papercut
@davidwitten22 said:

" Joint Ops.  teehee "

blunt trauma. ooooooooh. 
 
EDIT: also, while we are on the topic of gamertags. badx0r, is this ironic or was brad that dumb when he made it? I think the former. 
Posted by Mmmslash
@Dr_VonBoogie said:
" Isn't mgsguy on the same level as HaloMan445 in terms of juvilenality? "
@Binman88 said:
" Isn't HaloMan pretty much the same idea as mgsguy?  "
Posted by MetalGearSunny
@Mmmslash: I just addressed that, dude.
Posted by VWGTI

My gamertag is turkeysandwich. I'm in no position to judge the tags of others.
Posted by Berezov

This is why I think gamertags like mine are good - Berezov. It's simple, easy and it doesn't make you look like a complete dick.

Edited by addictedtopinescent

My psn is pretty retarded (pinescentzilla)  and unexplainable
But yeah, weed whatever is just really immature

Posted by SaintMits

My GT is Seasick Steve. And no, I'm not him. And yes, I've already had people messaging me thinking I'm him.

Posted by Zajtalan

the way i see it,  weed is good

Posted by Dr_VonBoogie
@Metal_Gear_Sunny:  Fair enough, I mean at least you admit you bias, but hey man compared to the other two, HaloMan had (at least in my opinion) the more acceptable name. 
Posted by MetalGearSunny
@Dr_VonBoogie: Yeah, sure. I guess I'm just tried of people saying "yo man I love me some Halo" in their gamertag.
Posted by Breadfan

Changing my gamertag to SmokethatBread420x187 

Posted by BraveToaster

Mine is Jester 904 cuz i joke and my parents' area code was 904. I want to change it, but I can't think of any good names.

Posted by MetalGearSunny
@Br3adfan said:
" Changing my gamertag to SmokethatBread420x187  "
Is 420x187 the size of the bread?
Posted by CaptainObvious

Yo doggers mah gt is W33dki114 hit me up son we goin chill and get som pussy

Posted by ch3burashka

Whatever, they should have thought about it before they chose a dumbass name. Microsoft offers 10 dollar name changes if embarrassment is too much of an issue.

Posted by MrMcgillicutty

If any of these people where like me when I made my gamertag or just any other user ID, they were probably tired from getting the console/service hooked up. It's kinda hard to be creative at 3:00 AM.

Posted by Dr_VonBoogie
@Axxol: I'll give you one, Chilly_SloberKnocker.
Posted by Jaqen_HGhar

Yeah, I don't like badly spelled GamerTags or online names in general. When you don't even manage to capitalize the first letter of your name, you are already looking bad, but when you throw in x's, leetspeak, random numbers etc, then you are more than likely to be ignored. 
 
My GamerTag is just geeky. And awesome, when you know where it is from.
(It's Jaqen HgHar)

Posted by ZeForgotten
@Metal_Gear_Sunny said:
" @Br3adfan said:
" Changing my gamertag to SmokethatBread420x187  "
Is 420x187 the size of the bread? "
It's a really tiny slice of bread then. 
420x187 pixels is nothing worth eating.. or smoking
Edited by skrutop
@Metal_Gear_Sunny said:

"It got me thinking, what if one of these people met someone in real life who is also a gamer, and so they give that person their gamertag. Wouldn't they come off a complete ass?"

Definitely.  It's similar to people who have an e-mail address like "catchinpoop@gmail.com" and put it on their resume.
 
Also, I'd hate to be like "It's Axel Foley, but three x's and there's two O's in front and back of it.  Oh, and the L's are really 1's.  Got that?"
Posted by MetalGearSunny
@ZeForgotten said:
" @Metal_Gear_Sunny said:
" @Br3adfan said:
" Changing my gamertag to SmokethatBread420x187  "
Is 420x187 the size of the bread? "
It's a really tiny slice of bread then. 420x187 pixels is nothing worth eating.. or smoking "
Depends on what unit of measurement you're talking about. Could be inches or something.
Posted by ThePickle

Is SmokeDawg420 still available?

Posted by ArbitraryWater

I'll give you one: Gamertags with Xx at the beginning and end of the name. It's not an automatic write-off, but it does make me reconsider their intelligence. 
 
ArbitraryWater on the other hand; that gamertag has class. Who would've thought that I picked it out of the list of pre-fabricated names when I was making my account?

Posted by BraveToaster
@Dr_VonBoogie said:
" @Axxol: I'll give you one, Chilly_SloberKnocker. "
No, I'll think of one... eventually
Posted by Castro
@Metal_Gear_Sunny: Nixatron's current status update is "trying to get my dick sucked." I wouldn't worry too much. 
 
Also, I have this idea that people with names like "Oo SiK WeeD" only socialize with people that think that a name like that is fucking sweet. Perhaps. My Xbox Live name is Bryneaux because that's a nickname I was given about ten years ago. I like it a great deal.
Posted by Mmmslash
@Metal_Gear_Sunny:  Wasn't addressed when I was posting. 
 
My b, dawg, my b.
Posted by Karn

You must have many Xs in your name. Like mine for example: xxcoolioxXxxXXx1337XXXw33dxx

Posted by MetalGearSunny
@Mmmslash: We cool dawg, we cool.
Posted by ViciousReiven

Personally I think that if you can't come up with something unique you shouldn't be allowed a tag at all.

Posted by Dr_VonBoogie

Can somebody explain to me why 'Xx' in front and at the end of a name is such a bad thing?

Edited by MetalGearSunny
@Dr_VonBoogie said:

" Can somebody explain to me why 'Xx' in front and at the end of a name is such a bad thing? "

Because it's too X-treme? I just find it annoying.
Posted by TonyBlue87

In reference to saying your tag out loud, my first job was in a call center in which I would have to verbally confirm people's information for loan applications.  Things would go great until we got to the e-mail address.  I would purposefully say the full e-mail address instead of spelling it out, just so people could hear how stupid their choices were.  "Ok, Angela, and is your e-mail address 'BigAzzMama@yahoo.com?'  Right, and that's with 2 z's in 'ass' right?"
 
That's why I stick with my simple ID, TonyBlue87.  Short, sweet, and doesn't sound stupid when you say it out loud.

Posted by MetalGearSunny
@TonyBlue87: I would love to have that job, man. That sounds hilarious.
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