Wow, you can change your username.

Going on 4 years now I've hated my username, Jason_Bourne. For those who don't know, in early 2008 when Giantbomb first launched with Jeff and Ryan, It wasn't the full site. It was a very simple blog that was used while the full site was being built. During that time I had just finished playing the Jason Bourne game, which I really enjoyed. So, when I first signed up, I used that username. It was meant to be temporary, but I met a lot of cool people in those early days. We stayed up until midnight for the bombcast (which goes up way earlier now) using the comments as a chat room since hated my username room.

When the full site launched I used the same name, that way it would be easier for all those people from the blog to find me. About 4 months after that I regretted it, and have hated my username since.

Today during the Gaintbomb Radio Show, Dave and Alexis said you CAN change your username which I've been wanting forever. You can only do it once, and you must be a premium member. Just go to auth.gaintbomb.com and click on email and password, then just type in your new username, and if you want to change your email/password you can do that.

So here I am, now RedRoach, which fits with my gamertag and all my other gamer ID's. And I am very happy.

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Posted by RedRoach

Going on 4 years now I've hated my username, Jason_Bourne. For those who don't know, in early 2008 when Giantbomb first launched with Jeff and Ryan, It wasn't the full site. It was a very simple blog that was used while the full site was being built. During that time I had just finished playing the Jason Bourne game, which I really enjoyed. So, when I first signed up, I used that username. It was meant to be temporary, but I met a lot of cool people in those early days. We stayed up until midnight for the bombcast (which goes up way earlier now) using the comments as a chat room since hated my username room.

When the full site launched I used the same name, that way it would be easier for all those people from the blog to find me. About 4 months after that I regretted it, and have hated my username since.

Today during the Gaintbomb Radio Show, Dave and Alexis said you CAN change your username which I've been wanting forever. You can only do it once, and you must be a premium member. Just go to auth.gaintbomb.com and click on email and password, then just type in your new username, and if you want to change your email/password you can do that.

So here I am, now RedRoach, which fits with my gamertag and all my other gamer ID's. And I am very happy.

Posted by AjayRaz

congrats on the new name! it's like a new you!

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Posted by SpartanAmbrose

The one time username change is fantastic. It even comes with that new car smell!

Posted by RedRoach

@AjayRaz said:

congrats on the new name! it's like a new you!

Maybe I should get a new username to go along with it.

Posted by Deusx

Welcome! Again!

Posted by OwnlyUzinWonHan
@RedRoach: I have the opposite problem pretty much. I have my username, but it matches my Xbox Live gamertag and stuff.
Posted by AhmadMetallic

For years I've lamented my initial giant bomb user name, Ahmad_Metallic. It had nothing to do with me. It was a past version of me, the teenage me, stuck in the past. 
When they introduced the name change option for premium members, I couldn't have been happier. It was like an impossible dream come true. 
I deleted the underscore and never looked back. 
  

Congratz on the new name dude! 

Posted by RedRoach

@AhmadMetallic said:

For years I've lamented my initial giant bomb user name, Ahmad_Metallic. It had nothing to do with me. It was a past version of me, the teenage me, stuck in the past.
When they introduced the name change option for premium members, I couldn't have been happier. It was like an impossible dream come true.
I deleted the underscore and never looked back. Congratz on the new name dude!

Fuck underscores.

Posted by RPGee

Welcome to the ... wait.

It's pretty useful, isn't it? When I first made myself a username that wasn't just my initials, I wanted it to be as dumb as possible, and so chose RPGeesus. Turns out, I now found that more insensitive than I'd like, so I'm in the slow process of making every username I have into the ambiguous, but relatively safe, RPGee. I'm still the dumb kid, in many ways, but I'm slowly getting better.

So hooray!

Posted by Guided_By_Tigers

Yep I changed mine a few weeks ago.

Posted by kindgineer

Yeah, I changed mine from ccampb89 because my wife kePt getting on me for having my name in it.

Posted by Guided_By_Tigers

@RedRoach said:

@AhmadMetallic said:

For years I've lamented my initial giant bomb user name, Ahmad_Metallic. It had nothing to do with me. It was a past version of me, the teenage me, stuck in the past.
When they introduced the name change option for premium members, I couldn't have been happier. It was like an impossible dream come true.
I deleted the underscore and never looked back. Congratz on the new name dude!

Fuck underscores.

Underscores 4 life....my old username had just one underscore, now I have TWO.

Posted by Cloudenvy

Always be Cloudenvy!

Posted by Snipper138

I wish I was YellowDays :(

Posted by jking47

Bunch of god damned flip floppers in this thread, stick to your guns, 1name4lyfe

Posted by Hockeymask27

Good job.

Posted by Yummylee

Indeed.

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Posted by FluxWaveZ

@Yummylee said:

Indeed.

–The artist formerly known as Abyssal

Posted by NlGHTCRAWLER

My username is too awesome already.

Posted by TheHT

*closes backseat door* I did not know that.

Posted by Hailinel

Nope. I got it right the first time.

Posted by FluxWaveZ

I feel like changing my username to one that actually means something (or makes sense), but this has become my "internet identity" and it's unique enough, so I'm going to stick with it.

Edited by sashimi_biscut

The inspiring tale of a man forced to use a username on an internet forum that he hated. Watch his incredible journey as he finds his way to a new user name.... and to a new life.

Jason_Bourne: The RedRoach Story.

Posted by Hero_Swe

@RedRoach said:

@AhmadMetallic said:

For years I've lamented my initial giant bomb user name, Ahmad_Metallic. It had nothing to do with me. It was a past version of me, the teenage me, stuck in the past.
When they introduced the name change option for premium members, I couldn't have been happier. It was like an impossible dream come true.
I deleted the underscore and never looked back. Congratz on the new name dude!

Fuck underscores.

Fuck you guys! :D

Posted by wemibelec90

I could never change my username. I was really proud when I came up with it, even though it is the stupidest thing ever today. It's stuck and I use it for everything. Lucky for me, most people never figure it out. :)

Posted by JeanLuc

Yay for username change! I used to be known as wasteguru, not that anyone actually cared. I never really liked it though so I jumped on the name change when I heard about it. I'm awful at coming up with names so I decided to stick with my own name. Been happy with it ever since. On a side note, you can't use a hyphen in your username. Fuck that!

Posted by NegativeCero

I like my username, so I never needed this. But good for you.

Posted by Yummylee

@FluxWaveZ said:

@Yummylee said:

Indeed.

–The artist formerly known as Abyssal

Oh, you!

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Posted by Hector

I didn't know you could change it either till today's radio show. Though I probably won't change it.

Posted by pyromagnestir

I remembered hearing about the possibility of changing your username (wasn't the idea at one point supposed to be you could change it once a year, or am I confusing it with something else?) and recently I'd been debating figuring out what became of that. After hearing about it on the radio Dave today I'm tempted to jump on it, but knowing it's a one time only deal makes me hesitant. So as usual I'm stuck. Damned if I do, damned if I don't.

Edited by PaulieLag92

Ah thanks a lot man, I accidentally misspelled my account name. I remembered seeing the option somewhere but I wasn't a premium member at the time so I couldn't do it. I became one the other day and couldn't for the life of me remember where I saw the option.

Posted by MachoFantastico

Had no idea, thanks for that. Been wanting to do it for a while now.