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#1 xbox360sexual

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Posted 26 November 2006 - 05:53 PM

As title, anyone notice the big banner on XBLive! announcing the new ability to change your gamertag? Sound good, until you try to change your tag and XBLive! wants 800 gamerpoints for it!

Am I the only one who thinks not only charging to change your name is disgusting but 800 credits?! wtf?!

#2 grim_d

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Posted 26 November 2006 - 06:02 PM

you should pick your gamertag carefully, at the end of the day what does it matter what it is as long as people know it's you.

Jus like you can't change your X-S username.

#3 Arjun

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Posted 26 November 2006 - 06:44 PM

No shit sherlock.

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Posted 26 November 2006 - 07:07 PM

been that way since the beginning of man

#5 []-[]ooDLu[]v[]

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Posted 26 November 2006 - 07:50 PM

yep, been there from day 1 man, why can't you just keep the same gamertag

#6 j3y q

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Posted 27 November 2006 - 12:24 AM

the reason it cost is so that it stops people from changing there gamertag 800 times a day, pick a name carfully the first time and you wont have any probs. biggrin.gif

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Posted 27 November 2006 - 01:30 AM

QUOTE(j3y q @ Nov 26 2006, 06:31 PM) View Post

the reason it cost is so that it stops people from changing there gamertag 800 times a day, pick a name carfully the first time and you wont have any probs. biggrin.gif



Or if you can't figure out what you want it to be, you can use the generater online. They come up with weird stuff like LiverChop, or GreaceJunk.

Edited by Super-Mari0, 27 November 2006 - 01:30 AM.


#8 Reaper527

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Posted 27 November 2006 - 05:22 AM

QUOTE(xbox360sexual @ Nov 26 2006, 12:00 PM) View Post

As title, anyone notice the big banner on XBLive! announcing the new ability to change your gamertag? Sound good, until you try to change your tag and XBLive! wants 800 gamerpoints for it!

Am I the only one who thinks not only charging to change your name is disgusting but 800 credits?! wtf?!


perhaps you would like the way it was on the first xbox? they didn't charge you to change your name there, of course it wasn't POSSIBLE for you to change your name either wink.gif

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Posted 27 November 2006 - 05:40 AM

As you can see, picking one carefully is a mixed blessing. Check mine out. 80% of the time someone asks me what makes me a badass and then wants to fight me. But, 20% of the time someone says it's an awesome tag.

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Posted 27 November 2006 - 06:15 PM

I put the pronunciation of my name in my motto since people can't say it, and I got tired of being called "Luck-ah". Its "Lou-kah" damn it. laugh.gif And so what if you have to pay? I paid to change mine, only had to do it once because I just got sick of my other one (had it since day one of Live) and at least you have the option.

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Posted 27 November 2006 - 06:31 PM

QUOTE(Legendary Badass @ Nov 26 2006, 11:47 PM) View Post

As you can see, picking one carefully is a mixed blessing. Check mine out. 80% of the time someone asks me what makes me a badass and then wants to fight me. But, 20% of the time someone says it's an awesome tag.

That's an awesome gamertag... wanna fight?

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Posted 27 November 2006 - 07:54 PM

I think if when it is getting close to expire cancel your xbl account, go to the store and by a 12 month subscription and start a new account with a different gamer tag, the only drawback is you lose your friends list but I am not sure if you loose the dl content you purchased or you can pay the 800 points and save yourself from the headache.

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Posted 27 November 2006 - 08:06 PM

QUOTE(twistedsymphony @ Nov 27 2006, 12:38 PM) View Post

That's an awesome gamertag... wanna fight?


I think he is still sore from our fight.

He will never forget the power that is The Nutt MUHAHAHAHAHAHA




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