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  • idolofbane 27 Jun 2011 15:33:23 18 posts
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    Ok what sort of things do/did you look for when coming up with your gamertag?
  • beastmaster 27 Jun 2011 15:36:56 11,293 posts
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    Mine (Meho PPPi) is a combination of three things.

    1. Meho was my nickname in school.
    2. PPP is what I always put into high score tables which only allow 3 characters. It actually started on Daytona on the Saturn. I just loved the just saying it after it was entered.
    3. The i on the end was a typo. It was supposed to me Meho PPP

    Consider your lives truly enriched after knowing this.

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  • oceanmotion 27 Jun 2011 15:39:29 15,770 posts
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    As long as it isn't XXtehawesomesniper453xXX or some ridiculous muddle of words and numbers. Just pick something you like the sound of.
  • ModishNouns 27 Jun 2011 15:44:01 4,655 posts
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    Pick something people are going to be able to pronounce on Live.
  • CosmicFuzz 27 Jun 2011 15:48:25 23,755 posts
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    I got mine (same as this username but with a space) from an old PS1 magazine review of G-Police. It was saying how it was quite a cool sounding name, compared to the other possibilities, "Space Pigs or Cosmic Fuzz" and it just stuck.

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  • TechnoHippy 27 Jun 2011 15:50:07 14,705 posts
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    There is a formula you can use:

    Colour of skin + Sexual preference + any violent word + random number

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  • smoothpete 27 Jun 2011 15:50:40 31,459 posts
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    Mine is from a Viz magazine character. GentlemanThug (from Raffles the Gentleman Thug). My first ever gamertag from the original xbox was "Raffles", I lost it years and years ago
  • CosmicFuzz 27 Jun 2011 15:51:15 23,755 posts
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    TangoGoldonShowerStab4

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  • andytheadequate 27 Jun 2011 15:51:28 8,111 posts
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    ModishNouns wrote:
    Pick something people are going to be able to pronounce on Live.


    Fabricatedlunatic will no doubt agree with you there...


    I picked mine because AndyTheGreat was taken!


    I'm slightly worried about cosmic now (tangogoldenshowerstab4...)
  • CosmicFuzz 27 Jun 2011 15:52:24 23,755 posts
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    Haha, I always see you as "Andy the head" for some reason! I then ignore the end part of your username... :D

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  • DFawkes 27 Jun 2011 15:55:32 22,758 posts
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    beastmaster wrote:
    Mine (Meho PPPi) is a combination of three things.

    1. Meho was my nickname in school.
    2. PPP is what I always put into high score tables which only allow 3 characters. It actually started on Daytona on the Saturn. I just loved the just saying it after it was entered.
    3. The i on the end was a typo. It was supposed to me Meho PPP

    Consider your lives truly enriched after knowing this.

    That'll annoy me now. I'll see your gamertag and thing "WHAT ARE YOU DOING THERE i! YOU'RE UNWANTED!". It also sounds like Pee Pee Pie, which is what I thought you were going for.

    I'd generally avoid anything with shit on wither side, like xoxx Common Name xxox. If you stick random characters at either side, that just tells me you're so unimaginative you couldn't think of anything someone else hadn't got to first.

    Not that mine isn't unimaginative, it's just a characters name from a TV show. But it's a character name without lots of fluff at either side. The more fluff you have, the more retarded you are. That's fact, my friend.

    I'd kick the living daylights out of the producers of Tipping Point - Ghandi

  • CosmicFuzz 27 Jun 2011 15:58:04 23,755 posts
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    andytheadequate wrote:
    ModishNouns wrote:
    Pick something people are going to be able to pronounce on Live.


    Fabricatedlunatic will no doubt agree with you there...


    I picked mine because AndyTheGreat was taken!


    I'm slightly worried about cosmic now (tangogoldenshowerstab4...)

    Are you looking down on my sexual preferences and tanning salon addiction?!

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  • richarddavies 27 Jun 2011 15:58:09 2,624 posts
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    Mine is RickgDavies. It's an extremely witty pun and play on words that transends usual comedy and is something only the gods would understand. Also by complete coincidence the letters used to make my Gamertag joke spell out my name.
  • CosmicFuzz 27 Jun 2011 16:00:52 23,755 posts
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    cloke_silos wrote:
    Blowjob for anyone who can work out where mine is from...impossible btw!

    I actually know the answer but don't want a blowjob from a man as that's teh gayzors.

    Unless you're a woman...

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  • MiniAmin 27 Jun 2011 16:01:00 3,392 posts
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    My old Gamertag was "SaddamCrusade", alongside a picture of a bloke who resembled Saddam Hussein. Very silly, but I loved it because i'd receive so much abuse from jingoistic Americans. Also, because they'd hunt me out in games i'd usually rack up a fair number of kills.
  • ModishNouns 27 Jun 2011 16:01:23 4,655 posts
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    I had a short list of really pretentious Lovecraftian names so it could have been a lot worse.

    I chose this because it sounds a bit Gibsonesque like an incidental character from one of the Bridge novels. So not pretentious at all.

    One dee. Long oh.
  • CosmicFuzz 27 Jun 2011 16:01:31 23,755 posts
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    "SaddamCrusade" hahahaha :D

    Do you always go for the dictators?

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  • X201 27 Jun 2011 16:02:28 15,228 posts
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    cloke_silos wrote:
    Blowjob for anyone who can work out where mine is from...impossible btw!

    Its an anagram of Slickloose.

    I find these Eurogamer profiles are very informative ;)


    edit: Can I have Jaffa Cakes instead of the blow job?
  • CosmicFuzz 27 Jun 2011 16:03:59 23,755 posts
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    ENJOY YOUR BLOWJOB GAY BOY!!!!!

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  • oceanmotion 27 Jun 2011 16:04:46 15,770 posts
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    My first one was heydan. Thought it would work well during a game.
  • Kay 27 Jun 2011 16:05:04 17,798 posts
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    Mine actually came up as a suggestion, and the absurdity of it made me smile. Since I couldn't think of anything better I decided to stick with it.
  • Murbal 27 Jun 2011 16:05:26 22,045 posts
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    beastmaster wrote:
    Mine (Meho PPPi) is a combination of three things.

    1. Meho was my nickname in school.
    2. PPP is what I always put into high score tables which only allow 3 characters. It actually started on Daytona on the Saturn. I just loved the just saying it after it was entered.
    3. The i on the end was a typo. It was supposed to me Meho PPP

    Consider your lives truly enriched after knowing this.

    I like it though. It's like you're not just regular Meho PPP, you're Meho PPP with fuel injection!
  • nickthegun 27 Jun 2011 16:06:04 59,342 posts
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    Mine is a adjective and something japanese. FuriousShinji or StrongMikamono.

    Some shit like.

    ---------------------------------------------------------
    He totally called it

  • DUFFKING 27 Jun 2011 16:06:33 7,185 posts
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    cloke_silos wrote:
    I meat my gamertag, which is slickloose lol...not my EG name, still my bad for not explaining properly.

    hmmm
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