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The Xbox One will use real names, eventually. It has been made clear that the Xbox One won’t be switching over to real names at launch but instead will keep using the Gamertags that everybody knows.This has been confirmed by a representative from Microsoft.

“While real identities continue to be part of out plans for the experience on the Xbox One, at launch, customers will continue to search for friends using their Gamertags.”

This is all fine and dandy, to tell the truth I do not want the people that are on Xbox Live to see my real name. It also won’t be a problem for us because unlike the 13 countries listed on the Xbox site that will have the console launch next month, we South African will have the luxury of seeing this from the outside. Then again having to not guess whether someone is really who they say they are might just be an upside; that is if the real names that have been given are accurate.

Just to clarify at launch the Xbox One will still use the Gamertag system but eventually the Gamertags will be replaced by the persons real name and everyone that views their profile will be able to see their name. Kind of just like Facebook. 

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Last Updated: October 17, 2013

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143 Comments

  1. oVg

    October 17, 2013 at 15:03

    It will also require your ID number and passport details.

    Reply

    • Hammersteyn

      October 17, 2013 at 15:04

      Indeed, the NSA has a huge task keeping track of everybody.

      Reply

      • oVg

        October 17, 2013 at 15:09

        It is not really project Prism that concerns me, it is the advertising companies that are going to go nuts with this captive audience.

        Reply

        • Hammersteyn

          October 17, 2013 at 15:10

          A yes, that and hold up a box of your mums “sanitizing wipes” to the kinect to unlock that hidden achievement

          Reply

          • ToshZA

            October 17, 2013 at 15:13

            Bonus points for showing the dangling string once a month.

          • Hammersteyn

            October 17, 2013 at 15:21

            When the kids play Spongebob?

          • SaintsRowNigri

            October 17, 2013 at 15:25

            Aw Gods no! I’ll sommer post Gramma to take this vile picture out of my mind…

          • ToshZA

            October 17, 2013 at 15:29

            I love revenge. Period.

          • SaintsRowNigri

            October 17, 2013 at 15:31

            I’m sending Gramma to your house…

          • Victor "Vicky" Moolman

            October 17, 2013 at 19:06

            Do these comments ever stay on subject?

          • SaintsRowNigri

            October 17, 2013 at 20:29

            No. Welcome to lazygamer. Meet Gramma

          • Hammersteyn

            October 17, 2013 at 15:54

            Bwahahahaha

          • ToshZA

            October 17, 2013 at 15:30

            Who said anything about kids?

          • oVg

            October 17, 2013 at 15:31

            bwahahaha

  2. Umar ZoMg Reiner

    October 17, 2013 at 15:08

    I actually like the idea of real names. So I can see Nick Reay is being a troll again as usual and acting like a 12 year old

    Reply

    • TiMsTeR1033

      October 17, 2013 at 15:12

      hahaha Sweet!

      Reply

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      October 17, 2013 at 15:13

      Just do what I do. When you see someone trolling, assume it’s Nick. trollol!

      Reply

      • Umar ZoMg Reiner

        October 17, 2013 at 15:14

        I already do that. I knew from the start that Nick was the biggest troll you could ever hope to find, the Alpha Troll

        Reply

        • TiMsTeR1033

          October 17, 2013 at 15:16

          then who is the Omega?

          Reply

          • Umar ZoMg Reiner

            October 17, 2013 at 15:16

            …Nick 0-0

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 17, 2013 at 15:17

            Cant be both!

          • Umar ZoMg Reiner

            October 17, 2013 at 15:18

            He’s Nick, he can be a troll, a 12 yr old, some say he is even a CoD player

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 17, 2013 at 15:20

            I heard that sometimes he even “pretends” to be a girl.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 17, 2013 at 15:21

            You should hear him drunk! eish!

          • Umar ZoMg Reiner

            October 17, 2013 at 15:24

            Ahh Magical Girl Nicky Raeyana. He….I mean she is a legend on XLive, most sought after gamer girl

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 17, 2013 at 15:23

            He enjoys wondering in Gta online… climbing mountains and whatnot..

          • NecroRince

            October 17, 2013 at 15:25

            And some say teapot! Damn you for forgetting that you squirmy maggot!

          • Umar ZoMg Reiner

            October 17, 2013 at 15:27

            Oh hey…..wow, fancy seeing you hear Nicky Reayana

          • NecroRince

            October 17, 2013 at 15:33

            Sho, what crawled up your arse today? 0-O

        • NecroRince

          October 17, 2013 at 15:25

          “And it was said, that the biggest troll, with the biggest teapot handle, was Nick Reay” Divicitus 1:5

          Reply

    • NecroRince

      October 17, 2013 at 15:24

      You take that back you little bitch! Get back in your corner!

      Reply

      • Spathi

        October 17, 2013 at 15:25

        Tell me Rince, do you have a beard? Genuine question.

        Reply

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          October 17, 2013 at 15:26

          It’s how she got her job at the circus.

          Reply

          • Spathi

            October 17, 2013 at 15:27

            Hhahahah, no man! I’m serious. Saw a photo of a guy in CPT that kinda looks like Rince, but he has a beard. Totally random I know, but just wanted to know!

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 17, 2013 at 15:30

            Real men have beards! I do!

          • SaintsRowNigri

            October 17, 2013 at 15:37

            I watched an episode of Criminal Minds where a paedophile was a bearded guy. Wanna retract that statement?
            #iaminafowlmoodtodaydonotaskwhyoryouwillcarryyourballshomeinabucket

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 17, 2013 at 15:43

            You really want to open that can of worms?

          • SaintsRowNigri

            October 17, 2013 at 15:46

            Dude, I was opening cans of rattlesnakes today. So please, bring on your worms… 🙂

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 17, 2013 at 15:47

            Rough day man?

          • SaintsRowNigri

            October 17, 2013 at 15:49

            Ever had a day where you just wake up pissed off? That was me today.

          • ToshZA

            October 17, 2013 at 15:51

            That was me yesterday. I feel ya bro. Not like Tim feels you, that shit’s weird.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 17, 2013 at 15:52

            Dude, I say something to hit a nerve? Talk about being on the chopping block. I am being nice to you..

          • ToshZA

            October 17, 2013 at 15:53

            I’d prefer some return banter to be honest, but I’ll stop.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 17, 2013 at 15:54

            Pussy… lol

          • ToshZA

            October 17, 2013 at 15:54

            Better. 🙂

          • SaintsRowNigri

            October 17, 2013 at 15:54

            Believe me, Tim aint feelin none o this shit!

          • ToshZA

            October 17, 2013 at 15:54

            How do you know? You’ve got to sleep some time.

          • SaintsRowNigri

            October 17, 2013 at 15:56

            Luckily I am a very light sleeper…

          • ToshZA

            October 17, 2013 at 15:57

            Had any strange tasting drinks lately?

          • SaintsRowNigri

            October 17, 2013 at 15:54

            In hindsight, I maybe should have stayed of the forums today…

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 17, 2013 at 15:56

          • SaintsRowNigri

            October 17, 2013 at 16:00

            Ahhh. My wife. Pity she does not know it yet…

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 17, 2013 at 15:51

            How can I help make you cheerup?

          • bwahaha

            June 4, 2014 at 01:22

            watch ur language or ill call uncle fart and hill come and fart on ur face when U sleep ok u ????

          • he he i fart in your face

            June 4, 2014 at 01:19

            Dont bee en idiat,wi al now ur FAT in reel lief

            Nekt time yoose gramer you sily Vegan

          • he he i fart on you

            June 4, 2014 at 01:25

            did you know when i fart my skin and fat flaps around my hiney and it tickles

          • fart firefighter

            June 4, 2014 at 01:31

            above ur my hero

          • Spathi

            October 17, 2013 at 15:43

            You seem as if you are in a fowl mood today. Any specific reason? 😛

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 17, 2013 at 15:44

            Doesn’t have a beard…

          • SaintsRowNigri

            October 17, 2013 at 15:45

            You are playing with a hungry lion’s testicles my friend… 😉

          • ToshZA

            October 17, 2013 at 15:45

            Well that excludes you then. Don’t have any. Tim told me. He looked. Sorry Tim.

          • SaintsRowNigri

            October 17, 2013 at 15:48

            So Tim loves to check out other guys testicles? I am no judge, but I want no part in his nocturnal activities… I’ll sick my Worshond on him!

          • ToshZA

            October 17, 2013 at 15:49

            He might enjoy that. Try a Boerbull.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 17, 2013 at 15:51

            Dude Why you making me look bad? I don’t insult you ever..

          • ToshZA

            October 17, 2013 at 15:52

            I picked a random person today to pick on. Sorry, random.org doesn’t like you today. Tomorrow will be someone else’s turn, feel free to join in the fun. 🙂

          • SaintsRowNigri

            October 17, 2013 at 15:52

            Please. You’ll make my cry. Had to put the Boerboel down last year. Happy now? Now you make my cry…

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 17, 2013 at 15:53

            Its Make me cry…

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 17, 2013 at 15:49

            Dude Ill sick Poopvanger on you! Jack russel btw!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 17, 2013 at 15:48

            *foul

          • SaintsRowNigri

            October 17, 2013 at 15:51

            Dude, I had KFC today. Still traumatized by the half litre of oil in my one chicken piece…

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 17, 2013 at 15:54

            There was chicken in your KFC? 😉

            I read something the other day about them finding KFC chicken nuggets were only about 50% chicken meat, the rest was ground up other bits. Granted it was only 2 random pieces, so it’s not like it was an exhaustive study. But I wasn’t surprised.

          • NecroRince

            October 17, 2013 at 15:33

            No beard today!

          • Spathi

            October 17, 2013 at 15:33

            Ah okay, cool.

          • John's digital rights

            October 17, 2013 at 15:39

            Girl

      • Umar ZoMg Reiner

        October 17, 2013 at 15:29

        Whoa hey, don’t be upset at me, be upset at the NSA for exposing you for the troll that you really 🙂

        Reply

        • TiMsTeR1033

          October 17, 2013 at 15:29

          hahahah! GO UMAR!!

          Reply

        • NecroRince

          October 17, 2013 at 15:34

          Really..? Really what?! I am waiting! Finish the sentence dammit!

          Reply

          • Umar ZoMg Reiner

            October 17, 2013 at 15:36

            Dammit…..forgot to end the sentence now I can’t edit it before you see it 🙁

          • SaintsRowNigri

            October 17, 2013 at 15:39

            Off topic. You seem to know your anime. Anything good that can ease a guy into anime without making him cringe and feel embarrassed at the same time? (Serious question.)

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 17, 2013 at 15:44

            DBZ…. lol Try Ninja Scrolls, was awesome movie..

          • Umar ZoMg Reiner

            October 17, 2013 at 15:47

            Well, depends. You could start with the well known anime like Naruto and Bleach. You would need to get used to the Japanase humor and just their general way of portraying and conveying a story. Naruto and Bleach would be your best bet as it has action and comedy and drama so from there you can decide what you like, if you like action you can branch off into othe action anime or if you like the comedy you can watch something like Gintama or other comedy aniime and drama would lead you into a lot of other anime of the Slice of Life genre.

            http://www.anime-planet.com/anime/

            Check that site to get some good recommendations. But the mainstream anime would be best. I suggest you try either Naruto, Bleach or Hajime no Ippo (I would recommend this one)

          • John's digital rights

            October 17, 2013 at 15:57

            Bleach ftw!!!

          • Umar ZoMg Reiner

            October 17, 2013 at 15:57

            I actually hate bleach 🙁

          • John's digital rights

            October 17, 2013 at 15:58

            Muggle

          • ToshZA

            October 17, 2013 at 15:58

            LOL!

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 17, 2013 at 15:58

            Slitheine!

          • John's digital rights

            October 17, 2013 at 15:59

            Is that German for Slitherine?

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 17, 2013 at 16:04

            indeed! mutter fikker

          • Umar ZoMg Reiner

            October 17, 2013 at 15:59

            Avada Kedavra!!

          • John's digital rights

            October 17, 2013 at 16:01

            x_x

          • Umar ZoMg Reiner

            October 17, 2013 at 16:02

            Dam straight son, don’t be calling me no Muggle

          • SaintsRowNigri

            October 17, 2013 at 16:05

            Thanks, I do have Death Note and watched an episode or two of that and it was quite good. The last time I watched anime all serious like was when Robotech was shown on the SAUK circa 1985

          • Umar ZoMg Reiner

            October 17, 2013 at 16:06

            Haha, dayum you should watch the remaster then, it’s awesome!

          • SaintsRowNigri

            October 17, 2013 at 16:08

            I have the Protoculture edition…

          • Umar ZoMg Reiner

            October 17, 2013 at 16:11

            Oh nice man….jee whizz…so much want.

          • NecroRince

            October 17, 2013 at 15:45

            Ya, well,l we’re used to you almost getting there and NOT quite making it, am right guys?

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 17, 2013 at 15:46

            Agreed! Also that FF post was disturbing..

          • Umar ZoMg Reiner

            October 17, 2013 at 15:53

            I was emotional okay 🙁

          • Umar ZoMg Reiner

            October 17, 2013 at 15:53

            It was one time you bastard!!

          • NecroRince

            October 17, 2013 at 15:59

            BWAHHAHAHAHA!

          • Umar ZoMg Reiner

            October 17, 2013 at 16:01

            You won today but I will be back……*echo* back…..bac…b….b *echo*

          • NecroRince

            October 17, 2013 at 16:03

            Dev meeting next Wed… #justsaying

          • Umar ZoMg Reiner

            October 17, 2013 at 16:07

            Meh writing my exam , no time fo dat, I will do my part and buy Snail Boy

          • oVg

            October 17, 2013 at 15:55

            bwahahahaha

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 17, 2013 at 15:57

            nice!! But I can improve this..

          • NecroRince

            October 17, 2013 at 15:59

            Oh oh…

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 17, 2013 at 16:03

            see much better 😉

          • NecroRince

            October 17, 2013 at 16:05

            HAHAHAHAHAAHAH!

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 17, 2013 at 16:06

            He looks so fixated on it!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 17, 2013 at 16:03

            bwhahahahaha

          • Umar ZoMg Reiner

            October 17, 2013 at 16:04

            By the way who’s saying carrot?

          • NecroRince

            October 17, 2013 at 16:05

            Alien Boy Trev!

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 17, 2013 at 16:05

            I gave him a carrot..

          • Umar ZoMg Reiner

            October 17, 2013 at 16:07

            HAHAHA, so funny man, where am I in the pic?

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 17, 2013 at 16:07

            under the table….

          • Umar ZoMg Reiner

            October 17, 2013 at 16:08

            And who’s the youngest guy with extremely luscious hair?

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 17, 2013 at 16:09

            You got a thing for the young ones I see…

          • Umar ZoMg Reiner

            October 17, 2013 at 16:12

            Nope, that’s just really nice hair

          • NecroRince

            October 17, 2013 at 16:25

            That’s one of the devs of Silhouette, William

  3. TiMsTeR1033

    October 17, 2013 at 15:13

    This takes away the “coolness” of playing games! We want gamer tags! Seriously I don’t mean to be rude, but FUCK the guy who thought of this! Flipping Idiot!

    Reply

  4. FSR

    October 17, 2013 at 15:19

    SMH… i think M$ is seriously losing touch with their end user.

    Reply

    • Hammersteyn

      October 17, 2013 at 15:21

      But keeping well in touch with investors

      Reply

      • MacDoodle

        October 17, 2013 at 15:41

        Investors like the NSA, FBI, CIA remember this aint just a games console its a revolution in home entertainment and is therfore aimed at everybody

        Reply

        • NecroRince

          October 17, 2013 at 15:50

          HAHAHA! Win.

          Reply

        • Hammersteyn

          October 17, 2013 at 15:55

          Yes sir!

          Reply

  5. Alien Emperor Trevor

    October 17, 2013 at 15:25

    Hehe – so don’t roll it out before the big release to reduce the chance of people not buying it for this very reason, then implement it later once they’re locked in. Classy.

    Reply

  6. RapturedMossel

    October 17, 2013 at 15:27

    I actually dont mind this. Ive spent many a hour trying to find someone on steam and it helps a lot if their real name is also there.

    Reply

  7. NecroRince

    October 17, 2013 at 15:27

    Mmm, not sure what to feel about this. I mean, fuck, I rock so why hide my name, but I know plenty of girls out there like @umarbastra:disqus who will have to start wearing man masks or get called out in public.

    Reply

    • TiMsTeR1033

      October 17, 2013 at 15:32

      *cough* Ginger *cough* crazy*cough* I AGREE WITH YOU NICKY!

      Reply

      • John's digital rights

        October 17, 2013 at 15:32

        Shush Tanya

        Reply

    • Umar ZoMg Reiner

      October 17, 2013 at 15:32

      What’s a man mask?…well you would probably know…being a female and all 😛

      Reply

      • TiMsTeR1033

        October 17, 2013 at 15:32

        Shit got real!

        Reply

      • NecroRince

        October 17, 2013 at 15:34

        LAME 101… Edit: To make you feel better, “I know what you are, but what am I?”

        Reply

  8. NecroRince

    October 17, 2013 at 15:36

    Wow, it starts already? NSA Already making sure that you can’t hide behind a tag? Well done MS… Subtle… VERY subtle!

    Reply

    • SaintsRowNigri

      October 17, 2013 at 15:41

      Do you really think the NSA is going to wait for MS to reveal the name behind the gamer tag? They already know you are one of the millions sitting on his couch in his tighty whities jerking off to the Miley Cyrus twerking video… 🙂

      Reply

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        October 17, 2013 at 15:45

        #foreverwreckingballs

        Reply

      • NecroRince

        October 17, 2013 at 15:48

        True 🙂

        Reply

  9. Jonah Cash

    October 17, 2013 at 15:48

    No gamertag, no online for me anymore…. I don’t want my Xbox to be a bloody Facebook wannabe!!!!!!!!! My “friends” on Xbox are all people I met playing Fifa over the years….. Don’t know one of them!!! Don’t want to know anyone of them!!!

    Reply

  10. Uberutang

    October 17, 2013 at 15:48

    Not sure if I mind, then again not going to get a xbox anyway.

    Reply

    • FoxOneZA

      October 17, 2013 at 15:57

      Oh they’ll force this on us when XBL launches on Windows. The only hope left is SteamOS.

      Reply

  11. WTFUSAY?

    October 17, 2013 at 15:48

    SERIOUSLY? This has NOTHING to do with Xbox One, but everything to do with XBOX Live. Same as when Sony announced this very same feature, it had nothing to do with the PS4 but everything to do with PSN. IT IS AN OPTION, NOBODY WILL REPLACE YOUR GAMERTAG WITH YOUR REAL NAME EVER! GAMERTAGS ARE UNIQUE, NAMES ARE NOT! YOU HAVE THE OPTION TO LINK THE TWO, “OPTION”!! This is a stupid article copied and pasted out of context simply to allow the words “XBOX ONE” & “DELAY” in the header! Booooo!

    Reply

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