Something that really annoys me about Xbox LIVE Gamertags

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  1. JetRaid

    JetRaid Jhet Rheyd

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    Okay, so I was randomly adding some cool Gamertags to see if they were taken and I put in a few Transformer ones like Soundwave, Optimus Prime, Megatron, Starscream and the people that made them DON'T EVEN PLAY XBOX! Do these people just make Gamertags so that Transformer fans can't get them? It really annoyed me :lol 

    Also I'm so changing my Gamertag to Alpha Trion because thats not taken :D 
     
  2. Red Frenzy

    Red Frenzy Its madness He's 100% RED

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    Dude your lucky you got Alpha Trion, I wish I thought of it, I remember when I was trying to think of mine I went through ever oblivious TF character I could come up with. Everything from Technobots to targetmasters. I finally thought Red Frenzy was ambiguous enough to pass as a cool name but also fly the TF pride.
     
  3. JetRaid

    JetRaid Jhet Rheyd

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    Hey dude take it! I haven't got it yet!
     
  4. Weirdwolf

    Weirdwolf TFYLP Podcast Founder TFW2005 Supporter

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    I don't know, I occasionally run across people with TF usernames at random. Within the past month I ran across a person going by "Galvatron" while I was playing Team Deathmatch on World @ War on Live.

    The thing that really annoys me with XBL Gamertags are all of the sexual gamertags and clan tags. The phallic text symbol being the most common. Honestly, do these people think it's cool or something, because it's not funny, and beyond cliche, it's just downright annoying.
     
  5. JetRaid

    JetRaid Jhet Rheyd

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    Yeah agreed. I once saw a guy where his clan tag was "LUBE"

    Also I've added Galvatron and i was so happy he actually PLAYED the xbox!
     
  6. Recall

    Recall Player Select

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    upper and lower case letters in a name are dumb too. How on earth do you tell a friend what your gamertag is without having to draw a diagram? lower f, capital A, lower i, capital L

    I apologise to anyone in my friends list who i've just insulted ;) 
     
  7. jorod74

    jorod74 Psycholagnist (Ret.)

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    Kinda sucks when kids or even young adults who weren't alive when TF's hit it big kinda let the toys do all the hard work of creating cool gamertags, huh?

    Worse, is having to play a person named "Superion" (for example) who sucks totally at everything they play.

    kinda agree with the idea that lewd or sexually explicit names are ridiculous for a game environment.
     
  8. McBradders

    McBradders James Franco Club! Moderator

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    I had Twin Twist way back in the day, but I let my account lapse and they wouldn't let me recover it or have the tag back. THAT SUCKS.
     
  9. JetRaid

    JetRaid Jhet Rheyd

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    Well guess what I had? Optimus.

    Yes, Optimus. My 360 broke and my account lapsed same as yours. Someone took the Gamertag

    Im dead serious i had the GT Optimus!
     
  10. Crombiecron

    Crombiecron Planet Muncher

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    Ah ya gotta just get sneaky, mix your name with the transformer :D  all of my close friends have them, Vickback instead of kickback, seanimus prime instead of optimus prime.
    I hate gamertags that are just random leters and numbers, makes mine and brothers look so normal because they just normal words, his is "your main dude" which is always funny when it pops up, you were killed by your main dude
     
  11. Smasher

    Smasher HUNKY BEATS

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    Have you ever seen some of those tags for sale?

    There used to be lots of Pokemon tags for sale on eBay last year.
    Gamertag scalpers suck!
     
  12. Boardwise

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    Not as funny as the player myself, Twin Twist, BMGFX and Matrimus Prime once met in a game of Halo 2 called mybollocks.

    The rest of his team quit and just left him, but he carried on with much joy had by all, with lines such as 'I've just been pistol whipped by mybollocks' or 'I've just stuck my bollocks'

    Best game of Halo 2 ever.
     
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    Here's what annoys ME about GT's.

    When people have things like:

    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX666ULT1MAT3NU3PWN3R666XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

    But yeah, that annoys me also.
     
  14. flywheels

    flywheels Decepticon Assault Team Veteran

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    Someone had already taken Flywheels when I went to register a few years ago...whoever has it probably isn't a TF fan either. Oh well, I'm happy w/ my GT as is.
     
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    I had Shin Gouki in the days of the original Xbox. Same deal.
     
  16. seven

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    Theres also a lot of people that are still playing on the original Xbox. Those gamertags will have a base gamercard but it won't report their activity like a 360 game does.

    I lost my original GT when I bought a new (Halo) Xbox and gave my older one to my nephews. I couldn't remember the phone number we had at the time I had created the account (a week before Xbox Live launched since I worked retail and got the kit early). Without knowing that number I was unable to recover it. I just started a new one just so I could play Rallisport Challenge 2 online. Kind of mad because I missed out on some of the promotions MS has done since my new GT wasn't a day one sign up.

    Also Zune Ids are linked in with Windows Live and are reserved as a Gamertag as well.
     

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