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    If you've been waiting for the opportunity to change your Playstation Network ID, you can rejoice. Sony announced today on the PlayStation blog that they will soon begin testing the long-awaited ID change feature. Initially, it is only going to be available to Sony's 'Playstation Preview Program', but the feature is planned to be rolled out for everyone in the new year.

    Your first ID change will be free of charge, allowing you to erase any embarrassing usernames you may still have. Subsequent changes will cost £7.99/$9.99, or £3.99/$4.99 if you have PlayStation Plus. Additionally, you will have the option to display your old ID so that friends can become accustomed to the change. This cannot be changed after setting it, so your old ID be forever stained onto your profile if choose to do so. If there is any issue after changing your ID, it can be reverted free of charge.

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  3. VitaType

    VitaType GBAtemp Maniac
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    PSN name change? Hell is cold today, isn't it? ;)
     
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  4. Biff627

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    Finally! Now I get to sit here for hours on end trying to think of a different username! The time has finally come!

    Hey mods! Can we change our usernames on here next? :P
     
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  5. Daisy

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    What are you thinking, maybe Biff628? Biff420?
     
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  6. JamiePashley

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    Long overdue, I've been wanting to change mine for years! Nice to see they're finally allowing this... can we have PSOne Classics on PS4 now please?
     
  7. BORTZ

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    nope lol
     
  8. Memoir

    Memoir Hi, I'm Cynical!
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    One small, overdue step at a time.
     
  9. DragorianSword

    DragorianSword GBAtemp's #1 Gunter
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    Freaking great!
    Now I can finally change my middleschool gamertag Beertje1304 (which loosely translates to 'little bear 1304') to something decent...
    God I had no imagination for names as a kid.
     
  10. Biff627

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    :( Much sadness
     
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  11. Ritsuki

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    Why people are so excited about this feature seriously?
     
  12. cearp

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    hasn't japan been able to change their psn name for years now?
    i think i did it in the past.
    and if so, why has it taken the eu/us side to be so slow and need petitions?
     
  13. leon315

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    Microzozz allows you to change xbox tag 10 years ago, and psn's just started yet
     
  14. Biff627

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    Well when the system wasnt built to do that... You have to redo a lot or have to try to fit it in and MAKE it work. Ive hated xbox since I could remember. Even though the name change thing was something I wanted for so long, I didnt want to touch that VCR shaped thing.... But now that sony is adding it in, I am super excited!
     
  15. leon315

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    man, we don't need to get into details, it's all about a service, M$ has it many years ago, but $ony has implemented just now! this means $ony after M$, Blizzard and co.. has finally folloewed the trend to add this BASIC SERVICE!
     
  16. Arras

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    Because PSN is 12 years old, and there are a ton of people out there stuck with shitty usernames they made as a kid.
     
  17. Kallus

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    This is exactly my problem. Glad to see Sony is finally listening to people.
     
  18. Wrathcaster

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    Finally!! Been waiting since 2009 to change mine lol

    [​IMG]
     
  19. tbb043

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    Finally people can stop whining like bitches over this minor, minor issue.
     
  20. emigre

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    Thank fucking god.
     
  21. Kallus

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    I bet you'd whine too when stuck with a name like SonicIVIaster, unable to change it for years.
     
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