PSN change user name preview program

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  1. chris1515

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    I wonder what took them so long.
     
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    A really crap system design. - https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2018-10-10-sony-will-let-you-change-your-psn-id-early-2019

    Sony uses your PSN ID as the key in the database, meaning everything PSN is tied to that. Games have to be written/patched to access a second 'Display Name' field, and games released before April 2018 may not work - you actually change your ID, but add a second name.

    Absolutely mind-numbing choice on the creation of PSN that they're stuck with forever now. :roll:
     
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    What if someone changes their ID to your old ID.
     
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    I think they do not change the id, but add a second field with a name instead.
    But this is like Database 101, how can you make such a "mistake".
     
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    From a Naughty Dog guy

     
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    Sigh duck.
     
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    Supposedly, all the old IDs remain, so are taken and not freed for someone else to use. I guess the second wave IDs will also be one-time use only.
     
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    You will need to switch to old PSN id for all game not compatible with new PSN ID.... This is crazy...:mrgreen:
     
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    Wow. I'd expect this from Nintendo, not Sony.
     
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    Sony has a habit of doing weird stuff

    Fir example, my Sony vaio tap 11 tablet have its turbo hard limited to 20 seconds or something.

    Doesn't matter even if the cpu is cool. Max boost for 20 seconds

    Or when they released Psvr without hdr pass thru supports ...
     
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    Yeah it's really weird.. What's preventing them to "simply" add new field for "new name" that can be changed willy-nilly, and invisible to old games? So only new games can see this new field.
     
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    The moral of the story is to make sure you pick a decent name in the first place! Lol
     
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    You can revert to your original at any time so it is never going to be released as available.
     

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