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Back in 2006, Sony introduced us to their newest service which was known as the PlayStation Network and this led to people signing up to the service in their droves.

When you signed up, you were given the chance to create a PSN name which would become your online ID and it would be the name that people on the PSN would get to know you as. At the same time, everyone started to create their names but many didn’t realise that, once a name was chosen, you were stuck with it and were unable to change.

Fast-forward 12 years to 2018 and Sony finally made the announcement that they were going to finally allow people to change their PSN name.

Originally, the name change was part of the PlayStation Preview Programme but the ability to change your PSN ID is now, finally, being rolled out to everyone and this means that you can finally change the embarrassing PSN name which you mistakenly thought was cool back in 2006.

There are two ways in which you can change the name.

The first option is to change it using your PlayStation console and the process is fairly simple:

  • Log into your PS4
  • Go to settings
  • Choose Account Management
  • Account Information
  • Profile
  • Profile ID
  • Enter your new name and follow the onscreen instructions to complete the change

The second option is by using your internet browser to change your name and to do this you need to:

  • Sign into your PSN account
  • Select PSN profile
  • Click Edit
  • Enter a new PSN name and follow the onscreen instructions to complete the change

It’s important to note that changing your PSN name doesn’t mean that your old name is permanently lost. If you do want to revert back to your old name for any reason, you can contact PlayStation support and they’ll be able to roll back the change. You also will be given an option to display your old PSN name alongside the new one for 30 days to help your friends come to terms with this epic change.

As with everything in life, changing your PSN name does come with some risks.

While games which have been released after April 1, 2018 have been tested and fully support the name change, older titles do not.

This means that changing your name could cause some critical issues with some games and Sony recommends checking a list of tested games before making the decision to change.

To celebrate the roll out of this change, Sony is allowing you to change your name once for free. However, once the change has been made any subsequent changes will set you back £4.99 for PS Plus subscribers and £9.99 for everyone else.

While this might seem like a basic feature which should have been made available a long time ago, the ability to change our name is a welcome change and it gives owners who have created terrible names the chance to start over.

Hopefully, we’ll now see the end of names such as Xx_SnIpErZzZz_xX.

Free Playstation Plus Games

So, February has now officially been tossed aside like yesterday’s jam and we welcome in the month of March with open arms on a promise that it banishes the winter weather until at least November.

While many people will start to cast their minds to Easter and the chocolatey goodness that comes with it and the smell of the freshly cut grass of Spring, at My Games Media, we know that with the turn of a new month means only one thing – free games!

With this, and off the back of two months worth of banging releases, we’re expecting March’s offerings to be a real doozy and they definitely don’t disappoint.

As many of you are aware, March will be the first month where Playstation are no longer offering free games for the PS3 and the Vita and, as a result, we’re expecting some big titles to be announced to help us recover from this blow. Well, it’s safe to say that, with the announcement of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and The Witness, we’ll be quickly forgetting what a PS3 is (only joking, I love my PS3).

CALL OF DUTY: MODERN WARFARE:

Call of Duty Modern Warfare

For anyone who has read my Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 review, saw my YouTube video or watched any of my COD related livestreams, you’ll know that I hate Call of Duty.

It’s true that I used to love the game but recent releases combined with an emphasis on quick-scoping and idiots who believe that jumping in the air provides more stability when shooting vs ground shots has somewhat dwindled that love into a slow-burning hatred for everything I used to hold dear.

Hatred aside, it’s hard to disagree with the fact that Activision’s Call of Duty series is well and truly woven into the fabric of modern day gaming and we have to go back to 2007 when developers Infinity Ward created a title that took the world by storm with their spin of an already popular series that it helped to create.

Modern Warfare was then given a new lease of life back in 2016 as the game was dragged into the modern era with it’s full HD ready remastered version ready to tantalise the tastebuds of a new generation of gamers while still holding onto the first-class gunplay and brilliant level design that made COD a favourite amongst FPS fans.

THE WITNESS:

The Witness PS4

The Witness isn’t a title that I’ve had a great deal of experience with, but as a huge fan of puzzle and problem solving games, it’s something that I’m excited to give a crack at.

What sets this game apart from other puzzle-based entries is that open-ended island that you find yourself on with hundreds of puzzles which are designed to get you searching around in each and every brain cell that you have looking for the answers.

On the surface, the game might look like a it’s a game where you’re drawing lines through mazes, but the real puzzle starts to unravel itself when you realise that the island you find yourself on is the actual puzzle you need to solve as you arrive there with no idea who you are, what you did, where you’re from, as long as you love me.

Joking aside, The Witness is an intelligent game which is expertly crafted and ceaselessly enjoyable to play. It can be incredibly complex but the free-roaming nature of the island means that there’s always something to do and you won’t be stuck for too long.

So, with these two releases set and scheduled for release this month, it’s important to remember to add the games to your download list and stay tuned because, of course, we’ll be providing video reviews and livestreams for both titles.

Let us know in the comments below what you think about this months PS Plus releases and your thoughts on Sony abandoning the PS3 and the PS Vita in future free games.