Gamertag Kung Fu Pride

by SMK on January 25, 2010 · 9 comments in Buddhist Blog

For those of you unaware of what exactly a gamertag is, it’s simply a name you choose and are known by when playing video games online with other people around the world, whether it’s via the Xbox, PS3, Wii, PC, or any other format of a gaming device. Currently I own the XBOX 360, PS3 and a Wii. When I first bought my Xbox several years ago, I didn’t really have plans to join the Xbox Live network, but after buying the game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, my friends at work who were playing on XBOX Live stated on just how fun the game is online and how addicting it was. Eventually I was talked into joining, and after paying the price to play, it was time to choose my gamertag. I know a lot of people choose a name that best describes what their most passionate about, could be their favorite sport or sports team, their favorite kind of car, or just some nonsense, meaningless, absurd name just to be different (there are plenty of those online), the first thing that came to mind was something Kung Fu related. After trying if my first choice for a name was available, “ShaolinChamber36”, surprisingly it was already taken. But thankfully my second choice was free to use, which was “ShaolinMaster36”. I knew right away that people not familiar with the Kung Fu film genre would see my name and possibly think that I was in fact a Master from Shaolin and was 36 years of age, when in actuality that is not what my name refers to, and I doubt I need to explain to anybody reading this right now what it represents. Coincidentally, I WAS able to use the name “ShaolinChamber36” on the Playstation Network.

When playing online, and waiting in the lobby for a game to start, I do check out what some of the other players have chosen for their name, I am always on the lookout for anything Kung Fu related, but I very rarely see much of anything, besides a few names with the word “ninja” being used. So I am curious from those of you reading this, who may also play video games and have taken the time to choose a gamertag, is your gamertag in fact Kung Fu related? Please let me know by leaving a comment below.

Here are a few more pics of my ‘Callsign’ from the game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, these display a different ‘Clan Tag’ name.

XBOX 360 Gamertag

*CLAN TAG: A clan tag is a four character prefix attached to a player’s screen name. It is a feature used in from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 on to distinguish a player as part of a clan.

*CALLSIGN: Callsigns are a new feature, introduced in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. They are similar in nature to nametags, and are used to help distinguish individual players, who can customize their Callsign according to their unique personal tastes and preferences. A Callsign features several elements: the name of the player, a title, an emblem, their level, their rank, and their clan tag.

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SMK August 5, 2010

Akim, send me a friend request as well. And Shaun I’ll send one to you later today.


shaun August 5, 2010

no just play modern warfare 2,played lastnite 1st time in about 2 weeks and i got destroyed! ive prestiged once and am on level46 now,but wont prestige again takes too long to get everything back!


Akim August 5, 2010

Hey, Shaun,

I’ll send you a friend request later on today. I also play Modern Warfare 2 as well and I’m probably just as bad as you are. Do you play Call of Duty: World at War?


Shaun K August 2, 2010

Mines hangman960
I play moderen warfare alot but not that great and ufc undisputed 2010 any1 is welcome to add me


SMK August 3, 2010

Hey Shaun, is that your XBOX Live gamertag? Thanks for the comment.


Shaun August 3, 2010

yeah it is


Iron Fisted Monk February 6, 2010

I’m Ironfistedmonk9, love Modern Warfare 2 but I die far too much on it lol


venom10463 January 31, 2010

My gamertag for the 360 and ps3 are Hanzo Bankai (360) and HanzoBankai(ps3) Hanzo isn’t kung fu related, I got the name from Shintaro Katsu’s Hanzo the Raizo trilogy and Bankai I got from Bleach.


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