Paul Reikhart, also known as KiwiKiwiOrange, says he is experiencing a serious identity problem.
“The thing is, like, I don’t know who KiwiKiwiOrange is; that’s who I was a while ago, I”m now NightAttack1505” said Reikhart.
Paul was hoping that with the new technology in the PlayStation 4 he no longer would have to go around lying about who he really is to others. He cannot call himself by KiwiKiwiOrange anymore. As Paul tells us that he as time went on, became to realize that he is simply NightAttack1505. Paul let us know that his PSN ID of KiwiKiwiOrange wasn’t his choice, but it was provided to him. However, he isn’t mad at the parents enigmatic PSN ID decision. He is really at peace with the whole identity problem. He had really high hopes for this next generation hardware capabilities.
He described the whole process as a revelation of himself. He knew deep down that KiwiKiwiOrange was never who he really identified with, but he tried to fit into that role. Eventually, he became tired of lying to himself and to others. He said the whole process, around a month or two, was very confusing. Thankfully he also had the support of his friends on PSN they always knew that he really was more of a NightAttack1505. That was a huge relief for Paul as he describes how grueling time to find each letter and quickly express himself at the same time.
“You never know how your friends are going to react to such news, and that could totally ruin our kill streaks,” said Reikart
One of his friends, who has an ID on both PSN and Xbox, helped him the most because he was able to change his Xbox ID. He was able to sympathize with his situation the best as Paul explains. Eventually, Paul, wouldn’t even realize that his PSN ID was any different until he would pick up a new game or go off and venture outside of his group of players and they would call him by his original KiwiKiwiOrange. Usually an extremely jarring experience.
“It’s just so frustrating, I mean, Microsoft has the technology with changing identities on Gamertags. Why can’t they just share that technology with Sony?” said Reikart. He continues, “I have so many friends on XBL who easily changed to their new identities, free of charge, I think, but I had a couple that had to pay because they decided they liked their old identity better.”
Asked why he wouldn’t simply opt for the Xbox One, and alleviate his alienating identity problem? As he describes it, it was the will of the parents for him to have a PlayStation 4. He said he is optimistic that Sony will crack the code on PSN identity conversion.