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Game Center now uses real names

Apple has just released an update to the terms of service for Game Center on iOS devices. The terms have been updated with a key feature that is worth mentioning. Game Center will now use your real name when adding people to your friends list. At the beginning of the terms it reads:

IMPORTANT NOTE: We have changed the Game Center terms and conditions to provide you notice that if you send a friend invitation, the full name associated with your Apple ID will be shared with the recipient. If you accept a friend invitation, the full name associated with your Apple ID will be shared with the sender.

This move is similar to what Blizzard had done with Battle.net earlier this year. When you recieve a request from someone you will see both their nickname and their real name in the request. This change honestly doesn’t bother me because I have been used to it on Blizzard games but I do not see a need for it on iOS devices, especially phones.

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Matt
I was a Computer and Information Technology student at Purdue University. I have always wanted my own website and have been fascinated with technology my entire life. So here I am, what's next?
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