Well, Max is my actual name. Ever since I was a kid, like maybe 6 or 7 when I played my first RPG where you could name your character, I always used my own name. It's always seemed to immerse me more in the game world, like "hey, that's me!" When I first started Role Playing, one of the things about Persona Frozen was we were supposed to at least slightly base our characters on ourselves in some way, so I gave my character my name. In Sword Art Online, I decided that since I needed to use two names, I would use my real name for one, and then come up with a name for the other, especially since CD was also using a name from Person Frozen. After those two RPs though, I started branching out and using different names. I've used Dean Mason, Flynn Dyer, and Maximillion Wolfe (a bit of a cheat on the last one to mix up the Max haha). As far as video games though, I'll never change it. It will always be Max. I've mixed it up a bit in Role Plays though.