The PlayStation Symbols Ex Cross Debate

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What do you call “X”

Poll ended at Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:38 pm

Ex
49
89%
Cross
6
11%
 
Total votes: 55
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PostRe: The PlayStation Symbols Ex Cross Debate
by Moggy » Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:10 pm

Knoyleo wrote:I think the real question we should be asking is, if it's really cross, who upset it in the first place?


The placement of the sticks.

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PostRe: The PlayStation Symbols Ex Cross Debate
by Dowbocop » Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:17 am

Ironhide wrote:
Trelliz wrote:It's all about the number of lines - the circle is button 1, the cross is button 2, triangle 3 and square 4.


How the strawberry float have I never realised that before?

Mind. Blown.

I don't know if anyone else saw the same episode of Only Connect as me, but apparently the X button means "No". Circle means "Yes" (i.e. the Japanese equivalent of a tick, hence why in certain games it's the forward button on menus). Square means "Menu" (it sort of looks like a menu) and Triangle means "Home" (it looks like a roof).

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PostRe: The PlayStation Symbols Ex Cross Debate
by Pedz » Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:46 am

Nah, they just took the Magikoopa shapes and used them on the pad to say strawberry float you to Nintendo for partnering with Phillips. Which is why Magikoopa only have 3 shapes now :(

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PostRe: The PlayStation Symbols Ex Cross Debate
by Jenuall » Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:26 am

Dowbocop wrote:
Ironhide wrote:
Trelliz wrote:It's all about the number of lines - the circle is button 1, the cross is button 2, triangle 3 and square 4.


How the strawberry float have I never realised that before?

Mind. Blown.

I don't know if anyone else saw the same episode of Only Connect as me, but apparently the X button means "No". Circle means "Yes" (i.e. the Japanese equivalent of a tick, hence why in certain games it's the forward button on menus). Square means "Menu" (it sort of looks like a menu) and Triangle means "Home" (it looks like a roof).

I quite like this attempt at consistent thinking that went into it. Triangle was also supposed to be used for changing the camera in games as the triangle represents a view cone!

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PostRe: The PlayStation Symbols Ex Cross Debate
by Pedz » Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:15 am

Lies, it was cause of Magikoppa:'s spell s. They were they 4 buttons and the same colour.

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PostRe: The PlayStation Symbols Ex Cross Debate
by Call and Answer » Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:49 am

Personally I just call ex down, given it's the bottom button in that arrangement of four. That obviously could lead to confusion with down, but as I no longer call down down I just call down ex down instead. Sometimes when playing games with friends, I'll tell them they need to press down so they press down, but actually they needed to press ex (which is down) rather than ex down (which used to be down). This makes them cross.

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PostRe: The PlayStation Symbols Ex Cross Debate
by OrangeRKN » Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:51 am

Call and Answer wrote:Personally I just call ex down, given it's the bottom button in that arrangement of four. That obviously could lead to confusion with down, but as I no longer call down down I just call down ex down instead. Sometimes when playing games with friends, I'll tell them they need to press down so they press down, but actually they needed to press ex (which is down) rather than ex down (which used to be down). This makes them cross.


Bravo

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PostRe: The PlayStation Symbols Ex Cross Debate
by Knoyleo » Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:22 am

Call and Answer wrote:Personally I just call ex down, given it's the bottom button in that arrangement of four. That obviously could lead to confusion with down, but as I no longer call down down I just call down ex down instead. Sometimes when playing games with friends, I'll tell them they need to press down so they press down, but actually they needed to press ex (which is down) rather than ex down (which used to be down). This makes them cross.

Your friends sound like such lefts.

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PostRe: The PlayStation Symbols Ex Cross Debate
by Call and Answer » Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:03 am

Knoyleo wrote:
Call and Answer wrote:Personally I just call ex down, given it's the bottom button in that arrangement of four. That obviously could lead to confusion with down, but as I no longer call down down I just call down ex down instead. Sometimes when playing games with friends, I'll tell them they need to press down so they press down, but actually they needed to press ex (which is down) rather than ex down (which used to be down). This makes them cross.

Your friends sound like such lefts.


I know, right?

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PostRe: The PlayStation Symbols Ex Cross Debate
by jawafour » Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:38 am



Bravo, Microsoft :lol: :toot: .

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PostRe: The PlayStation Symbols Ex Cross Debate
by Pedz » Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:07 am

The thing that unites Switch, Keyboards and Microsoft is the X button, but Playstation is all alone with it's cross.

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PostRe: The PlayStation Symbols Ex Cross Debate
by Call and Answer » Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:13 pm

Trying to get that hipster money.

"Uh actually, I think you'll find it's "cross" yeah?"

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PostRe: The PlayStation Symbols Ex Cross Debate
by Superfurryfox64 » Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:37 pm

I call it Jeff

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PostRe: The PlayStation Symbols Ex Cross Debate
by Dannie Lennox » Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:40 am

jawafour wrote:

Bravo, Microsoft :lol: :toot: .

All I can think when looking at that is that Microsoft really made no attempt to hide the fact that they pinched the layout from Nintendo :lol:

"Yeah, let's call the face buttons A, B, X & Y"
"Erm, isn't someone already doing that?"
"Nah, Sony use shapes."
"But what about Nint-"
*whistles*

They could have at least switched them to M, X, B & O.

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PostRe: The PlayStation Symbols Ex Cross Debate
by sawyerpip » Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:13 am

Dowbocop wrote:
Ironhide wrote:
Trelliz wrote:It's all about the number of lines - the circle is button 1, the cross is button 2, triangle 3 and square 4.


How the strawberry float have I never realised that before?

Mind. Blown.

I don't know if anyone else saw the same episode of Only Connect as me, but apparently the X button means "No". Circle means "Yes" (i.e. the Japanese equivalent of a tick, hence why in certain games it's the forward button on menus). Square means "Menu" (it sort of looks like a menu) and Triangle means "Home" (it looks like a roof).


The original Metal Gear Solid is the only game I can think of that actually used Circle to confirm and X to cancel in the menu options, rather than the other way around like the majority of games.

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PostRe: The PlayStation Symbols Ex Cross Debate
by Garth » Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:48 am

Mystical Ninja Starring Danmon wrote:
jawafour wrote:

Bravo, Microsoft :lol: :toot: .

All I can think when looking at that is that Microsoft really made no attempt to hide the fact that they pinched the layout from Nintendo :lol:

"Yeah, let's call the face buttons A, B, X & Y"
"Erm, isn't someone already doing that?"
"Nah, Sony use shapes."
"But what about Nint-"
*whistles*

They could have at least switched them to M, X, B & O.

Xbox controller buttons were likely inspired by Sega's Dreamcast controller:
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PostRe: The PlayStation Symbols Ex Cross Debate
by Saint of Killers » Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:56 am

Yes, 'inspired' :P

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PostRe: The PlayStation Symbols Ex Cross Debate
by Dowbocop » Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:16 pm

sawyerpip wrote:
Dowbocop wrote:
Ironhide wrote:
Trelliz wrote:It's all about the number of lines - the circle is button 1, the cross is button 2, triangle 3 and square 4.


How the strawberry float have I never realised that before?

Mind. Blown.

I don't know if anyone else saw the same episode of Only Connect as me, but apparently the X button means "No". Circle means "Yes" (i.e. the Japanese equivalent of a tick, hence why in certain games it's the forward button on menus). Square means "Menu" (it sort of looks like a menu) and Triangle means "Home" (it looks like a roof).


The original Metal Gear Solid is the only game I can think of that actually used Circle to confirm and X to cancel in the menu options, rather than the other way around like the majority of games.

I think Zone of the Enders did as well, so basically Konami are the only ones fighting the good fight :lol:


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