Poll: What do you call this button?
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Playstation controversy over controller button name
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PlayStation has recently poked the fan hive-mind by telling everyone that the buttons on it's famous controller are:

SQUARE 
TRIANGLE
CIRCLE 
& CROSS

Instead of calling the 'cross' an "X" as most Sony fans & gamer's tend to.

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No option for 'times' :( ?

(In fairness, even I don't call it that :lol: )
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But it's always been cross.

I've had my fair share of PS1 Game Manuals calling the X button CROSS as opposed to just X.

I swear, people can get outraged by anything these days, it's sad.
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I call it the "blue button" xD
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Uh, Sure most people call it an "X" (the letter) but the "Cross" is used in (at lease) North America and the majority of Europe for road signs to denote a railway crossing, it makes sense for it to also be called a "cross"

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(09-08-2019, 05:46 PM)Azriel Delacroix Wrote: I swear, people can get outraged by anything these days, it's sad.

That’s a 15th century trait; This is the present so embrace it!
But it doesn’t matter. I never even owned a Play Station of any kind.
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(09-08-2019, 05:46 PM)Azriel Delacroix Wrote: I swear, people can get outraged by anything these days, it's sad.
Well, at least this is a pretty 'safe' thing to get outraged about: nobody's livelihood depends on whether it's called 'X' or 'Cross' :P .

(09-08-2019, 06:12 PM)Lurker101 Wrote: Uh, Sure most people call it an "X" (the letter) but the "Cross" is used in (at lease) North America and the majority of Europe for road signs to denote a railway crossing, it makes sense for it to also be called a "cross"
Reminds me of how we sometimes use "King's X" as an abbreviation for King's Cross Station :P .

But, going back to the topic... I can only assume that most people use 'X' instead of 'Cross', because there's a 'X' button on Nintendo and Xbox controllers (along with 'A', 'B' or 'Y'). I know the cross on a PlayStation controller doesn't correspond to the 'X' button on either of these controllers - but, still :P .
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I never had a PlayStation, but honestly this seems like a really silly thing to get upset about.  All right, the official name is cross, but if you want to call it X, call it X.
well this is very random

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I've never known the button to be called anything but the cross button. Even marketing for the original PlayStation in the 90's referred to it as a cross button.
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Well, I've added a poll to this thread, since I think it could really do with one.

So, if you've been wanting to vote, now's your chance :P
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