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Sony wants you to know that it’s not the “X” button it’s the “Cross” button and you’re wrong

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Clarified in a series of tweets this weekend, Sony called out describing their now iconic face buttons with the wrong name.

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I don’t care who you are. I don’t care where you’re from. What you did. The “X” is the “ex” button and not the “cross” button. Since the birth of the PlayStation it has been known as the “ex” button and never will it be any different even if Sony wants to be real sticks in the mud about the whole thing. What started out as a fun, light-hearted debate on Twitter turned into a senseless bloodbath and PlayStation fans the world over had their minds destroyed by the official confirmation that it is indeed called the “Cross” button.

Outrage. Horror. Retweets.

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And yet, did we not ask for this? Sony makes an exceptionally valid point that if it is indeed the “ex” button then we should also describe it’s brother as the “O” button, not “Circle”. The other symbols are shapes, not letters. So why, has a collective society have been so wrong for all these years? Has there been some form of group brain-washing that’s led us all astray? Despite the now official canonisation of our global stupidity, I doubt it’ll change much. The “ex” button has become so ingrained in our collective consciousness that to change it now would be impossible. It’s like when the guy who created the .gif format revealed that it was actually pronounced “jif”. Get out with that.

Also, I do want to end this silly piece by saying “As Long As You Love Me” because I realise now, reading it over, I accidentally quoted The Backstreet Boys and I wasn’t letting any of you have the satisfaction.

Last Updated: September 9, 2019

33 Comments

  1. Pariah

    September 9, 2019 at 11:46

    The cross button is really making people mad, eh? Never saw that coming.

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  2. Geoffrey Tim

    September 9, 2019 at 11:46

    This makes me quite cross.
    #inb4kasie

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  3. Yahtzee

    September 9, 2019 at 11:47

    • Pariah

      September 9, 2019 at 11:47

      They’re right next to the Paws button.

      Reply

    • Kelly

      September 9, 2019 at 13:11

      I miss those buttons a lot.

      Reply

  4. Yahtzee

    September 9, 2019 at 11:48

    “It’s like when the guy who created the .gif format revealed that it was actually pronounced “jif”.”

    Defok kinda blatant fake news is this kek

    Reply

  5. Llama In The Rift

    September 9, 2019 at 12:05

    So even Pirates had it wrong?…..”Cross marks the spot”?….dafuk?

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    • Original Heretic

      September 9, 2019 at 14:45

      Christian rage incoming!!

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      • Llama In The Rift

        September 9, 2019 at 14:45

        Wait?…..Christians play games?

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        • Original Heretic

          September 9, 2019 at 14:57

          Oh yeah, totally. But they mainly stick to Scrabble and Monopoly. Oh and Risk.
          It’s all about wordy nonsense, control of money and world domination.

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          • Llama In The Rift

            September 9, 2019 at 16:10

            Sounds legit…Any games on plagues maybe?

            Always wanted to play that survival game where you have to survive 40 days and nights in the rain.

          • Original Heretic

            September 9, 2019 at 17:48

            Plague Inc, yeah, very likely favoured.

  6. HvR

    September 9, 2019 at 12:28

    Sony can GITFS, I do not care what they say I will continue to call the PS controller buttons the QED button, Delta button, Big O and the Ten button

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  7. Dresden

    September 9, 2019 at 12:43

  8. Original Heretic

    September 9, 2019 at 12:52

    What’s worse: merely quoting the Backstreet Boys…or KNOWING that you’ve quoted them?!

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    • Pariah

      September 9, 2019 at 13:02

      Knowing that it’s a Backstreet Boys quote.

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      • Original Heretic

        September 9, 2019 at 17:48

        You’re in the know.

        It’s like it’s your…fiiiiire.
        Your one…um… Ah, can’t think of the word now.

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  9. For the Emperor!

    September 9, 2019 at 13:10

    Probably started due to controls on other platforms? Or stupidity…either way who really gives a deuce ?

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  10. konfab

    September 9, 2019 at 13:29

    Nintendo are responsible for this.

    X Y A B are the letters on Nintendo controllers. They are letters, not shapes

    They are ex, why, Aye, Be.

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  11. Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

    September 9, 2019 at 11:56

    Guess we’re at a Xroads here.

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    • Pariah

      September 9, 2019 at 11:56

      *an

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      • Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

        September 9, 2019 at 12:43

        Depends on how you read that.

        Also do you really think I would make a grammatical error? 😛

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  12. HvR

    September 9, 2019 at 12:35

    Screw Sony.

    WE ARE THE ORIGINAL GAMING GENERATION!!!

    WE WERE THE ORIGINAL PURVEYORS OF THE WORLD WIDE WEB!!!!

    WE CREATED THE MARKET IN WHICH SONY RELEASE AND MAKE A SUCCESS OF THE PLAYSTATION!!!!

    WE ARE THE ONES THAT PUSHED GAMING FROM BLOCKY 8-BIT THROUGH ULTRA_REALISM WE CAN GAME IN TODAY!!!!!!

    WE WILL NOT BE RELEGATED TO MERE CROSSES!!!!

    WE ARE GAMING!!!!! WE ARE PLAYSTATION!!!!! WE ARE

    DA GENERATION X

    https://media2.giphy.com/media/26EbUDoz9SpVBTG2A/source.gif

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