Square, Circle, Triangle and... X?

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#1 Scianix-Black
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X isn't a shape...

You ever wonder why they went with the buttons that they went for when they first made playstation?

Square, Circle and Triangle all fit together, but... X?

I guess it wouldn't be very pleasing to say..

"No, no, you have to push Rhombus to jump."

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#2 rogerjak
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"Press Dodecahedron to Jump"
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#3 wwedx
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i think "X" is a shape "ARGH X marks the spot"
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#4 Scianix-Black
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Dodeca-holy hell.
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#5 Ryder123
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I think X is a shape actually...
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#6 avataraang1
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Square, Circle, Triangle and... Decagon?
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#7 Furi-Kun
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Instead of "X", they should have made it an Octogon, everyone loooves Octogons.
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#8 Scianix-Black
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I think X is a shape actually...Ryder123

Is not.. no way..

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#9 hazelnutman
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They don't nessessarily have to be shapes. Just simple symbols.

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#10 rockwii13
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I say it should be trapezoid.
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#11 KengoK
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well you know hypothetically......just maybe....
by shape X ( which is jumping in a lot of games) they meant smt like shapeless shape :shock:
that has no shape > like jumping > shapeless > which means that it has no shape > Thus, it proves that X is some sort of X > which has no beginning nor end!!! >>>>
which lead to only one logical conclusion!!!!!>>>> x is a.................X :shock::shock::shock:
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#12 bcviper
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because a,b and y are stupid
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#13 Ryder123
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[QUOTE="Ryder123"]I think X is a shape actually...Scianix-Black

Is not.. no way..

Well if you look at the real definition of shape, a shape can be anything, an X may not be a regular shape but it is still a shape.

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#14 Scianix-Black
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[QUOTE="Scianix-Black"]

[QUOTE="Ryder123"]I think X is a shape actually...Ryder123

Is not.. no way..

Well if you look at the real definition of shape, a shape can be anything, an X may not be a regular shape but it is still a shape.

Well, I guess you're right but you gotta admit..

because a,b and y are stupid bcviper

is pretty funny.

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#15 navstar29
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"Press Dodecahedron to Jump"rogerjak

hahahahahahahaha

so why A B X Y ... why not A B C D? or on the n64 .. the z button, which i found out about after 2 weeks of playing games on it.

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#16 Scianix-Black
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[QUOTE="rogerjak"]"Press Dodecahedron to Jump"navstar29

hahahahahahahaha

so why A B X Y ... why not A B C D? or on the n64 .. the z button, which i found out about after 2 weeks of playing games on it.

Yeah, why not A B C D?

Why the hell would they skip 21 letters?

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#17 avataraang1
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[QUOTE="navstar29"]

[QUOTE="rogerjak"]"Press Dodecahedron to Jump"Scianix-Black

hahahahahahahaha

so why A B X Y ... why not A B C D? or on the n64 .. the z button, which i found out about after 2 weeks of playing games on it.

Yeah, why not A B C D?

Why the hell would they skip 21 letters?

They wanted 2 vowels
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#18 n00bkid
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They don't nessessarily have to be shapes. Just simple symbols.

hazelnutman

Exactly what i was going to say

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#19 Flame_Blade88
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This question comes 13 years too late :lol:
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#20 7vaan7
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does it matter is the real question?
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#21 piemanngamer
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well you know hypothetically......just maybe....
by shape X ( which is jumping in a lot of games) they meant smt like shapeless shape :shock:
that has no shape > like jumping > shapeless > which means that it has no shape > Thus, it proves that X is some sort of X > which has no beginning nor end!!! >>>>
which lead to only one logical conclusion!!!!!>>>> x is a.................X :shock::shock::shock:
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wow. that was very philosophical
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#22 Becent
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So X is not a polygon....big woop

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#23 KengoK
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[QUOTE="KengoK"]well you know hypothetically......just maybe....
by shape X ( which is jumping in a lot of games) they meant smt like shapeless shape :shock:
that has no shape > like jumping > shapeless > which means that it has no shape > Thus, it proves that X is some sort of X > which has no beginning nor end!!! >>>>
which lead to only one logical conclusion!!!!!>>>> x is a.................X :shock::shock::shock:
piemanngamer
wow. that was very philosophical


well yeah but it didn't help )))
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#24 Phoenix963
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[QUOTE="Scianix-Black"]

[QUOTE="Ryder123"]I think X is a shape actually...Ryder123

Is not.. no way..

Well if you look at the real definition of shape, a shape can be anything, an X may not be a regular shape but it is still a shape.

Im pretty sure for an object to be consider a shape especialy on drawn out has to be basically an enclosure which is created by the connection of a series of lines or even one line. like a rectangle with four lines and a cirlce being one. so i dont think x is really a shape. however im sure X is there because the most important button :) its meant for most of the "enter" "next" etc. buttons

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#25 SPD_WeBmAsTaH
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No wtf are you babbling about? Press the tetrahedron next to the hexagon to jump. Then press the hexagon to attack. The octagon does nothing in this game. So why you playin'?
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#26 kenshinhimura16
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Actually, Square and triangle are the ones I cant figure out. O is normally used as an OK button (its also the OK button in ASIA), and X is used as the negative button, which is also its use in Asia. For the other 2, I just dont know what would they mean.
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#27 zeriva
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Actually, Square and triangle are the ones I cant figure out. O is normally used as an OK button (its also the OK button in ASIA), and X is used as the negative button, which is also its use in Asia. For the other 2, I just dont know what would they mean.kenshinhimura16

The only time I see "O" as the okay button, is in Asia.

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#28 ashunpnoy
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"X" is supposed to refer to "cross" but instead we just call it the "X" button instead of the "cross" button
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#29 danome01
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lol my cousin came from taiwan to america and she was like wtf the menu screen isn't working because she kept pressing circle
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#30 Lub1
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in msg3 I had thesame problem. I kept pushing x and it didn't want to continue in the menu :p
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#31 rsoxguy12
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square, circle, triangle, and...diamond?
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#32 zeriva
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lol my cousin came from taiwan to america and she was like wtf the menu screen isn't working because she kept pressing circledanome01

God, I would want to see that... :lol:

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#33 a-a-a-a-2-24-5-
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i think it sould go circle triangle square and stop sign but it took me forever to figure out R 3 and L3
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#35 gwf123
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square, circle, triangle, and...diamond?rsoxguy12

omg i like that idea:shock:

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#36 SageJMP
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think of it this way

O requires 1 line to make, 1 curvy line that is

X requires 2 lines to make

Triangle requires 3 lines to make

Square requires 4 lines to make.

This is how I always see it.

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#37 dilathrilla
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"Press Dodecahedron to Jump"rogerjak

Sorry dude, Dodecahedron's are 3D. I don't think it would fit on the controller. :)

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#38 supernintendo
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[QUOTE="Ryder123"]I think X is a shape actually...Scianix-Black

Is not.. no way..

its a sign for a cross. you know like railroad crossing, or should i say x-ing
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#39 THE_BRUTALIZER
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ahah thats a good question......i guess x just seemed like more of a predominant character in relation to the shapes.
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#40 TheKonspiracy
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i always thought that the X is actually a cross as in CrossMediaBar (XMB)
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#41 Duckman5
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[QUOTE="rogerjak"]"Press Dodecahedron to Jump"dilathrilla

Sorry dude, Dodecahedron's are 3D. I don't think it would fit on the controller. :)

Did you forget that the PS3 is 4D? Ps3's power is near infinite. (lol)

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#42 Abstract_Choas
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it could have just been a diamond.
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#43 navstar29
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think of it this way

O requires 1 line to make, 1 curvy line that is

X requires 2 lines to make

Triangle requires 3 lines to make

Square requires 4 lines to make.

This is how I always see it.

SageJMP

Interesting, never thought of it that way, although i do think rogerjak's dodecahedron trumps sony's initial decision for X, i mean it only takes 30 lines to make.

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#44 lextexrex
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In Japan, X is a symbol for "no" and O is a symbol for "yes"
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#45 Lyphe2k
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In Japan, X is a symbol for "no" and O is a symbol for "yes"lextexrex

So what's triangle or square? "Maybe"?

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#46 CJL182
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[QUOTE="lextexrex"]In Japan, X is a symbol for "no" and O is a symbol for "yes"Lyphe2k

So what's triangle or square? "Maybe"?

Nothing, but the idea of shapes may have come from X and O lol.

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#47 SageJMP
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In Japan, X is a symbol for "no" and O is a symbol for "yes"lextexrex

that actually explains so much. All my import games use O to progress through the menus and X to go back. While american games tend to use X to progress through the menus and O to go back.

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#49 Aclar00_basic
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Does anyone else call it X, as in the letter? or do most people call it Cross like i usually hear in game previews and news & such?
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#50 jeremiah06
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X isn't a shape...

You ever wonder why they went with the buttons that they went for when they first made playstation?

Square, Circle and Triangle all fit together, but... X?

I guess it wouldn't be very pleasing to say..

"No, no, you have to push Rhombus to jump."

Scianix-Black

You know for some reason I always say it Triangle, Circle, X, Square I don't know why either I also assumed everyone else said it that order as well It was kinda weird to see it said differently but anyway I think X is there to mean cancel because in the Japanese game on the PS2 Circle was always the OK button and X was always cancel.