This is why I always have to think 5 seconds before pressing the X button

Ah it’s fine, I just mash all the buttons anyway and things usually work out.
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Posted by Shawn Handyside on May 5, 2012 · 12:24 AM 
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82 Responses to “Why I always have to think five seconds before pressing the X button”

  1. Hyze on May 5th, 2012 12:28 am

    X marks the spot!

  2. kdebones on May 5th, 2012 12:29 am

    I've used each type of controller. You learn after a 24 hour game session. Till then, this.

  3. Funkalicous on May 5th, 2012 12:31 am

    So Scott was fighting evil X's way before Ramona…

  4. SirBlitz on May 5th, 2012 12:38 am

    My friend and I attempting to bridge the console gap:

    "Press the 'X' button"
    *friend jumps*
    "Damn it, I meant the 'Square' button."
    "Oh for… it's where my 'X' button usually is!"
    *friend jumps again*
    "I don't…"
    *sigh* "Let's just play TF2."

  5. Vabolo on May 5th, 2012 12:40 am

    I don't know Y, but the guy who designed these must B A total Square. You always Start looking for the Right button to Select, and no matter how hard you Tri, angle the controller, Circle it, even, all you're Left with is Xcrutiating frustration. If you want to find Joy, stick to the end, because if you lose your saniD, Padded rooms are great for Rumbling and tumbling!


  6. tveye on May 5th, 2012 1:04 am


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  7. Cyndaquazy on May 5th, 2012 1:27 am

    What are you guys talking about!? I found X very easily--no thought required.

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  8. Cloak on May 5th, 2012 1:43 am

    Why DOES everyone have an X button, anyway?
    Is it the cool button or something?
    Is it just the shit in the button community?

  9. Combatbeaver on May 5th, 2012 3:46 am

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    Yahtzee's hate towards quicktime events makes a lot more sense now…

  10. FrEEz on May 5th, 2012 7:02 am

    I always liked the Playstation version more. I feel that visually, these icons cross (no pun intended) language barriers.

    Then again that could be because I grew up with a PS1/2.

  11. Alice_M on May 5th, 2012 7:12 am


    I mashed the fucking X button and still died…

  12. Michael on May 5th, 2012 7:23 am

    Remember, dear child, the X button is always blue.

  13. StompyChar on May 5th, 2012 7:59 am

    But they are not all x'es. Clearly there is a difference between an x (As in letter) and x (As in cross)

    The Playstation controller uses symbols so its the Cross kind of x, all others use letters so its the Letter kind of x.

    Therefore its inpossible to find the X button on the Playstation…the poor guys only have the Cross button.

  14. Comire on May 5th, 2012 8:01 am
  15. Pupsrus13 on May 5th, 2012 8:40 am


  16. TomQuoVadis on May 5th, 2012 9:20 am

    The only buttons I need are QWER.

    Or if I'm playing Karthus, just R.

  17. HughbertEsq on May 5th, 2012 10:26 am

    That awkward moment in COD4 where you accidentally keep hitting "3" to break a rabid dogs neck when it wants jiggy with your windpipe
    Fun Fact, the correct key is "V"

  18. Alpar on May 5th, 2012 11:37 am

    One of the many reasons I prefer a keyboard 500% over a controller for any game that's not 3D.

  19. MasterLuigi452 on May 5th, 2012 11:54 am

    Controllers may be generic, but button location is not.

  20. MasterLuigi452 on May 5th, 2012 12:04 pm

    Oh you mean Jump N' Shoot man.
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  21. AuraGuyChris on May 5th, 2012 1:49 pm

    Heheh, you said X.

  22. Zyquux on May 5th, 2012 2:36 pm
  23. KZN02 on May 5th, 2012 2:43 pm

    Lots of eXceptions here.

  24. Psychopatrick88 on May 5th, 2012 7:44 pm
  25. Hareoic on May 7th, 2012 8:33 am

    You know what makes it worse? Controllers that use numbers instead of letters. NUMBERS! And then they yell at me for not figuring out which one is supposed to be the A button. It's not my fault this time!

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