Submitted by dieforgame 241d ago | article

Goodbye, "Start" Button. We'll Miss You.

Launch a game from the hard drive. The title screen glows in front of you, beckoning. Time to press the start button, like you've done thousands of times before. Not anymore, though. Start's gone, shown the door by both the PS4 and Xbox One. (PS4, Xbox One)

xHeavYx  +   241d ago
To be honest, I've always used X instead of start
SpinalRemains138  +   241d ago
X was only a substitute for certain things.

I feel very out of place without a Start button myself.
MatrixxGT  +   241d ago
Im constantly reaching for a start button. Especially to pause or whatever. And options? Seriously the only reason I see it named that is because when you highlight a menu item and push options it actually gives you options. Better than no name buttons I guess but I will miss start. Maybe I can tell my future offspring about the glory days when we had a start button and watch their mind blow.
ShinMaster  +   241d ago

But options do come up when you press the Options button during a game (Resume, Restart, Settings, Main Menu, etc).

And then your future offspring will ask you why you pressed a "START" button to PAUSE... lol

Most title screens today say "Press Any Button" and the ones that do say "Press Start" allow you to just press any button anyway.

Sometimes I just press the PS button. It's easier.
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GT67  +   241d ago
are we REALLY willing to give up the only button we known since NES days?? when you press that button your game comes to life im not so easily giving up on it. with out it i would not know how to START the game x is not reliable. since NES days our minds has been programmed with that button you will reach for it automaticlly. what will replace it?? PAUSE?? haaaaa
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vakarian75  +   241d ago
You used x to pause your games.
ZBlacktt  +   241d ago | Funny
Good-bye start. :(

Hello PS4!

nosferatuzodd  +   241d ago
ha ha ha ha ha bubbles up man i spit my drinks up
Majin-vegeta  +   241d ago
Lol some fat guy got banned earlier for getting naked on twitch xD

Edit:Where do you find these things??xD
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KwietStorm  +   241d ago
I don't know what that girl got, but I'm staying far away from her.
badboy776  +   241d ago
Make it Rain let us throw out Dollar bills.
VIDGMER  +   241d ago
ZBlacktt - Is it Miley C?
KwietStorm  +   241d ago
kornbeaner  +   241d ago
There have been many times so far where I want to pause Resogun and I'm like "WHERE'S THE DAMN START BUTTON!"
cell989  +   241d ago
lol yes!! in Battlefield 4 I always bring up the Battle log feature by accidentally pressing the touch pad looking for a Start button
ShinMaster  +   241d ago
Or you could just press the PS button. It's a little easier and it basically pauses the game too.
Unless you're actually trying to bring up options like Restart, Settings, Main Menu, then pressing the Options button makes more sense than pressing "START" to PAUSE.
Edsword  +   241d ago
Nintendo did away with start on the wii. Though arguably the +\- serve as start and select.
Ripsta7th  +   241d ago
I was looking for the start button while playing Ac4, ended up using the PS home button and from now on i use that
Deltaohio  +   241d ago
The funny things is I will probably still call it a start button lol it's just in my DNA now.
cell989  +   241d ago
I still miss it man, everytime I want to pause a game I literally stare at my controller hoping to find that START button. Countless times Ive pressed the touchpad trying to reach for the Start Button lol. The Options button needs to stick out more, not very accessible. I can see why the Share button is indented so you dont accidentally press it in the middle of the action, but the Options button IS the Start button and needs to be popping out for easier presses. The one thing I dislike about an otherwise perfect controller
KwietStorm  +   241d ago
All of you really pressed all these other buttons by accident?
-Gespenst-  +   241d ago
Pre-order cancelled.
Riderz1337  +   241d ago
Meanwhile on the Wii U controller...

ArtificiallyYours  +   241d ago
Doesn't seem like a big deal at all.
Soldierone  +   241d ago
I started pressing Share just to make the game pause lol

Sometimes the center pad and options doesn't pause a game.
Rhezin  +   241d ago
yeah not a big fan of the share button.. I really don't care what other people's videos look like and I don't care to waste people's time with mine. Kinda like twitter….don't give a flying fark what you're doing! I miss the start button already….
nevin1  +   241d ago
Start and Select are iconic. No reason to remove it imo.
Clover904  +   241d ago
I love Share and Option buttons :)
AceBlazer13  +   241d ago
I have clicked my track pad many times while reacing for the start button. To think soon it'll be just a memory
RussellGorall  +   241d ago
I am still getting used to hitting the touchpad when I go for the Options button. Not sure when I will get fine with it.

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