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Why does the Xbox 360 controller have a Back button instead of a Select button?

#1SolnotPosted 4/1/2013 5:50:14 AM
Why does Microsoft decide to go against the industry standards for controller buttons?
#2SunDevil77Posted 4/1/2013 5:53:39 AM
Do you honestly think your topics are humorous, man?
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#3Kazuya_80Posted 4/1/2013 5:54:45 AM
It's another April trolls topic
#4SocratoPosted 4/1/2013 5:57:56 AM
I was wondering the same thing the other day, but then I realized, they actually use it for a back function in some menus and if it was called select they couldn't do that.
#5WackyPosted 4/1/2013 6:04:09 AM
Because Microsoft believes in racial equality.

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#6AWarAmp84Posted 4/1/2013 6:04:47 AM
SunDevil77 posted...
Do you honestly think your topics are humorous, man?


Yeah, he's definitely a boring troll. The least he could do is come up with something clever.
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#7KtuluheroIIPosted 4/1/2013 6:06:06 AM
From: Wacky | #005
Because Microsoft believes in racial equality.


wat
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#8lostnumberwarPosted 4/1/2013 6:19:16 AM
Systems I own or have owned that feature a select button.
NES
SNES
Gameboy
Gameboy Advance
DS
Playstation
Playstation 2
Playstation 3
PSP
3DS

Systems I own or have owned without a select button.
Genesis
Game Gear
Saturn
Master System
Coleco Vision
Atari 2600
Nintendo 64
Dreamcast
Atari Jaguar
Nintendo Wii
Gamecube
XBOX
XBOX 360
Intellivision
3DO
WonderSwan Color
Neo Geo Pocket Color

What damn Industry Standard?
There are more systems out there that don't have a select button than do.
This is because to select something people eventually came to a genius conclusion that you could make a selection with the actual D-pad. You know use up and down to go up and down a list of selectable options.
Most games don't even use the select button on systems that have one.
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#9NeoGeoXSegaPosted 4/1/2013 8:19:01 AM
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The TC is asking why it is NAMED 'back' instead of 'select'.

Pressing the back button does not back you out of anything.
It would have made more sense to be named select, as you press it to select things more times than not.
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#10FFTHEWINNERPosted 4/1/2013 8:20:48 AM
SunDevil77 posted...
Do you honestly think your topics are humorous, man?

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