Updating ps2 firmware
Owners of Microsoft's Surface Book 2 or Surface Pro 6 may be faced with an almost unusable device right now thanks to a firmware update killing the performance of both machines.
As Tech Republic reports, it seems a firmware update from Aug.
Rather than using letters or numbers that had a clearly defined order, Sony instead used its four now-iconic shapes, meaning developers, in theory, had more choice over how they arranged their controls.
Then, it may have simply been a case of cultural differences between Japan and the West that determined which symbol made sense to be used as the confirm button and which made sense as the cancel button.
Why would Play Station developers follow Sega’s lead in some parts of the world and Nintendo’s in others?
The original Play Station controller was very different from the Sega and Nintendo controllers that had come before it.
The “X” cross shape is known as “batsu” in Japanese, and it carries similar connotations as it does in the West — no one wants a bunch of Xs on their exam results — but the “maru” circle shape has a similar meaning to the check mark in Western culture.To my intense surprise, the game instantly kicked me back to the title screen. I was being kicked back out to the game’s title screen because I was continuously pressing the cancel button. Version 6.50 of the PS4’s software doesn’t fix this problem entirely.I blinked, confused at what had happened, and tried to do the same thing again. Many games have their controls hard-coded in, so whether you use X or O to confirm will come down to the region your games were produced in rather than your console.What the new software does do, however, is let you change which button is used to select in the console’s system menus, meaning that if you’re playing a Western game on a Japanese PS4, you won’t have to switch between two different control schemes.Until all developers start using the same control scheme for all Play Station games, the issue isn’t going to go away.