17 Satiating Single Player Games for PS4

There’s something to be said about long single player games when the mood hits, especially in this modern multiplayer leaning era. Losing yourself to immersive story lines and worlds can eclipse time itself.

It’s these meaty single player experiences that show solitude in games doesn’t have to mean withering away in loneliness, instead opening us up to new perspectives and genuine experience.

They say single player games are a dying breed, but all it takes is some digging to find that the world’s brimming with excellent campaign experiences. Look below for some of the best long single player games for the PS4.

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9 Xbox One Grinding Games to Start Your Next Addiction

Grinding in games can make you experience a flash of an existential crisis at times, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t incredibly satisfying..

The incessant chase, whether for loot or any other in game commodity, is one that almost never ends, and as a result, makes grinding games an insane bang for the buck.

If you’re an Xbox One player in search of your next hearty time sink, look below for some of the best grinding and loot games on the system.

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Android Pie on OnePlus 6 and Behind

I’ve owned the OnePlus 6 for about a week now, and while I want to do a full review after some more time with mid-range heartthrob, I will say that I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the transition from the Samsung Galaxy S7 thus far.

And with yesterday’s announcement of Android Pie’s (Android 9) official release for not only Google Pixel devices, but the Essential Phone as well, the rush of the honeymoon phase had a bit of fuel thrown into the fire.

This news, in conjunction with OnePlus’s prompt participation in the Android P beta, are signs that we could be seeing the official release of Android Pie for the OnePlus 6 sooner rather than later.

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Nintendo Switch Online: Hope in the Unknown

A lot is up in the air concerning Nintendo Switch Online. What is Nintendo bringing to the table? Will it become a runaway success?

Find out what you can expect from the service on launch day, as well as my thoughts concerning the potential of Nintendo’s first foray into paid online.

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15 Pick Up and Play Games for the PS4

Games with value the size of continents are always to be appreciated. Rich stories, complexity through depth, an unashamed time sinks all have their place.

But sometimes, most of the time for many, you just want something you can pick up and play for a few minutes here and there.

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GT Sport July Update Live

After taking a brief month hiatus, Polyphony Digital is at it again with the rollout for July’s Gran Turismo Sport update.

Watch the official trailer on PlayStation Korea’s channel

The update, which clocks in around 3.5 gigs, offers a new fantasy track, Circuit de Sainte-Croix, 7 new cars, the ability to purchase in game cars with real money, 3 new events for GT League, the ability to add drivers to Scapes photos, and an expansion to driver suits.

For a full rundown of everything that Polyphony is offering head to their official site

After a brief break with the game, I can’t wait to jump back in and take to the new circuit with one of the more affordable new cars.

And let’s be honest, GT Sport is as much a grinding game as the best of them, arguably up there with looters like Destiny and Diablo 3.

Which brings me to the most heated point of this new update – buying cars with real money. This is a service based game, and monetization was always to be expected, but it will be interesting to see how this particular strategy plays out.

I’d like to dive deeper into this topic at a later date, and instead will opt to see how the player base reacts over the coming weeks, but I am OK with micro transactions in Polyphony Digital’s premier racer.

I would prefer things to be cosmetic based, but if it means a long road paved with plentiful content updates, I’m all for it. Even still, it isn’t the best of situations, especially considering that some cars cost 20,000,000 credits.

The Xbox Division’s Path of Promise

The seventh generation of video game consoles was marked by grit, the breakout of online multiplayer, and standout new IP’s like Bioshock and Mass Effect. The Xbox 360 and PS3 years were also a reminder of the importance of endings in the context of growth and innovation within an industry.

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Google Pixel 3: What I Want From the Titan of Search

It turns out that for all the care and attention you throw at an expensive modern smartphone, there’s always technological quirks right around the corner to provide free, and endless frustration.

For me, it’s a bug surrounding my Galaxy S7 that prevents cable charging due to a moisture detected message, and the irritation provided knows no bounds. It’s the reason I’ve been eyeing up the Google Pixel 3 as a possible candidate for a new phone, provided the issue doesn’t correct itself or I can’t troubleshoot it into oblivion.

It’s not the only reason the Pixel 3 looks so tempting, others include becoming fed up with the dreaded Samsung lag over time, Samsung’s slow updates, and an interest in experiencing a pure Android experience, or Android’s iPhone as I like to call it.

In the meantime I’ll be making due with wireless charging, and idealizing the perfect scenario for Google’s upcoming flagship.

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An Xbox Cloud Box Possibly Inbound

Earlier today, Brad Sams broke news of a possible approach for Microsoft’s next gen console strategy. Lead by the good graces of those in the know, Brad outlined a strategy where Microsoft would not only release a traditional next gen box, but also a significantly cheaper system with an emphasis on streaming from the cloud, presumably Azure servers, as opposed to playing games locally.

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New Content on July 30th for the Understated GT Sport

After falling out of the racing genre since playing the infinitely underrated Driveclub, I’ve had a lingering itch to dive back into something substantial. After initially passing on Gran Turismo Sport due lackluster reviews and feeling as though the content wasn’t up to par, I sat back and watched as Polyphony Digital’s service type approach came to fruition.

The studio has stayed true to its word from launch until now, releasing new content nearly every month, and by the end of July they will have added another notch to the constant stream of content.

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