How Long Do PS4 Controllers Last?

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Among all of the rage quitting, button mashing, and inexplicable sweat, PS4 controllers seem to trudge on and on…until they don’t. You might like: Does the PS4 upscale to 4K? With controllers costing upwards of $50 a pop, even more for limited edition variants, it’s in your best interest to keep yours going for as … Read more How Long Do PS4 Controllers Last?

How 4K HDR Affects Input Lag And FPS: Is The Jump Worth It?

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The constant chase for butter smooth FPS and jaw dropping visuals is half the fun for the technically inclined gamer, so it should come as no surprise that the move to 4K has caused quite a stir in the community.

Ultra HD resolution, in addition to HDR, the next step in color reproduction and contrast, have given Sony and Microsoft a unique selling proposition for their “beast mode” mid generation consoles.

Whether you’re looking to buy an Xbox One X, PS4 Pro, or enthusiast grade PC, you might be wondering whether or not the next evolution of visuals comes at a performance cost.

Does 4K HDR increase input lag? How does it affect framerate?

The short of it: opting for 4K HDR on your PS4 Pro and Xbox One X can increase latency, but it will ultimately depend on the TV or monitor that you are using. Gaming at 4K will also lower FPS in most cases.

Read below for a deeper dive on how the resolution bump will affect your overall experience and how to minimize the impact it will have on your enjoyment.

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The Video Game Streaming Wars Have Begun

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The massive increase in engagement across music, movies, and TV shows all have one thing in common – convenience. From CDs to MP3s, Walkmans to iPods, and dial up to broadband access, music is now with us always – on demand via streaming services like Spotify, Apple Music, and YouTube Music. A similar story exists … Read more The Video Game Streaming Wars Have Begun

Top 9 Linear PS4 Games: Leaving Behind Open World Fatigue

The Best Linear PS4 Games

As good as open world heavy hitters like Horizon Zero Dawn, Spider-Man, and Red Dead Redemption 2 are, most PS4 players familiar with the style of level design eventually need a palette cleanser

If you want to avoid burnout and are looking for something a bit different, linear single player games can serve as the great escape. A good linear game knows what it wants to accomplish and offers very little bloat.

Read on for the 9 best linear experiences the PS4 has to offer, and break up the paradox of open world freedom.

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The Waning Years of Sony’s Dominant Console

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While focusing on mainstream AAA games might suggest otherwise, the current generation of consoles has tapped into the overwhelming majority of gamers’ hearts.

And if you’ve primarily been playing on the PS4, the selection has been pixel perfect paradise so long as you appreciate single player games.


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Fast WiFi Gaming: Your Guide to 5GHz on the PS4

Your guide to 5GHz on the PS4

Looking to boost your PS4’s internet speeds? 5GHz may be the solution you need.

Not to be confused with 5G, the hottest new networking infrastructure making waves, 5GHz is a wireless networking band that offers a higher bandwidth than 2.4GHz at the cost of range.

It’s another one of those PS4 features that’s sometimes confusing due to variance of support across models.

Does the regular PS4 support 5GHz? How can I start using 5GHz? Will it actually make a huge difference in speeds?

Read below for answers to these questions and more as I dive into the realities of 5GHz console gaming.

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Can the Xbox One and PS4 Stream 4K HDR? What to Know About Console Media Playback

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In spite of the recent unveiling of several 8K TVs at CES 2019, 4K will continue to be the resolution to hit for those that produce content on YouTube, Netflix, Amazon, and so on.

And in the Ultra HD age, it can be a bit confusing to figure out which streaming devices support 4K and HDR, especially when it comes to gaming consoles.

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Does PS4 Upscale to 4K? Getting to the Bottom of the Console Ultra HD Experience

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You can’t roll into a Best Buy without being surrounded by an array of 4K TVs these days, and truthfully, witnessing a model like an LG OLED is something to behold.

The resolution craze has brought with it an increased interest from gamers to see their favorite games taken to the pixel land of promise.

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Top 8 Current and Upcoming Games Like Destiny

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Initially released in 2014, Destiny was a massive commercial success from the start and spawned an unstoppable infatuation with the shared world shooter genre, a twist on old roots that publishers are still chasing to this day.

While the vanilla version of Bungie’s follow up to the Halo franchise was marked with countless flaws, it was also something players could lose hundreds of hours to alongside friends.

For many, it was the first taste of an MMO-esque formula, and the endless hunt for loot both competitively and cooperatively left millions wanting more. Below are some of the best games like Destiny and Destiny 2 to while you wait out a lull in content (or maybe you’re finally ready to move on).

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What I’ve Been Playing: 11/24/18

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The non-stop bombardment of new game releases continues, and the realization that I won’t play the majority of them never lets up.

You take what you can get (or have time for), and roll with what you’ve got. I haven’t been playing a ton of games, but below is where I’ve been investing my time when I do.

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