Tin Salamunic: People play video games for different reasons. Some play as means of socializing with their friends, some to relieve their frustrations on complete strangers, while others seek unaccompanied escapism. With the entire industry shoving multiplayer and social aspects down our throats, I sometimes feel like I belong to a dying breed of gamers…those who still play games to step away from constantly being connected. Looking at all the trailers for next generation titles, the single-player experience seems nearly extinct. There are fewer and fewer games like Skyrim, The Witcher 3 and The Last of Us, and virtually every release these days carries frighteningly similar multiplayer modes with very few variations to the formula. A few exceptions aside, the differences between most multiplayer ventures are indistinguishable.