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7 Best Hunting Games On Xbox One

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Looking for a hunting game to sink some hours into? There are a good few hunting titles that we can recommend on the Xbox One. These are games that you can pick up right now and enjoy both as a single-player experience or through multiplayer with friends. Of course, we’re going to make a few unique titles picks as well in this list. Not only will you have some more traditional hunting games to pick from but there are also a few different types of hunting titles that you might find of interest. We’ll kick off the list with a few more unique hunting video game titles and end it with the more traditional hunting games you can pick up right now.


#7 Hunt: Showdown

To start this list off we are going to mark down a game that is a bit different and not one of the traditional hunting game sense. In Hunt: Showdown, players will work in a group as they compete for a contract. Within the world, there are countless monsters and you’re a mercenary group tasked with taking out a troublesome monster within the area. The problem is that you have other players that are after the same bounty contract. Here you’ll need to search the area for the monster and take it down.

However, once you kill the monster and collect the bounty, the location of the monster is posted on the map for every other group playing within the game. This will prompt players to run towards the area in hopes of catching your group with the bounty. It’s a brutal fight to collect the contract and reach the exit point. As mentioned, this is not the more traditional hunting game you’d likely come to expect, but it’s one worth looking into with some friends.

#6 Fishing Planet

We tried to avoid putting countless fishing games into this mix but if you enjoy fishing more then a virtual alternative to looking into is Fishing Planet. This is a game that provides players a wide range of places to fish and a good selection of different fishing breeds that players could reel in from the water. Likewise, this game offers multiplayer so you could fish or compete in some challenges against other players online.

Similar to the more traditional hunting games on this list, there is plenty of gear you could get into with this title. From lines, rods, to reels, there are a ton of customization options available to give players more realism. Although you’ll also want to be careful with the way you fish as you can easily snag your line or bust the reel. If you can’t make the local lake or pond, this is a great virtual alternative that’s also free to play.

#5 Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2 is another game that has some hunting elements in it. Chances are you might have this game already and if you’re in the hunting mood then this game could suffice. There are a few missions in the campaign that goes over the hunting aspects of this western as you attempt to take down anything from a small rabbit to a large bear. It’s pretty basic here as you’ll need to keep low and out of sight otherwise getting too close to your target animal will either spook it away or potentially send it over attacking.

Likewise, you’ll need to aim and sink an arrow or bullet into a spot that will take it down without ruining the meat or pelt. You could even take this experience online with Red Dead Online as you hunt for different animals to sell their pelts or meat for a profit. Since this game has a good range of environments such as open fields, tundra mountains to marshes, there’s plenty of areas to hunt down different animals.

#4 Monster Hunter World

Another title that is a bit of a different type of hunting experience is Monster Hunter World. The Monster Hunter franchise has been around for quite a few years now and one of the more recent installments to hit the marketplace is Monster Hunter World. In this game, players are going through different hunts against giant monsters. It usually requires that players have the appropriate gear equipped to best take down the beast. Furthermore, you’ll want to study the monster so you know best how to defeat it and the moves it will unleash on the player.

Fortunately, you don’t have to battle alone as this game does support multiplayer with players joining together in these epic brawls. When you do end up defeating a monster then you’ll be rewarded with loot to further craft up better gear and weapons. As the name suggests, this is an open-world game with the development team Capcom getting rid of the old style of zones players were previously dealing with. Likewise, this is no longer the latest installment to the franchise with Monster Hunter Rise out in the marketplace, but that particular game is not available on the Xbox One or at least it’s not available at the time of writing this description.

#3 Dauntless

Continuing from Monster Hunter World we have Dauntless. I’m not going to spend too much time on this point but if you’re not interested in spending the money to see if you would like Monster Hunter World then there’s Dauntless. This is essentially a free alternative to Monster Hunter World where players are more or less doing the same thing here. However, the combat is a bit toned down in Dauntless so you might find it to be more of an arcade game or at least a simpler version of the combat compared to the Monster Hunter games. There are a ton of different topics that have popped up comparing Dauntless to Monster Hunter so you’ll easily find some great breakdowns between the two, but being a free title, it doesn’t hurt to give this game a try.

#2 Hunting Simulator 2

Hunting Simulator 2 is quite a bit like TheHunter: Call of the Wild, a game we’ll be covering next. Here you’ll be hunting for different prized animals. Players can venture through Texas, Colorado, and the lush forests of Europe. As you travel through these areas in search of your prey, you’ll also have different useful equipment to make use of including an assortment of weapons and even a dog to help sniff out the prey.

However, unlike TheHunter: Call of the Wild, this is a single-player focused game so there’s no luck of any multiplayer here. Still, if you’re fine playing solo then you might find quite a bit of enjoyment from this game and the animal AI to make the hunting quite a thrilling experience.

#1 TheHunter: Call of the Wild

TheHunter: Call of the Wild, is a game that’s a traditional hunting title. Again much like Hunting Simulator 2 you’re after prized animals to take out. Players can not only expect plenty of different animals to hunt but there will be different rifles and bows to equip as well. You’ll also get some tools to help make your hunt more favorable for you which means adding different scents and callers into the mix. With that said, you’ll also find that this game will feature a wide range of biomes to explore.

During the actual hunt players will need to explore the areas, track trails, find where the animals travel through, and investigate the particular animal you’re after to determine if it’s worth taking a shot at. This is also a multiplayer game so you and your friends can join together online. You’ll find that this game features both a cooperative mode but also challenges to make things a bit more competitive.

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Blind Fate: Edo no Yami for PS5, Xbox, PC, PS4, & Switch Shows Off Stylish Gameplay in New Trailer

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Developer Troglobytes Games revealed a brand new trailer of its upcoming action game Blind Fate: Edo no Yami.

We get to see a really stylish mix of gameplay and cutscenes, including a skill tree that lets us unlock new ways of bring destruction upon our enemies.

You can check it out below.

Blind Fate: Edo no Yami is coming this year for PS5, PS4, Xbox (which I imagine means Xbox Series X, Series S, and Xbox One), PC, and Nintendo Switch.

Below you can read an official description. You can also watch another trailer and a look at its enemies.

“Welcome to the New Edo period, a dark era ruled over by cyborgs and merciless machines!

You are Yami, a blind cyber samurai in service of the Shogunate meant to protect civilians from monsters and bloodthirsty robotic abominations. It is your duty to bring the Shogun’s justice to the wicked by carrying out your master’s orders without question and eradicating all of his adversaries.

Set out on a thrilling journey across an exotic world where outlandish landscapes are inhabited by bizarre robots and the most frightening creatures from the Japanese folklore.

Cut a path through the darkness with your deadly katana and the shots of your devastating hand cannon to discover a startling truth that lies beyond the confines of the visible realm.
Look deeper and you might find roots of unexpected evil in the heart of shadows…”

  • The Way of The Samurai: Yami is a samurai demon hunter. Following the path of an honorbound warrior, it is his duty to not only destroy his master’s enemies, but also protect civilians from bloodthirsty robotic abominations.
  • shadows in Motion: Continued survival will require you to learn to detect danger using sounds, vibration, and heat emissions. Heed your senses and strike at your foes when they least expect it!
  • Weapon Combinations: The thin blade of your katana and the heavy hand cannon perfectly complement each other in combat: alternate lightning-fast strikes with incinerating firepower to destroy anything that stands in your path.

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Source: https://twinfinite.net/2021/06/blind-fate-edo-no-yami-trailer-2/

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Facebook shares details on the next phase of its in-headset VR advertising across the Oculus platform

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June 16, 2021 – Last month, Facebook announced that it was starting to test ads in the Oculus mobile app to give developers a new way to showcase their virtual reality (VR) applications. Today, the company has shared a look at the next phase of its VR advertising exploration by sharing a small test of in-headset ads.

Today’s ad experiment announcement is simply a test with a few apps, beginning with VR game Blaston from Resolution Games, as well as a couple of other developers that will be rolling out over the coming weeks. However, Facebook stated that once it incorporates feedback from developers and the community, it will provide more details on when ads may become more broadly available across the Oculus Platform and in the Oculus mobile app.

Facebook stated that its primary focus at Facebook Reality Labs (FRL) is to bring more people into VR, advance the consumer experience, and make progress on its longer-term augmented reality (AR) initiatives. The company is also exploring new ways for developers to generate revenue, which forms a key part of how Facebook is ensuring it is creating a self-sustaining platform that can support a variety of business models, as well as helping it continue to make innovative AR/VR hardware more accessible to more people. 

Oculus ads will follow Facebook’s advertising principles, the first of which is “build for people first.” Therefore, the company is including controls that allow people to manage the ads they see, hide specific ads, or hide completely ads from a specific advertiser. Users can also access more detailed Ad Preferences from any ad via the “Why am I seeing this ad?” interface. 

The company noted that the addition of ads on the Oculus Platform doesn’t change its privacy or advertising policies. While testing ads in Oculus apps, Facebook will get new information like whether users have interacted with an ad and if so, how—for example, if they clicked on the ad for more information or chose to hide the ad entirely. Outside of that, Facebook’s ad testing doesn’t change how a user’s Oculus data is processed or how it informs ads, according to the company.

Some key points to note with regards to the data that Oculus uses:

  • Information processed and stored locally on a headset is not used to target ads (e.g. raw images from device sensors, weight, height or gender information);
  • The company currently has no plans to use movement data to target ads;
  • The content of conversations on apps like Messenger, Parties, and chats or voice interactions is not used to target ads. This includes any audio the microphone picks up when using the voice commands feature.

For a full breakdown of Oculus privacy settings, users can visit the Privacy Center here.

For now, Facebook states that it is currently investing in unobtrusive ads as a new way for developers to build businesses. Plus, it is also exploring new ad formats that are unique to VR, although the company is not quite ready to test them yet.

Facebook commented in a blog post: “While this is an early test, we’re excited by the opportunity to open up new revenue streams for developers and as a result, broaden the type of apps and content on the Oculus platform. A more profitable content ecosystem is a critical step on the path to consumer VR becoming truly mainstream. And that’s something we think is worth celebrating.”

Although it is not likely that Oculus users will necessarily be “celebrating” the inclusion of ads into their VR experiences, one can’t really be surprised that the company is making this step, given that Facebook’s business model is built around targeted advertising based on user data.

For more information on Oculus from Facebook, please visit the company’s website.

Image credit: Facebook

About the author

Sam Sprigg

Sam is the Founder and Managing Editor of Auganix. With a background in research and report writing, he covers news articles on both the AR and VR industries. He also has an interest in human augmentation technology as a whole, and does not just limit his learning specifically to the visual experience side of things.

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Facebook shares details on the next phase of its in-headset VR advertising across the Oculus platform

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June 16, 2021 – Last month, Facebook announced that it was starting to test ads in the Oculus mobile app to give developers a new way to showcase their virtual reality (VR) applications. Today, the company has shared a look at the next phase of its VR advertising exploration by sharing a small test of in-headset ads.

Today’s ad experiment announcement is simply a test with a few apps, beginning with VR game Blaston from Resolution Games, as well as a couple of other developers that will be rolling out over the coming weeks. However, Facebook stated that once it incorporates feedback from developers and the community, it will provide more details on when ads may become more broadly available across the Oculus Platform and in the Oculus mobile app.

Facebook stated that its primary focus at Facebook Reality Labs (FRL) is to bring more people into VR, advance the consumer experience, and make progress on its longer-term augmented reality (AR) initiatives. The company is also exploring new ways for developers to generate revenue, which forms a key part of how Facebook is ensuring it is creating a self-sustaining platform that can support a variety of business models, as well as helping it continue to make innovative AR/VR hardware more accessible to more people. 

Oculus ads will follow Facebook’s advertising principles, the first of which is “build for people first.” Therefore, the company is including controls that allow people to manage the ads they see, hide specific ads, or hide completely ads from a specific advertiser. Users can also access more detailed Ad Preferences from any ad via the “Why am I seeing this ad?” interface. 

The company noted that the addition of ads on the Oculus Platform doesn’t change its privacy or advertising policies. While testing ads in Oculus apps, Facebook will get new information like whether users have interacted with an ad and if so, how—for example, if they clicked on the ad for more information or chose to hide the ad entirely. Outside of that, Facebook’s ad testing doesn’t change how a user’s Oculus data is processed or how it informs ads, according to the company.

Some key points to note with regards to the data that Oculus uses:

  • Information processed and stored locally on a headset is not used to target ads (e.g. raw images from device sensors, weight, height or gender information);
  • The company currently has no plans to use movement data to target ads;
  • The content of conversations on apps like Messenger, Parties, and chats or voice interactions is not used to target ads. This includes any audio the microphone picks up when using the voice commands feature.

For a full breakdown of Oculus privacy settings, users can visit the Privacy Center here.

For now, Facebook states that it is currently investing in unobtrusive ads as a new way for developers to build businesses. Plus, it is also exploring new ad formats that are unique to VR, although the company is not quite ready to test them yet.

Facebook commented in a blog post: “While this is an early test, we’re excited by the opportunity to open up new revenue streams for developers and as a result, broaden the type of apps and content on the Oculus platform. A more profitable content ecosystem is a critical step on the path to consumer VR becoming truly mainstream. And that’s something we think is worth celebrating.”

Although it is not likely that Oculus users will necessarily be “celebrating” the inclusion of ads into their VR experiences, one can’t really be surprised that the company is making this step, given that Facebook’s business model is built around targeted advertising based on user data.

For more information on Oculus from Facebook, please visit the company’s website.

Image credit: Facebook

About the author

Sam Sprigg

Sam is the Founder and Managing Editor of Auganix. With a background in research and report writing, he covers news articles on both the AR and VR industries. He also has an interest in human augmentation technology as a whole, and does not just limit his learning specifically to the visual experience side of things.

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Source: https://www.auganix.org/facebook-shares-details-on-the-next-phase-of-its-in-headset-vr-advertising-across-the-oculus-platform/

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Steam Fest Next Launches, Includes Over 700 Free Game Demos

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The Steam Next Fest, a week-long digital event that will offer players access to hundreds of free game demos, is now live. The event will run from June 16th – 22nd and offers “over 700 demos for the newest upcoming games across all genres from teams all over the world,” according to Valve.

To promote Steam Next Fest, Valve has released several trailers showing off demos of some of the features games. These trailers are marked by genre, with a trailer for RPGs, Strategy titles, Puzzle games, Platformers, Adventure games, Action games, and so on.

The Steam Game Festival originally started as a spin-off of the 2019 Game Awards. It would return in March, June and October of 2020, and most recently, in February of this year. Xbox also has a similar offering, known as Xbox Summer Game Fest, which is running until June 21st.

You can watch the live stream for Steam Next Fest below:


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