At last, the Persona soundtracks hit Spotify on Jan. 5

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At last, the Persona soundtracks hit Spotify on Jan. 5

On Monday, the AniPlaylist Twitter account — which tweets about various anime soundtracks coming to Spotify, as you might imagine — revealed that the Persona games will finally see official soundtracks on the music streaming platform. On Jan. 5, Persona fans can log onto Spotify to listen to a host of Persona songs from more than two decades of games.

The original soundtracks coming to Spotify include mainline titles like Persona 5, Persona 4 Golden, Persona 3, and Persona 2. But there will also be soundtracks from non-mainline titles like Persona 4 Dancing All Night. Check the tweet below for a full list of the Persona soundtracks coming to Spotify.

Free Steam program lets you make your own Vtuber

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Free Steam program lets you make your own Vtuber

Virtual entertainers, also known as Vtubers, are having a moment right now, and it’s largely because the barriers standing in the way of making a digital avatar are lower than ever. You can, if you’d like, commission a professional to make a Vtubing model for you for hundreds or a few thousand dollars. Or, you can download some software and do it yourself — completely free of charge.

Over the holidays, Steam saw the release of VRoid Studio, a program that lets you create 3D models of humanoid characters. You can use your creations in games like VR Chat, or you can adopt them as avatars for streaming. The program allows for both commercial and non-commercial use, which is great, because it means that you don’t have to worry about some other entity owning your creation.

The next World of Warcraft book explores Kalimdor

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The next World of Warcraft book explores Kalimdor

Blizzard has built up a surprising library around World of Warcraft, with books and novels covering nearly every facet of the world. The next book is called Exploring Azeroth: Kalimdor, and will be available for purchase on Oct. 15, 2021, according to its Amazon listing.

The first Exploring Azeroth book explored the Eastern Kingdoms, and was written by Christie Golden. The text itself was written in-character by Flynn Fairwind and Matthias Shaw, a pirate and a spy, as they traveled around the continent. The book had a lot of fluff and personal details as the two men, who are in a relationship, traveled around the human and elven kingdoms. It also hinted at potential future lore, as the characters discussed topics like the missing crown of King Terenas, or the weakened Night Watch in Duskwood.

The STALKER 2 team dropped a new teaser trailer on the last day of 2020

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The STALKER 2 team dropped a new teaser trailer on the last day of 2020

Details about STALKER 2 have been few and far between since the game was formally revived in early 2018. But, in the waning hours of 2020, developers GSC Game World released a new trailer highlighting the game’s first-person experience.

GSC said in a news release on Dec. 31 that the trailer represents “how the game actually feels: fast-paced change of scenery, ominous landscapes and the ever-present feeling of an inevitable danger accompanied by a barely-distinguishable guitar soundtrack.” According to the description on YouTube, the trailer is shot entirely in-engine and through the eyes of the player character, a stalker named Skif.

The final Nier: Automata secret has been found, over 3 years later

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The final Nier: Automata secret has been found, over 3 years later

The final secret in Nier: Automata has been discovered, allowing you to skip straight to the final moments of the game.

The code is only able to be used after defeating the prologue boss, Marx. After talking to 9S, you’ll need to place 2B between two sets of barrels in the empty boss room. While holding down R2 on the controller, you’ll need to press up, down, up, right, left, square, circle, triangle, and cross — in that order. You’ll need to keep 2B between the two barrels, but you can pause the game and use the cheat code to help you do so.

Next Binding of Isaac expansion coming in March

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Next Binding of Isaac expansion coming in March

After a long development, the third expansion pack for The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth is finally coming to Steam on March 31, as revealed in a new trailer. The expansion pack, based off of a popular fan-made mod called Antibirth, was first announced in August of 2018, but has since seen a number of significant delays.

While much of the content that was first introduced in Antibirth will make the jump to Repentance, there will also be new additions, from items and characters, to new levels to die in. Recent tallies mention at least 130 new items, bringing the total number of pick-ups in Isaac to over 700.

GOG offering free copies of Metro: Last Light Redux

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GOG offering free copies of Metro: Last Light Redux

The GOG.com winter sale is reaching its finale, and the company is celebrating by offering Metro: Last Light Redux for free. The online video game storefront is currently struggling under the demand of players trying to get their free copy of the game, but the deal will be offered until Friday at 9 a.m. EST.

Offering free games to commemorate sales is nothing new, but CD Projekt, the owner of GOG.com as well as Cyberpunk 2077 developer and publisher CD Projekt Red, is already under scrutiny for the current state of Cyberpunk 2077 as well as reversing its decision to carry the controversial game Devotion in GOG’s store.

Apex Legends’ new Fight Night short shows off Pathfinder’s tragic backstory

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Apex Legends’ new Fight Night short shows off Pathfinder’s tragic backstory

If you’ve ever wondered what Pathfinder’s life was like before the Apex Games, Respawn Entertainment now has an answer. The game’s latest Stories from the Outlands video, called Fight Night, is all about the murderous and cheerful robot and gives us some idea of where he came from and what he’s been up to between his creation and his arrival in Apex Legends.

Despite mostly being about Pathfinder, Fight Night’s actual main character is an ex-cop named Victor Maldera, who now works as a security guard and amateur detective. Victor was dishonorably discharged from the police force in Malta following the closure of his final case. The case revolved around a tragic fire at Humbert Labs. The Malta police deemed the fire an accident, but Victor believed it was caused by Alexander Nox.

Star Citizen’s single-player campaign misses beta window, doesn’t have a release date

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Star Citizen’s single-player campaign misses beta window, doesn’t have a release date

Another year will pass with no sign of Squadron 42 from Star Citizen maker Roberts Space Industries.

RSI revised its project roadmap on Dec. 23, deleting any mention of a Squadron 42 beta, and RSI founder and Star Citizen creator Chris Roberts told the project’s donors not to expect any release or finish dates for the game anytime soon. RSI’s most recent guidance on a Squadron 42 launch came in August 2019, and said a beta would be coming in the third quarter of this year.