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This new video game requires that “the player drives the music”

It’s called Hi-Fi Rush and is an entirely new spin on the rock-star-as-a-game approach. It’s a “rhythm action game” from Tango Gameworks and is described as “a love letter to music (especially the rock genre and the idea of a rockstar in general).” The goal is to generate the same endorphins that you’d get performing music live in front of a crowd. The goal is to do everything to the beat.

The Guardian has a full write-up here (Via Sean) The trailer gives you an idea of how trippy the game is. If you thought Guitar Hero was wild, take a look at this. And note the music, too.

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  • I finished this game last week. I loved it! There is a level that uses Whirring by The Joy Formidable as the music looping the first part for the level and beating the boss to the climax of the song was awesome. Other levels used 2 NIN songs for the bosses, super cool.

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