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Beat Saber is the neon-soaked VR Star Wars / Guitar Hero mashup you didn’t know you needed

I’ve played a lot of Star Wars games, but none have made me feel like a Jedi Knight quite like Beat Saber, a VR rhythm game from developer Hyperbolic Magnetism that launched on Steam and the Oculus Store a few weeks back. At its core, Beat Saber is a classic rhythm game, similar to Guitar Hero or Thumper, where colorful blocks fly down the screen toward you, synced to the beat of the song. But instead of mashing buttons on a plastic guitar or navigating with a controller, Beat Saber has you smash them out of the air with two glowing blades that look suspiciously like lightsabers.

And it is a blast.

Mechanically, Beat Saber is a joy to play for anyone who’s ever imagined picking up a lightsaber and heading off to battle, with the blades…

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