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'Thumper' is a horrifying, hypnotic, exhilarating thrill ride

"Thumper" is a new rhythm-action game from Drool, a two-person studio comprised of ex-Harmonix employees (the folks behind "Rock Band" and "Guitar Hero"), one of whom is in a metal band called Lightning Bolt. The result of these ingredients is what Drool calls "rhythm violence," and that's exactly what it sounds like — you'll be matching rhythms like you would in "Guitar Hero," but the whole experience is rough, exciting, colorful, absurdly fast, and somehow physical.
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