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Dancing Warcraft player now takes on Rocket League with a guitar controller

There's no wrong way to play a game you love

Owen S. Good is a longtime veteran of video games writing, well known for his coverage of sports and racing games.

That guy who played World of Warcraft on a dance pad and got all the way to level 100 is at it again. This time, he is playing ranked Rocket League matches on a guitar controller.

Rudeism, the delightful Kiwi who "plays games wrong" on purpose, got started on this latest project about 10 days ago. It's hard to tell which controls on the guitar (which appears to be an early model Guitar Hero guitar) correspond to what action in the game. But you can see he gets around easily, and with a lot less effort than when he was stomping the dance pad in Azeroth for a month.

How does he do this? Well, Rudeism (real name Dylan) uses the app Xpadder which remaps game controllers of all flavors. Ten years after its developer first released it, Xpadder is still put to good use.

Down the road, Rudeism is looking at Doom with a guitar, Dark Souls 3 on dance pads (plural) and Mirror's Edge: Catalyst, which launches June 7, with a steering wheel. His schedule of activities is available at the link. New Zealand is 14 hours ahead of U.S. eastern time.

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