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'Guitar Hero' Had A Baby With Your Keyboard, And It's Great

Many Americans are gearing up for a long weekend. You're either thrilled to be one of them or embittered that you aren't, but either way, it's clear: You're not getting a lot done at work today.

Enter "Arrow Hero." It's a new browser game that's basically like playing "Guitar Hero" or "Dance Dance Revolution" with your computer keyboard. It was created by Jérémy Graziani and published to GitHub, a repository of computer code, Wednesday.

It's pretty simple: There's a box at the top of the screen, and arrow icons corresponding to your keyboard approach it at increasing speeds. To score points, simply press the correct arrow key when the icons align with the box. Since the game is basically no-frills with a dearth of flashing lights or fancy effects, you can indulge in a quick session without drawing much attention to yourself.

Whee!

If you want to get really tricky -- we're talking "worst employee of the month" status here -- you can use your browser's zoom settings to make the game screen tiny. No one will be able to tell what you're doing, so you can really shirk your responsibilities with fierce devotion:

Use responsibly.

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