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Become A Lightsaber-Wielding Jedi With An Oculus Rift VR Headset

Star Wars fans can finally live out their lightsaber-wielding fantasies thanks to a new mod for the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset and motion-capture technology.

The demo posted on YouTube features a new wireless motion control system from gaming peripheral company Sixense called the Sixense STEM, which can track five sensors attached to a users’ limbs simultaneously, according to The Verge.

In the video below, two of the sensors are built into hand-held controllers, which act as lightsaber hilts in the Oculus demo, capturing the users’ swings accurately and responsively as he defects laser blasts.

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The STEM system is available for preorder now at $299 for two sensors and $579 for five. Sixense expects to begin shipping in October.

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