Nintendo Labo is Minecraft in real life.
And this is the point. Not everything is for everyone, but you can't assume that because its not for you that the people that it is for will respond like you.
It's stuff like this that we may end up seeing in retail stores, gaming stores, toy stores and those quirky learning stores that sell all the little Einsteins / baby genius stuff that is always expensive. While at game stores and retail you just find those other brands. Nintendo has found a unique way to get themselves in almost every kind of market for kids with this idea.
For me this looks stupid as hell lol, but i can fully admit this is absolutely brilliant on Nintendo's part because little kids will eat this up, and their parents will be forced to buy it for them lol. Some of them looked cool, but again for me looks stupid as hell lol. Also they should just be priced at 50 and not overcharge for some damn cardboard lol. Nintendo will always think of the kids first because they are a 120+ yr old you company.
..kind of an important demographic.
Nintendo Labo is for kids mostly. Don't be discouraged if you aren't into it....most of us are not the intended audience. We need to remember that Nintendo likes to appeal to all age groups and this is an example of that. We will still get all of our games, and everything else in the next larger Direct. I think they wanted to get this and those smaller releases out of the way first so the next full main Direct can spend more time focusing on those games. I won't be using Nintendo Labo....but it's cool for kids.
This would make a cool Lootcrate-lioe service but $80 for cardboard? This looks like the crap you see that is 'iPAD' compatible, that you see popping up at Walmart around Christmas
This is amazing. I love how creative Nintendo is. Im getting this!
Look, Smithers! Labo is coming!!!
Gabbo, Gabbo, GABBO!
I'm not to particular about this but I have to commend Nintendo for constantly bucking the system. While Sony and MS chase these high tech dreams, Nintendo simply releases cardboard that you can build and play with. It's absolutely poetic in it's simple brilliance from Nintendo. I feel it's almost as if Nintendo is laughing when in their board meetings...400 dollar peripherals? 500 dollar mid gen upgrades? 60 dollar cardboard cut outs...done! But here's my issue...what's keeping someone from buying box of toilet paper from Costco and then using that box in the same way for Labor?
If you wanted to you could easily make these peripherals yourself, but people like to pay a little extra for the convenience of having things easily laid out for them.
you guys know there is software involved right? its not just carboard that goes around your switch.
If your sceptical and don't get this. You need to really at how much fun you get outa gaming in general and if you ever had fun building things and using your imagination when you were a kid. And just a quick note if your a middle aged sour fanboy, THIS HASNT BEEN DESIGNED FOR YOU. ENJOY IT IF YOU WANT, BUT ITS NOT AIMED AT YOU!
Ummm you do know that Sony and MS are not limited to Playstation and Xbox right? https://www.sony.com/koov
But we are talking about games and consoles on this website. So when I say MS and Sony I'm referring to Playstation and Xbox, not anything else that these companies would have a hand in separate from their video game division.
I can make my DS4 rumble its way across the floor too. Is that a game?
Playstation do have Wonderbook peripheral.
Yeah, when the wii took off it gave birth to MS kinect and Sony whatever it was. I don't want to see cardboard cutout copies from those two.
I dont even know what you are talking about, this is mostly software with no need to use expensive materials.
Then can you download the software and use your own cardboard?
Nothing, that's why Nintendo is giving the patterns away for free on the internet for the people that are into the maker scene and want to make it themselves.
I like the idea, I just worry about how long it will last.
I dunno.... just seems a little LABOrious putting them together. but seriously I think this is really creative and it's gunna print money for Nintendo. It's not for us adults but are you telling me you don't want to play a cardboard keyboard?
I want Just because right now it's being aimed at kids and kids at heart could mean, if it gets popular enough and is versatile enough, other developrs might get behind it. I wouldn'mind using the Flightstick for another Rogue Squadron game for example or a Pokemon Snap sequel using the camera. Swich the Giant Robot game with a Godzilla game - Job done. Then there's the customisation that comes with it. There is a lot of potential plus it's fun to build stuff. Yes It's cardboard but so was Google..Cardboard. Which helped fuel VR from the average consumers perspective. It didn't do it all but it helped. It was my first Vr experience and it was damn good for a phone in a box. I've been surprised by the Switch so i'm ready to be surprised again..i imagine we'll be seeing some ports of Wii light gun games using the Shotgun they showed off. I think it's cool - but im just a big kid
Yes, I don't want to play a cardboard keyboard.
This is what I said this morning. Kids will love this.
Amazing! I was watching the trailer on TV and didn't realise my 3 year old had gone all quiet until it ended - he turned to me with big eyes and a grin and a "What's THAT daddy?" Day one.
Kids love to create. Look at Minecraft. I think it’s a great idea for kids.
A Minecraft Labo collab would make a killing.
The joke being is you are not using your imagination to build things. It's all pretty cut out for you to fold it's rubbish and is a 1 time use item
Yes, kids hate building things when they're all laid out with instructions and everything . . . That's why Lego sets aren't popular at all. /s
So you're supposed to put this $300 device in some cardboard and let a little child dance around with it? I'm sure that damage is covered by warranty right?
This article proves that NOT EVERYTHING IS MADE SPECIFICALLY FOR YOU!
Also, can you imagine if you are able to use your own printer/3d printer to make your own?
Nintendo announced they are releasing the patterns online for free, so you can.
As a parent of 3...this is a complete waste of money! I have soo many stupid toys in my house we're always constantly trying to sell some or donating them...The only thing my kids care about is crafts, running around and driving me nuts. Lol! This is targeted at kids, but deep down Nintendo knows single 30 year olds are the ones that will buy them...lol
Single 30 year old man children. I'm sure it's fun for kids, but then they set it down and step on it and now it has an unfixable crease and is useless
It's fun for 5 minutes and then you're out 100$... The only ones who would appreciate it is kid-ults who will build it and place it gently on a shelf and show it off to their mom when she comes down in the basement to clean their room....
and scalp them on ebay and craigslist
My 5 year old son is going to love this. Can’t wait to see how the other console makers find a way to copy this idea lol
"Nintendo Labo is Minecraft in real life." , da funk ?, lol they sure trying hard to advertise this nonsense by Nintendo XD, I mean seriously ?, Minecraft in real life ?, because Lego aren't for building stuff right ?, and Legos are hell more similar to Minecraft in real life. ;) Keep trying Nintendo. :D
I don't understand the wizardry behind this, but I'm honestly fascinated in knowing how it communicates with the joycons. I'm not sure I'd buy it, but it's fascinating. Could very well inspire a generation of engineers.
This looks like a lot of fun. I don't think I will get it myself but i totally get the appeal and want to at least get my hands on it.
He didn't get it because his soul has been slowly drained over the years.
I give it to Nintendo for thinking outside the box [cough] but this is straying a bit far from the demographic of video gamers—dangerous. This COULD be part of the reason why the company has consistently taken two steps forward and then one step backwards for the past +/- fifteen years. Still, no one can claim Nintendo doesn't keep things interesting.
..and Sony is straying, by making movies and selling insurance.🙄
Spot on article, though it's a bit disturbing how many adults are excited for this.
LMAO so nintendo figured out how to make cardboard a fun and profitable product hahahahahahaha. dont get me wrong i think this is a brilliant idea... but it brings me back to when i was 10 and had a runaway imagination where any box or any bag was a prop.
It's great to see kids excited about learning. Also good on his kid for trying to get the Paul brothers off of his suggestions.
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