Nintendo announces Labo VR Kit for the Switch

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    Nintendo has more plans for Labo, it appears, with the company having just announced the Labo VR Kit for the Nintendo Switch. It'll launch fairly soon, on April 12th, featuring five new cardboard creations; the Blaster, Camera, Elephant, Bird, and Wind Pedal, alongside the Toy-Con VR Goggles. There will be two versions available, the full kit, which will cost $79.99 and offer everything, or a more simple starter set, which will retail for a cheaper $39.99, and only come with the goggles and blaster.

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  1. SaffronXL

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    Like a car crash in slow motion, everyone saw this coming, and yet noone can do anything to stop it.
     
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    This looks fucking stupid. 720p, over half a lb screen you hold up to your face made of shitty cardboard? No thanks, Nintendo.
     
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    Everyone's favorite! More cardboard!
     
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    Back with kitty Zelda forever :D
    Can someone please explain me what the hell Nintendo Labo is exactly?
    I see it with lot of paperwork and all, but I never understood what it was exactly...
     
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    I forgot
    It's bits of overpriced cardboard you put together to make "interactive" gimmicks gameplay experiences.
     
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    With the low resolution and low performance of the switch, this will for sure cause headaches and nausea
     
  7. palantine

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    If you don't get Labo, take a step back and consider that you probably aren't in its intended audience.
    Wii Fit is one of the top selling games of all time because it was marketed to soccer moms and grandmas.
     
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    Regular Labo and Wii Fit are great, unfortunately this is a migraine-inducing lawsuit waiting to happen. Nintendo doesn't exactly have the best history holding game systems up to your face...
     
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    Another reason for an upgraded Switch. That said, I'm sure a lot people will have fun even with just this.
     
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    This is the exact same type of thing as google cardboard or any of the phone holding VR systems that are already out there. Its also not likely designed to be used the same way as something like a Vive based on the promotional image. See how all of them are designed to be held up as part of the controls anyways? Also it looks like they are going to be small short minigames anyways rather than something to be played for more than like 30 mins at a time.
     
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    Back with kitty Zelda forever :D
    There's something I never understood, I mean, 720p isn't enough for VR?
    I mean, it's not like it's a big screen, right?
     
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    Honestly even the full kit is not that much pricier than a game, I think it'll sell pretty well

    720p is not a lot, but this IS the company that brought us virtualboy
     
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    Nintendo did a good job when it came to labo's drm!
     
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    What happens when you pay $80 and you break the cardboard while making it?
     
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    You gotta pay another 80£
     
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  16. SaffronXL

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    Exactly...
     
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    Honestly kind of hoping we get a virtualboy retroarch core that supports this new labo ;)
     
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    I have an oculus rift with 1200 p per an eye and images look mediocre because of the screen door effect. When your eyes are put so close to a screen you begin to see the black lines that separate pixels. This leads to a way less realistic experience. In the nintedo switch there will be 360p per an eye which will lead to a blurry and extreme screen door effect. The low specs and mediocre refresh rate should also lead to a nauseating experience.
     
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    Lol I definitely expected this type of reaction. Honestly though, I'm happy they did it this way, at least it makes it clear that it's a waste of time. They aren't going for a passable experience for adults, just children, and they aren't going to dedicate resources to anything more than mini-games for this.
     
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