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    Nintendo has revealed the announcement they were teasing for today, and at 10 PM GMT, the Nintendo Labo was revealed to the public. Focusing on three key tenets of "make, play, and discover", the Nintendo Labo are "Toy-Cons" that consist of cardboard and can be crafted together to create things such as a little piano, house, fishing rod, and more. The Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons are then placed within them, for interactivity. To start, there will be two kits, one that's a variety kit which includes a fishing rod, 2 cars, a house, a motorbike handlebar, and a piano. The second, is a "robotic backpack suit". The products will cost $69.99 or $79.99 respectively.

    Both sets will release on April 20, 2018, and Nintendo will be holding hands-on events to demo the Nintendo Labo in New York City from Feb. 2-3, and in San Francisco from Mar. 2-4. If you're interested, you can register for that here. The Labo will require folding the cardboard in order to make it form into the object you want, by following the guidlines provided in the box. Some of the creations will also have minigames that utilize the Joy-Cons, where you use the rumbling from the controller in order to know when to reel in the fishing pole. Also shown was a piano, which plays music when the cardboard keys are pressed.


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  3. Tom Bombadildo

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    "$70 cardboard! Yes! This is what kids want!"

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    Out of anything, anything at all Nintendo could have announced, I don't think the world expected cardboard.
     
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    I expected utter shit, it is utter shit.
     
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    Classic Nintendo back with the gimmicks for 2018.
     
  7. Overpriced but neat.
     
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    It's a neat idea, but time and time again I've seen products in the "make something irl to be used with a video game" category fail time and time again. Granted most of these products use games on mobile phones and were expensive. Maybe Nintendo can make it work, but I'm having my doubts, especially with the price.
     
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    I'm assuming some sort of Switch software is bundled in, if you're paying $70 but need the joycons for... something.

    I like the idea of getting kids into engineering and constructing at a young age, but cardboard, for as cheap and flexible as it is, isn't really the most durable material, especially if you're a kid who likes to fidget.
     
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    I'm assuming most of the cost is in the software. I'm wondering if they won't allow for custom creations?
     
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    I was like... this is a fucking joke. Until I watched the video. I think this will sell. Also funny it's releasing on 4.20, because whoever came up with this was high as ffffuuuuck when they did.
     
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    it's JUST cardboard
    DAFUK NINTENDO
    i can make anything with cardboard anytime
    but i can't make switch, what about make switch cheaper for me instead do cardboard shit? >: O
     
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    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.th...-diy-accessories-announced-price-release-date

    the verge got a shot of trying everything out....the joy cons are indeed one impress pieces of tech. but the prices? no way. i can see kids getting board with the toy-cons very quickly and even damaging the during the build phase. in either case, a parent is left with expensive over priced card board. I question the choice of build material. i am sure nintendo could of used a 3d printed carbon based material instead. making them last forever. or probably the best idea should of been to team up with lego or kenex or both of them.
     
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    Yay... cardboard.
    really?
     
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    No problems within a week you can buy those cardboards at ali express for 5 $
     
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    I was going to type, "gaaa -snipped 5200 a- aaay"


    as a joke, but now that I see many people are, ahem... "taking the piss" on this thing (Did I do the british right?) I'll say what I honestly think and feel...

    I won't be getting it, but damn this is actually really cool!
     
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    Not gonna buy it probably. But it does look cool. (Plus I'll give nintindo a pass since they realised 2 awesome games last year.)
     
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    A week? I would bet the day after release! Then again, you need the software for it.
     
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    Nice idea, but overpriced
     
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    Unless Nintendo decides to use NFC tags to stop "cardboard piracy" or third party cardboard knock offs.
     
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    Who wants in on a cardboard bug thingy race?

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    I highly doubt they will.
     
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    Basically.
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