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#5791 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   12571 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 04:04 PM

2pm PT today: Nintendo announcement. "New way to play" (Japanese translation). "New interactive experience" (EU/US posting)

Switch fitness board confirmed.


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#5792 elessar123  

Posted 17 January 2018 - 06:23 PM

Or that fishing attachment. Maybe it'll replace the right joycon for fishing games.


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#5793 rdigit   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   373 Posts   Joined 0.6 Years Ago  

Posted 17 January 2018 - 06:25 PM

R.O.B. 2.0

#5794 IkedaTeramusa   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3053 Posts   Joined 6.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 06:28 PM

You guys are thinking too big for Nintendo.  This big announcement IS:

 

(drum roll)

 

A new kickstand for the on-the-go mode.

 

(because Nintendo is, admittedly, bad at making announcements)

 

/speculation



#5795 Fatbot3   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3222 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

Posted 17 January 2018 - 09:27 PM

My guess is just some reworked shovelware that was in development for 3DS before they realized they had a new horse to bet on.



#5796 FriskyTanuki   I have a piano CAGiversary!   66345 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 10:02 PM

 

DIY kits of cardboard items you can make to fit the Switch tablet and Joycons into to create a variety of controllers for specially-made games. It's out 4/20 for $70 or $80 depending on which kit you want:

 

$70 Variety Kit: https://labo.nintend...ts/variety-kit/

$80 Robot Kit: https://labo.nintend...its/robot-kit/ 


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#5797 chrislaustin   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5598 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 10:06 PM

They picked the perfect release date for that(4/20), as I would have to be high as  Fuck to buy that shit! LOL

 

No, seriously, that was rather interesting to say the least. If nothing else, "N" comes up with stuff I would never think of in a million years. My son is going to love this.



#5798 rdigit   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   373 Posts   Joined 0.6 Years Ago  

Posted 17 January 2018 - 10:09 PM

Very interested. Made me feel like I want to be a kid who can afford the time (and has the money) to do this. Idk about this being commercially successful, but then again idk what the "maker" kids are into these days.

#5799 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   12571 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 10:10 PM

That's...original. Never would have guessed that, but it seems interesting enough for me to applaud them for doing something beyond the realm of normal game developers.


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#5800 rdigit   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   373 Posts   Joined 0.6 Years Ago  

Posted 17 January 2018 - 10:11 PM

They picked the perfect release date for that(4/20), as I would have to be high as Fuck to buy that shit! LOL


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#5801 Fatbot3   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3222 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

Posted 17 January 2018 - 10:14 PM

 

DIY kits of cardboard items you can make to fit the Switch tablet and Joycons into to create a variety of controllers for specially-made games. It's out 4/20 for $70 or $80 depending on which kit you want:

 

$70 Variety Kit: https://labo.nintend...ts/variety-kit/

$80 Robot Kit: https://labo.nintend...its/robot-kit/ 

That was unexpected. As a father of two boys who have done a lot of Mindstorms and also subscription box kits I can confidently say that's a lot of questionably constructed cardboard to work with the joycons. I also wonder what happens to the kit when you inevitably destroy the constructed part.



#5802 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   12571 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 10:15 PM

That price though is legit bonkers for really just a bunch of cardboard.


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#5803 chrislaustin   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5598 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 10:24 PM

If nothing else, this is going to keep the NS hype train rolling well in to 2018. This Labo shit has to be all over the web by now, and there is for sure no bad publicity, and I'm sure this will be the perfect example of that statement. LOL



#5804 realbigexplosion   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1430 Posts   Joined 10.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 10:25 PM

That price though is legit bonkers for really just a bunch of cardboard.

I was thinking the same thing...but it comes with software.  So really, $10 - $30 depending on what the software would retail for on its own.

 

Anyways, looks like they revived Project Giant Robot?  Interesting stuff.


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#5805 Fatbot3   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3222 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

Posted 17 January 2018 - 10:30 PM

If nothing else, this is going to keep the NS hype train rolling well in to 2018. This Labo shit has to be all over the web by now, and there is for sure no bad publicity, and I'm sure this will be the perfect example of that statement. LOL

I'd go further and say it even lines up nicely with the DIY and coding toy market that was hot over Xmas. Even though it's likely a bit of a fad it's still big enough to give Nintendo some increased exposure for doing an interesting take on that toy market. I'd even be interested in getting one once I know that buying the cardboard parts will be extremely cheap to replace.



#5806 tonyxvx  

Posted 17 January 2018 - 10:39 PM

I was thinking the same thing...but it comes with software.  So really, $10 - $30 depending on what the software would retail for on its own.

 

Anyways, looks like they revived Project Giant Robot?  Interesting stuff.

 

Project Giant Robot is what interests me the most. That was too small of a clip, though. Hopefully GameXplain does a 2 hour analysis.



#5807 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   12571 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 10:39 PM

I was thinking the same thing...but it comes with software.  So really, $10 - $30 depending on what the software would retail for on its own.

 

Anyways, looks like they revived Project Giant Robot?  Interesting stuff.

I'm curious how much of a game there is with these. The skeptic in me basically says tech demo'ish on par with all the Wii party games, but regardless I find this idea to be interesting and so very Nintendo. It does get me excited if this somehow does take off.


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#5808 chrislaustin   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5598 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 10:43 PM

I'm curious how much of a game there is with these. The skeptic in me basically says tech demo'ish on par with all the Wii party games, but regardless I find this idea to be interesting and so very Nintendo. It does get me excited if this somehow does take off.

They said before hand this was for "kids" and those who are kids at heart. I don't think they plan to sell millions of these, but as I stated, my son is going to love this. After using it, he may not, but I can see him begging for this the next 3 months easy. LOL



#5809 realbigexplosion   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1430 Posts   Joined 10.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 10:50 PM

Nintendo Life has some hands on impressions.

 

Pretty interesting read.


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#5810 rdigit   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   373 Posts   Joined 0.6 Years Ago  

Posted 17 January 2018 - 10:57 PM

Nintendo Life has some hands on impressions.

Pretty interesting read.


Article is selling it to me pretty hard. Now I want to try it...

#5811 LinkinPrime   :,( CAGiversary!   43864 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 11:05 PM

Very innovative, mad props to Nintendo, this is fucking cool!!! Pricing is wrong, but man the potential of this thing... Sick!

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#5812 FriskyTanuki   I have a piano CAGiversary!   66345 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 January 2018 - 12:25 AM

Reminder that the 3DS sale on Nintendo games ends tomorrow, so grab anything you're interested in before Noon ET tomorrow.


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#5813 IkedaTeramusa   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3053 Posts   Joined 6.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 January 2018 - 12:33 AM

You guys are thinking too big for Nintendo.  This big announcement IS:

 

(drum roll)

 

A new kickstand for the on-the-go mode.

 

(because Nintendo is, admittedly, bad at making announcements)

 

/speculation

Man, I was close.  Not a kickstand.  A $60 cardboard cutout.  

 

(snort)



#5814 cleaver   You have 0 friends CAGiversary!   3518 Posts   Joined 13.8 Years Ago  

Posted 18 January 2018 - 12:37 AM

Cardboard? Who’d want to use cardboard accessories?
Me two minutes later:

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#5815 IkedaTeramusa   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3053 Posts   Joined 6.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 January 2018 - 12:44 AM

Cardboard? Who’d want to use cardboard accessories?
Me two minutes later:
 

Yea but, like I game/hobby.  And I deliberately use cardboard (a LOT) when I don't want to buy stuff.  Here they are charging me $60 when I could build the same cardboard from a template for $2 at Michaels (with a coupon).



#5816 FriskyTanuki   I have a piano CAGiversary!   66345 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 January 2018 - 12:59 AM


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#5817 rdigit   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   373 Posts   Joined 0.6 Years Ago  

Posted 18 January 2018 - 01:03 AM

Tweets won't show for me on CAG, but I believe FriskyTanuki was linking to a tweet that points to a note from IGN:

"the kits will not be mandatory – although the cartridge is needed – since Nintendo plans to offer the cardboard design pattern for free for aspiring builders”.

#5818 Cage017   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4641 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

Posted 18 January 2018 - 01:12 AM

As a fan of music games, the Labo Piano has me very excited.



#5819 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   12571 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 January 2018 - 01:19 AM

So Amazon will be the unofficial sponsor of people's Nintendo Labo kits.


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#5820 ihadmail   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   706 Posts   Joined 0.6 Years Ago  

Posted 18 January 2018 - 02:24 AM

So Amazon will be the unofficial sponsor of people's Nintendo Labo kits.


Not any more. Remember, Amazon is starting to use bubble mailers for almost everything.