Nintendo Labo

Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by Kao, Jan 17, 2018.

  1. Kao

    Kao Gutsy Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2010
    Messages:
    458
    Likes Received:
    307
    It's cardboard toys and projects that are augmented by the Switch.



    Unfortunately, mine's not working. :(

    [​IMG]
     
  2. KGRAMR

    KGRAMR Gaming aficionado raised by family & friends.

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2017
    Messages:
    484
    Likes Received:
    197
    Nintendo went back to make toys but now in cardboard form, not bad but kids will surely destroy this fast. On the other hand, people have positive, mixed and outright negative reactions towards this, calling it gimmicky (obviously) and that they should've shown Mother 3, SSB 5 or Metroid Prime 4. I do bet that Top Hat Gaming Man will do a video fast about it ranting ;) But, could you imagine seeing a Sega Bass Fishing game on the Switch being played with the Fishing Rod Toy-Con :) ? Oh and Project Giant Robot now lives as Robot Kit :D
     
  3. speedyink

    speedyink Site Supporter 2016

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2015
    Messages:
    1,453
    Likes Received:
    647
    You need more cardboard, some elastics, and some glitter. Then maybe it'll work :p

    Seriously though, this really brings me back to when I used to build shit out of cardboard when I was a young lad.
     
    Kao likes this.
  4. KGRAMR

    KGRAMR Gaming aficionado raised by family & friends.

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2017
    Messages:
    484
    Likes Received:
    197
    I also used to do stuff with cardboard boxes as a kid. Maybe we can all related to this...
     
    speedyink likes this.
  5. speedyink

    speedyink Site Supporter 2016

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2015
    Messages:
    1,453
    Likes Received:
    647
    And not a single fack will be given.
     
    MBMM and KGRAMR like this.
  6. mettleramiel

    mettleramiel Robust Member

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2005
    Messages:
    205
    Likes Received:
    6
    I think that these are super cool, but that they are going about it the wrong way, though. Rather than selling in a kit with a cartridge, they should sell the cardboard templates with a code to download the game. These could be very cost effective for Nintendo and very inexpensive for customers. Hell, something like that is an entirely different type of SKU that can be sold in new places other than the video game aisle, maybe even at the till. They could even make printable at home versions for MyNintendo rewards.

    However, knowing Nintendo, these will be the only two kits they ever release and will just be added to the long list of their gimmicks with great potential never realized
     
  7. GodofHardcore

    GodofHardcore Paragon of the Forum *

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2007
    Messages:
    11,821
    Likes Received:
    454
    It's not for me but It's nice to see Nintendo throwing shit at the wall to see what sticks.
     
    -=FamilyGuy=- likes this.
  8. Anthaemia.

    Anthaemia. The Original VF3 Fangirlâ„¢

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2004
    Messages:
    1,654
    Likes Received:
    221
    Are Nintendo having a laugh? The last time I paid £70 for a load of cardboard boxes, at least they contained pizza (and probably lasted longer - I suspect most kids will shred up those Labo peripherals faster than you can say scrap paper)! Saying that, I'm intrigued to see how well the piano works, as I've read it's surprisingly responsive...
     
  9. GodofHardcore

    GodofHardcore Paragon of the Forum *

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2007
    Messages:
    11,821
    Likes Received:
    454
    What do you win?
     
  10. ToddShake

    ToddShake Member

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2017
    Messages:
    21
    Likes Received:
    4
    My friend summed Labo up perfect, "Microsoft and Sony try and think outside the box...Nintendo just uses the box."
     
    Traace and Kaeser like this.
  11. jp.

    jp. Be Attitude For Gains

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2006
    Messages:
    1,989
    Likes Received:
    79
    Microsoft and Sony think outside the box? That is laughable.
     
  12. thebigman1106

    thebigman1106 Robust Member

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2010
    Messages:
    211
    Likes Received:
    65
    i too feel that kids will destroy these 'creations' quite quickly.
    i wonder if it will take off in japan, what with origami originating from there?
     
  13. -=FamilyGuy=-

    -=FamilyGuy=- Site Supporter 2049

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2007
    Messages:
    3,097
    Likes Received:
    1,046
    They arguably are very creative... at figuring out ways to milk their customer base.


    Labo would be VERY NICE if it included a way to build your own designs somehow. It could be a gateway drug for a Raspberry Pi.
     
  14. Kaeser

    Kaeser Rising Member

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2016
    Messages:
    50
    Likes Received:
    9
    Despite some cynicism, I applaud Nintendo for making these kinds of moves. Calculated risks and good for their long term viability as a company, which allows them to continue to cater for their core.
     
  15. -=FamilyGuy=-

    -=FamilyGuy=- Site Supporter 2049

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2007
    Messages:
    3,097
    Likes Received:
    1,046
    Also, helping kids develop their creativity and actually build stuff with their hands is laudable.
     
  16. PixelButts

    PixelButts Site Soldier

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2014
    Messages:
    2,731
    Likes Received:
    2,024
    I'm getting traumatic flashbacks of my times using pepakura
     
  17. takeshi385

    takeshi385 Mojarra Frita Bandit

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2011
    Messages:
    1,858
    Likes Received:
    166
    Even though it is only cardboard, Nintendo will still not keep up with demand. I can see it now, scalped ultra rare cardboard only $156.99!!
     
    Atombomb66 and sa1 like this.
  18. sa1

    sa1 Rising Member

    Joined:
    May 25, 2013
    Messages:
    66
    Likes Received:
    19
    They do the business again. Pretty amazing.
     
  19. PrOfUnD Darkness

    PrOfUnD Darkness Familiar Face

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2004
    Messages:
    1,122
    Likes Received:
    48
    I think it's interesting as novelty but how are they going to prevent people or other companies from copying the designs? Is not like they can create some kind of card board DRM :)
     
  20. BetaGuy64

    BetaGuy64 A convincing argument away from buying EB64

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2014
    Messages:
    141
    Likes Received:
    59
    Who in their right mind over the age of 12 would buy a piece of cardboard for 80 bones
     

Share This Page