Nintendo Labo

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  • INSOMANiAC 18 Jan 2018 13:32:23 4,681 posts
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    Who's in?

    I personally think it's a fantastic idea, great way for me to get some quality time with my nephew building stuff and seeing it working, he'll love this for all of twenty minutes then I just have 60 of cardboard, but still....

    There's so many great things Nintendo could do with this, perhaps even selling just the cardboard as peripherals to existing games, a light gun or maracas perhaps, or we may see companies including it as part of a game purchase. I think they've knocked it out of the park this time. It may only end up being a passing fad but I feel like, while the hype train is rolling this will be absolutely massive
  • beastmaster 18 Jan 2018 13:38:06 20,909 posts
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    Brilliant idea. Was stunned when I saw this.
  • mrpon 18 Jan 2018 13:40:29 36,268 posts
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    At least this time it's biodegradable tat! Does look cool though.
  • the_milkybar_kid 18 Jan 2018 13:40:39 8,274 posts
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    Have no enthusiasm whatsoever for it. That said Nintendo constantly strive to innovate so I hope it works out for them. Just as long as they don't stop producing games for those that just want so sit on our arse. My lad's probably too young to understand what the deal is with this but maybe we'll check it out if they're still producing stuff a few years down the line.

    Edited by the_milkybar_kid at 13:42:10 18-01-2018
  • THFourteen 18 Jan 2018 13:42:34 53,819 posts
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    I was going to get one of the variety packs, then i remembered the lego mindstorms sitting half-used on my shelf.

    i mean i used it a little sure, but nowhere near how much i thought i would for 250 or whatever i paid for it.
  • drhickman1983 18 Jan 2018 13:46:49 6,856 posts
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    I'm actually really interested. It's genuinely the game, or gaming innovation, I'm most looking forward to. Can't remember the last time a game actually made think "that looks cool".

    I don't even have kids.
  • Tonka 18 Jan 2018 13:49:14 30,893 posts
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    I think it's very cool. Needs an open ended game as well. Create your own cardboard tat AND drag and drop some functionality to make a new game.
  • smoothpete 18 Jan 2018 13:52:04 36,988 posts
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    It's really really cool.
  • rice_sandwich 18 Jan 2018 13:54:59 6,452 posts
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    @THFourteen

    Lego Mindstorm looks interesting but I'd struggle to come up with ideas for stuff to build. It seems that you also need to buy quite a bit of extra kit if you want to get into making fancy stuff. I guess I'm just not that interested in robotics.
  • mrpon 18 Jan 2018 13:56:06 36,268 posts
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    I actually thought it was a new Tearaway game! That could work, somehow.
  • Deleted user 18 January 2018 14:00:58
    I like it. The wife endorses it as well for my eldest daughter. Will probably buy the variety pack or whatever it is at launch.
  • Red_Bool 18 Jan 2018 14:07:59 1,986 posts
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    I think my 10-year old son might really like this. I'll show it to him today and see what his reaction will be.
    My first reaction at least was "what the...ooh this is really cool!"
  • MrTomFTW Best Moderator, 2016 18 Jan 2018 14:17:53 47,498 posts
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    In Japan Nintendo are running Nintendo Labo Camps:

    https://www.nintendo.co.jp/labo/camp/

    If they bring them to Europe I hope they consider a name change :D
  • THFourteen 18 Jan 2018 14:18:07 53,819 posts
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    @rice_sandwich

    It's basically that. The kit comes with instructions for 5 or so models which i built and programmed, a snake, a spider thing, a robot etc. That was all cool, and you can get the robot to shoot by pressing buttons via programming or whatever.

    But then it comes to actually free-building lego technic, and its way too fucking hard for me, i dont have an engineering background.

    Strangely enough my work are running a lunchtime python/raspbery pi/robot olympics thing, so i signed up for that, should be a laugh.
  • Deleted user 18 January 2018 15:57:38
    I'm likely to be getting this.
  • StarchildHypocrethes 18 Jan 2018 16:00:00 33,020 posts
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    Looks like a right old waste of money.
  • HarryPalmer 18 Jan 2018 16:52:08 6,141 posts
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    StarchildHypocrethes wrote:
    Looks like a right old waste of money.
    I'M IN!
  • Humperfunk 18 Jan 2018 16:56:22 8,196 posts
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    Definitely of absolute no interest to me. Appreciate the idea but nah, not for me Clive.
  • Syrette 18 Jan 2018 16:58:55 50,642 posts
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    Looks cool but I'd need a Switch first, and I'm not really interested in getting one any time soon.
  • Deleted user 18 January 2018 16:59:16
    I WILL BECOME CARDBOARD ROBOT MAN
  • THFourteen 18 Jan 2018 17:04:53 53,819 posts
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    Wenger wrote:
    StarchildHypocrethes wrote:
    Looks like a right old waste of money.
    I'M IN!
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 18 Jan 2018 17:19:41 25,562 posts
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    I'm pretty sure this is a bet by Nintendo shareholders to see if they can get grown men to pay 80 for a cardboard robot costume.
  • M83J01P97 18 Jan 2018 17:39:50 7,607 posts
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    I get the horrible feeling it will be one of those 'flash in the pan' type hyperbole gimmicks that gets everyone's attention for a few weeks/months and then gradually the novelty wears off either because of no real long lasting appeal or Nintendo just not pushing the idea much further past the initial kit.
  • THFourteen 18 Jan 2018 17:46:08 53,819 posts
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    @M83J01P97

    Like every other toy you buy for kids!
  • Deleted user 18 January 2018 17:59:01
    I remember asking my dad for cardboard boxes as a kid from his work. I'd make them into little caravans and sit in them whilst watching TV. Looking back it sounds ridiculous, but it's just kids imaginations. I think this will be a success.
  • Load_2.0 18 Jan 2018 18:19:36 31,883 posts
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    Obviously I am dead inside, reading about the idea, I couldn't think of a single decent accessory to use for a game.

    Until I watched the video.

    Wow!

    I am dubious as to how well these will work with more complicated games (Or at all) but its an awesome concept.

    I can only assume the catalyst for this is a Nintendo warehouse somewhere in Japan stuffed full of unreleased moulded plastic peripherals. Deemed to expensive or too insane to release to market. Geek El Dorado!!
  • mothercruncher 18 Jan 2018 18:28:27 17,828 posts
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    MrTomFTW wrote:
    In Japan Nintendo are running Nintendo Labo Camps:

    https://www.nintendo.co.jp/labo/camp/

    If they bring them to Europe I hope they consider a name change :D
    Did you get permission from women worldwide to make a joke that references their tender lady zones?
  • drhickman1983 18 Jan 2018 18:35:25 6,856 posts
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    If somebody doesn't like the concept they are basically dead inside, and essentially dead to me.
  • mal 18 Jan 2018 19:42:04 29,326 posts
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    mothercruncher wrote:
    MrTomFTW wrote:
    In Japan Nintendo are running Nintendo Labo Camps:

    https://www.nintendo.co.jp/labo/camp/

    If they bring them to Europe I hope they consider a name change :D
    Did you get permission from women worldwide to make a joke that references their tender lady zones?
    I think the joke was rather referring to the european Jewish community from the 1930s. Paging kalel!
  • Porko_Rossi 18 Jan 2018 19:44:21 106 posts
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    The concepts fine, card modelling is still very popular for building prototypes/products but I cant understand their outrageous pricing.
    I remember Shreddies cerial boxes in the 80's had Transformers cutout templates on them, so you could cut out and assemble your own starscream model. That was the greatest cerial box.
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