Nintendo Labo Page 4

  • IMadeThis 19 Jan 2018 20:11:41 1,291 posts
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    Fyi, this is available to pre order at Smyths, and if you collect in store, it's a fiver off, so £55 for the variety pack and £65 for the robot kit
  • mal 19 Jan 2018 20:21:51 29,326 posts
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    Fake_Blood wrote:
    Again I think the concept is really good, build stuff with your kids, do a little programming, learn and play, I’m all for it.
    Programming? Learning? All I say in the trailer video thus far as that you can play some simplistic games using the cardboard parts you'd assembled. I didn't think you got much chance to change the games, or to make your own, but maybe I've just not been keeping up?
  • DangerousDave_87 19 Jan 2018 20:42:33 6,813 posts
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    There's every chance the game itself could be shallow, but we'll see. I imagine we'll likely get something with about as much depth as Wii Sports, but Wii Sports is still my favourite bowling and golf game, so I'd be happy with that. The construction should be half the fun, too.

    As long as the additional packs remain cheap, I'll be happy.
  • Fake_Blood 19 Jan 2018 21:04:20 10,571 posts
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    mal wrote:
    Fake_Blood wrote:
    Again I think the concept is really good, build stuff with your kids, do a little programming, learn and play, I’m all for it.
    Programming? Learning? All I say in the trailer video thus far as that you can play some simplistic games using the cardboard parts you'd assembled. I didn't think you got much chance to change the games, or to make your own, but maybe I've just not been keeping up?
    I mean you're programming your kids to buy stupid shit later in life.
    Also this I guess:
  • JoelStinty 19 Jan 2018 21:15:33 8,981 posts
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    There is also apparently in-depth videos for each toy on the game carts that shows how everything works in real terms. How the joy cons interact with the infrared stickers etc. So you’re not just building tat, you’re understanding how it all works together.

    It may be stem lite - but I think these toys are geared towards pushing kids In thinking about construction and engineering as well basic programming and I can see schools picking up on this too (perhaps Nintendo’s actual intention - grab em whilst they’re young!)

    And I think this is why maybe the concerns about kids destroying them, although valid, may be over the top. If children are spending hours constructing these toys perhaps they will learn the art of maintenance to go with it, and look after their creations whilst learning how to repair them too.

    Edited by JoelStinty at 21:20:49 19-01-2018
  • mothercruncher 2 Feb 2018 20:52:22 18,032 posts
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    Still a bit of a question over any one games’ longevity I think, but, man, still looks like the shizzle.
  • THFourteen 2 Feb 2018 20:59:59 53,839 posts
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    Nice, my thoughts on the robot looking like a shit vr experience are confirmed.

    Happy with my £50 variety pack preorder.
  • DangerousDave_87 2 Feb 2018 21:00:01 6,813 posts
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    Edit - Wrong thread.

    Edited by DangerousDave_87 at 21:00:35 02-02-2018
  • neems 4 Feb 2018 20:31:32 4,907 posts
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    There are loads of videos up now with people trying Labo, looks pretty cool.
  • macmurphy 5 Feb 2018 11:11:47 4,312 posts
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    superbob85 wrote:
    Labo has questions all over the place aiming at kids using cardboard sounds a disaster.
    I think it looks like fucking genius. Plus they’ve hit that recycling wave. Plus you can rebut cardboard if you break it. I’m a mid-thirties man child and I like it, pretty sure an actual kid would be over the moon.

    My mate’s six year old is on the ceiling. No need for Mariokart this Christmas. Labo pack in and that shit will fly off the shelves.
  • mothercruncher 5 Feb 2018 15:06:10 18,032 posts
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    There are different strengths of cardboard bob time will tell bob.
  • Fake_Blood 5 Feb 2018 16:58:02 10,571 posts
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    Why not use foam core though?
  • neilka 5 Feb 2018 17:08:49 23,549 posts
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    Classic superlabob85
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 5 Feb 2018 17:16:15 26,435 posts
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    I'm looking forward to Nintendo String™. Tie pits of Nintendo String™ to your Switch and control the onscreen action line some kind of fucking MARIO PUPPETEER. Nintendo String™ will be available in two flavours, £49.99 for the standard string edition which comes with 8 sections of official Nintendo String™ and the Super Fun Turbo Nintendo String™ edition which comes with 14 bits of string and also a stick on tattoo of Mario for just £89.99!
  • deez 3 Mar 2018 18:05:58 311 posts
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    Pre ordered the variety pack with one of those 20 quid off 50 that Very send from time to time.
  • Sabreman64 29 Mar 2018 11:49:03 22 posts
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    THFourteen wrote:
    Nice, my thoughts on the robot looking like a shit vr experience are confirmed.

    Happy with my £50 variety pack preorder.
    Agreed. The robot pack does look a bit shit, but the cheaper pack looks like fun.

    I have one question about the whole Labo thing though. Can the fishing rods, pianos etc be easily disassembled? It would be handy to be able to take them apart for storage reasons.
  • The_Goon 27 Apr 2018 11:54:27 1,452 posts
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    Anyone got theirs yet? Interested to see what others think before biting the bullet.
  • THFourteen 27 Apr 2018 12:10:33 53,839 posts
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    Amazon are on their way
  • deez 27 Apr 2018 12:22:48 311 posts
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    Mine has been delivered, but will probably wait until tomorrow to give it a go as Friday=booze.
  • Dr-Strangelove 27 Apr 2018 12:26:43 2,288 posts
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    Picking it up tonight after work...
  • el_pollo_diablo 29 Apr 2018 00:58:05 3,036 posts
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    What’s the verdict chaps?
  • THFourteen 29 Apr 2018 07:31:33 53,839 posts
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    Dunno, Amazon didn't send me the bag of rubber bands so i coudnt get going
  • You-can-call-me-kal 29 Apr 2018 08:42:00 20,707 posts
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    Mine’s arrived but it will be divided between his birthday in July, and Christmas. Got it from Amazon too. Would be good to know what’s missing. Were the rubber bands missing by mistake or are they not included?
  • THFourteen 29 Apr 2018 09:21:26 53,839 posts
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    @You-can-call-me-kal

    You should have 28 cardboard sheets, the game software and a bag of small pieces including rubberbands and things. I was missing th whole bag.

    There are full contents on the side of the box if you need to do a stock take
  • mothercruncher 29 Apr 2018 11:04:16 18,032 posts
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    Please under-band.
  • Lave 29 Apr 2018 12:04:02 314 posts
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    I built the RC car thinggy with my daughter. It's really good so far! Building is like playing with Lego, but with way better instructions (fully zoom and scroll video). The game itself was sort of shallow, but there is so much you could do to invent your own way of playing. For example, since there are two sets of RC-car cardboard you can race if you have two sets of joycons. Or play a match of RC sumo. Or use the auto mode to steer through a maze.

    Really looking forward to build the larger kits, as well as the garage mode. Labo is the perfect blend of lego, basic programming toy and basic engineering learning tool.
  • IMadeThis 29 Apr 2018 16:20:03 1,291 posts
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    Spent the last hour and a half doing our first build (the house) with our 6yo. Smiles all round when it was completed. Really clever how it works and a perfect Sunday afternoon bit of fun.

    Again, a bit shallow, but really good to show him how things are built and how they work.

    Look forward to doing the next build and decorating the house so it's ours proper!
  • Sabreman64 29 Apr 2018 18:53:35 22 posts
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    Here's a storage case for all the cardboard Labo pianos, fishing rods etc:

    https://www.polygon.com/2018/4/28/17295786/ups-labo-carrying-case-cool-video
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