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Labo for the Switch

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17 Jan 2018 19:18 #261244 by Grudunza
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More work than it’s worth, maybe? But a pretty fucking clever idea for console expansion. And for kids who already like to build/craft stuff and have a Switch, a must have, I’d assume.
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17 Jan 2018 19:29 #261246 by Michael Barnes
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I love it! Can’t wait to check it out, it’s realy fun-looking, creative and totally a left-field thing...my kids are going to go nuts over it, I’m excited about showing them the video tonight.

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17 Jan 2018 19:59 #261249 by jeb
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I am not sold on this thing. Looks... janky. Where the hell am I going to store a bunch of cardboard bullshit once they make all this stuff?

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17 Jan 2018 20:06 #261251 by hotseatgames
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I could see this being a bit of a test bed, and once they see what the popular "peripherals" are, they make plastic ones? I am digging on the fishing pole.

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17 Jan 2018 21:27 - 17 Jan 2018 21:27 #261261 by ufe20
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I think a good portion of the fun is supposed to be building the peripherals. "Maker" type toys seem pretty popular now, like this R2-D2 that you make and then control with your phone/tablet.

https://www.amazon.com/Star-Wars-Droid-Inventor-Kit/dp/B06XYD1LRN/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&linkCode=sl1&tag=popularscience-20&linkId=44456a551743d7c7ff

This is sort of the same thing, but now your kids are making a piano out of cardboard and controlling it with their Switch.

It sounds like they'll be selling the cardboard separately and it's not like you can't just cut up an Amazon box and glue some repairs if you needed. Besides, the cardboard angle helps to sell it as a bit more environmental friendly than the giant waste of plastic that was the Wii 3rd party peripheral market.
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17 Jan 2018 21:31 - 17 Jan 2018 21:40 #261262 by Michael Barnes
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jeb wrote: I am not sold on this thing. Looks... janky. Where the hell am I going to store a bunch of cardboard bullshit once they make all this stuff?


Maybe in the cupboard where you once stored your childlike sense of wonder and whimsy?

I just showed my kids. Blew they minds.
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17 Jan 2018 21:44 #261268 by SuperflyPete
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I prefer switching labia
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17 Jan 2018 22:59 #261283 by Black Barney
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#metoo

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17 Jan 2018 23:33 #261291 by jeb
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Michael Barnes wrote:

jeb wrote: I am not sold on this thing. Looks... janky. Where the hell am I going to store a bunch of cardboard bullshit once they make all this stuff?


Maybe in the cupboard where you once stored your childlike sense of wonder and whimsy?

That's where my BOARD GAMES ARE, BINCH.
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18 Jan 2018 00:41 #261295 by gversace
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Looks cool, but $80 for some cardboard? What is this, some boardgame?
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18 Jan 2018 02:28 - 18 Jan 2018 02:28 #261301 by Michael Barnes
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Preorders live on Amazon. You’ve got about 10 minutes.
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18 Jan 2018 04:44 #261303 by Matt Thrower
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Yeah I'm totally sold on this: it looks amazing. It's like VR but without the idiotic levels of expense and technical complexity.

It's also a whole lot more creative than it looks. You build these things yourself, so you (and your kids) get to see how they actually work. Because they're cardboard they're also just begging to be decorated, improved, fixed at home and generally made into something unique and tangibly yours which is an astonishing rarity in video games.

$80 sounds like a lot but as I understand it there's an additional electronic peripheral in the kit to make it work. So it's not all just sheets of cardboard to punch out. It is a bit of a shame they couldn't throw the robot in too for that price, though.

Unfortunately, I need a Switch first. So this is probably going to be a next-Christmas bundle of Console and Cardboard in our house: a joint present for me and the kids.
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18 Jan 2018 08:18 - 18 Jan 2018 08:18 #261315 by lj1983
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Currently I've got this small building kit, that uses recycled cans/bottles/CDs etc to build small solar powered walking/music playing/swimming robots. My son loves these and wants to build every damn robot on the list, and has been designing his own.

This is the same thing, just more interactive with the final project and switch powered. I love it.

If I already had a switch, this would be a no-brainer.
Maybe Christmas.
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18 Jan 2018 10:34 #261343 by Matt Thrower
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UK price just announced as £60, and that's not unreasonable as I've already said.

However, the Robot kit is £70 alone which seems crazy. Really can't imagine many people paying that for one single cardboard kit, however cool it is.

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18 Jan 2018 10:52 #261345 by Gregarius
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Looks awesome to me. Love to see the creativity on both sides of this project. Too bad I don't have kids or a Switch (although maybe I can do something about the latter).

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