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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

On Tuesday, it was teased that gamers would be getting a very special announcement from Nintendo about a brand-new way to play games. Of course, speculation was bound to take off, but Nintendo was sure to temper expectations by stating that this would be for kids or those are kids at heart. With that in mind, I was pretty much sure any hardcore gamers out there would be disappointed by what they’d be seeing.

Nintendo has officially announced their next big revelation, and as stated, this is very much something for kids — though that doesn’t keep it from being an interesting project nonetheless. The result is Nintendo Labo. With Nintendo Labo, you take perforated sheets of cardboard, and following instructions, build some pretty impressive devices that can be used as controllers for the Nintendo Switch.

They are used in tandem with the Joy-Cons and Switch screen, and the games range from music games, to fishing games, to robot shooting games. All in all, as advertised, it’s something I would have absolutely adored as a kid, and if I had a kid over the age of seven, I’d probably see this as a fun thing to build with them and play with. Hell, I can also see this as being a game that can inspire a generation of engineers and architects. To build something like this and see the inner workings of a device certainly helps create curious kids.

True to their word, Nintendo is working to make the Switch more accessible to those beyond non-gamers, and this seems to be a step in that direction. Hardcore gamers, on the other hand, will be very sad that this announcement had nothing to do with GTA V or a firmware update. Perhaps next time.

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SOURCE: Nintendo

  • Kratos

    what. the. fuck. releases 4/20? thats a joke right?!?

    • Joseph Jammer Medina

      lol

      • Kratos
        • Joseph Jammer Medina

          LOL to be fair, I think target demo on this like ages 4-8

          • Kratos

            have u been to a mall lately? take a look around…toddlers are being pushed around in strollers while they are transfixed by the smart phone or tablet in their hands…their older siblings walking beside mom and dad also have a similar device practically glued to their hands…imho kids today aren’t going to give a crap about this…sure some will…but i think the vast majority won’t

  • Paul

    That is the biggest pile of 💩 I’ve ever seen. That 💩 is gonna fall apart in 5 minutes. Hey kids, you send ME your money and I’ll make you some 💩 out of cardboard.

    • Kindofabigdeal

      How do I make poop on my PC?

    • Kratos

      have u seen the prices for this shit yet? $70 and $80 for cardboard…FUCKING CARDBOARD…

  • Kindofabigdeal

    I was thinking about getting a Switch, but now, not so much.

    • Victor Roa

      think of it as a Zelda machine, that’s how I see it, with a Mario hat dispenser.

  • SaiyanHeretic

    This is somebody’s Kickstarter project, not a major developer gaming product. Most kids won’t have the attention span to put these things together themselves, so the parents waste an afternoon figuring it out, and then it’ll last fifteen minutes before the cardboard crap falls apart.

    • Kratos

      are u kidding me? the PARENTS won’t have the attention span to put these things together…they’ll have to get back to checking facebook, instagram, twitter or snapchat every 30 seconds

  • Victor Roa

    hehe, when I first came to america, my friend next door would teach me how to make transformers that would transform out of tissue boxes.

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.