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[–]Pappy_Smith 1064 points1065 points  (132 children)

[–]Wookimonster 227 points228 points  (8 children)

Did Nintendo just invent a decent haptic feedback solution for VR by using a cardboard box?

[–]planetrevolver 98 points99 points  (4 children)

And rubber bands!

[–]SuperUnhappyman 25 points26 points  (2 children)

A RUBBER BAND NED!

[–]Mr_iPancake 21 points22 points  (1 child)

RUBBER BANDS ON AN OPEN FIELD!

[–]DaHaLoJeDi 11 points12 points  (0 children)

GO FIND THE RUBBER BAND STRETCHER!

[–]Wittyname0 1 point2 points  (0 children)

And string!

[–]Fletch261 43 points44 points  (1 child)

NINTENDO BUILT THIS IN A CAVE! WITH A BOX OF SCRAPS!!!

[–]Silent-Toe 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Im not Nintendo sir

[–]Shispanic 655 points656 points  (42 children)

Honestly, even if this is directed at kids, it still looks really cool. Hats of to Nintendo for thinking outside the box and taking some calculated risks with the switch.

[–]TheCaptainCog 377 points378 points  (26 children)

Pretty sure they decided to not think about stuff in or out of the box and just decided to give us the box

[–]mathkor89 29 points30 points  (19 children)

I just saw part of the add, I LOVE IT, this will not only ensure stick isn't an issue but it's only cost minimal, if they give out the blueprints to them. That would be amazing, making my own ones means that I'm not encountered to try them out and disassemble so people with no space can store them away. Teaching people to create their own fun

[–]Razorramonfan 8 points9 points  (18 children)

80 bucks for the robot is pretty damn expensive. And the complexity of the build will not allow daily dismantling

[–]shacocrazy 18 points19 points  (14 children)

Its 80 for the robot and the software. Many games cost 60$ alone, so it really isn't that pricey.

[–]xthyme2playx 7 points8 points  (0 children)

This... and I head they will be releasing free versions of the blue prints so we can make our own replacement parts... plus I mean... duct tape and glue go a long way. I love that the most expensive part of repairing any of these constructions is going to be hitting up my local supermarket for a few spare boxes and buying some rubber bands... my wife has tons of yarn so... no need for string. Haha

[–]ThisIsNotSafety 47 points48 points  (0 children)

I see what you did there.

[–]erock82 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Not sure if it's outside the box, rather they found some boxes and looked at them an awful long time to come up with this one. Jokes aside I love how innovative/risk taking Nintendo always is compared to the others.

[–]DanielC137 72 points73 points  (4 children)

4/20!! Nintendo is reaching out to everybody these days

[–]Admiralolz 28 points29 points  (0 children)

It's 69 dollars as well

[–]Zacmon 12 points13 points  (1 child)

Yea I saw that, but was still like "I am not paying $70 for an arts and crafts project."

When I woke up this morning I thought "Wait, all of the pieces can either be retraced using the stencils it came with or bought in the craft aisle for $1 (eyelets, reflective tape, rubber bands)." Sure enough, I googled it a little bit and it turns out Nintendo is going to release the stencils for free to print out of a standard printer.

I pre-ordered it as soon as I got to work.

[–]fgsfds11234 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Just in time for the 19th anniversary

[–]KyotomNZ 101 points102 points  (15 children)

Fuck that's cool!!

[–]JotaroQjoh 16 points17 points  (0 children)

This is gonna be another great year for gamers!

[–]Dire87 5 points6 points  (13 children)

I am...still confused. This might either be genious or a total waste of time and money 0o

[–]drkamikaze1 10 points11 points  (11 children)

If you could buy blueprints from them then it would be amazing but what will happen is people will share the build guides online and some guy is gonna build it out of metal and other materials, I think it's awesome

[–]Dire87 18 points19 points  (0 children)

You definitely can't fault them for not trying new things. Say about Nintendo what you will, but at least they are actually still trying to innovate.

[–]BACONWART 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Nintendo will publish the blueprints online for free. You really only pay for the software (and the rnd of course).

[–]0verStrike 1 point2 points  (5 children)

I can weld, I could totally embrace this as a welding project! I get to replicate cool stuff, my hobby shall reflourish! (But I still need to finish the cage on my car... =( )

[–]hu_STL 1 point2 points  (4 children)

Well the game doesn't drop until 04/20 so get to work, slacker

[–]0verStrike 1 point2 points  (3 children)

Yes sir! I am 22 years old electromechanical engineering student. The welding is just hobby really (Me likes cars). BUT I am on final exams period so I should go back to my calculations. Kbye

[–]sevenspaces 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Thanks. I came here to ask lol.

[–]Int0TheV0id 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I’m more confused now than before I watched that video.

[–]Privateer781 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I normally don't like Nintendo's stuff but I love that.

[–]theloleo 132 points133 points  (7 children)

that’s one thicc ps4 pro

[–]Bleus4 36 points37 points  (0 children)

T H I C C S T A T I O N

[–]Ryktes 4 points5 points  (5 children)

Im not sure why, but it looks like it might just be two PS4s put together.

[–]John_Bot 3 points4 points  (4 children)

The PS4 pro has 3 "bars"

This image has 4 "bars" that are just the top bar (you can see the ps4 logo on them) then the 2 bottom bars.

Why?

I have no idea

Also the PS4 should never be stood up vertically.

[–]BowjaDaNinja 2 points3 points  (3 children)

Also the PS4 should never be stood up vertically.

Why come mister?

[–]John_Bot 3 points4 points  (2 children)

Sony came out and said it's bad for the PS4. It blocks the entire side of vents and risks it overheating.

[–]BowjaDaNinja 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Ooooohhhh. Flipping it back down now.

[–]radicallyhip 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Protip: turn it off first.

[–]BruceLesser 807 points808 points  (13 children)

To be fair, when you buy that cardboard box it’s a complete cardboard box, no additional purchases needed to feel like you have the complete experience.

[–]SilentR0b 187 points188 points  (1 child)

A lot of cats trying to comprehend their hooman making weird shit with their cat dimensions.

[–]warjoke 71 points72 points  (2 children)

EA will probably charge additional $5 for the flaps

[–]DaHaLoJeDi 5 points6 points  (0 children)

*$5 additional dollars for ANOTHER box with a chance of getting the flaps

[–]mattr1986 14 points15 points  (2 children)

I hope they announce loot boxes for this game....

[–]Pebphiz 16 points17 points  (1 child)

Inside of the loot box are more boxes!

[–]zschultz 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Yo Dawg I heard you like boxes...

[–]Ping1337[🍰] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

that's what you think.

[–]snipers501 1 point2 points  (0 children)

$70 for everything

And $80 for the robot suit

[–]Jermboonski 139 points140 points  (2 children)

Spongebob: All you need is a little "IMAGINATION" 🌈✨🌈✨🌈

[–]AyyyyLeMeow 4 points5 points  (0 children)

You heard it first on nickelodeon!

[–]lookandlookagain 2 points3 points  (0 children)

“ I didn’t know what to get you for our anniversary. So I got you this box. ” “ That’s what I got you! ”

[–]sunprophit 18 points19 points  (3 children)

What's with PS4? Looks like pro-pro-pro

[–]EngelbertHerpaderp 5 points6 points  (1 child)

That's just the next revision super-glued to the revision after that.

[–]Penguinkeith[🍰] 647 points648 points  (172 children)

Goes to show How Nintendo is truly the most innovative gaming company of all time. they literally figured out how to integrate video games with playing with a cardboard box.

[–]throwaway21343232242 49 points50 points  (2 children)

If they had announced this on April 1 there is no way I would have believed them.

[–]Penguinkeith[🍰] 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Haha I probably would have thought the same, then had been really sad because this shit is an incredible concept.

[–]Bleus4 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I don't know, there must have gone a lot of R&D into the development of all this. Would have been quite an expensive April fools!

[–]JotaroQjoh 39 points40 points  (10 children)

Nintendo knows that they are not a computer company like competitors. They are always toy company at heart and playing very well recently. Gunpei Yokoi would be very happy if he saw this.

[–]not_a_moogle 5 points6 points  (8 children)

Except they never understand demand. I expect posts about Nintendo boxes out of stock and posts speculating when they will release more.

[–]Psykpatient 12 points13 points  (5 children)

I would think it's better to have too little at launch so you can restock rather than having way too much for a product no one wants.

[–]Rmlobvx 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Yeah they understand supply and demand just fine, dudes talking crazy.

[–]Gonzobot 2 points3 points  (0 children)

What are you talking about? Nintendo has pretty much always made profits on sales. They don't need to push X million units to come ahead of the investment.

[–]Decon-III 1 point2 points  (0 children)

And that's why I, a PC snob, have a Switch. It doesn't try to compete with my PC; Nintendo knows what it's selling and makes the most of it.

[–]Ashen44 90 points91 points  (15 children)

I mean, google cardboard did it first, but this is way past that in terms of cool shit

[–]hotaru251 121 points122 points  (11 children)

Nah. Cardboard let's u get VR using phone.

It's basically an accessory.

Nintendo is doing stuff that is a functioning object and variety.

[–]Undercoverexmo 50 points51 points  (9 children)

So, an accessory....

[–]ActivateGuacamole 69 points70 points  (8 children)

The difference is that google cardboard is not part of the game, it's just there to hold the phone to your face and then hopefully you forget you have it on your head. It's just another VR headset except cheaper. Labo tries to make the cardboard into a game itself. I think the cool thing about Labo is the ability to make a lot of unique accessories without spending much.

[–]Penguinkeith[🍰] 13 points14 points  (2 children)

good point, but I never found Cardboard to be anything but a budget vr headset with... "games" ... and that isn't very innovative... but point well taken

[–]Ashen44 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Oh, I agree with you wholeheartedly. If I recall correctly Google cardboard was for the express purpose of proving you could make a vr set out of cardboard, not to make a good one.

To sort of expand on u/ActivateGuacamole, what Nintendo has done surpasses Google cardboard in that where Google cardboard was a crappy accessory for games, Nintendo labo is both quality, and part of the game itself in a way, which I think is the Nintendo magic.

[–]PeriodicAcid 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Someone gave me a cardboard a while back, for a piece of cardboard you stick a phone in it's actually not a bad experience. Especially if you have the pornhub app...

[–]hugganao 49 points50 points  (88 children)

well... the problem is if Sony or Microsoft ever pulled this they would get bombarded with criticisms especially with costs like $70-80. Not to mention it most likely wouldn't seem appealing for their demographic (or match with its image).

I feel like Nintendo was great for this kind of product as it usually has a link to a younger/casual customer base as opposed to others.

[–]c_c_combo 53 points54 points  (28 children)

Never been to /r/Nintendoswitch huh?

Casuals.. they're maniacs.

[–]Splatulated 1 point2 points  (4 children)

wait, then what the hell is this place? /r/Switch/

[–]Knofbath 7 points8 points  (0 children)

17,517,408 gamers on /r/gaming
444,757 Switchers on /r/NintendoSwitch
15,589 readers on /r/Switch

[–]Cypherex 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Seems to be a knock-off subreddit. It was made 6 years ago so it wasn't made specifically because of the Switch which nobody knew about back then. Probably just someone claiming common words for a subreddit. Obviously when the Switch came out the sub got repurposed from whatever it used to be. But /r/nintendoswitch is definitely the "main" one with a much larger subscriber base.

[–]shpow 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Well they would get criticised because the games are what being the cost to $70-80, not the cardboard.

[–]cnskatefool 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Let’s be honest, Microsoft would totally fuck up this implementation. It’s not an easy proposition to make, they’d probably roll out some square boxes under the guise of some Minecraft affiliation.

[–]Zandrick 7 points8 points  (27 children)

I don’t know that that’s true, but we won’t ever know. Sony or Microsoft just don’t do original outside the box thinking. If they ever did we would find out how people would react. But until then we can only guess.

[–]Atlanticall 10 points11 points  (21 children)

Kinect? Great product, no support, most commonly found in an engineering lab these days.

We’ll have to see how this cardboard toy gimmick does over time to judge it properly.

[–]WTFbeast 1 point2 points  (0 children)

We actually use the kinect a lot to control the directv. Mostly "Xbox play" and pause while we're in the kitchen cooking or about to sit down to eat we'll tell it to mute, etc. We used to anyways, now that everything we have is controlled by Alexa and Harmony it's sort of obsolete. But still.

[–]Zandrick 4 points5 points  (19 children)

The Kinect was far from the first of its kind, a copy of a copy.

[–]sradac 6 points7 points  (2 children)

Except it was innovative. The tech in a Kinect is damn impressive. The most immersive VR experiences out there use 3 kinects with the 3 cameras on each to track every slight detail on your movement.

[–]Atlanticall 1 point2 points  (15 children)

What’s it a copy of?

[–]Treemeister_ 10 points11 points  (7 children)

Well there was the EyeToy for PS2

[–]TweektheGeek 7 points8 points  (0 children)

And the game boy camera before that

[–]Atlanticall 10 points11 points  (4 children)

I’d argue that the Kinect was so much more advanced than the EyeToy that the comparison isn’t valid, but I know what sub I’m in so I won’t bother saying more to make the argument.

[–]Zandrick 3 points4 points  (6 children)

The Wii motion bar the PlayStation move the Kinect. It was all the same idea with small variations. Motion sensors. But this one doesn’t just see motion, it sees you!

That’s not outside the box that’s very much inside the box.

[–]UmCeterumCenseo 2 points3 points  (2 children)

What? Sony has always been known for being one of the innovative companies. They make robot dogs, Android projector with multi touch, e-ink watches. The standard electronics innovation examples are Philips and Sony.

[–]NuibaraEterronusufle 2 points3 points  (1 child)

But that has nothing to do with gaming. Gaming wise, Sony does very little innovation. They usually prefer to copy other companies or follow current trends rather than create something themselves. I don't disagree with what you said about Sony, but you're talking about a different aspect of the company.

[–]Penguinkeith[🍰] 2 points3 points  (27 children)

Well that is because Nintendo chose this path... Xbox or Sony could have too if they put the effort into it. but now they just want to be budget gaming pcs...

[–]Logicitus 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I would say Metal Gear Solid achieves this first

[–]erock82 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I wouldn't be surprised if there's a hidden meaning behind this idea - Nintendo started with (essentially) cardboard after all.

[–]phoenixology 1 point2 points  (0 children)

To be fair, Google Cardboard probably inspired them a bit there

[–]AlekswithaK 305 points306 points  (24 children)

Real Talk, Labo looks fucking cool as hell. I would imagine it would be great for kids; an amazing way to integrate gaming and craft-work.

[–]rolfraikou 166 points167 points  (8 children)

While I know I could still enjoy it as an adult, it's the first time I've seen a product and really thought "Damn, I wish I could have enjoyed this as a kid."

Made me more emotional than I expected.

[–]mynameis_neo 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Yeah, it's genius, actually.

[–]PaulyWithADolly 15 points16 points  (0 children)

My kid is constantly building stuff out of craft paper and cardboard. He's going to love this shit.

[–]BlackScienceJesus 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Perfect thing to enjoy with your kid. This is an amazing father-son project that they both can enjoy after building it.

[–]Gonzobot 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I'm actually going to be upset if I don't get to wear a robot suit, cardboard or not.

[–]cowboyjosh2010 1 point2 points  (1 child)

On the emotional front, when the ad started showing kids coloring in their cardboard pieces with markers to customize them, I legitimately got chills and thought to myself "this is what gaming is all about--making it your own."

[–]rolfraikou 1 point2 points  (0 children)

IRL mods.

[–]Dazzman50 14 points15 points  (2 children)

I think a lot of adults aren't seeing the great possibilities too though. I didn't until I spent some time imagining how it'd work with games.

No more $70+ plastic accessories. I can't wait to see what kind of cardboard light guns come out for any future shooters (I don't actually own a switch, no idea if a light gun would work with it)

I can honestly see the kids building the thing, then the parent saying "great work kiddo! Go to bed." And then spending all night in cardboardual reality

[–]Decon-III 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Metroid Prime with a cardboard Arm Cannon. I'm a goddamn adult and I would buy that in a heartbeat.

[–]Maxcalibur 1 point2 points  (0 children)

In 20 years I want to hear a story from someone in a STEM career who became interested in the field because of Nintendo Labo

[–]BurnieTheBrony 263 points264 points  (40 children)

And yet, somehow, Nintendo will manage couch co op with a cardboard box better than Sony and Microsoft with the most powerful systems ever built.

[–]AetherMcLoud 279 points280 points  (6 children)

PS4 Developers: "I'm sorry we can't do splitscreen on the system, it's not powerful enough."

Nintendo: "So you wanna play 4 player splitscreen mario kart on a 6 inch screen? Sure go ahead!"

[–]Hammer_jones 62 points63 points  (1 child)

Also with only two controllers

[–]my-dark-account 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I did this the other day !

[–]Commander_Thorn 9 points10 points  (2 children)

Gran Turismo Sport would like a word.

[–]theman4444 86 points87 points  (18 children)

It’s not that they can’t do couch coop, they just don’t WANT to because if they make both you and your friends buy a copy of the game to play together then they make more money.

[–]SilentR0b 38 points39 points  (0 children)

Exactly this. And it sucks.

[–]PheonixScale9094 47 points48 points  (1 child)

Ikr how can I have the most terafloppy console ever and yet be unable to play with my buds sitting next to me??? I guess I'll go back to my SNES

[–]TheWorldisFullofWar 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Mostly because Sony doesn't put out games that would even benefit from couch co-op.

[–]unique- 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Yeah, they're known for single player games.

[–]Beard_of_Valor 15 points16 points  (7 children)

Yo I'ma let you finish, but... PC shoulda been credited as "most powerful"

[–]Hyper_Novum 10 points11 points  (3 children)

But can you play it using a cardboard box?

[–]Gonzobot 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I've built multiple shoebox PCs before. Milk crates are good in a pinch, too.

[–]mattr1986 15 points16 points  (2 children)

PC IS THE MOST POWERFUL SYSTEM OF ALL TIME, ALL TIME!!!

[–]iwearadiaper 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Going to be a cool 15 minutes coop experience for 70$.

[–]Medi-Skunk 46 points47 points  (3 children)

TO BE FAIR THOUGH, who doesnt like hiding in a really big box? C: Right Snake? snake?!

[–]vanschmak 11 points12 points  (1 child)

Now if they could somehow incorporate leftover delivered Amazon boxes

[–]Grassfedcake 184 points185 points  (38 children)

Nintendo: we honestly have a new idea

Sony: hey we have some great exclusive games

Microsoft: how about a shit game updated?

[–]HEBushido 15 points16 points  (18 children)

4k Fallout 4 should be easy since it has last gen graphics. No wait, I get framerate drops on my Xbox.

[–]Re-toast 15 points16 points  (14 children)

4K should be easy? All I used to hear is that 4K on a console is impossible.

[–]Gonzobot 1 point2 points  (1 child)

It's not impossible for a console to output 4k, it's just impossible for a console to run any kind of game that looks good at 4k.

[–]funkadunkalunk 0 points1 point  (0 children)

shit game

You lost me

[–]cripps96 36 points37 points  (1 child)

I don't care how many people make fun of it... it looks fun af

[–]TheRealNorbulus 34 points35 points  (11 children)

I don't get it.

[–]Penguinkeith[🍰] 47 points48 points  (10 children)

Look up Nintendo Labo, just announced today.

[–]TheRealNorbulus 55 points56 points  (9 children)

Thanks for the heads up. Full disclosure: I just watched nintendos announcement video and I get it even less. What the everloving falk.

[–]IWishIWasAShoe 76 points77 points  (2 children)

When some game journalist said that he was 100% sure that people would never anticipate this I thought he was just doing the usual PR schmuck.

But for real, this was completely unexpected.

[–]cid73 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Link?

[–]Murrian 45 points46 points  (0 children)

No, Zelda..

[–]medicatedmonkey 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Remember all the shit add on's for Wii that cluttered up space until people were literally giving it away or throwing it away? Well now it's cardboard and you can justify recycling it/throwing it away without feeling guilty.

[–]Whiskiz 5 points6 points  (4 children)

you dont need to understand it, it's going to sell outrageously either way because nintendo

[–]TheRealNorbulus 8 points9 points  (3 children)

Wii U didn't sell all that well

[–]Pinstripe8 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Fair point, but they're probably referring to the current climate.

[–]Blooddust45 29 points30 points  (1 child)

Okay, but god damn is that innovative. And it captures a childlike wonder? they never cease to amaze me with their risk-taking and imaginative ideas.

[–]Assaultman67 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Honestly not a lot of risk they're taking. They're charging something like $60 a kit for this and the cardboard would cost around ... What 5-7.50? If they sold 1/12 of their inventory they would break even.

Seems more like a quick money grab to me.

[–]Bvred 15 points16 points  (1 child)

That PS4 though...

[–]drizztdourden_ 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Unjustified downvote. They didn’t check the big ps4 sandwhich.

[–]kikoano 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Nintendo hobo edition!

[–]GreatBayTemple 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I'll have one Nintendo please.

[–]lilithme 3 points4 points  (0 children)

if it wouldnt come from nintendo everyone would think of a lootbox parody.

[–]Vilifie 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I'm not sure how to feel about this. On one hand it looks pretty cool. On the other... it's cardboard...

[–]Logondo 10 points11 points  (8 children)

So...Uh...is Fallout 4 gunna be enhanced on the PC, too?

[–]effhomer 3 points4 points  (7 children)

You can enhance it on PC by hiding it in your steam library and playing something good

[–]Logondo 0 points1 point  (6 children)

Yeah, Fallout 4 was a bit of a disappointment. Though if I had a VR rig I would totally buy the VR version.

That's be pretty dope for an hour or so.

But hell if I'm paying upwards of a grand to do so.

[–]TheCommaCapper 4 points5 points  (3 children)

I'm 60 hours into my heavily modded (50ish) play through of fallout 4 vr it's so good. Fallout 4 is not a great game either, I'm in the camp that it's the worst fallout game. Vr just really adds to it. I'm just now starting Nuka World as I beat alot of side quests and all of far harbor so far.

[–]Logondo 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yeah, Fallout 4 had a habit of not bothering making half the locations interesting. Instead, now they're all "Settlements"! Yay! Now YOU get to do all the level-design! Yay!

Except everyone only makes one or two well-worked-on Settlements...so...you get two locations out of...10? 20? However many settlement zones there are. It's ridiculous.

Also, playing as a Speech character is ridiculous. I have a maxed out 10/10 speech. Stop making me roll a fucking die to pass a speech check! I'm just going to scum-save until I pass.

[–]__xor__ 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Fallout VR is bad ass on the Vive, and for much longer than an hour. Last I played I played for like 4 or 5 hours straight.

It makes the game much more intense. Aiming is hard, because it's real aiming. Hearing raiders yell at you is crazy, because you have to turn around and physically look for them. Stepping on mines is anxiety inducing, because you hear that beeping and your first instinct is to scan the floor and look for it, and when you see it finally you realized you should've ran. And those super mutants that run towards you with the ticking bomb, scary as fuck. I think I yelped the first time.

I burn through SO much more ammo now because I actually have to sit there and take my time to aim, and I miss 2 out of 3 shots and I die way more often. There's that one underground area where you fight ghoul gangsters and I was dying so much. I went through like half all the ammo I had that one fight with the ten ghouls running around with assault rifles and 45s.

You don't realize how trivial it is to shoot stuff on PC in comparison until you try it in VR. On PC, you just strafe and put the bad guy in the middle of the monitor and click. In this, I physically lean around the wall, hold my arm out, try to line up the iron sights, then fire and pray, but having that extra dimension to it of just lining up the sights makes it so much harder, but also way more fun and rewarding.

The game translates so damn well because shooting is one of the most fun things on the Vive, so it basically amplifies the core gameplay by 10, and on top of that the crazy post-apocalyptic environment is that much more immersive now. The game really is a trip in VR. I enjoyed it on PC, but it's crazy good now. And it really adds a whole new level to settlement building, because you can actually walk around and feel like you're in it. You can make a house, and go in it. The game really was made for VR.

[–]POP_L1F3 11 points12 points  (4 children)

NINTENDO thinks their fan base is cats.

[–]BaronVonBeans 14 points15 points  (28 children)

I must be out of the loop. I've several posts that are similar. What is this implying about Nintendo, that they don't have anything killer planned for 2018?

[–]Penguinkeith[🍰] 36 points37 points  (27 children)

"Nintendo Labo" look it up

[–]BaronVonBeans 51 points52 points  (26 children)

Holy shit. That's absolutely incredible. I don't have a Switch yet, but the feels I got from watching that trailer are just as incredible as when I watched the Switch trailer for the first time.

[–]Penguinkeith[🍰] 31 points32 points  (24 children)

I know not many people on /r/gaming share the sentiment but I agree 100% this be AMAZING, this will be getting kids interested in STEM and that is something I absolutely love.

[–]BaronVonBeans 12 points13 points  (6 children)

Shit I'm over 30 and this is blowing my mind

[–]Gonzobot 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I was impressed when the piano started being played. Then there's a guy wearing a fucking robot suit and I was on my feet cheering. I only hope it's sized for adults and not just kids...

[–]BaronVonBeans 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Nintendo is uploaded the designs online, so you can make them at home! It's only going to be a (short) matter of time before simple resizings happen, making adult sized models! Or even think, having massive hands for that robot suit game. Would be nutso

[–]erix84 11 points12 points  (2 children)

I'm over 30 and if that robot game is fun then fuck yeah I'll strap some cardboard on and fight some bad guys.

[–]TweektheGeek 2 points3 points  (1 child)

30+ here too. I'm probably gonna buy this and play it with my nieces and nephews.

[–]HandwovenBox 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I'll be 40 this year. I couldn't wipe the grin off my face during that video. My kids would love this stuff too.

[–]jimbolic 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Right? I shed tears simply from how creative the idea is. On top of that, the video is just so beautifully done.

[–]gibbypoo 3 points4 points  (0 children)

It would be funny if Nintendo hadn't had the best games of the previous year

[–]Arnn-The-Frost-Demon 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Cats will now question the sanity of their owners, or...

"Oh welcome to the dark brotherhood, my beloved human!"

[–]BroccoBaba 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I receive so many cardboard boxes nowadays from Amazon that I just throw out. I've long considered this quite wasteful. Can't wait to put all that good cardboard go use!

[–]Bhume 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Lets be honest... Were all gonna buy it...

[–]ILikeLenexa 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Technically we're still a trading card company and everything else we sell is about selling the cards. The boxes are just really elaborate cards.

-Nintendo probably.

[–]delta2581 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Innovation is what has made Nintendo who they are, this is Nintendo at it's finist and part of why I love Nintendo.

[–]everypostepic 3 points4 points  (1 child)

OP you're drunk, go home.

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[–]Etherius 7 points8 points  (7 children)

And Nintendo will destroy them all sales.

Nintendo has a way of convincing people to throw money at them.

[–]SuicidalSundays 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Like putting SMT V and the next Metroid Prime game on their newest console!

[–]Maven_Punk 4 points5 points  (2 children)

$60-$80 for cardboard and a few bits and bobs makes for a heck of a profit margin. Looks really fun though. If I was a millionaire I would buy a ton of this then make annoying YouTube videos of myself and my equally annoying friends playing with my new toys.

[–]Hyper_Novum 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That's mostly for the software it comes packaged with. Nintendo's also releasing the PDFs for people to make on their own from what I was reading, but 99% sure most people would rather just buy the pre-cut cardboard and game.

[–]GayBrogrammer 7 points8 points  (18 children)

"Man, Nintendo is such a chump. Why would anyone want to 3-D print their own controller for Guitar Hero and then cosplay as the Decepticon on their TV when Xbox has a watered-down sequel of a decade old game and PlayStation has a franchise that hasn't been good since it was on PS2?"

[–]Basschannon 8 points9 points  (8 children)

Blood borne + horizon zero dawn > cardboard transformers game directed towards children. Nintendo’s got my respect and all but this is clearly not for me.

[–]Klarkasaurus 4 points5 points  (4 children)

Wanna play with plastic sturdy lego bricks where you can build anything you want and keep it forever?

“No thanks I wanna play with cardboard templates that can hold my $300 gaming console”

[–]Rmlobvx 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Lets be honest. A lego robot that holds your switch would cost $1100.99 and take way longer to build. Also when you step on the cardboard version of it at 3 am in the dark, you won't bleed out in the living room while your family sleeps.

[–]smokinhotdaisy 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Brilliant! Nintendo is the most innovative. Only Nintendo can successfully sell us a cardboard box. You bet?

[–]the_great_ashby 1 point2 points  (0 children)

OP is still in 2017 if he's going by the Fallout update.

[–]OG3Cheesecake 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Why the hell would you pick Fallout 4 for xbox?

[–]MewShark 1 point2 points  (6 children)

Amazing, Nintendo is literally gonna sell cardboard and people are gonna eat it up. Never change fanboys.

[–]NonexistentHairline 5 points6 points  (1 child)

I mean, I doubt many people over the age of 13 will be using it. Although, I'm sure parents will buy this for their kids. Most of r/NintendoSwitch is throwing a fit over it. Complaining that a gaming company released something that wasn't for their age range. Never change Reddit.

[–]inkatabasis 0 points1 point  (3 children)

I love this. As of late, daughter (9) has been getting really interested in STEM. She has also been gaming a lot, however — and I was becoming increasingly worried that her switch was taking too much of her time away from developing her scholarly interests. Then this comes out! My daughter is ecstatic! I’ll be getting a set for sure.

[–]leopard_tights 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I mean, there's way cooler stuff for a 9yo, like Mecano.

[–]ownage5557 0 points1 point  (0 children)

We've been thinking outside the box for too long that thinking IN the box is the next best thing.

[–]CNCgcode 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Think outside the box unless you are homeless