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Cool. Not for me though.



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John2290 said:
SpokenTruth said:

Yes, because an introductory technology for kids is always a bad thing /S. Are you scared of how this will impact your adult, expensive technology kit or something?

Nobody is going to look at this and think a $2000 (PC + VR kit) VR experience is going to be equitable.  Or do you also think people would drive a crap car and think all cars are crap. Listen via cheap, crappy headphones and think all headphones are crappy. 

Cheap, entry level iterations of technologies do not in themselves make the overall technology look bad.

Cars and headphones (speaker tehcnology) went through decades of expenisve iterations and revision before cheap knock off came along and the original tech was in a position not to be threatened. VR does not have that luxury. 

VR is not going to live or die because Nintendo sold 100,000-150,000 Labo units. VR will die on its own merit of price,software and appeal. 



 

....my son has been asking for a labo kit and a vr headset. He'll no doubt be wanting this if he hears about it



John2290 said:
Oh christ, they had to go there. Thes evompanies need to stop making VR look bad, cardboard was a terrible idea, he'll mobile VR in general was a terrible idea but this is the worst yet.

Personally I agree and disagree at the same time.  

It's not likely to be a positive experience, but it's also not likely to sell very much so there's that.  



SpokenTruth said:
Liquid_faction said:
I see, instead on investing on more IP's, they decided to keep pushing with this cardboard nonsense........

So you have proof that money they were going to use on investing in more IPs as redirected for this project instead?  Or are you just mad and want to come up with something to bash them for?

No I don't have proof, but obviously if you're going to spend money on one thing, you'll have less for other projects. And of course I'm bashing them for it, Labo was a cute little project that flopped, it has little value (unless you like paying $100 for some cardboard and mini-games).  



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Yikes, people are pretty pissed about this apparently. I thought this sounded like the coolest Labo yet, personally. I mean I probably won't get it, but it's definitely the coolest one so far. It's also proof that Nintendo is thinking about VR, which is cool. I'll bet the Switch successor deliberately tries to incorporate some kind of VR function as a switchable form function somehow to create an affordable way to get a decent VR headset built into a mainstream console.



Liquid_faction said:
I see, instead on investing on more IP's, they decided to keep pushing with this cardboard nonsense........

They literally opened E3 2018 with a new IP, revived Marvel Ultimate Alliance at the game awards, and announced another new IP last month.  Nintendo is invested heavily in a wide range of IPs stretching across numerous genres.  So I don't know what you are talking about.

 

Edit: I also forgot Town announced last year.  They have 12 exclusives launching at retail this year.  9 or 10 of them in a seven month span.



Looks at the blaster design

Okay, now that's an elephant gun, alright!



Liquid_faction said:
SpokenTruth said:

So you have proof that money they were going to use on investing in more IPs as redirected for this project instead?  Or are you just mad and want to come up with something to bash them for?

No I don't have proof, but obviously if you're going to spend money on one thing, you'll have less for other projects. And of course I'm bashing them for it, Labo was a cute little project that flopped, it has little value (unless you like paying $100 for some cardboard and mini-games).  

I mean Labo is approaching 2 million total between the different kits, and is already over a million on the original variety kit, so I wouldn't call it a flop, honestly. Not everything has to sell 5+ or 10+ million copies to be considered successful.



Baddman said:
....my son has been asking for a labo kit and a vr headset. He'll no doubt be wanting this if he hears about it

Perfect combo for him I'd say, unless he has no Switch yet