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The Internet Reacts To Nintendo Labo: VR Kit

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Nintendo just announced the new VR Kit for Nintendo Labo. It’s a virtual reality set with cardboard. The internet, of course, reacted.

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Nintendo Labo is coming up on its one-year anniversary. The first sets were released on April 20, 2018 in North America. Unlike the earlier kits, the VR one includes goggles, which are a more traditional-style peripheral and which are integrated into the cardboard constructions. Some of those builds are certainly memorable.

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Personally, I enjoyed putting Labo together with my kids, but now a month later, there is a pile of cardboard in their room. Nintendo Labo sits untouched.

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Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

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DISCUSSION

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This Guy Fawkes

Of course your kids don’t play it. The games were stupid. How long was anybody planning on using the cardboard keyboard or do some cardboard fishing? And that’s why everybody was saying spending $60 for a cardboard kit was kind of stupid.

“BUT YOU LEARN ABOUT ENGINEERING/PROGRAMMING

Do you? Because it looks like you’re just constructing cardboard models and placing your switch in various spots. Do you actually dig into the hardware and program anything? I think there are better entry points into STEM than re-purposing pizza boxes as a way to play D-grade video games.

It’s your money. Spend it however you like, but that looked stupid when it first came out, and this looks stupid now. And in addition to all that, now your kid can look like a complete spazz for about two hours and then once again, put this away and never speak of it again.