Nintendo finally reveals the Switch console


#3469

Seems plausible, actually.


#3470

Maybe they’re announcing GTA V Online coming to the Switch.


#3471

lol “new play”. Taking literal translations to the extreme


#3472

Maybe it’s a brand new control scheme that allows complex grand strategy games on the platform.


#3473

I… don’t even… wow. I wish my kids were a little younger.


#3474

Please, you know you’ll be buying all of these things for yourself.


#3475

Looks super cool, but if they expect me to put my Switch into a cardboard visor and hand it over to my kids, they got another think coming. :)


#3476

I hate this!!!


#3477

That thing seems absolutely brilliant, will sell millions, and I have absolutely no desire to get it, but am happy that it exists.

That ability to stimulate creativity and imagination in kids through building physical objects is always cool.

I don’t think any of the demos showed using the Switch as an actual visor in your face, did it?


#3478

I thought they did with the robot, but I just went back to check, and it’s empty. Whew.


#3479

They do expect you to put your Joy-Cons on their head, though. :)

It’s a really neat use for the hardware. Totally unexpected. Very cool. My boys are probably just too old to tinker with it. I envy those with younger children.


#3480

That’s exactly how I feel. :)


#3481

Yeah it’s like a fake visor but the Switch isn’t actually in there.


#3482

So cool


#3483

I mean, if you’re a kid, you want the visor so you feel like a robot too! The Joy-Cons are in it, though. At least one of them is…

Now we also know a little more about why that IR sensor is on the right Joy-Con. It was for the Toy-Cons!


#3484

This is awesome and my kids will LOVE it. Yay!!


#3485

It…what the what?

This is amazing, though.


#3486

This article has more info and explains it well from hands on experience.

You guys with kids in the 6-12 range and a Switch are going to go bonkers. Nintendo also expects hacks! I think there’s more to this than just the pre-made stuff you will receive.


#3487

Let me join the “I don’t know what to make of this, but I’m glad it exists” chorus. You go, Nintendo.


#3488

I’ve got a 7 ½ year old and a 4 ½ year old. They, too, will love this. My daughter will especially love decorating the cardboard, and my son will enjoy assembly. I know it’s gender stereotyped, and I did all that I could to guide my kids towards ignoring standard gender play, but they just gravitated towards it. It’s amazing that this Labo stuff covers both of them!