They will sell us cardboard and we will buy it

One of the biggest things I am looking forward to in the near future is playing games with my daughter. Although she is starting to play with toys, things will really get interesting when she starts understanding more complex rules and systems. And obviously, so of these will be mobile and video games.

But you don’t really want kids to be playing TOO much with a massive screen in front of their face, so I am really excited about what Nintendo just announced today. Some people are saying that it is an early April Fools joke, but I’m not buying that explanation.

Nintendo has a history of coming up with crazy devices that casual gamers just eat up. That’s why I can’t wait to try out Nintendo Labo. Just watch the video here before you read on:

As you can see, Nintedo Labo is a set of carboard cutouts that you put together like Lego and then insert the Nintendo Switch gamepad and controllers into it. This transforms the cardboard into a fun little peripheral, which would have been a plastic thing you would buy to play one game and then forget about it a few months later.

This feels different.

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If Labo works well and people buy it, I expect Nintendo will make a lot more of these and even give third party developers will get the tools to make these and add them to their game. This could be the Wii Tennis moment for the Nintendo Switch.

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And I absolutely love that the cardboard is so basic that you can pull out markers and color it any way you want.

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My daughter and I are gonna have so much fun!!! đź’–

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