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Nintendo Does VR Now, Again

Nintendo VR Goggles Image: Nintendo The Nintendo Switch already felt like the best part of a VR experience thanks to the wizardry of the Joy-Con controllers in some games, but now it's going full VR. Launched the Nintendo Labo: VR kit, a $ 80 lab kit that lets users build a VR headset out of a cardboard. This is the first major for VR for the company since the 1995 Virtual Boy. Labo is a very clever idea, allowing people to create all kinds of peripherals for the switch that might not be used every day, and then letting them dismantle them and toss them in a drawer when not in use. We are a fan of the labs it offers for creative gamers and programmers, and we have found it a decent tool for learning how to program or think. Using it to turn the switch into a handheld VR headset is This is an obvious idea that makes me want to kick myself for not considering it before. Particularly as one of the most widely experienced forms of VR to date is Google Cardboard, which took a similar tactic for phones instead of game consoles As with Cardboard the Lab VR will not have you strapping anything to your face And you probably won't be playing AAA titles. Instead, you play smaller VR experiences designed for one of the six Toy-Con find with the Lab: VR kit. These projects are the Toy-Con VR Goggles combo, the Toy-Con Blaster,…

Nintendo VR Goggles Image: Nintendo

The Nintendo Switch already felt like the best part of a VR experience thanks to the wizardry of the Joy-Con controllers in some games, but now it’s going full VR. Launched the Nintendo Labo: VR kit, a $ 80 lab kit that lets users build a VR headset out of a cardboard. This is the first major for VR for the company since the 1995 Virtual Boy.

Labo is a very clever idea, allowing people to create all kinds of peripherals for the switch that might not be used every day, and then letting them dismantle them and toss them in a drawer when not in use. We are a fan of the labs it offers for creative gamers and programmers, and we have found it a decent tool for learning how to program or think.

Using it to turn the switch into a handheld VR headset is This is an obvious idea that makes me want to kick myself for not considering it before. Particularly as one of the most widely experienced forms of VR to date is Google Cardboard, which took a similar tactic for phones instead of game consoles

As with Cardboard the Lab VR will not have you strapping anything to your face And you probably won’t be playing AAA titles. Instead, you play smaller VR experiences designed for one of the six Toy-Con find with the Lab: VR kit. These projects are the Toy-Con VR Goggles combo, the Toy-Con Blaster, Toy-Con Camera, Toy-Con Bird, Toy-Con Wind Pedal, and Toy-Con Elephant … which will let you turn yourself into a cardboard elephant?

The $ 80 kit of very fancy cardboard (as well as the lab software) will be available April 12. A cheaper Starter Set, which includes the cardboard necessary for the Goggles and Blaster will be available for $ 40, and There will be two additional expansion packs, each for $ 20. One including the Elephant and Camera, and the other including the Wind Pedal and Bird.

This is a strikingly safe way for Nintendo to the VR waters it fled way back in 1995. Personally, I’m wondering if the goggles will have a distinctive and memorable a click as the Virtual Boy, and somewhere I’m sure my dad is happy to buy a bunch of cardboard instead of renting us an entire headset at Blockbuster.

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