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Nintendo unveils DIY cardboard accessories for the Switch Nintendo unveils DIY cardboard accessories for the Switch
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  Nintendo is launching its own cardboard technology for the Nintendo Switch
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<a href="https://www.nintendo.com/">Nintendo</a> has just released a first-look video for their new set of cardboard accessories, which can be used build toys to control the Nintendo Switch in a number of games. <a href="https://www.nintendo.com/">Nintendo</a> has just released a first-look video for their new set of cardboard accessories, which can be used build toys to control the Nintendo Switch in a number of games.
"Nintendo Labo" offers players the ability to craft shapes from flat bits of perforated cardboard that can be put together to assemble fishing rods, bikes, pianos and more. Nintendo is calling these creations <a href="https://www.wired.com/story/nintendo-new-switch-accessories/">"Toy-cons." (<em>Wired</em>)</a> "Nintendo Labo" offers players the ability to craft shapes from flat bits of perforated cardboard that can be put together to assemble fishing rods, bikes, pianos and more. Nintendo is calling these creations <a href="https://www.wired.com/story/nintendo-new-switch-accessories/">"Toy-cons." (<em>Wired</em>)</a>
Each kit comes with the official Nintendo Labo software required to play. Each kit comes with the official Nintendo Labo software required to play.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3Bd3HUMkyU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3Bd3HUMkyU
The software itself will give players tutorials to build a set of accessories, along with little games in place to showcase all the possibilities of the technology. The software itself will give players tutorials to build a set of accessories, along with little games in place to showcase all the possibilities of the technology.
For instance, by connecting a Nintendo Switch Joy-Con directly into the cardboard piano, the IR Motion Camera inside the Joy-Con will detect which keys are pressed by the player, relaying the information to the console for the sound to come out of the Nintendo Switch's built-in speakers. For instance, by connecting a Nintendo Switch Joy-Con directly into the cardboard piano, the IR Motion Camera inside the Joy-Con will detect which keys are pressed by the player, relaying the information to the console for the sound to come out of the Nintendo Switch's built-in speakers.
Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima calls this technology a <a href="http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2016/05/tatsumi_kimishima_reiterates_that_nintendo_nx_is_a_new_way_of_playing_games">"new way of playing,"</a> contributing to the company's quest to differ from Sony and Microsoft's consoles. (Nintendo Life) Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima calls this technology a <a href="http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2016/05/tatsumi_kimishima_reiterates_that_nintendo_nx_is_a_new_way_of_playing_games">"new way of playing,"</a> contributing to the company's quest to differ from Sony and Microsoft's consoles. (Nintendo Life)
The Nintendo Labo will be made available on April 20 with two kits going from US$69.99 to $79.99. The Nintendo Labo will be made available on April 20 with two kits going from US$69.99 to $79.99.
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