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This Labo-style cardboard kit turns your Switch into an arcade cabinet

4 days ago   |   By Pocket-lint

Nintendo Labo looks like great fun, but it also starts at £60. Luckily, those of you who want to try these cardboard kits for Nintendo Switch will be able to get your hands on a much more affordable version. At E3 2018 , gaming accessory maker Nyko announced the Labo's first competitor: a PixelQuest Arcade Kit. It essentially turns a Switch into a two-player arcade cabinet. It even uses the Switch's detachable Joy-Con controllers as arcade-style buttons. Two custom fit arcade sticks attach to the top of the Joy-Con analog sticks in order to provide "authentic arcade play", Nyko said, and...
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Nyko's $20 cardboard arcade for the Switch looks to trade on the Labo's success

Nyko's $20 cardboard arcade for the Switch looks to trade on the Labo's success

4 days ago   |   By The Verge

Nintendo's Labo kits captured the imagination of gamers everywhere with their creative cardboard constructions, so it was only natural that we'd eventually see other companies start to build their own cardboard creations.
At E3, Nyko announced the Labo's first competitor: the $20 PixelQuest Arcade Kit, which turns a Nintendo Switch into a miniature two-player arcade cabinet. And like the Nintendo Labo that the PixelQuest Arcade is, shall we say, ”heavily inspired” by, players actually have to assemble the PixelQuest Arcade out of cardboard.
It's a clever accessory, one that smartly...
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Get a Nintendo Labo Robot Kit for $55.99 - CNET

4 days ago   |   By CNET

Normally $80, this Nintendo Switch add-on will "unlock kids' real-world creativity."
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Android Messages will let you send texts from your computer starting today

Android Messages will let you send texts from your computer starting today

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Trump Calls for Creation of Space Force to Ensure ‘American Dominance in Space'

Trump Calls for Creation of Space Force to Ensure ‘American Dominance in Space'

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‘Gaming disorder' is now classified as a mental condition - but there's...

‘Gaming disorder' is now classified as a mental condition - but there's reason to be skeptical

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Google will fix Chromecast and Google Home bug that reveals a user's location

Google will fix Chromecast and Google Home bug that reveals a user's location

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GameStop surges after a report says it could be taken private

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Google's data-saving app can now set daily limits and show a map of nearby...

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Fortnite fans broke into prop cars to get llamas hidden by Epic Games

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Gaming Disorder is a real addiction insists the WHO

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An eccentric tech investor has spent over $1 million to get Californians to...

An eccentric tech investor has spent over $1 million to get Californians to weigh in on splitting the state into 3

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NASA's nuclear-powered Mars rover took an amazing selfie during an intense...

NASA's nuclear-powered Mars rover took an amazing selfie during an intense global dust storm

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