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Nothing about the Labo VR Kit, Nintendo’s foray into virtual reality, should work. Compared to other virtual reality systems, the frame-rate is sluggish and the graphics are kind of crap. It’s so cheaply constructed it’s literally made of cardboard. There’s no huge, immersive world to get lost in. There isn’t even a strap to keep it attached to your face.

But Nintendo has defied conventional video game logic and created one of the most interesting, useful and fun application of virtual reality I’ve seen.

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The stars are aligning for Nintendo to release an all new version of its hugely popular Switch gaming console. It's been two years since the initial launch which makes the timing about right for an update that will help convince slower adopters to make the switch (ahem) without pissing off existing owners. So, what will a new Nintendo Switch bring us? Let's take a look into the crystal ball.

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For every great idea that succeeds and makes its creators millions, or even billions, of dollars there are thousands that don't see the light of day. But sometimes, there are ideas that make it all the way to production only to be relegated to scrapheap of tech-fail history. Here are some of my favourite tech industry fails and the lessons we can learn from them.

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Over the last two years, the Nintendo Switch has turned the gaming biz on its head. Selling well over 30 million units, Nintendo managed to offer something new for players along with some great games and an experience that can go with you wherever you are. Nintendo is rumoured to be releasing an updated version with a more compact design later this year. Here's everything you need to know about the Switch Mini.

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The Wii has had a nice, long run, but it’s about to get a little lonelier come January 31, when Nintendo plans to shut down the Wii Shop Channel. That means no more buying games online, no more downloading games you’ve previously purchased, and no more Wii Transfer tool, which allows you to transfer digitally purchased games from the Wii to its successor, the Wii U. By turning these tools off, Nintendo is effectively shutting down the last vestiges of support for the Wii.

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Nintendo Switch Online went live last week, marking the first time the Japanese gaming giant has asked its customers to pay a subscription fee to play with and against others over the internet. Like similar services from PlayStation and Xbox, there are a number of benefits to signing up, but is it worth the price of admission?

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Impulse buying is a thing, and we’re all guilty of it from time to time. Sometimes, if you’re feeling a little down, it feels good to place an order for that little thing you’ve been meaning to buy, but never quite got around to picking up. Or maybe you see a deal for something you’ve been eyeing and figure, “Eh, now’s as good a time as any.”

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Even though you probably quit playing Pokemon GO a while ago, many people still "catch 'em all". And you might soon see a slight uptick of players where you live, because developer Niantic is (finally) adding Pokemon trading to the game, only two years after its release.

Shared from Gizmodo

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E3 2018 is here, and companies have already announced more games than you can shake a Joy-Con at. But what about consoles? The last few years have seen E3 inundated with either rumours or news about new consoles from the big three. This year's gaming expo has been a touch on the lighter side when it comes to hardware announcements, but still had an interesting reveal or two from the show's biggest players. Depending on your console of choice, that might be a good thing.

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If you're a gamer, E3, or the Electronic Entertainment Expo is your event of the year. If you're an obsessive gamer, you'll want to get up at ridiculous times in the morning and get all the gaming news as it happens. Here's how to watch E3 live and free in Australia.