Nintendo’s just-announced Labo Kits are eligible for Best Buy’s 20% Gamers Club discount

Nintendo’s innovations never seem to end.

Nintendo Labo is one of the coolest things coming to the Nintendo Switch in 2018, and Gamers Club Unlocked members at Best Buy can currently pre-order either Labo kit at a discount; the Variety Kit drops to $ 55.99 from $ 69.99, while the Robot Kit falls to $ 63.99 from $ 79.99.

If you’re not already a Gamers Club Unlocked member but think this is a great deal, it’d also be a great time to join the club as you can get a two-year membership for only $ 30. With this purchase alone, you’ll make back half of that in savings. From then on, you’ll get 20% off purchases of new games at Best Buy, 10% off pre-owned games, exclusive gaming offers and more, which all adds up pretty quickly if you’re a regular gamer.

If you haven’t heard about what Nintendo Labo can do, check out this short video on it first:

Each kit comes with software for the Nintendo Switch along with a variety of cardboard pieces which you fold together to create accessories for your Joy-Cons. Putting the “Toy-Con” accessories together is easy with provided instructions, even a kid could do it.

The Variety Kit gives you the power to create an RC car, a fishing rod, a house, a motorbike and a piano which you can then use in various games with your Nintendo Switch. Likewise, the Robot Kit lets you create a wearable suit and assume control of a robot in a variety of mini-games on the Switch.

For more on the Nintendo Labo, check out our favorite reactions to the announcement of the product and additional info.

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David Bowie’s son is launching an online book club devoted to his father’s favorite reads

Before his death in January 2016, David Bowie was a noted musician, actor, and was a prolific reader. On Twitter, Bowie’s son, Duncan Jones recently said that he has been “feeling a building sense of duty to go on the same literary marathon in tribute” to his late father, and will be holding an online book club based on his father’s favorite books.

Bowie’s website provides a list of his 100 favorite books, and Jones, the director of Moon, Warcraft, and the forthcoming film Mute, said on Twitter that he’ll be starting off with Peter Ackroyd’s 1985 novel Hawksmoor. The novel follows two parallel storylines: one follows an 18th century church builder in London who performs human sacrifices, while the other is about a detective who is…

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Doki Doki Literature Club looks like a cute dating sim, but it’s a terrifying horror story

It can be difficult to find time to finish a video game, especially if you only have a few hours a week to play. In our new biweekly column Short Play we suggest video games that can started and finished in a weekend.

“Doki doki” is a Japanese onomatopoeia for a heart beating quickly, usually with anticipation or excitement. Doki Doki Literature Club is a visual novel where anticipation and the different forms it takes. It’s a game that does this by constantly playing with your expectations — even before you start playing.

If you were to take a quick glance at Doki Doki Literature Club’s description, its trailer, or the screenshots on its storefront, you’d see a game that looks like every other cutesy dating sim about a high school boy…

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Question Club: Breaking down our favorite things about The Last Jedi

The Last Jedi takes a lot of large steps forward for Star Wars, both for this latest trilogy, and for the franchise as a whole. There are some big changes here — in the characters and the scope of the narrative, especially. Our initial Last Jedi review talks about some of the movie’s broadest themes and ideas without plot spoilers, but this is a spoiler-heavy space, so if you haven’t seen the film yet, this may not be the conversation for you. Let’s talk Last Jedi: the big reveals, the twists, and above all, how it met or didn’t meet our expectations.

How are you feeling about the direction Last Jedi takes the Star Wars franchise?

Thuy: The Last Jedi answers a few of the questions The Force Awakens raised: what does Luke first say to…

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