Colbert Mocks Project Natal, Debuts New Xbox

Microsoft's Project Natal has been getting some of the best mainstream coverage to come out of E3, thanks to "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" and, now, Stephen Colbert. He mocked the tech last night during his "Bears & Balls" schtick.

But The Colbert Report's teasing of the Xbox 360 motion-control camera tech wasn't the most earth-shattering portion of last night's episode. Nor was it the show's assertion that video games are more addictive than chocolate covered meth cigarettes. It was the debut of the "next next generation" of Xbox technology, the X-Xbox, a device that requires no controller, no screen and no console. Amazing!

No new hardware coming, eh, Microsoft? We can see it with our own two eyes. Can't you?

Colbert's dig at Project Natal is after this—if you're living in Hulu and Comedy Central-approved territories.

Thanks to everyone who tipped us off about the episode, but I make a habit of watching The Colbert Report every morning as part of my pre-Kotaku posting warm up.

The Colbert Report - Thursday, June 18, 2009 [Hulu]
The Colbert Report - Thursday, June 18, 2009 [Comedy Central]