Colbert takes swipe at Microsoft, Project Natal

On the Bears & Balls segment of his show The Colbert Report last night, comedian Stephen Colbert took aim at Microsoft and Project Natal, he also gave us a look into the next generation Xbox, what he calls the "ex-Xbox". The segment begins by talking about the recent smoking laws in the United States, but starting at about 1:40 he begins to highlight Microsoft, and ends around 4:20.


(video courtesy of Cobertnation.com)

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and i really liked that 'ex-xbox' part... its like the entire console is inside natal, how he pretends to put it away and everything

that is a really good point, tho

what kind of abstract, out of this world type of game would it take to lift natal above these stereotypes?

"In Canada, Comedy Central videos are available on The Comedy Network."

Anyone got a link to this video on Comedy Network?

I really hate how every American comerical site pulls that bull****. Why the hell don't they all just use YouTube like normal people.

Airlink said,
I really hate how every American comerical site pulls that bull****. Why the hell don't they all just use YouTube like normal people.

(sigh)
And I can't get BBC programmes here in the US through the BBS site, either.

Yeah... It's an "American" thing.

I don't think it was meant to offend...

All the American channels do do it, and it is annoying. However, we also block Americans from watching Comedy Network programming online, and possibly CBC as well.

It is annoying, and from our perspective it's only the American channels that really effect us, although I do like some of the BBC stuff.

Rudimentary said,
BSOD aside, they'll be loving the publicity

Ye they'll be rushing out in droves to get a slow, crashing OS... Oh wait, most people are already running it doh!

liberatus_sum said,
Ye they'll be rushing out in droves to get a slow, crashing OS... Oh wait, most people are already running it doh!

I meant Natal, not windows.
Jeez

Rudimentary said,
I meant Natal, not windows.
Jeez

Rofl Apple fanatics will often jump on any chance they get to bash Windows.

Don't let it get to ya.

Recon415 said,

Rofl Apple fanatics will often jump on any chance they get to bash Windows.

Don't let it get to ya.

No different to Windows fanboys, except at least Apple fanboys have a little reason on their side. Windows fanboys... psshh, might as well be General Eletric fanboys, or Shell fanboys...

Licensing issues.

Piracy party FTW.

We need serious redefinition of intellectual property laws.

(disclosure, I work for a company that takes in $500million Euros per year in licensing and patent fees).

Dead_Monkey said,
Licensing issues.

Maybe people should change their licensing so that other countries will have more reason to give them money. Right now it seems like it is costing them exposure. And Canada should learn from the mistakes of fascists and stop trying to control culture. It's a joke.

In Canada, they have a new show based on Bob & Doug, which were stereotype characters first used to make fun of the fact that "Canadian Content" was being required (their take: 'wtf is "Canadian content", a couple of guys drinking beer and saying "eh" ?').

Now it's pretty much embracing that stereotype and running with it, so it doesn't have the effect of criticizing the fact that Canada is trying to control its culture. Instead, this new show is no longer satirizing that fact, but instead embracing it as if it was part of Canada's culture all along.

Instead of importing A-grade shows where they can (i.e. we are now witnessing the beginning of the end of Comedy Central shows in Canada), they're forcing people to watch really corny stereotype-ey garbage with z-list actors...

Canada's getting pretty pathetic...

umm, no sense of humor?? The Windows error sound made me lol, and i'm a microsoft fanboy!

But I also believe this whole Natal project is an epic failure, you can't play real games without a controller, and I think many people realize this. Natal is only for wasting time with some simple games (i.e. acting like you're a dinosaur, lol) But if they do pull it off, then I'll give props to Microsoft, and I just might have to buy an Xbox (as long as it doesn't red ring anymore).

excalpius said,
+100 Seriously, there are some real stories to put on the front page...

If only there was a way to skip over a story without commenting. I hate this new forced commenting laws that obama bought in. I used to just ignore stories I wasn't interested in.

I wonder if Colbert still plays with a Wii. I remember when he played Wii Sports boxing in an episode and was all like "Guess what nerds I gots me a Wii"

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