Goodbye Wii, hello Natal - coming Christmas 2010
The Consumer Electronics Show means more geek porn than The Hun's homepage. While Steve Ballmer may have universally disappointed the world's tech media with his half-hearted tablet presentation, Microsoft is still making plenty of noise - not unlike a yappy dog with two tails - about Project Natal. It's the games console that requires no remotes - the player's body can interact directly with the gaming experience.
A new behind-the-scenes video has now been released, and not only does Natal look fricking fantastic, it proves Microsoft's inability to produce revolutionary products without the assistance of Brits. Hurrah. Watch out for the dude who insists on wearing sunglasses inside. Will a lack of buttons dumb down the gameplay, or will it be like the difference between remote controls for the TV and having to get up to change the channel? We'll find out soon enough - the Natal (or whatever its name turns out to be) is due to launch in time for Christmas.