NEWS - Wednesday, May 29, 2002


Xbox Mod-Chip On Sale

The Xtender, a "mod chip" intended to be added to the main circuit board of the Xbox, went on sale last weekend through retailers such as Hong Kong-based Lik Sang. Three other Xbox mod chips are also in development. Most of the mod chips promise similar functions based on disabling copy-protection features built into the Xbox. Customers are promised the ability to play games copied on recordable CD and DVD discs (and perhaps swapped as files on the Internet), play otherwise inaccessible foreign titles, and copy DVD movie discs otherwise protected by software from Macrovision. The makers of the Xtender, the Enigma and the Messiah mod chips did not respond to e-mail requests for comment. Analysts said the chips are unlikely to promote a wave of illegal file swapping similar to the MP3 phenomenon that has polarized the music industry or to the emerging movie piracy threat. For starters, using the mod chips requires disassembling the Xbox case and affixing the chip to the circuit board, a task that can require more than 20 soldering connections. Click here for the full story. This has been the topic of some heated discussion in the forums, so will you be happy or not if we see a wave of mod-chips?
Source: http://dailynews.yahoo.com

Comments

Site Statistics

Registered Members: 44,277
Forum Posts: 725,613
Xbox One Titles: 1,007
Xbox 360 Titles: 1,085
Xbox 360 Kinect Titles: 95
Xbox 360 Arcade Titles: 585
Original Xbox Titles: 987
Staff Reviews: 1,625
Member Reviews: 10,339
News Articles: 13,917
Screenshots: 30,543
Xbox 360 Achievements: 45,112
Xbox 360 Faceplates: 2,016
Cheat Codes: 1,706

Latest News








See News Archives

Community Forum Activity

Xbox One S Wolfenstein 2 The New Colossus
Post by oryanphine
1 Replies, 185 Views

Xbox One S Prey
Post by oryanphine
0 Replies, 87 Views

Xbox One S Cuphead
Post by oryanphine
2 Replies, 130 Views

Xbox One S Shadow of War a gagner
Post by oryanphine
0 Replies, 114 Views

I Buy Very Rare XBox 360 Faceplates
Post by Smill
5 Replies, 323 Views

Xbox Wire desormais disponible en francais
Post by oryanphine
0 Replies, 407 Views

Manette Xbox 360 Gamestop Radioactive
Post by oryanphine
1 Replies, 763 Views

Xbox One Moratl Kombat X sur Ebay
Post by oryanphine
0 Replies, 747 Views

Console Xbox 360 et faceplate Xbox 360 in package blue
Post by oryanphine
0 Replies, 681 Views

Seagate Fanfest External Drive Scorpio
Post by oryanphine
2 Replies, 825 Views

Ultimate Game Face
Post by oryanphine
3 Replies, 857 Views

Home screen customization?
Post by DJ tx
2 Replies, 823 Views

Xbox One Manette E317 en vente sur ebay
Post by oryanphine
5 Replies, 1106 Views

Xbox 360 Summer Intern Celebration 2009
Post by oryanphine
0 Replies, 929 Views

Xbox One Limbo
Post by oryanphine
3 Replies, 970 Views

© 2000-2017 XboxAddict.com - All rights reserved. All trademarks are properties of their respective owners.
Xbox is a registered trademark of Microsoft. XboxAddict.com is not affiliated with Microsoft.

Made in Canada
Site Design by Cameron Graphics