A guy named TheSpecialist has managed to rewrite the firmware on his XBox’s DVD drive so that it reports all games (even ‘backup’ copies) as authentic Xbox media. If turning your XBox into a media center isn’t a priority for you and playing copied games is, your day has finally come. Say goodbye to modchips and softmods forever!

This news would be much more awesome if it had happened, say, three years ago. The good news is that TheSpecialist is now setting his sights on the Xbox360 and if all goes as planned it shouldn’t take too long to get things rolling.

More info here.

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