A hacked firmware for the 360’s DVD drive is now “in the wild” as they say. You can now put your backed-up discs in the console and your 360 will think that they’re legit – no modchips or other hardware modifications needed!
This is totally awesome.
Nobody really knows yet if Microsoft can detect a drive’s altered firmware remotely, so we’ll probably find out in the next few weeks. Until we know for sure I’ll be watching and waiting before I even attempt this. The Live Arcade is just too cool of a service to be banned from!