QUOTE(C o s m o @ Jun 6 2006, 09:26 PM)
Or, it might promote people to buy multiple consoles...one for modding, one for LIVE action. Tons of us have a second dedicated Xbox for LIVE. Imagine us all having 2 360s as well. M$ would love that.
Why would MS love that? They lose money on the consoles. They take a loss on the console and hope to recoup it and make their money from title sales. This is why marketshare is so important in this business. The more systems they have out there, the more games they will sell and that's how they make their money. They would rather you keep your one 360 and use the $400 to buy games that hardly cost them anything to manufacture.
MS probably has many ways of disableing the hack right now. I don't want to get side tracked on how. There are many threads that go into detail about that. I understand the FW could be re-wriiten to fake responses to these checks the system might run but I'm speaking of disabling the hack in it's current state. And even then, if they reflash the firmware and lock it, that's a whole new obstacle. I think if they are sitting on a fix right now, their issue is most likey the best delivery system for it. They need an effective way to get this on every hacked xbox.
They won't do any of this though. Not yet. This Hack is great for them at the moment. It's drive console sales and that means more market share for them. Much like their operating systems, they will look a blind eye to this for a while until they are happy with the market share before they strike. For a long time, they did nothing about bootleg OS's. Hell, they even provided updates even for the bootleg ones. But recently, they put a stop to all of that. Now what are all those people that have a bootleg WinXP, who have gotten so use to using it suppose to do? I think you know the answer.
I only hope a modchip will be out before we have to worry about all this. This Devil360 looks promising. Id it's not all BS!