"Mod chip" for hacking Xbox discontinued

Thursday, 27 June 2002, 1:43 AM EST

The information site for Enigmah-X, the second Xbox mod chip to go into commercial circulation, was replaced late Tuesday with a brief message: "After speaking to lawyers we feel that we must not do this project anymore. There are many other chips and methods for guys to play with anyway so have fun and good luck to everyone out there."

Enigmah and Microsoft representatives did not respond to repeated requests for comment. However, in May, shortly after the first Xbox mod chip went on sale, a Microsoft representative said the company was investigating legal avenues for shutting down such operations.

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