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mod chip

An add-on chip for a gaming console that extends the capabilities of the machine. For example, games and DVDs with different regional encoding may be played. In some cases, the game console is made to function similar to a regular personal computer. See video game console.
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While the move is being widely reported as a major step towards cracking the Xbox 360's security and creating mod chips, Microsoft is unlikely to be greatly worried just yet.
ISO News' fate was sealed in December 2002, when its 22-year-old owner David Rocci was arrested and pled guilty to importing 450 Enigmah mod chips from Britain.
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