That's the question, isn't it: what exactly is
up with hacking Microsoft's hack-proof Xbox 360 console?
Thing hasn't even been out a month and a half, but we want some answers as to where we stand, and Joystiq's got 'em. In
short, we can rip games from 360-encrypted DVDs (that came first), and the system can in fact be booted from custom
discs (no huge surprise there, when you think about it), but can untrusted code be executed in the system, enabling
homebrew and pirated games? No, not yet. But make no mistake about it, there are hundreds, if not thousands, hard at
work on the very same -- and apparently you can already rip and run Hexic from a PC. Keep an eye on our pals at Joystiq
and Xbox 360 Fanboy
for more in
time. Us? We'll check back with you soon when the gettin's a little better.