Xbox modification chips are available for the Xbox–this will let you play “backups” of Xbox games. A friend of mine just installed one he got from Chipzone and says it’s pretty awesome, he’s already played a couple of backups without any problems. The installation is not trivial though, so only experts should apply.

I decided to throw an Xbox Party at home on June 30th. I went to a geek fest like this one a few weeks back and it was pretty awsome. It’s basically a bunch of guys munching on chips and soda blowing each other up playing Team Slayer on Halo. If you don’t understand that last sentence you probably don’t want to be there.