Q: “Wouldn’t you be bummed if you now discovered that modification now prevented you from accessing some new special feature of that console?”
A: No. That is a risk you take when you Mod a system.
Q: (How about in the future you don’t crack open every piece of electronics you get and fill it with illegal hardware.)
Now why on earth not? If they buy a piece of hardware, they should be able to do whatever they want to it. They’re not renting it. It’s like the bookstore telling me I can’t use the books I buy as toilet paper. Sure some people might think I’m weird for doing that, but that doesn’t make it wrong.
If Microsoft decides not to support those hacked Xboxes on their Live network, then that’s well within their rights, but it’s ridiculous to imply that it’s wrong or even illegal just to tinker with some hardware you own.
A: I agree! I was saying that if you want to avoid this kind of situation in the future then you shouldn’t fuck with your hardware. It’s certainly their right to do it, but they shouldn’t get mad when the system they fucked with doesn’t work right anymore.