Monday March 30, 2020

The hidden hazards of modding

Modern games consoles such as Microsoft’s Xbox 360 and Sony’s PlayStation 2 (PS2) offer a variety of entertainment functions.

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent

@emmetjryan
29th July, 2006

Modern games consoles such as Microsoft’s Xbox 360 and Sony’s PlayStation 2 (PS2) offer a variety of entertainment functions. Yet despite advancements, some gamers are willing to take risks to get more from their consoles.

Modifying consoles, or ‘‘modding’’, allows gamers to make their consoles perform functions other than those for which the machine is designed.

Although this makes the console more versatile, it risks the physical health of...

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