i've not done any modding/emulation since GBA emulation...so i am very horrible at this stuff and out of sync. if i just get an xbox 360 completely new, do the mod methods work no matter what? other than banning, whats the risk? i'm def considering getting a 360 just because it is moddable. does anyone know if arcade is sufficient and where to get a cheap/trustworthy deal on 360s? i know a friend a long time ago when it was just out who bought a broken one off an online dealer for 40$! the catch was he had to send it in to MS and they would give him a new one. the dealer coudlnt do it because its limit 1 per address or something. i have desperately searched for that but it seems to be obsolete.