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Gamers Are a Lazy Bunch of Couch Potatoes

Hardware modder extraordinaire, Ben Heck, has developed something of a name for himself over the past few years with his ingenious mods for current-gen gaming consoles. Among his credits are full conversions of an Xbox 360 and a PS3 into a portable laptop with it’s own built in power supply and hinged LCD.

Since last year, Ben has been featured on Revision3, an Internet only television network, showing off mods that are requested by the show’s fans. The most recent, and seemingly most often requested fan mod was a disc changer for the Xbox 360. The Xbox 360, unlike the PS3, uses a DVD drive, which has about 8.5GB of capacity versus about 50GB of capacity on a dual-layer BD-ROM.

Several large games released for the Xbox 360 just wouldn’t fit on a single dual-layer DVD disc, the most recent being L.A. Noire by Rockstar Games. It would seem that many gamers are just loathe to pick themselves off the couch to go change discs for whatever reason. I personally have my 360 hooked up to my 24″ DELL UltraSharp monitor in my computer room and the console sits right next to me, so this isn’t really a problem.

However for those that have their Xbox 360s connected to a large screen TV, Ben came up with a clever hardware mod that allows a user to put a fairly substantial library of Xbox 360 games into a changer that feeds into an Xbox 360. The mod includes hardware and software to allow a user to select any disc in the changer. It takes up a lot of space and it isn’t exactly pretty, but the fans don’t care. They are all salivating like a pack of rabid dogs. And despite Ben’s thoughts on this matter, gamers would seem to be a pretty lazy bunch – VIDEO after the jump.

Source: Redmond Pie

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