Hello, I have recently been thinking about modding my console, but would first like to know: 1. I DO have to have a mod chip right? Or can I just soft mod it like my Wii, PS2, and PSP? 2. If I do need a mod chip, which is the best to get? 3. Do you have to burn games, or can you load them off of a hard drive? 4. If you do have to burn, do all games require Dual Layer discs? 5. If I play a burnt or HDD game while signed in to LIVE, but NOT for online multiplayer, can I still get banned? 6. If I play a burnt or HDD game while signed out of LIVE, but sign on later with a legit game, can I get banned? 7. Last one. Are all games compatible with being burnt or loaded from an HDD?