The Qanba line of sticks isn’t officially licensed by Microsoft, right? I was always under the impression that Microsoft had good security in their consoles. (To quote Toodles: “Xbox360 uses special chips to prove they’re licensed. Until they get publicly cracked, I dont think its going to happen.”) Does anyone know how Qanba managed to pull this off? Is there a chip from a gutted Xbox controller in their arcade sticks, or is it something more complicated?
I’m asking because I’m worried that if I buy a Qanba stick today, even though it looks like one of the best options on the market, it might bet banned with a future software update. What’s the likelihood of that happening? $150 is a lot of money to throw away.
Also, does the PS3 have similar security? My understanding is that Sony is more lax about these things, but I’m not sure.