Imagine this the next time you are in a dark alley or an unpleasant area of town: Pssst...hey you...yes you, wanna buy a modded controller? We got'em for a good price, you know you want it, you know you need it, come on, my modded controllers are the best in town.
This would be the type of exchange that may occur should controller mods and Xbox and PS3 modded controllers actually be illegal. However, my nervous friends, fear not, because customized Xbox 360 and PS3 controllers and mods are perfectly legal. However, before we proceed to dissect this statement regarding legality, let me disclaim to you that we are not lawyers, we do not play lawyers on TV, we do not pretend to be a lawyer on the Internet, heck, we don't even plan on writing the LSAT's. So if you are still in doubt at any point, please talk to a real lawyer.
Let's exam what a rapid fire modded controller does. In the case of the IntensaFire rapid fire controller mod, the mod is fitted inside the controller of the Xbox 360 or the PS3. Once secure and subsequently activated, the IntensaFire will automatically fire your single-shot and semi-automatic weapons at a firing rate mimicking a fully automatic weapon when you press and hold the controller trigger button (amongst a bunch of other awesome features, including jitter, sniper double tap, dropshot, fast reload and user customizable programming). Using a modified rapid fire controller is similar to having a really fast trigger finger. Is this cheating? Well, maybe, but not illegal.
Let's look at a parallel industry for comparison. Ever thought GM is going to get mad about the Flow Master muffler you just put on your Camaro? Or how about Ford trying to track you down for that new K&N air filter you put in your customized Focus? And I bet you don't even think twice about Mercedes coming after you for those new 20" DUBs you put on your CLK. Or even Honda worried about you yanking out the stock stereo and dropping in a system from JL Audio? The answer is none of these auto manufacturers care if you've tricked out your ride to make it perform better or look hotter than other driver's rides. Well neither does the big gaming companies.
Some customers have also asked us why our rapid fire controllers are not available on the store shelves of the traditional retailers like BestBuy, GameSpot or even WalMart. Well, the reason being that those resellers have signed very long and complicated legal agreements with Microsoft and Sony. I am sure that somewhere in the fine print or legal jargon is something indicating that the retailer may not modify Sony or Microsoft's products. However, do keep in mind that we only use original controllers directly from Micorsoft and Sony so you can be sure you are getting the real-deal and not an inferior 3rd party controller.
In conclusion rapid fire modded controllers are perfectly legal but their use is considered cheating by other gamers in the community. Also keep in mind, we do not endorse online game play even though our controllers are 100% undetectable.