There's a new ps2 protection going arund, and guess what? it WORKS.
A game showed up in EUrope. If you try and play it fomr a hard drive, or have a modchip installed that is not tuned off, or use swap macig, once you try to start the game, the menus GREY OUT!
You *must* play from the original disc AND disable your modchip, or the game will not work. and it detects EVERYTHING.
It's official. Ingame protection is now in use on the PS2. This does NOT bode well.