I'm sure if you have had an interest in Xbox hacking and modding for long enough you will have heard of Xbox-Scene, even if you have never actually browsed the site. Historically in the early 2000's Xbox-Scene was the centre of the Xbox homebrew and hacking scene.
Iriez and romracer from the Xbins team, along with CrunchBite, the X-Link Kai dev have managed to resurrect the forums over the last three years, recovering data from web scrapes by xboxexpert on Reddit, partial dumps and even from historical crawls from archive.org
I can only imagine how much work it was to get Xbox-Scene back up and running today as well as it is.
Do head over to Xbox-Scene to read more about the work behind brining the site back and more importantly to browse an important part of Xbox history.
Not many people are probably aware that Bill Gates wanted to embrace the modding community after been show the additional functionality the scene had added to the original Xbox.
This can be seen on the Xbox 360 with the media playback functionality built in to the dashboard, the integration with Windows Media Center and later in the consoles life the Indie games that could be developed on retail 360's and published on the marketplace.
Even today this influence remains true with the ease of accessing dev mode on retail Xbox One and Xbox Series X / S consoles.
It seems crazy to me that the Xbox-Scene site started almost 20 years ago... where does time go? anyway enjoy the trip down memory lane.