It seems like Microsoft are finally admitting that there may be a problem with the DVD drives inside the Xbox 360 which can damage your gaming discs.
What’s even better though is that they have now launched a program where you can get your damaged discs replaced. However it only applies to a few games currently but I am sure with a bit of pressure this can be improved.
Here is the list of the games currently covered
Crackdownâ„¢ Fuzion Frenzy 2 Gears Of WarÂ® HaloÂ® 2 Kameoâ„¢: Elements of Powerâ„¢ Ninety Nine Nightsâ„¢ Perfect Dark Zeroâ„¢ Project Gotham RacingÂ® 3 Viva PiÃ±ataâ„¢ Xbox LiveÂ® Arcade Unplugged Vol. 1
There are some catches though if you read through the terms and conditions it states that this is a limited offer, they will only replace the game disc and not any of the other materials and they will only replace the disc if you enclose at least 90% of it :)… What are some people doing with these games?
Anyway it’s about time they started doing this but I see no reason why they cannot cover every single game? If you can prove that you paid for the licence then the material only has a cost of what R5? I guess something is better than nothing though?
Click through the link to get your application forms which you will need to complete and send to Microsoft along with your disc. Yes South Africa is covered.
Link to Xbox.com | System Use – Xbox Disc Replacement Plan Currently Available Game Titles
Last Updated: April 3, 2007