Ever broken a disc through no fault of your own and been bummed at the thought of having to buy a new one? Well that might still be problem if the game wasn’t published by Microsoft, but for those that were, MS are now offering a replacement disc service, where you get a brand new disc for the same game. Pretty handy if you have indeed busted a few.
There are a lot of conditions though. The games have to be published by Microsoft, and at the moment they are:
- Fuzion Frenzy 2
- Gears Of War
- Halo 2
- Kameo: Elements of Power
- Ninety Nine Nights
- Perfect Dark Zero
- Project Gotham Racing 3
- Viva PiÃ±ata
- Xbox Live Arcade Unplugged Vol. 1
Interesting that Halo 2 is in the list. Such a popular game probably needs replacing after a lot of usage.
This also isn’t a free service. The charges depend what country you’re in obviously, and you can only pay with a valid credit card, which is a bit annoying, and is also non-refundable. The pricing details are:
(If you are in the Asia-Pacific region, you will have to call 360 support for details and instructions.)
All the prices work out as exactly the same to your own, so at the current exchange rate, $20 does equal Â£10 (to the nearest pound), for example, so no-one is being ripped off either way. For whatever reason you have to be 18 years or older to be included in the program, and the Terms and Conditions also state that this is a limited time offer, subject to change at any time, so if you have a broken disc published by Microsoft, hurry up already and send it off! One final thing, 90% of the disc has to be sent back to Microsoft; what the hell do people do to their discs?!
Read all the details about the program here, which only applies to countries where the 360 is legally sold. It’s a pretty good week then should you have a 360 that needs replacing and a broken disc!
Thanks to nofear360 for submitting.