posted on Nov, 10 2008 @ 11:10 PM
Heres a post that I made on epic forums, which describe the problem i'm experiencing :
I got exactly the same problem as you describe, I bought the game, played for about 20 minutes and bam, "This disk is unreadable". My xbox is an
arcade too, since my premium got an RROD and im without warranty. My arcade can play any of my 30+ xbox 360 games, im playing fallout 3 for about 10
hours a day since it came out and I got no problem at all. So, i tried to repair my RROD premium box to see what could happen. I succeed in the
repair, doing the trick we can find on the web, so I tried to play gears 2, and to my suprise, the game works well! I played for about 2 hours
straight without any problem.
So, my guess is that the arcade version got a different DVD drive, which is unable to correctly read the disk of gears 2 for whatever reason, maybe
the lens is less powerful, plus the fact that maybe the gears 2 disk is made differently and more "difficult" to read for the arcade dvd drive, I
dunno. All of my games works with my arcade without a hitch, but not gears 2. I noticed a little "gas stain" on the disk though, like if the glue
they use to put the disk together was not completely uniform, it's like a triangular shape that goes from the center to the outside of the disk, and
it's inside the disk. I will exchange the game at the store I bought it from and see what happens, but I guess that the problem won't go away since
I believe those gears 2 disk are kind of faulty, and the new dvd drive they use in the arcade system, or maybe in newer elite and premium too, cannot
read it correctly.
I searched the web and I found several complaint from gamers that experience the same problem with gears 2, and a lot of them say they can play
without any problem. Maybe that mostly all of those who can't play got an arcade xbox or a newer xbox since they probably use all the same new DVD
drive, and the others got a premium of elite, or just an older xbox with the older dvd drive, I dunno.
I'll try to exchange the game and see what happens, I'll keep you informed about the outcome.