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360 reads one game as a dvd

My 360 reads one game I rented great. But a different game only reads as a dvd. Please help

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Re: 360 reads one game as a dvd

This problem occurs in certain games, keep inserting the game or take back to the rental company, as it has an error on the disc, especially if you know that other discs are read alright by the 360.

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