I have the same problem. My Madden games were not recognized by the XBOX when i bought them and put them in. Does the XBOX disc drive perform poorly?, YES! Are EASports games particularly horrible with this problem?, YES! The problem is both the XBOX and EASports. Return your games and get a refund. If the store refuses to refund, look in the back of the game manual and get the return info there. I feel for ya.