Yep, I have been hit. So I have a launch 60GB PS3. I got home, unpacked it, and installed it. The baby worked like a charm. So I play it for a few hours on Wednesday, then I come home yesterday and am ready for the weekend. Im playing and have gotten deep into the game and it all of the sudden freezes. I say hey maybe the disc has a smudge, it happens. So I restart, the games gets all the way to the loading the mission screen and stays there. I try to go back to the XMB, no luck it doesnt recognize the command and it forces a hard reboot. I tried this a couple more times and by some grace it worked. Played on with no problem. Got up this morning and tried to start it up, same problem. Went all the way back to the store at which point I was told that this is a major problem and that Rockstar and Playstation is working on it. So I am not having the install problem, that went fine. It just won’t load. I am too far in to start over. So hopefully Rockstar and Playstation can figure the is out soon for everyone’s sake.
GTA4 is proving to be a really good game with more depth than any of the others, no if only I could get it to work. Well whenever I get this working, and get to playing I will finish compiling my review. Until then somebody else out there tell me you are not the only one feeling my pain. Talk to me and tell me how you feel.