I played this game a lot back when it came out, and it worked fine. Now it won't load in a reasonable amount of time, with or without the latest patch. It'll play the warning screen, SCEA screen, then the Santa Monica screen, and then it goes black for roughly 5-10 minutes until the brightness adjuster comes up, then goes black again and I haven't seen it finish loading since I saw the brightness adjuster. I haven't tried it in a friends PS3 yet, but every other game I've played works flawlessly, it's just God of War 3 that I am having a problem with. And like I said, it ran just fine back when the game first came out and I figure if my PS3 is dying I should be experiencing problems with other games as well.