This didn't occur initially and I have played with a friend online no problem, but the last several tries over the past few weeks attempteding to start NHL 13 online has failed. Everytime specfically when you get to the point where it says: "So and so is connection to the EA Servers...", it freezes and locks up and you have to shut the PS3 off and restart it, only to have to do system restore every f'ing time. I have heard of other freezing issues with this game however this is my only issue, and it is a big one which also occurs at the exact same spot. Is it their servers or what? Help! Please PM me as well I don't browse these forums too often and will lose this thread easily.