Hell forget older ps3s, Its crashing everything! argh!!! My ps3 slim just froze up not two minutes ago, and i had to do a hard restart just like every other time it does. I have made sure it gets plenty of air, and doesnt over heat. But i still freeze mid match usually when i do something cool. I.e. i just froze up after headshoting the hunted while everyone else drove past me trying to hchase him down in a desperate mangled mess lmao. But thats what is soo annoying! I wasnt even doing anything that put lots of stress on the screen like sliding around, or spinning in a pack of cars. Just sitting there minding my own business with handy sniper, and Bam Headshot the announcer says..... then I froze. "goes to cry in a corner"
From what I can tell, it appears to be a problem in the code for the game. Somewhere along the line, there were a few slight hardware changes which made some of the code incompatible. Unfortunately, I can't place my finger absolutely on it, but it appears to pertain to the network or graphics chip.