I don't know where to start really, but i will try to be breif with what i have to say.
On Christmas day, i was playing MW3, the game sound had a few pauses until the game crashed. It said disc error and i tried it a few more times and again it popped up with disc error. I tried two more games, one being AC3 and the other i believe was Batman Arkham city. Although i might be wrong about the Batman one. Those games also had problems when it came to loading, playing and so on. I kept getting error codes and disc errors which lead me to believe my PS3 Blu-ray drive was playing up after a year of having the PS3 320slim. However, although the problem occured on those games, i must have spent over 60hours plus watching Blu-ray movies without a single problem and i'm beginning to wonder if its just those discs that are having problems.
I bought AC3 on the day of release and had no problems until around after christmas day. I bought MW3 either a few days before or after AC3 but i only played it for like 5 seconds and during the that limited amount of game play, i never had a single problem until i replayed the game 2 months later on Christmas day. I bought Batman on boxing day i believe it was. The game was cheap and it was the GOTYE so i bought it considering my origional Batman game ended up being 2nd hand and the code for Catwoman missions was unuseable so i sold it and replaced it with this GOTYE. The Batman game crashed 45min in to the game play with a message saying corrupt disc, corrupt date, disc errors and error codes. I tried again and again and i still had the same problem. I can't remember if there was a 4th game that i tried although Farcry 3 seems to spend along time loading on to the main screen and i don't remember it taking that long so either its not loading or it is but just taking forever.
Anyway, like i said above, i must have spend 60hours + watching Blu-ray movies without a single problem. I even played Cyrsis 2 without a problem and its making me wonder if those 3-4 games i bought within the past 2-3 months are either faulty or if its actually the PS3 Blu-ray drive playing up. I tried GTA4 and although i wasn't on it for very long, it did seem to work fine during that short period of gameplay.
So the question is, is it the discs or is it the drive. If it was the drive, i would have had problems with the movies, but i'm not getting a single problem with the Blu-ray movies.
I don't know if its the updates that is causing the problem. I've been told game updates can render games unplayable after some time due to the signal strength causing the game data download to be corrupt etc. I've deleted the game data utility and i still got the problem.
I contacted either sony or Playstation support about it via email and they gave me very little info about what i could do. I did the update that was avaliable but i still got the same problem
I joined something called Gamecare which is for the Game shops in the UK. I contacted them and although i hear the repairs if any are needed are free, i went on the website and it seems i dol need to pay for the repairs even though its covered under the warrenty with my gameshop/gamecare deal.
I just don't know what to do at the moment, i still haven't sent the PS3 off yet as i'm doubting the problems i'm getting be it the discs or the Blu-ray drive.
I'm just wondering what you Gamespot members might think