Okay, I rented MK Deception the other day and it gets stuck at loading screen - this is a Ps2 original keep in mind! I returned the copy to the store and traded for a different copy just to have the same thing happen. This is the only game that does this. My ps2 is older (v5), but works great. I have Swap Magic installed and play all games, backups and originals, all the time. I also use Reality player to turn my ps2 into a divx player. So what I'm getting at is my laser and ps2 is fine. To finish this strange story I downloaded a copy of MK Deception off bittorrent and burned it to DVD+R (+R works better on my ps2)like all my backups and only got it to work one time. This is one more time than I got with the original! The game began with sound at the cutscene, but when game play began there was no sound. Next time I tried to boot my copy, nothing. I've tried a million times since with no luck. I even downloaded a DVDrip version of the game to cdr, but that has never loaded. They all get stuck at the load screen for the most part, but sometimes after the gamespy screen. How come the backup worked one time only? I did patch using DVDRick's SMfix. How come the original won't even play. I even put it in my pc and don't get it to read which is why I had to download the ISO. And how come the DVDrip doesn't work either. Again, this is the ONLY game I've had this kind of trouble with. Has anyone else had this happen to them? Anyone have any answers? Thanks.