Single Status Update
Well, the latest in the string of bad luck with video games I've been having lately has struck again.
It would seem the laser inside my PS3 is starting to fail, as it now completely fails to read any dual-layer discs. I discovered the problem with a copy of Final Fantasy 13 I bought off eBay which was tested and working, but won't load on my console.
I checked the rest of my games, and sure enough, two more games I already own also won't load.
It appears this is a common problem, and the only solution is to replace the entire Blu Ray disc reader.
Have I mentioned before how much I hate opening consoles?
Clean the lens.