Anyways, this is the first time it happened (besides other playability issues I'm having), but the game borked at the load screen. I ended up closing everything via task manager. The only problem was, Ion Launcher.exe would not close, no matter what, and that silly spinning CD cursor was on the screen. No matter what, Ion Launcher wouldn't close, and I couldn't Log Off or Restart, because the app didn't respond to log-off/shutdown command. I had to hit the reset button. Is there an attribute to this application that prevents windows from closing it? I've encountered one or two other applications that do that, but can't recall off-hand. To me, it's characteristic of a virus. Any insight into the issue would be appreciated.