Okay guys so like many of you, when I first popped in my Uncharted 3 (and after the game downloaded/installed, I was faced with the ring loading screen loading forever. I did multiple things like uninstalling the game completely and turning off my ps3. Eventually I discovered that installing the game and not downloading the new 1.01 patch allows the game to load. Mind you, I have the Ps3 slim.
I played the campaign and got to chapter 9 or 12 and then tried to download the patch again to see what would happen. After doing this, the loading screen with the ring displayed for about 20 seconds or so, then the game started!
So for me, that was the fix. If you have 1.01 installed, delete all your uncharted 3 data, and install the game without updating. Play the campaign for a little bit, and then try updating the game again. Good luck!
The next time you install 1.01 though, it will work. I think it's something to do with your save game. As long as you have a save game (after playing a part of the campagin) 1.01 should work.
So i say try installing 1.01 and seeing if it will load. It still takes about a minute for the loading screen to load the game initially though, so don't get impatient with it and think its stuck again
the link doesnt give any fix steps just biitching about games how do you remove the update ??Mine started to drop connection after the update i have a 25 meg connection so not network issues and never happened until update,
You can't play online if you downgrade. But if you want to, you need to uninstall the game data (not your savedata) and reinstall. When it asks you to update, say no (or disconnect your ethernet cable/WIFI connection if it doesn't ask)