I have read most threads from this forum, and have come to the conclusion (based on the nature of everyone's problems) that it's gotta be something to do with sound drivers. Some of my mates who have X-fi sound cards have had no problems at all, but 2 of my mates have onboard soundcards, and theirs don't work. It also seems that updating sound driver's doesn't work either, as most people have updated their drivers to no avail. We've all got to remember that this is a beta. And there is going to be some issues, but then saying that, the game not loading at all for some people is a bit drastic.