This is an issue I have been having with the F1 2010/11 and now 12 from the very beginning. In fact, I had vowed not to buy F1 2012 at all. The reason I did was because I tried the demo and this issue did not show up, so I hoped that it was fixed. it wasn't. The issue is this: During game play the game will Pause out of the blue as if someone had pressed the "pause" or the "ESC" keys. Sometimes it feels like it pauses due to controller inputs, but then again at time it will pause while no one is at the controls, such as when the car is being driven by the AI in the pits and I am physically away from the wheel and pedals (or the keyboard). The other bizarre thing is that in all 3 cases (10/11/12) this issue does not show up for the first few days at all, even though I am using the same controller in the same way and nothing really changes. The other symptom of this issue is that after it starts affecting the game one can see the screen flickering as if there was an old fashioned stripped wire making a false contact and you can see the "pause" menu screen appear for one photoframe but then it continues to play. So not only the game pauses frequently (on average every 10 to 15 seconds when this issue presents itself) but in between pauses one can see that several times it almost brings up the pause menu, but it doesn't. Just like a flickering car headlight or light bulb. it makes no sense. In the Codies forum last year I found another fellow with exactly the same problem, but no response from Codies. I even made a video of it and posted it there, but apparently they already got my $50 so what do they care? Here is a video I took tonight of this issue. It's pretty poor and the game starts "pausing" around the 55 mark Here is a link to the video on youtube a few seconds before the game pauses by itself. After that it continue pausing it several times. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=biwK9ABQ-s8#t=50s All along I have been thinking there is a chance that my controller is sending a signal somehow that pauses the game. I have been looking for a program that could capture these inputs to see what is being transmitted to the game interface. If anyone knows anything about this, please let me know. I actually enjoy F1 2012 more than its predecessors. I am really upset that once again this issue is present.