fallout and oblivion were notoriously buggy on both consoles, and i got in the habit of saving every 5 or 10 minutes, because you never knew when the next freeze-requiring-reboot would occur. i still do that, which is why i'm on save # 500-ish. i should get a paranoia achievement.
beyond a couple of freezes that have occurred, i had one weird bug in the snowy mountains outside Windhelm. i wanted to test out my new bow with a soul trap enchantment on it, and an ice troll attacked as i was walking up a pass in the mountains. as soon as he died and the soul captured, the game would crash/freeze. i repeated this 2 times. after that, i killed him without soul trapping, and there were no further problems. guess i just hit an unlucky spot where the combination of blowing snow effects and soul capture were too much for the game to deal with.
after about 80 hours, i'm level 32, and i've had Lydia as my companion for most of those 80 hours. we used to have a good relationship, aside from her 'woe is me for carrying your s***' routine. but lately, she's been really getting in the way. she regularly gets between me and whatever we're fighting, and i like to stay at range and use the bow, which ends up with my expensive glass arrows sticking out of her back (or, more likely, killing her).
i tried telling the headstrong dimwit to 'wait here', but she followed me into a room and started some crap with the local bandits anyway. i backtracked in a cave to a spot FAR from where i was going to fight, stuck her in a room, told her to 'wait here', and closed the door. went back to fight this group of baddies, and who should pop their butt up right in the middle of the fight? Lydia.
i started fantasizing about leaving her corpse in the snow somewhere, but then i'd have to make 3 trips back and forth from my house to get all the stuff off of her that she (begrudgingly) carried for me.
yesterday...another option presented itself...
i've had so much fun playing this game. there's so much i haven't even seen or done yet. by the time i finish everything, the first DLC should be out.