It seems that enabling anti aliasing creates a situation where the game flashes back to desktop which causes a crash. I know Garry mentioned that tabbing between the desktop could cause a crash so I believe that’s what I’m seeing here. The bad part is that whenever I relaunch the game I have the same experience. Seems like it keeps trying to do this whenever it initializes anti aliasing.
[editline]30th October 2013[/editline]
I tried lowering the graphics quality from the initial popup but it seems like it continues to enable anti aliasing. The fix I found was to turn on window mode which got me into the game and then I could disable anti aliasing and relaunch in full screen.