Alright, I've been away for far too long since I've had to deal with fixing my laptop. By now, Linux Mint has proven to be a very good alternative to the admittedly outdated OS I've been using, Windows XP. I've spent some time getting used to the new workspace and applications available, and I'm very satisfied with having an updated version of MyPaint, but still struggling to migrate to GIMP as a replacement for Photoshop. >_< Also, I still need to test how certain programs will run in WINE, especially Flash for animated/interactive submissions.
There was also the matter of my Xbox 360 S getting the Red Dot of Death shortly after. I ended up having to look for a replacement, but our local stores were only carrying Asian region 360 E's at present (all my games are locked to the US region). Rather than deal with region locking issues, I just went and bought a PS3 Super Slim.
So in addition to adapting to a new OS, Ive also been very distracted with exploring PS exclusives I've missed out on like MGS4, Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 and the ICO and Shadow of the Colossus collection. The weekly sales also kept me busy. I've been getting some great PSOne Classics like Castlevania:SotN and Silent Hill (perfect for this Halloween!) and also some Atlus games like Odin Sphere and literally all the Persona games from 1-4!
Yeah, I definitely got sidetracked. I'll make an effort to try and regularly post some new stuff like before.