Hi fredyboy2, welcome to the Linux Mint forums
That was an exciting and action packed introduction
I hope you continue to have fun with Linux Mint!
As for gaming; should you start to get the itch for some gaming, have a look at http://www.desura.com/
. Desura is like Steam, but for Indie games (cheap, and some for free) and a lot of games are available for Linux as well. The Humble Bundle website from time to time offers a "pay what you want" bundle of Indie games, always for Linux as well. You might want to subscribe there
There are a lot of other websites tracking games for Linux...
Be sure also to check out the Community
website (ideas, tutorials, and hardware and software reviews), and the Cinnamon Spices
website for adding themes, applets and extensions to Cinnamon (and if you haven't installed Cinnamon, see here
the most recent update for a teaser).
You can also chat in real-time with other Linux Mint users. In the Mint Menu, in the Internet section, start the application XChat IRC. You will automatically get connected to #linuxmint-chat for general chat and #linuxmint-help for support with other Linux Mint users