Not sure if you are aware, but a while ago a jailbreak was released that allows you to install CFW on a lot of slim models (regular slim, not super slim).
Turns out, my old and dusty slim fit the bill so I went along with it. Was quite the adventure too. There were multiple tutorials and the two I found both did things a bit differently. After a lot of back and forth and installing the wrong tools, I was finally done.
It then took me a bit to figure out how to get my old copy of Tales of Vesperia translated.
Once that adventure was done, I was finally able to play it. In English. What a blast that was. I have to admit, I was surprised by how well that translation was done. I'd have expected weeb speech like honorifics or leaving in certain Japanese words. But there was nothing like that - it was really well done.
My next project on that PS3 will be modding Fallout New Vegas. Sure, I could just do that on PC but I wanna try it out anyway. Apparently, the console builds are very close to the PC build and all you have to do is place the mod in it's folder and add the entry to the ini file. That very much reminds me of Morrowind on the Xbox. That one was very close to the PC version too and accepted mods without issues as long as they were added to the ini (which was almost identical to the PC file)
So yeah, can't wait for April when I get a fresh copy of new Vegas.