I have to tell my feelings about all of this too... I do have an strong feeling of nostalgia about all the games I played 20 or 30 years ago, but it wasn't games alone... I lived the beginning of the era of the personal computers; something that will stay forever.
When I was 12 years old (1982) there weren't more computers that the ones you could see in a Bank or something; IBM's and so. When the Spectrum and Commodore appeared in the stores it was a shock 'cause of it's .... (more/less) affordable prices. Ours (at that time) parents understood our needings for those computers, thinking in our future, because it was expensive for a thing you really didn't know what could do.