Ugh... I had this brilliantly well-written blog all ready to be released into the wild and silly, clumsy me with the butterfingers accidentally clicked one of those newfangled buttons on the Firefox browser and all was lost. Oh well, fucking shit and all that.
I was going to post how we're seeing all these amazing games that remind me of the games of yesteryear... those 2D games that I grew up with are becoming more popular, even if they look like they're from 2008 and not 1988. I was going to say how games like Braid and Bionic Commando Rearmed might look current on the surface, but have a heart that's 8-bit... but you'll just have to settle for this patchwork piece of crap. I was about to praise Mega Man 9 for going a step further and going truly 8-bit, but you're on your own.
So to put it bluntly, old-school games are awesome and new games that feel old-school are just as great.