Good old days of video games
I worked at a company, GCC Technologies (now GCC Printers), that developed games for Atari. I worked on a bunch of 2600 games, including Phoenix, Jungle Hunt, Battlezone, and Joust. This all happened between 1982 and 1984.
The most satisfying thing about that is that these games still have appeal today. I tihnk that it is the casual nature of these games -- they are easy to learn and control, they are not intimidating to start, they are not too intense, and they don't take that long to play (unless you are really good!). Too many of today's games, particularly the action games, are too intense for a lot of kids. I have found that a lot of kids enjoy these casual games, which is one reason why they have been continuously popular. Also, adults love playing the games of their youth.
I still remember the first time that one of my CEOs, who was just the right age, found out that I had worked on 2600 Joust. He was the neighborhood champion and looked at me like I was a god! Unfortunately, celebrity is fleeting.