Have you noticed how over the last couple of years, the number of remakes, continuing if age old franchises and generally the interest in retro gaming has increased considerably?
We have Sam & Max from Telltale plus a noticeable increase in adventure game titles, Bionic Commando is being both continued and remade, Nintendo and other companies are offering loads of retro games for purchase, an last but definitely not least, there is a brand new sprite based Mega Man coming out!
I guess the arrival of downloadable content for the masses had this wonderful effect that I honestly didn't foresee. These are very interesting times, when what used to be hopeless wishes for game remakes are now becoming realistic. I would go as far as to say: 'very cool'.