I still remember the simple Pong console my parents purchased in the mid-70's. As simple as it was, my brother and I played tennis the three games available, Tennis, Hockey and Handball. I also remember playing many of the simple arcade games of the time. Asteroids was one I played often and I was introduced to Space Invaders on a family trip to Hawaii in 1979. There was one in my hotel lobby and a put every spare quarter I could find in that machine. One vector game that wasn't mentioned but that I enjoyed was Lunar Lander. The player had to control the speed and pitch of a space craft and land it safely. (see image below)
The third era of games mentioned in the video series however bypassed me. This was the early 90's and I was in University. Money was tight and didn't get back into gaming until I won an original Sony PlayStation and NFL'98 was my game of choice.
The FPS hit me hard with the Medal of Honor series and then Call of Duty. I was sucked into these games and if you asked my wife, this wasn't always healthy. I belonged to a Clan and participated in Forum conversations, played in serious tournaments and spent a lot on upgrading my PC's. It is probaly her where I really started to understand the true power of the modern computer.
Like many people, I got a Wii console for my kids and that has been the extent of my gaming recently. To be honest, my recent gaming as been limited to my iPad focussing on simple games like cribbage. After watching these videos, I may start looking into a new gaming computer:)