I love nostalgia. I have 3 Sega Dreamcasts, one in every room and over 100 games for them! (over 3000 if you count the roms) Roms if you dont know, are classic games like Atari 2600, nes, Snes, and genesis that play on a system via an emulator. Sega Dreamcasts can play these and back-up dreamcast games too. They can do this mainly because the dreamcast runs on a customized version of Microsoft Windows C.E. and writing programs and burning discs are a snap to do. Now here is the moral question... if you were to do these things when the product is still in its market life, this would be copyright infringement, because they would not be receiving money for their work. But Wikipedia states abandonware as this-"Abandonware refers to computer software that is no longer sold or supported, or whose ownership may be unclear for various reasons. While the term has been applied largely to older games, other classes of software are sometimes described as such. Definitions of "abandoned" vary; generally, it refers to software no longer available for legitimate purchase or of a certain age. Software companies may change their names, go bankrupt, enter into mergers, or cease to exist for a variety of reasons. When this happens, product rights are usually transferred to another company that might not sell or support the software acquired"
I love my old games, and as much as I love Halo3 or Bioshock I cant help but spend my time re-playing River Raid, Super Mario Kart, and Zombies Ate My Neighbors!!!