My story is from the other end of the age spectrum. My wife and I have a tradition of going to my brother in law's home for the holidays. We usually spend at least the weekend but sometimes an entire week. While he's her youngest brother, we are of an age where he has teenagers and preteens of his own. The kids were always prattling on about Video Combat this, or the new Mega Doom game, whatever it was. I never cared for video games. Never owned one, never wanted to. They seemed a horrid waste of good electronics to me and those kids would be better off not sitting in front of a TV.
Then, That Christmas happened. We were sitting in the in laws living room on Christmas day, watching the kids open up their gifts while we sipped coffee and watched the mayhem of ripping paper and flying cardboard for a relatively safe vantage point when a big box was in front of the kids. It had all their names on it. As they opened it, they found a video game disc and several individual boxes with individual names on them. Opening those, my oldest nephew was holding this plastic guitar toy thing, my niece had a microphone and a charming little pink plastic guitar and the younger nephew a drum looking thing. "Can we play, Dad?" came out of their mouths almost in unison. Some video game console came up out from one of the kids' room and got hooked in to the TV.
I asked my brother in law what it was all about. He explained this was the latest thing in video games.
"A video game?" I thought to myself but in the interest of family tranquility it seemd that the adults could indulge that kids.
Then the game started. I was hearing songs I actually knew, and they weren't squeaky toy renditions but actual hits! I couldn't help but sing along on some under my breath. The oldest boy heard me. He decided he was going to show off to his old Aunt and Uncle. We got invited to play. The teen challenged my wife to a guitar battle. My wife won. She is a music teacher and I had dabbled a little in music when I was young. I had played bass. I got offered a plastic guitar. I didn't want to battle but I could join in on bass! In no time, we were all taking turns and playing this music video game. We took turns with the microphone and instruments and the next thing we knew, it was late in the evening.
After supper and the kids going to bed, the adults were chatting about that video music game, how that was truly remarkable it was to have the kids that interested in playing with us "old folks", and we spoke of what fun we had. So, we adults turned the TV on to a low volume and cranked up the game to just play with ourselves. I asked my brother in law what that game was called. "Rock Band" was the answer, along with a comment of "I never thought you would get in to a video game like that!"
Well, neither did I.
I couldn't believe the next thing I heard from my own voice. "Let's hit the store you got that at, I want to get a setup like that for myself." Video console and all!
Of course, years later when The Beatles Rock band was announced my wife and I were so excited that we preregistered to get The Beatles game when it debuted.
We still play our Rock Band game and get DLC of the classics we love. When our nieces and nephews come for a visit with us, we still play between the generations. The Rock Band games are still the only video games I own.