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Where nostalgic games like Neopets and MapleStory are now
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Where nostalgic games like Neopets and MapleStory are now

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Nostalgic video games like Neopets and brands like Atari are still pumping out new content after decades, spawning a TV show, new games and even hotels.

Keeping old franchises alive and kicking is common in the video game world. Some video game company portfolios are filled with legacy titles, with just a sprinkle of one-off original releases every year.

The average age of gamers is now 33, up from the mid-to-late 20s back in the early 2000s, according to the Entertainment Software Association in a 2019 report. Some of their favorite games are decades old but still getting fresh updates.

Here's a look at where several well-known video game brands and franchises have landed decades after they first captured fans' hearts.

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