Simply wonderful to me. It's always great when nostalgia and creativity met, in this case you managed to create a whole story arc using many different game elements every childhood gamer can remember, combined with some very fitting 8-bit sounds.
What really brought a tear to my eye (no kiddin') was your final scentence: "For that is life and these are The Games We Play". Together with the music and the atmosphere of the Outro - great. Just great. A simple scentence, yet also deep and thoughtful. Kudos!