You think you're old!? I turned 42 yesterday
I have to admit, my being good at video games days are behind me. It took me 50 hours to properly finish Hollow Knight. This is the same person who could beat Battletoads with no warps or continues, who 1 credit cleared Smash TV, both Capcom D&D games, Contra, Super Contra, Gauntlet Legends (this was before the final update made the game impossible). Even frikin Ghosts n Goblins (and that game can go straight to hell). Name any famously difficult old game and I probably beat it. These days, more often than not, I just say "screw it, I don't have the patience or the ability to play most games today." I used to be able to channel my extreme nervousness into awesome twitch skill gaming. But now, the amount of painkillers, muscle relaxants and tranquilizers I need just to function has destroyed my gaming ability.
I'll still buy games, play them a few hours to justify spending the money, and then watch someone else play it instead. That way I can make fun of them instead of bemoaning my own lack of ability. There are exceptions of course, two or three games a year that I like enough to play to completion myself. 50 hours on Hollow Knight, 130 hours on Witcher 3, 180 hours on Dark Souls 3. And there are my go to games when I just want to play something that I don't suck at: Binding of Isaac, Enter the Gungeon, Pinball Arcade... But for the vast majority of the games I have on my PC, I've spent more time watching other people play them than I've spent playing them myself. Kinda sad, but true.
Although, even if I could still play them, I'm not sure I would. One of the major advantages to watching other people play is that you can fast forward, rewind, or just jump straight to any part in the game. That's one major advantage TV and movies had over video games for a long time. But not any more.
Finally: $70 a month on gaming!? Are you fucking kidding me!? Are they giving out free money somewhere that I don't know about? I'm a life long gamer, and I have NEVER spent that kind of money on gaming on any kind of regular basis.
EDIT: In case it wasn't obvious, I was a big fan of arcade gaming in my school years. Allow me to shamelessly plug my Top 50 coin-op games List o Crap, seen below