Great article--really thought-provoking, with great questions and ideas throughout. This is the kind of piece I'd expect to see in Wired, honestly. Awesome that PT is doing this sort of real journalism.
This is an issue that is only going to get worse as technology continues to evolve more quickly. That the device makers have zero interest in maintaining OS's that will allow "old" games to work is not likely to change. The model is structured to make it harder and harder for smaller devs to stay in business in the long run. And as they vanish, so does their code.
Looking forward to part 2!