I did have periods where I kept going back to Mario World or the original Mario Bros. but right now the oldest game I'm playing regularly is probably Geometry Wars 2 which is seven years old at this point. I still find myself completely engrossed by it though.
Obviously, these times aren't as high as quite a lot of other peoples', I think partly because I play plenty on consoles as well, but also I think I'm the type of person who's more into playing a lot of different kinds of games as opposed to pursuing one for ages. Team Fortress 2 is just a really well-made multiplayer however, the Civ games are compelling, Garry's Mod is the kind of game you can keep coming back to and never do the same two things twice in, and Binding of Isaac has been one of those games it's easy to play a little bit of over many days.
I don't think there is a correct or incorrect way to do it. Nowhere should be presenting information that is clearly false as news, but at the same time I do think there is a lot of misunderstanding about what journalism and criticism actually entails in the gaming community, not every opinion has to be frontloaded with "imo" to clearly be presented as an opinion, and presenting opinions alongside news does not show bias or a lack of objectivity. Additionally, there seems to be a fair bit of disdain for trying to present things in a cultural context in the gaming community and that is something we need to fight back against. You may not like the commentary that the writer is making on the news article but no one is forcing you to read it.
Ultimately there is both worth in publications that just present the objective facts without any additional opinions added to them and publications which present writers' opinions alongside the news, but there are already so many gaming sites doing the former that we don't really need any more of them. Once upon a time Giant Bomb tried the straight news coverage angle and it didn't work. This site is largely about personalities and the opinions of those personalities, and is in no small part a reaction to what other big news sites are doing right now. I'm all for the way Austin is writing and don't think there's any worth in the alternative.