If you are into strategy games, or are open to giving them a try,The Heroes of Might and Magic series and Civilization 2 are all incredible Incredible games, still playable to this day. Baldur's Gate I and II both hold up well to this day as well, IMHO.
Ah hell, just go here and start buyin'. You can get hundreds of hours of amazing experiences for probably 30-50 bucks.
@alwaysbebombing: I don't really like the term journalism as applied to the games press. Very little of what the press ever did was really journalism. That's why I keep coming back to the games press as we know it.