Download services like GOG and Origin provide by far the easiest way to enjoy classic games on a modern computer, but the boxed original is still nice to have. The Retro-Treasures blog scours various auction and e-commerce sites for obscure or cool pieces of gaming nostalgia. Their articles are concise, often consisting of just one or two paragraphs centered around a particular auction, but the blog is updated daily and will often jog your memory if you are over 25. Last month, they ran a short piece on Privateer:
Though not as vast as any of the Elite games, Wing Commander: Privateer is a brilliant open-world space exploration/trading/fighting game, that -unlike Elite- sports a deep storyline and impressive for the time VGA graphics. Having played it again less than a month ago I can also attest to the fact that Privateer hasn't aged just yet, and still comes in a big, impressive box.