You're no good at games, are you? And you don't read either, or you would know that books also "suck you in" and take hours and hours and hours getting personally involved in what you call lies and what Stephen King calls "the truth behind the lie." Video games are not for losers, games are for winners, or people don't keep playing. Young men (mostly) are making fortunes playing eSports and making gamer videos that sell ads. Last week the WSJ did an A-column about a young man who has saved plenty already to put himself entirely thru 4 years of college from the year off he took to play eSports (he's good), fighting his family the whole way, but now his dad admits he clearly was wrong and his son knew what he was doing. There is incredible money in games now. And books and books on gaming theory, and many courses taught. It's a very fast-growing job opportunity, the art, the design, the coding, the animation, writing, acting. Gaming will soon be bigger than movies in the economy, IMO. But people like you will miss out, because you miss out on everything that's new.