Let me summarize, and then lock, this counterproductive thread.
Those who dislike video games say that the process, not the games themselves, of playing video games is pointless. Sit on your ass, interact in a world with a handful of outcomes. It's like virtual reality that affects nothing. Why not real reality? At least, you can use the internet to influence the world. Video games: no. That's their take on it.
Those who like video games say that the games themselves are art much like black metal, because they have many hours put into their visual design and programming, and writing is like Sci-Fi. They say that not all games are stupid, and therefore, that the genre itself is worth supporting. They do not seem to address the idea that the act of playing ANY video game is inferior to interactive reality, like literature, art, martial arts, sports, family, friends, thinking, and so on.
It reminds me of the drug scene.
One group would yell at you that drugs were bad because they hurt your brain and made you a loser.
The other group would yell back that drugs were not that harmful, and many got some advantage from them.
The elephant in the room was that while you were spending your time doing drugs, other opportunities went past, and all you had were pretty visions in your head.
Something to think about.