As a kid who grew up to video games, I am a huge critic. My thoughts and experiences:
1. Real life is the ultimate FPS
Certainly video games are very fun. But my thought:
2. Fighting games?
We like to play Street Fighter and other fighting games. But why not do it in real life? Pick up a boxing class? Or learn Jiu-Jitsu or UFC-style ‘MMA’ (mixed martial arts) fighting like my friend Shay Allen?
3. You are not building equity in yourself
If you get really really good at any video game, but suddenly this video game is no longer popular… then you’re fucked. Why? All those hours of hard work and effort are now worthless.