The Capt. has also done an article on video games. What I've been hearing about them is mostly good (except the propaganda from feminists, but what did I expect?). Here's an example:
Video Games Play May Provide Learning, Health, Social Benefits, Review Finds
WASHINGTON — Playing video games, including violent shooter games, may boost children’s learning, health and social skills, according to a review of research on the positive effects of video game play to be published by the American Psychological Association.