According to the American Psychological Association (Feb 2014, Vol 45, No 2, Pg 10), playing video games can be good for you.
Video games can:
- Improve cognitive skills, such as reasoning and memory
- Improve problem solving skills
- Improve your mood
When I spend a day playing video games, I am not wasting time. Actually, I am enhancing my cognitive abilities, improving my emotional well-being, and saving the world from killer zombies.
Sounds like a win-win to me!