Arguments for video games?
Safe. There are many forms of entertainment that have dangers and risks associated with them. Sports, camping, hobbies etc. all pose physical risks. Video games are extraordinarily safe the only harm posed would be from the inactivity and eye strain from watching a screen for hours on end. This can be easily avoided by shorter duration of play time.
Addictive. Video games are said to be just as addictive as many of the addictive chemicals we come across in society such as tobacco and cocaine. The reason is the reward system setup by the game works on the same receptors, dopamine, as all these addictive compounds do.
Not physical. Inactivity is a big concern in the modern world with many health risks associated with it. Most video games systems are played with minimal physical activity so the health benefits you would get form other forms of entertainment like sports and hiking you don’t get with playing video games.
Stimulates the brain. A lot of people who don’t play video games claim it turns you into a zombie and rots your brain. However, any who has played video games will attest to their difficulty mentality and the challenge they provide to both logic, reflexes and coordination. Research is beginning to show increased mental capacity in children who play video games more than those who don’t.
Distracting. There are many important aspects to life we have to worry about and deal with. Video games are a form of entertainment and while it is important to enjoy yourself the scale and scope of people playing video games is disproportionate to the focus they put on other areas of their life.