no i dont feel that way... at least not all video games. I view video games today as another medium of story telling. They are longer than movies, and more interactive than books. To me their the best medium, and its what attracts me to some of them. Games like the Last of Us are exactly the kind of games im talking about, where you get this amazing knee-jerking story, and on top of that you feel like you played an integral role is making it happen. Beyond that, video games can also be a great diversion, and help you to interact with people from around in a cooperative or competitive way
I don't think video games are lame, but I don't think they're near as good as they used to be. Video games these days lack originality, creativity, and too many of them revolve around killing, or shooting people (Which gets old).
I did use to be the biggest video game addict as a kid. Now, I'm the polar opposite-I rarely play video games.
Have you ever played any of them? I won't deny that they all become repetitive and tedious eventually, once you know what you are doing and you'll outgrow them and then you'd lose interest in them and put them away forever, if not for a long time.
I personally got tired of the BS with online multiplayer so I'll just play single player campaigns every so now and then when I have time. Don't have time to play them on a frequent basis like how I used to be able to.
I love video games. I think a lot of my analysis skills, reflexes, and large vocabulary I wouldn't have if it weren't for the games I play. But, then again, it also depends on what you play. I think video games are just visual story books.