imagine your doing your favorite activity. Or you worked allll day and you wanted to watch a new episode of your favorite show. And your boyfriend wanted to talk to you about somthing you found boreing. R you gonna talk to your guy now or finish your show and then talk to him. You shouldn't expect someone to drop what they are doing just to focus on u. Whether its a game or anything else.
Men were hunters of thousands of years. They want to spend time overcoming challenges in order to to get achievements. In a day and age you can get anything you need from stores, we seek are challenges in a digital environment.
It provides boys with the opportunity to experience something that is impossible in real life. They can become space cowboys, deadly assassins, super soldiers, or mass carjackers and all it takes is to pop in a disc and press buttons. I say boys, because men don't play videogames..they tend to their women :)
it's escapism or a way to wind down from their day, everyone does it it's just that different people find different types of escapism enjoyable. For instance I would not enjoy playing Halo for 5 hours a day 7 days a week but I would enjoy laying around and watching TV for that long or reading if I'm really into a book. I could play angry birds for 2 hours a day easy lol and shopping I could do that for 8 hours straight no problem on a Saturday. I know there is an issue with mostly boys/men having video game addictions and to me that's more than just winding down time.