That's a funny topic.
The previous company that I was working for was actually a mobile game company. So I have seen the other side of the game industry. It is not in my code honor code to betray or reveal secrets about my previous employer. So I will give no scoop.
But I must say that the Game Industry is far more difficult to work in than Security Industry. If you think that Security Industry is a very competitive place (some might think so .. ) then after a Game Industry experience, you would clearly change your mind. We are lucky that in the Security Industry, there are some "kind of the hill", companies that have leadership in one sector/region/country/state but they are followers/challengers in other sector/region/country/state. That results in a VERY fragmented industry. I don't have the numbers in mind but I can recall something like "the first 20 security companies appoints for less of 10% of the global security revenue". Despite consolidations and M&A, I don't see that changing in the next 10 years.
Coming back to the topic "Do you play (Video) game":
- Due to my past experience, I play mobile game (I try a lot of different one) => 5 hours a week
- I am a fan of late night table card games to play with friends after a nice meal (drinking a glass of digestive): Belote / Tarot
- I initiate my young kids to play card games too: War / Mistigri
I especially recommend that last one (Mistigri) because they have the rules explained in 10 languages, nice card design, it is a social game, from 3 to 7 years old, and after a few games your kids can play alone.
I really appreciate card games because it gives a good learning of competition, challenge, making alliances, cheating (you have to learn that sometimes too .. ^^), and loosing.
Cards are good for memory and social behavior (because you don't swear/shout while playing social cards games whereas most of us might swear/shout alone while playing Video Game).
So Brian, for your son, invite friends at home and have they playing cards.
Or give up 3% of your IPVM life time to play with him ^^