I am a kid that loves video games but my mom only lets me play once my homework is done. I would rather be outside most of the time so I usually only play if it is bad weather out or when I go to a friends house.
Video games are banned from my house. My wife and agreed before they could talk. My dad lives close by. He has them. So, every other weekend, they get their fix--in the evening when it is dark. It might sound harsh. However, I send them out to play. It is either that, or practice piano...guess which one they normally pick ;)