"The famous cliche is, make a difference. Change lives. This technology changes lives in a good way, as opposed to video games."
Yeah I think he is right (kind of). Playing video games can be a pleasant kind of diversion but its rarely more than that. And, actualy, its often something much more ugly, that has more to do with pushing drugs or shady banking practices: make people who are poor in managing money addicted to your "free to play" game, then gradually milk out every last cent out of the addiction the game created by selling worthless stuff. The only difference most games make in the life of their players is that they have less money afterwards, have an increased tendency towards escapism, and are overall worse off. These games are bad for you.
However, sometimes computer games manage to rise above this kind of crap. I kind of like how relatively simple games like Papers, please
and Defcon: Everybody Dies
confront you with a real-world issue, while managing to be fun and interesting at the same time. Some day I hope to be able to make something like this. These, and many other games, are good for you, in moderation (much like a good glass of wine now and then, as opposed to slurping industrial alchohol all day long).
Make a difference, make good