I sometimes get glimpses of new games which pique my curiosity but at the same time,games are so sophisticated now, it kinda alienates me. I don't really like the ultra realistic CGI (that I guess really started w/ those "Final Fantasy" games?) which basically makes every game look like Pixar without the warmth. Since I'm a SF techie, of course my office has a console (newest version of PS, whatever that is) and I'll catch my coworkers playing FIFA like a buncha junkies and it reminds me why I don't play- I am an addict, which extends beyond partying to addictive activities like video games and as I get older I seem to have less free time, so I can't really spare any for something that isn't social, creative, physically gratifying or relaxing (maybe these games help some folks relax but again, they always frustrated me pretty easily, even the ones I enjoyed and was somewhat good at).
Bottom line: you're a writer, right? And like most writers, Im pretty sure I've seen you express dissatisfaction with your output every now and again. So you'll have to ask yourself how much control you'll have over how much you'll allow these games to cut into your writing time and whether or not you're okay w/ that. Hate to make blanket statements like this but I'm tempted to say that I'd tell most creative folks (as in people who regularly work at creating something most days out of the week) to automatically steer clear, at least during periods of creative activity (everyone has dry periods though video games'd probably just make writer's block worse) and especially if you're over 30 because again, folks over 30 tend to have less free time for various reasons