I remember back when I was young and highly influential after watching a Bruce Lee movie I'd start hopping around the house doing "kung fu" to the best of my capabilities. Same thing happened when I played video games... it gave me games to create at school and when I hung out with my friends.
These days, no I don't play make-believe anymore (or as much as I used to _ ), but videogames have been a somewhat major part of my life. Does it sound geeky? Of course it does, thats just the way society sees it. But video games have captured me more than teen drama shows or reality tv or any other form of non-interactive entertainment has ever come close to.
Plus... when my friends and I get together to play videogames not a single one of us isn't moving at any minute. Whether its playing halo and we're jumping up and down, throwing our hands up in the air, playing guitar hero where we pretty much rock out until we collapse, or wii sports: in which case you will see my friends and I making dives in tennis, lining up a strike with unprecedented attention to detail, or pitching the wiimote as fast as we can without sending it crashing through the tv screen.