Your post highlights the attraction of video game playing, stocks, and corporate greed by some companies. It is a mixed bag. with the pandemic, I read that video games were very popular on home computers. I do not keep up with the stocks of said companies, but I do believe they are profiting.
Not a gamer myself, but my grands are. I can see, through watching them, how addictive it can be. To me it would just suck away valuable time I could be spending writing or reading. Meanwhile, my grands may be earning millions on gaming tournaments. Good article, my friend.