I mainly like playing very simple video games on my phone!! But I am interested in the effects of video game playing on the brain, in particular on speed and on processing visual and spatial information.
Check out the TED talk by Daphne Bavelier to hear about effects of video game playing on the brain and cognition.
Yes I like real-time strategy games, which isn’t as mainstream as first-person shooters or MMORPGs these days. I agree with the suggestion above – check out the TED talk if you want to know how gaming can be related to science! 🙂