I know this is going to sound blasphemous, but
I will concede that it's juvenile and unnecessary : )
Not everyone has access to all of those things.
You've missed the point.
whereas without video games it tends to build up
I'm a gamer, and love shooters, but this is ridiculous, IMHO. I can blow off steam playing soccer, going to the gym, shooting pool, swimming, jumping rope, hitting a heavy bag, mountain biking, etc.
Old programmers never die, they just hit account block limit.