It would be impossible to gain any insight while playing video games, I would say. Enlightenment entails the relinquishment of attachment and delusion, both of which are running at full speed when playing games.
was not able to learn even one verse of the scriptures. The Buddha realised his potential for Arahantship and gave him a piece of white cloth to rub, while reciting "Rajoharanam" = "removing the dirt."
While rubbing the cloth with his hands, the white cloth become soiled, and Cūlapanthaka Thera gained the perception of the repulsiveness of his own body, which was excreting dirt. Based on this perception, he gained insight leading to Arahantship. Simultaneously with the attainment of Arahantship, he gained psychic powers.
The best policy is: "Work when you work; play when you play." If you're not ready to relinquish sensual pleasures yet, then play games from time to time, mindful of the fact that it is deluded behaviour. Likewise with watching movies, etc. It is not the path to nibbāna.
When you're tired of suffering, give up such entertainments and do some serious meditation work while observing the eight precepts, which should be regarded as the basic requirement for a meditation retreat.
• • • • (Upasampadā: 24th June, 1979)