Wait a minute now. I have been and still am a video game player. I don't use cheats to beat a game. I play because of the challenge in finding a way to beat the game or because I enjoy the roll playing. My favorite is Pokemon. I have been playing it since Red, Blue, and Yellow. While I'm no dummy, I don't consider myself a highly skilled player. But, just like sports or music or art, practice can make anyone a better player. Yes, player guides can sometimes come in handy, especially in RPG game where there are a lot of maps to remember.
Going to the movies to watch a video game movie is great. You can see the whole story and get pointers on some of the sequences that it should go through. Many video games are based off of movies, not the other way around.
I have watched and been totally amazed at kids(5-10 yrs.) That were playing and beating games that I thought were complicated. In all honesty, I feel that video games make kids smarter because you need to be able to read, do math quickly, keep track of several things at once, and most importantly To think outside the box.