I stopped playing at 16 and declared “Video games is for kids”. So I started beta testing instead. Wasn’t playing, I reasoned. Stopped with Doom as I didn’t like that direction. Started again in 2011/12 with Minecraft. Even then, I use it only occasionally and as a big sketchpad.
This video for example: I installed this mod (addon) as it’s a nice visual representation of AI that is easy enough for kids and can act as cellular automata through interaction rules, which I’m considering attempting.