Researchers say the biggest problem when such gaming enters a relationship is not so much the time spent on the game, but rather the resulting arguments and disrupted bedtime routines.
The San Francisco conference may well be the world's largest gathering of game developers, the place to keep an ear to the ground and to get business done.
The game is controlled by the click wheel (what else is there, anyway?) and is said to be as easy as selecting music.
It's not coming this week, but CD Projekt Red starts to tease the RPG's New Game Plus with cryptic image.
In terms of the scope and selection of games released this year, how is 2015 doing so far for the gaming-minded?
"I've played the game for probably 400 hours, and I'm still finding stuff that I haven't seen," producer says.
A mod adds a skill tree, looting, and tons of XP bonuses to make GTA 5 more like an RPG.
At Gamescom, the game got its first look, with a DMC-like protagonist and a dragon mount.
The game, which is being created for PCs and the PlayStation, is second only to smartwatch Pebble Time in how quickly it reached the $1 million mark.
The Japanese game maker leaves us in the dark on its blockbuster projects, but finds time to get goofy with its 3DS handheld. Yes, puppets were involved.
Sony reminds gamers at the Electronic Entertainment Expo that while it may not have the most original lineup, it will offer the most bang for your buck.