And on the topic of parents and videogames, I have a little nephew who literary became a geek in the womb. You know how they say babies can recognize music that their mothers played when they were pregnant? My sister used to have her laptop on her belly, so the sound of the computer fan was incredible calming to him. So when he was really small and cried, they would sit him right next to his father as he was playing WoW, and my nephew shut up almost instantly and stare at the screen. He would later become very fond of Dragon Age. Or rather the dog, since he wasn't allowed to watch the gory parts. But as far as he was concerned, just having a big digital doggy that barks and rolls around made it the best game ever.
My other nephew like to watch me play Civilization 5 ("Civ!"). He likes the little animations of sheep and foxes jumping around.