I'm an 80's baby (1982 to be exact). I grew up with video games. My first system was the Atari 2600. :) A classic, I know. As I got older, I enjoyed the latest and greatest systems and my love for video games never weakened. My Mom working at Toys 'R' Us for 25+ years hasn't hurt either :). Granted, in the past 5-6 years, I grew really tired of "the latest and greatest". Nothing sticks anymore in that world. Excellent gaming systems and games became hard to come by and forgotten very quickly. Console games rely too heavily on the internet now, with updates galore and pushing online multiplayer play (which has never enticed me and drives me crazy). When I have time to play a video game, I don't want to wait 10-min for the game to "update"... grrrr! I just want to pop the game in and play!!
I grew tired of it. After Nintendo (quickly) canned the WiiU, which I still believe is a great system, I said "enough's enough". The best games and systems (to me) are the old ones. My PS2 is still going strong from high school...and still awesome! I vowed to go no further with "new" games/systems than my WiiU and PS3, and focus my attention on my PS2 system and backwards.
Enter modern tabletop gaming in my life; late 2019-start of 2020. As I moved through 2020, my excitement and interest has been completely hijacked by the tabletop world. It's not that I don't enjoy playing my video games sometimes still, but most of my energy is put onto the table now. When I'm looking online at places like the local Facebook Marketplace or Kijiji and I see some cheap video games that aren't in my collection, my first thought is no longer "oh, that's a decent price I should buy that", but has now turned into "well I could buy it, but if I do that's $10-$20 that could have been spent on a boardgame".