I've been a gamer for a long time — long enough that I don't really want to say for fear of dating myself too much — and I'm happy to say that as much as I enjoy it, I'm not addicted. I can put the controller down without any trouble at all. You can always save the game and pick it up later!
That said, there have definitely been periods in my life when I really didn't want to put the controller down. And maybe I missed a shower I shouldn't have, but meals? Never. Apparently neither has this kid, but that's not for lack of trying.