I don't think PC gamers are the master race. But, I do like how aspects of PC gaming can actually be beneficial and make education feel fun:
Flight sims for example.
From Lockheed Martin's Prepar3D (Flight Simulator X) Web site:
this! I learned how to fly a jet from PC gaming, I learned many aspect of military aviation from PC gaming.
I'm in meteorology. But, I also do aviation weather. I love customizing the weather engine in Flight simulator X. By playing the game, I have more appreciation for the workload a pilot has. Plus, I get a clue of how pilots see the weather conditions from their perspective. It's kind of hard to visualize when we're far below sitting on the ground.
For example, if I was under the clouds here, I would've said it's a terrible day. But, from a pilot's perspective? Nah. it's sunny overall. And, yup. I got some air time every now and then...to take photos. ;)
I just remembered something...... A few years ago, I once had an Army soldier come up to me and say he wanted to be a helicopter pilot. I recommended FSX and buying a 3rd-party HH-60 Seahawk/Blackhawk addon. I'm not sure how much that helped. But, he got accepted into flight school late last year.
higher fidelity vehicle sims can certainly help someone preparing for the real one, take for example USAF students who are into DCS A-10C or Falcon BMS, they will be far more prepared and adept at flying the real jet than ones who never played such sims assuming both just started the study at the same time; we can even bet that the ones who are into the sim can actually skip many of the preliminary/basic lessons.