There are some benefits to gaming. According to a Dr. Przybylski, there have been positive prosocial behavior and life satisfaction for kids who do game. Shapiro states that he's written many articles about positive implications of video games including meta-cognitive skills. He also states that video games have some similar effects to imaginative play.
However, there are still negative implications. Children who spent an excessively long time playing games had negative social adjustment. However, the results of more recent studies are generally ambiguous. There is no set right or wrong amount of time or exposure to games and Shapiro states that people should just be alright with this ambiguity.
Generally, this article is well balanced. I question the bias because of the amount of writing Shapiro has done for the positive implications of video games. However, there is a solid representation of both sides, in my opinion.