• Are video games good for you? What can you learn from them? Is it a different kind of learning?
I don't think there is "good" or "bad." Video games just are. I don't see a huge difference between regular games and video games, except that video games can be more immersive and have potential for being addictive.
As to learning from them--there is and has been huge potential, in terms of serious games (like training but more so) and also since they are sometimes very compelling, people pay attention more to them. And then potentially can develop an interest or skill in a regular-life activity, like history or flight simulation.
I think that it is a more vivid kind of learning, because you can forget real-time if you become really engrossed in the game.