Tie video game time "currency" to chores
My kids were addicted to their video games and would give us attitude when we asked them to do chores. So we fixed that right away: we put the kids on a point system where when they do chores, they earn points that can be "spent" on video game time.
Cleaning room = 2 points
Help with laundry = 2 points
Clean kitchen = 2 points
Eat new foods = 1 point
Do homework = 1 point
REWARDS: 5 points for 30 mins of video game time OR $1.00 towards a new toy or video game.
I have a "Talk Amongst Yourself" post about video game addiction brewing in my head, so I'll save my rant for then.
In the meantime, I think this is a great idea. In general, it's always good to remind kids about the difference between rights (food, shelter, clothing, etc.) and privileges (lollipops, video game time, brand-name sneakers, etc.).
Related: Print your own "screen time" tickets