I've spent much of my week playing Peggle, Ninja Turtles, Saints Row 2 (what?) and Tetris with my girlfriend and kid. I think this guy should've made his family a part of his hobby instead of making his hobby an escape from his family. It seems to work pretty well for me.
This is a good policy. Always try to include your loved ones in your obbies: it makes things easier and more enjoyable for everyone.