Rich is a man after my own heart:
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