The guys were talking about this very rhetorical debate about maturity in videogames etc and then Ryan says "I think I might have this guy on the ropes". All of a sudden people are paying attention to the game and get excited about what's happening. The contrast of the situation really popped out to me and I feel it perfectly illustrates how irrelevant the whole debate is. Games aren't about all this style and flash and directed story-telling etc that this generation has enveloped itself in, it's about these dynamic moments created through player interaction. All that other stuff is just secondary background noise. None of the guys was concerned about the fact that Ryan was controlling a mutated reptilian shooting a plasma gun at this mechanized alien, they were just excited about him doing well.
I think it's important to remind ourselves about this fact at times, videogames are games. And while I'm not gonna completely invalidate any discussion about what's happening in games it should be acknowledged that there are plenty of very successful videogames out there that can be enjoyed both by older and younger audiences purely based on the fact that they are great games.