I speculated that I learned a fair amount about the Nazis from Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis. I learned quite a bit about strategy from Dune II, and Warcraft. Countless games taught me assorted puzzle solving techniques. Also I'd say video games in general gave me a healthy interest in electronics at a young age. All of these can be applied to "real life" in any number of ways.
So I ask you, what specifically have you learned from video games? Disregarding the obvious educational titles like Oregon Trail and Number Munchers have video games given you any life skills?