That was incredibly ridiculous for someone to pay that kind of money for Internet just to play a game. His extravagance at the time was a window into the future. There are so many people today that are beyond obsessed with video games. Their entire life is centered around playing these games, which they play every waking moment. It's not just kids either but grown adults that are doing this. So yes, I do agree that we are too consumed with video games.
Video games started out as a very small things, but in a very short period of time, they become widely played and more addictive. Video games draw users in and are made to make them want more. Every video game is meant to make a profit and thus it is completely about engaging the user so that they recommend the game to other people.
There is nothing wrong with gaming, but I do think that our society is too consumed with video games these days. This is especially true of older children, pre-teens and teens. Like everything, games should be played in moderation. If you are playing games for hours a day instead of leaving your home, you have a problem.
No, it does not correlate to say that society over-consumed with video games because Joe Rogan paid $10,000 per month to install an internet connection that would allow him to play Quake without a lag. First of all, Joe Rogan is a successful celebrity with a net-worth higher much higher than the average citizen. In terms of relativity, this is likely not a large sum to him and his pocketbook. Second of all, internet technology and connectivity has vastly improved since the 1990's so it wouldn't be necessary to install a T1 connection today.