Instead of games being harder, they should be more realistic. Pay $40 for the game, plug it in or load it... Practice in the practice round. Then play the game. When you get shot the first time, the disc self destructs. Want to play again, go buy another copy.
Never understood the concept of getting killed, and then keep on playing.
Games have their place. Everyone deserves some downtime on occasion. Sometimes I'll read a book, watch some tv or play a game. I know I wouldn't want to have one shot at a game and never be able to play it again without shelling out another $40. I know it's not reality.
It actually has been a useful skill for some people. Piloting a ROV uses a lot of gaming skills, though the lag is a bit extreme going back and forth to Mars.