“The intensity of concentration required to play the games results in the loss of social identity and the ideology it bears; it is an evasion of the forces of subordination. The player's body interacts with the signifiers on the screen in a pure eroticism of the text, and the muscular spasm followed by partial collapse of the body that marks the end of the game, the loss of the final life, is as orgasmic a pleasure as any symbolic experience can offer.”

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