The Fiction of the Video Game Power Fantasy

The pursuit of power in our gaming lives

Adam Meadows
SUPERJUMP
Published in
5 min readFeb 16, 2021

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Be the better of your world and everything in it — that’s power. The child staying up past bedtime, the worker telling their boss to get lost: people enacting their will and breaking the rules, free from comeuppance and consequence. Video games, they say, are made to bring that fantasy to life.

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