Galloway talks about the ‘Allegories of control’ and the effects of gained knowledge and how we gain advantage through thought and control. Whereas game play forces the player to make decision and to understand why those specific decisions will advance the player to the next level. I believe this Epistemological reversal ( the term Galloway uses), is quite interesting to discover. I had never really imagined nor put much thought into why we play a game the way we play it. I would imagine the stress to gain valuable understanding of a game and its algorithms, is as much as we spend playing the game to begin with. For a fairly occupied gamer the epistemological theory is quite prevalent, for somebody like myself the true nature of gameplay is just entertainment, a way to pass the time.
The mind bedding trickery that is rooted in some games, like some films is the true entertaining experience, in my opinion. I think to have a magical storyline of action, deceit, treachery, love, and hate is a true purpose for gameplay.