To defy the system with a gift to which it cannot respond save by its own collapse and death. Nothing, not even the system, can avoid the symbolic obligation, and it is in this trap that the only chance of a catastrophe for capital remains. ...For it is summoned to answer, if it is not to lose face, to what can only be death. The system must itself commit suicide in response to the multiplied challenge of death and suicide. (Jean Baudrillard - Symbolic Exchange and Death 37)
Eric Packer can be read through eXistenZ when he pops his head out of the roof of his limo and feels excited by the out of control demonstration. Each scene from then on begins to place him abruptly in another world in which he seems predestined to be in, in which he spontaneously responds or reacts, in which he has lost control. He feels exhilarated and free for the first time in his life. He is alive. He is playing the game!