An absolutely wonderful review of the movie and how it relates to reality. For me, it is nothing but a portrayal of our reality. It is just an analogy of our own reality portrayed through a game. Even in the real world, people lie, cheat, steal and get ahead provided they don't get caught.
There' s a shit load of ableism, sexism, ageism and every other ism you can ever think of in the corporate world. Coming to the manufactured dorm fight in between games, that's an analogy for the manufactured fights fascist and dictatorship govts create to maintain their own authority by giving us labels like refugees and illegal migrants, causing proxy wars to sell weapons, the weaponization of religion, etc.