To dream that you are playing a video game is an indication that you have the singular ability to make those around you do things for you, even if they do not wish to. Conversely, it may mean that there is a problem or situation in your waking life that you are attempting to avoid. You may be looking for a way out. It may be interesting to note the type of game you are playing. Does it have any special meaning?
To dream that you are a character within a video game indicates your belief that someone in your waking life is pulling your strings. Because of this, you feel out of control.