This is a cyberpunk movie. It is about convicted murderers who are involuntarily made to play a game called Slayers: in it they are controlled by players from the internet. One of the inmates is Kable who is also made to play the game. He is helped by a teenage player Logan Lerman, in escaping prison. He has been wrongly made to go to prison. As soon as he escapes, he searches for his family.
Ken Castle is the creator of the game. He is very popular on the media because he has convinced the public that his game is saving tax payers a lot of money, because the revenue from the game is actually paying for the whole prison system.
Ken is considered to be really evil by Logan, Kable and a few others. They go in search for the truth. Eventually the hit upon Ken himself. He tries to kill Kable, they take him down instead.