Originally Posted by Alrik Fassbauer
Imagine that !
"Playing" becomes a service - something where you are put rather into the rle of a passive customer - than it stays as an active role of a player ! - And owner of a game, not to forget.
It's the same as if - just as an example to illustrate this massive shift of meaning/definition - board games will not be sold anymore, and you can only get - and play !!! - them in stores/houses operated by board games publishers, and have to give them back there, once you leave the building.
The result would be total control and total commercialization of "play".