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December 15th, 2013, 18:18
However, SteamOS will soon support seamlessly streaming your games from your Windows computer;
Wasn't OnLive meant to be a similar thing ?

However, streaming is pushing the envelope in terms of DRM even further : Games will become Services - no offline gaming at all, because Streaming per se means = Online …

The full control lies completely on the servers … And on those who control the servers … Be is businessmen or criminals : Who controls them holds the power …

Even worse : The Control also holds the power over the question : "What are we allowed to play ?" => The Customer is sat down into an defensive situation.
The customer isn't allowed anymore to have any form of free will - the customer is only allowed to play what the "Service Providers" believe should be played and playable …

If an Playing Service Provider is biased, this could even mean the complete eradication of whole game genres …

Playing Service Provider … This word alone sounds so absolutely horrible …

Thank God board games can still be bought and owned !

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction. (E.F.Schumacher, Economist, Source)
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