Games galore are being played today. They have been professionalized and commercialized like never before. The entertainment that they provide is one thing. So many other things are expected out of them. They are fulfilling other aspirations of demanding people. They shower stardom to players. The fortunes are elevated and the life-style of player’s changes. The gaming spirit is imbibed though by the players and spectators equally, the real flavour of sports is on the commercial arena. The whole new popularity of games is now seen with new dimensions and angles. The promotions and the advancements of the players are being tapped by several commercial players. The field players are being modified into business mired players. The zeal and fervour of sports are being mistaken for something else. The real refuge of players has become the commercial side of it all. The truth is beyond being hidden, it is there served popularly on the big screens, in cinema, in bulletins. The reality screams loud and clear regarding the genuine scenario of the players and their playing. The ultimate craziness with which people pursued playing in the times earlier is not the fact now. The glamour and glitz has taken over the phenomenon. The games are glam up under the hood of this dramatically materialized world. The entire philosophy gaming has changed a lot.
The transcendental fun that they used to give to the on-lookers as well as the players is missing in the recent times. The aim of games is money, attention, fame and a few other ulterior motives which are not genuinely reflective of real spirit of gaming. In the modern parlance, the successful people in the games are those who have money extravaganza in unlimited amounts. The money that the celebrated players receive in every game now are the rainy shower of the factitious merit which is a way lesser than real merit of sporting lurking at remote places of the world. The not so rich and the wealthy are not able to carve their place and they stand unrecognized and their talent remains untapped. The opportunities are also misplaced in the entire transaction of material profits. The stark satire statement is that ‘plays games and play glamour’. The paradox is that healthy spirit of games are sought after by the players but only to reduce and relegate them to the lower notches of pseudo-players. This term may be offensive but if the reality is not sounding foul instead flourishing then the tag should also celebrate the true colours of the scenario. The variegated games being played today are just like that. The promulgation to dazzling world of supposedly esteemed sphere of sports is all that matters. This is nothing but unfortunate set of things.