Well... I disagree that Intel is killing PC Gaming... if anything... it's the idiot developers that don't support the largest install base (aka Intel integrated graphics). DX 7 or 8 graphics level is plenty of eye candy for folks with shitty rigs.
Obviously you aren't familiar with the intel hardware. We aren't talking about developers slowing down the pace of technology here. We are talking about a hardware manufacturer creating brand new hardware that is obsolete and unuseable out of the box. Hardware T&L has been a standard in game development for 5 years, and these morons still don't support it. It's the idiots at Intel that are selling a brand new "Gaming Compatible" machine that can barely run a DX7 game that are to blame. I'm all for developing for a larger audience, but unless you like all your games in 2D, the the blame lies on Intel.
This comment was edited on Jul 13, 00:55.