It seems apparant after this much dialogue, atleast to me, that the issue boils down to this question:
Should Intel be allowed to singlehandedly slow the curve of technology, and determine what developers can and can't do with their games, because they have marketshare?
I don't believe they should. Especially when all it would take to remedy the entire situation is a few dollars extra to the sticker price, or just being honest with the customers and tell them that this chip is not going to play modern games.
Because they aren't doing this, and because developers need tech to sell copies ( it's impossible to get media attention without tech, and no one is going to buy a crappy looking game without first looking in the media for things like previews and review scores ), PC gaming is diminishing.
This comment was edited on Jul 14, 22:18.