I'm not really sure that integrated graphics are killing gaming. PC gaming is an expensive hobby to begin with, and the integrated graphics really don't add THAT much of an expense to a mobo, probably 20-30 bucks at the most. On a 500-1500 dollar PC, that's not really worth getting your knickers in a twist over.
That's not Mark's argument. His argument is that people who aren't hardcore
are buying computers, and they all come with those integrated graphics that aren't anywhere close to a decent Nvidia/ATI card. As a result, the installed base is that integrated graphics crap, and publishers push developers to design to those low requirements (by and large, of course the Quake/Crysis/etc. are exceptions) which in turn stifles creativity into a downward spiral and THAT is what is killing PC gaming.
I don't agree, but that's his point.
-DSRThis comment was edited on Jul 15, 16:46.