Originally Posted by Horsemama1956
Not sure how long you have been PC gaming, but 97% of PC games didn't recommend cutting edge hardware. There are a select few every year that push the envelope, but people act like games requiring brand new hardware is normal.
Sure consoles are holding PC gaming back a little, but most PC games aren't that hard to run and that's how it's always been.
Dood ever since the days of Quake 2, developers were pushing the envelope of modern computers. Sure they gave you lots of settings to lower the graphics, etc. but during the "Golden Age" from '95-'04 almost every major title released (more so FPS) was Crysis-like in that they kept pushing the hardware more and more in a race to see who could come up with the best graphics. Devs don't do that anymore...
These days its all about recycled engines, or should i say "Engines optimized for consoles". I don't have any major gripes with UE3, but lets face it the engine is long in the tooth now.
tl;dr version, we are still getting DX9 games. Lots of DX9 games...