Yes, well if you're going to take a few words out of a sentence and consider them without regard from the rest of it, you are obviously going to get the wrong information. So basically, Aldo highlighted the parts of the sentence you and Zylon chose to ignore?
Not at any point in my post did I ask when the graphics-race started, I know when it started, I was there, but simple progress in technology is not what I am talking about, I would have thought this apparent.
Yes, consoles and games have always strived for better graphics, that's natural, what I'm talking about, as my entire sentence states, is that modern gaming seems to be more orientated towards graphics than gameplay, once upon a time, you wrote a game and put the best graphics you could to it, nowadays it seems the first stop of any game is the graphics engine, once that's sorted, they worry about adding a game to it. And on many occasions, far more work goes into the graphics than the game.