Unreal engine progress is... unreal
The folks at Epic are continually updating the Unreal game/rendering engine, and this Daily Radar feature
has info on the latest developments in the technology. The high-polygon characters and dynamic level-of-detail adjustments look very nice, but the big advance in my book is support for large, outdoor areas with realistic-looking terrain. (See this post at Blue's
for larger versions of the screenshots in the Daily Radar bit. Saw the link at the 'shack
.) This is the future of real-time 3D graphics. The screenshots look absolutely stunning, and I can't wait to see it in action.