We admit to being suckers for tech demos. They're like windows into the future. So that's why we thought you might like to see what Epic's been up to with its impressive-as-ever Unreal Engine.
This is the engine that powers games like Unreal Tournament and Gears of War, and this video shows off the latest effects offered to developers in Unreal Engine 3.
It looks amazing, don't you think? And while this was almost definitely running on a super PC, you can take this as a peek at the kind of visual upgrades you'll be seeing in next year's Gears of War 3 on Xbox.
Watch it in 720p, people.