Valve Dabbles in Cinematic Effects

The Tech Report to a trip to a demonstration put on by Valve, spotlighting their latest collection of cinematic effects.  The goal is to both simplify the coding process on the programmers side while adding to the realism of the end result.  The Tech Report was their and offers a complete write up on the new effects, offering their impression on how this new techology will affect gaming in the future.

"Some of the effects Valve has incorporated into the Source engine won't appear in games anytime soon, but color correction and film grain will. Both have acceptable performance with current hardware, and they'll be available to mod authors soon. The effects will likely see action in Day of Defeat and in the Half-Life 2: Aftermath expansion pack, as well."