Andy: I mentioned in the OOTB, I got to see both games in action. Quake4-- which was running live-- was handling VERY nice outdoor, bright scenes simply superbly. And the demonstrator barely had to use the flashlight at all. There was one specific scene which actually made me cringe. ET Quake Wars while a pre-rendered loop video, was all in-engine footage, and also featured massive terrain, all daytime lit. It looks really awesome, and my crappy digital camera can't do it justice.
Secret text below for Q4 scene:
You've been taken prisoner, and are bound down to a table that moves on a path. You can see yourself in only shorts. Doesn't look that bad, until you pass this monster, who impales you, rips out an organ I believe, with blood flying everywhere, and your disturbing scream. You move on with a gaping chest wound, around, and you're struck in the head to put the neurocyte. Suddenly, the Strogg language becomes English-- i.e. you are under the Strogg's control. Not as notable as the next part: you see a saw come down on the marine in front of you, from whence you are put under it. It starts to come down, and I was expecting it to stop/break. It doesn't. It chops off your shins, as more blood flies everywhere, with loud painful screaming, and you swinging around your stumps. You are then given artificial legs, and pumped into a suit. Brought into the next room, where marines debate on killing you, since you are under Strogg's mind control now. Obviously they let you live.