Many of us have played both Team Fortress 2 and Counter-Strike, and all of us have at least heard of the two games made by Valve -- a game development and research company that's located in the misty mountains of Bellevue, Washington.
Gabe Newell, the brains and lovable troll behind all of this madness, has been rumoured to be working on Half-Life 3. Apparently, he's taken a little hiatus into the film editing section of gaming, and with the help of the other staff members at Valve, created a truly amazing innovation: real-time editing (in simple terms, you can edit a demo that you've captured right there and then).
This tool will allow you to become a movie maker yourself, just as you would in person, without having to leave your desk. It allows for shooting of scenes, action shots and more. The ground-breaking feature in this is the user is now capable of going into the scene itself, editing features (as it's all in a 3D game world, not a 2D demo, as we've seen for all the years leading up to this release) and perfecting them to your own liking. Included in the Source Filmmaker (once released) is the full scene for Meet the Heavy, an animated short that introduces the character from the Team Fortress 2 roster. Rumours of the capability to import Counter-Strike models have been floating around, but no confirmation has been found. Below is a video detailing the release.