Ships Ahoy - Thief & Singles

Eidos sends word of the online release of Singles: "Eidos (NASDAQ: EIDSY), one of the world's leading publishers and developers of entertainment software, today announced Singles: Flirt Up Your Life is now available for North America via online download. Singles, developed by the German development company, Rotobee, is an extreme reality simulation game for the PC that takes relationship building further than any other game has before. Eidos, in partnership with Deep Silver, a division of the KOCH Media Group, has made Singles: Flirt Up Your Life for PC available for purchase as of today on major online download sites." They also announce the release of Thief: Deadly Shadows in this press release:
Eidos plc, one of the world's leading publishers and developers of entertainment software, today announced it has shipped to stores across North America the highly-anticipated Thief: Deadly Shadows for the Xbox® video game system from Microsoft and PC. Thief: Deadly Shadows is the third chapter in the Thief saga, which originated the stealth gaming genre. For the first time in Thief franchise history, the game will be available on a game console and will feature a third-person perspective. Thief: Deadly Shadows leaves actions, decisions and consequences in the hands of the gamer -- the master thief Garrett.
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I think the performance is relative, both with regards to previous gaming performance and personal preference. After playing Far Cry at 1024x768 and often hitting the refresh cap of my monitor, it is a bit harder going back to something like Deadly Shadows and having lower resolution textures, smaller levels, stiffer animation, lower framerates, etc.

Likewise, things like the input system can make the performance seem worse, Although setting the lag setting to 0 has helped, the actual input is still a bit jerky. Again, it is relative. This is using a MX510 that runs at 5.8 megapixels - this is the first mouse that blows away my dual optical - a mouse that blew away all the other optical mice I have tried. I do not know the technical aspect of this - maybe the game does not sample the mouse as much, perhaps there is an acceleration that causes this, maybe there is too much of a dead zone, mouse smoothing, etc. - but there is a real light and day difference for me.

Generally more sensitive to minute differences than most my associates,
Ray

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