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I owned an Amiga A600 and anticipated owning Frontier: Elite II hugely, watching a rolling demo of the intro sequence movie from the coverdisk of CU Amiga (Nov. 1993) as I went to bed at night! The game was given to me that following Christmas, and I never really looked back, continuing to play the game in some form until 2014!

Elite II really was an amazing game, because although I played through the Wing Commander series, the X series by Egosoft, and even EVE Online, I always went back to Elite.

Despise initial concerns from me during the Kickstarter campaign about timing, I am actively playing Elite: Dangerous, the long-awaited game from David Braben. With ED I actually once again feel like I can escape life.

I also backed Star Citizen on Kickstarter, this game from Chris Roberts (of Wing Commander), and I'm quite excited to see where that goes with both the Squadron 42 single player and multiplayer versions of that.


Elite Journal: JFK Assassination

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Things had been good recently, I’d felt pretty good out there among the Planet Lave stars. I was destroying the local mafia family one bounty kill at a time – and having fun doing it.

Sidewinders are still my favorite opponent just because of their maneuverability.

That has all changed though just recently, when I happily accepted an assassination mission, assuming the target to be a criminal, much like my previous engagements had been. It was only when I came upon my target, that I realized the truth: My target was an innocent civilian. Julius F Kennedy is dead, and it’s my fault.

Had I read the briefing properly, I could have backed out of it… But having accepted a mission, given my word, that holds more significance than any other moral reasoning.

I’ll have to have a serious think about my future. Although I can readily accept the death of a criminal, I’m not sure I can accept being the criminal… Who knows where that path could lead?


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Tim is British and lives in the United States with his wife and kids.

He works for software developers Image Space Inc. and Studio 397 on their racing simulations, and is a fan of Gaming, Motorsports, and photography.