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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: Anaconda Asp-Asp-inations

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I’ve been in Alioth for a few days now, exploring and trying to find out what I can about my family. It’s been hard going, I don’t know what the hell I’m doing here!

Investigations aside, I’ve been trying to do some learning. I really enjoy the maneuverability of the Sidewinder and Eagle, I can cope with the Cobra, but I’m struggling with my newly acquired Asp… It can barely loop around faster than an Anaconda!

First Asp combat. I find Cobras and all smaller vessels easy. Anacondas? Not so much!

The difficulty I have with the Asp is that it doesn’t appear to suit my style of combat in any way… While I normally boost past an Anaconda and can turn round, able to fire at the rear or side of them, the Asp can’t do that… By the time I’m facing the Anaconda, they’re facing right back at me and firing a Plasma in my face!

Some assassination missions in the Asp.

I dispatched another civilian today, I think. Hate it when that happens. I need to read those mission briefings a lot more carefully, or I’ll get a reputation I don’t want, or need. I’m supposed to be the hunter, not the hunted.


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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.