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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: Eagle Nebula

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Leaving Omega Nebula behind me, I trekked on towards Eagle Nebula, staying overnight in orbit around a nearby water world, moving closer the next morning.

To be honest, I was disappointed. Eagle Nebula is somewhere I’d hoped to see some specific things like the Pillars of Creation, first photographed over a thousand years ago by the first Hubble telescope from the edges of the Sol System. Unfortunately, I wasn’y able to find anything that resembled them and, frankly, it looked just like Omega Nebula.

So the highlight of this section of the journey ended up being the discovery of another Earth-like world and some Neutron Stars.

Another Earth-like World near Eagle Nebula.

Another Earth-like World near Eagle Nebula.

I may try to get away from the galactic plane a little, giving myself a more likely opportunity to find unexplored systems away from the regularly plotted routes, but at this point, I’m incredibly disappointed and just want to go home.

EDIT: It turns out, Pillars of Creation were destroyed by a Super Nova and do not exist in the year 3300. Read more…


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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.