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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: Aliens in Pleiades Sector JC-U B3-2?

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Having left Obsidian Orbital behind me, I started to explore Pleiades Sector JC-U B3-2. I had never landed on a planet before, so had to figure it out. I’ve been told to ‘learn by doing’ many times, but while flying my brand-new Anaconda? I’m not even sure Commander Jameson would have done this…

I did manage to figure it out without doing too much damage, eventually landing on the planet mentioned in transmissions. Unfortunately though, all I could find initially were various crash sites and small settlements.

Eventually I did spot a number of other ships coming and going from a crash site, that led me down to an Anaconda buried nose-down in the surface of the planet. Just 1.5km away, I found the ‘Alien’ site everyone had been talking about.

The first thing I noticed is that it looks similar to one of the ancient Earth henges with upright standing objects seemingly pointing up towards the surrounding stars. I wondered if it might be a constellation recognized by the alien race who built or use it.

I then noticed what the other two pilots on-site were doing, and it seems they were intent to cause damage to the object. This is a huge shame because we do not yet understand what this is.

There are some really strange sounds coming out of this thing depending on where you are or what you happen to be looking at. It sounds very similar to pre-birth sounds, similar to what you might hear using a fetal doppler. I just hope we haven’t been attacking and destroying some kind of Alien nursery…

 
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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.