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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: Jellyfish Nebula (April Exploration Day 3)

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Starting from near the edge of the rift 4000LY out from Sol, I began to make my way over to the Jellyfish Nebula.

Jellyfish Nebula contains a Neutron Star, so I made sure to set that as my target. Unfortunately due to the stars in that system, views of the nebula were poor, so other nearby systems offer better views, and I was able to get some nice images.

Day three ended with me heading directly towards the Crab Nebula, ignoring the nearby Rosette, Seagull and Monkey Head Nebulae to allow me to get a high number of unexplored systems. I made another mistake with a star, damaging my hull slightly once again, but nothing too serious… As I shut down my systems for the night, I had 1622LY of travel remaining to reach the Crab Nebula.

 
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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.