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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: The Long Ride Home (April Exploration Day 15)

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After a short stay in the ALS 299 System, I left Thor’s Helmet behind me and set off back home…

This was a VERY long journey, but I managed to complete the journey within day 15! Quite an epic bit of travelling really…

Arriving home in LTT 4961 was such a welcome end to my journey, but I am oh-so-ready to head back out again! I never thought exploration would take hold of me in the way it has…

The journey had very few actual dangers except those I caused for myself; Almost getting stuck in the rift of stars far past the Crab Nebula, or even tackling some of the planets I did with the Scarab SRV… It was a lot of fun for me.

I think I made about 15 million credits all-in-all, pretty happy with that considering profit isn’t the motivation!


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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.