The earliest games I remember playing were on the Commodore Vic-20, they were text-based or 'write your own'. I never really used consoles probably due to the time experienced 'programming' on the Vic-20.

After the Vic-20, I was given a C-64 then Amiga by my parents, and this was when I really got into sim racing for the first time. The first major simulation being Geoff Crammond's F1GP, and eventually this led me to move through most simulations, and end up working for simulation developers myself.

rFactor 2 racing simulation:

Apart from racing simulations, space games like Elite, Wing Commander and the X series from Egosoft have been a solid focus. I use them to 'escape' from work.


Elgato HD60 Pro Unbox & Install Walkthrough

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I’ve been using an Avermedia Live Gamer HD (C985) internal capture card to capture from the same PC for years now, and was perfectly happy with it until I purchased, tried, and tested the Elgato HD60 Pro. Why did I purchase? Well, I had waited a long time for Avermedia (who I felt misplaced loyalty to) to come out with a card capable of recording 1080p60… They didn’t. So, I looked for an alternative…

Apart from the lack of a USB-powered record/stop button you can sit on your desk, both cards are fairly similar. They both have about the same quality per frame, but obviously the Avermedia card can only capture half as many (max framerate at 1080p is 30fps).

It was only after purchasing for that simple framerate increase and testing both cards alongside, that I also realized the Avermedia card was not showing me true colors; Black was not black.

To sum up: Very happy with the new card. I got the framerate and fluid capture of motion that I wanted, but unexpectedly gained a color-range improvement in my videos as well.


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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.