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Subject: What was a better time to be a kid, The Neon Era of Millennial Era?

Written By: ocarinafan96 on 08/14/15 at 10:48 am

Which era do you think it was better to spend most of your childhood (age 3-11)? The Neon Era circa 1988-1992, or the Millennial Era circa 1998-2002/3?

Being born in the mid 90's, I spent most of my kid years in the Millennial Era and my later years in the Core 2000's. I like the fact that I grew up with tech but not in the same amount kids do today (for instance kids that have ipads and smartphones), all I had was my game consoles & my Gameboy Color & Advance in those days.

Plus TV was pretty golden in the Millennial Era; Teen shows like Buffy The Vampire Slayer & Dawson's Creek, sitcoms like Friends & That 70's Show, Tween shows like Lizzie McGuire & Even Stevens, cartoons like Dexter's Lab & Johnny Bravo, anime like Pokemon & DBZ, etc.

I have two sisters born in 1985 & 1986 who grew up in mostly in the Neon era, aka the late 80's-early 90's. They believe that there era was better, but I would like to hear your opinions?

Neon Era, Millennial era or heck we could even throw the core 90's (1993-1997) & the core 00's (2004-2008) into the mix as well, which one was the best to be a kid in (especially core childhood of age 5-9)?

Subject: Re: What was a better time to be a kid, The Neon Era of Millennial Era?

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 08/14/15 at 2:51 pm

I'm a bit baised towards the millenial era! ::) Those were my first years as a kid! :) It was great!!! :D Playing my N64 and gameboy color for the first time was SPECTACULAR!! Seeing Pokemon and Digimon during their first seasons were just WOW! Watching Pepper Anne, Recess, Teachers Pet, on ABC One Saturday Morning, Seeing Nickelodeon for the first time when I was 3/4! Watching Superman the Animated Series, Pinky and the Brain on Kids WB! Seeing NSYNC, the Backstreet Boys, and Usher performing for the first time! Seeing my St. Louis Rams win the Superbowl in 2000! MY St. Louis Blues were AWESOME back then! The McGuwire and Sosa Home run chase in MLB! Wathcing the last few years of the GOAT, MJ in the NBA; Kobe and Shaq Dynasty, catching WWF Attitude era RAW is WAR, and SMACKDOWN; WCW MONDAY NITRO! Clinton's second term and Bush's first term, Toy Story 2, A Bugs life, ANTZ, Mulan, Emperor's new groove, fantasia 2000, cartoon cartoons, early toonami!! Playdo and Legos. Learning how to ride a bike, a skateboard, scooter. It was a great time!

Subject: Re: What was a better time to be a kid, The Neon Era of Millennial Era?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 08/14/15 at 3:09 pm

I find the Millennial era to be better, since I find the early 90s to be uninteresting in my opinion. But I find the core 2000s to be better than any of those eras you mentioned.

Subject: Re: What was a better time to be a kid, The Neon Era of Millennial Era?

Written By: mxcrashxm on 08/14/15 at 4:04 pm

I would say it's a tie between both eras. The 2 periods offered lots of magnificent stuff for kids. For example, during the Neon era, there were plenty of excellent video games from Nintendo and Sega; the movies were awesome; the cartoons were marvelous; even music was off the ground. For the millennial era, video games were still fantasic now with Sony already in the console market; the cartoons were brilliant; the music was still diverse and amazing; and the toys were still being marketed more often.

While all of them had positives and negatives, I have to say all of them have their own unique way. While I was a kid of the millennial era and it was fascinating, I wish I could have experienced the Neon era and the Core 90s (even though my early childhood was in that timeframe). The reasons are that just like the millennial era,  they were super laid-back and everyone (including family and friends) were outside having fun together.

Subject: Re: What was a better time to be a kid, The Neon Era of Millennial Era?

Written By: 80sfan on 08/14/15 at 4:10 pm

Neither I guess. I think I grew up in the right time when it came to childhood. I really liked 1993-1997/1998.   

Subject: Re: What was a better time to be a kid, The Neon Era of Millennial Era?

Written By: ocarinafan96 on 08/14/15 at 4:40 pm


Neither I guess. I think I grew up in the right time when it came to childhood. I really liked 1993-1997/1998. 


Well since you was born in 1988, and your peak was from 1993-1997, you would be a core 90's kid because all of your peak was spent in the core 90's years of 1993-1997. My peak would have been from 2001-2005, making me a millennial kid because most of my peak was spent in the millennial period, 1998-2003.

Subject: Re: What was a better time to be a kid, The Neon Era of Millennial Era?

Written By: ocarinafan96 on 08/14/15 at 4:44 pm

Here's how my childhood went down (age 3-11)

Early Childhood
Age 3: 1999 - Millennial Era
Age 4: 2000 - Millennial Era

Peak Childhood
Age 5: 2001 - Millennial Era
Age 6: 2002 - Millennial Era
Age 7: 2003 - Millennial/Core Era (first half of 03' millennial, second half of 03' core 00's)
Age 8: 2004 - Core 00's
Age 9: 2005 - Core 00's

Late Childhood
Age 10 - Core 00's
Age 11 - Core 00's

Subject: Re: What was a better time to be a kid, The Neon Era of Millennial Era?

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 08/14/15 at 5:05 pm


Here's how my childhood went down (age 3-11)

Early Childhood
Age 3: 1999 - Millennial Era
Age 4: 2000 - Millennial Era

Peak Childhood
Age 5: 2001 - Millennial Era
Age 6: 2002 - Millennial Era
Age 7: 2003 - Millennial/Core Era (first half of 03' millennial, second half of 03' core 00's)
Age 8: 2004 - Core 00's
Age 9: 2005 - Core 00's

Late Childhood
Age 10 - Core 00's
Age 11 - Core 00's

For me
Early Childhood
Age 3: 1998/99 - Millennial Era
Age 4: 1999/00 - Millennial Era

Peak Childhood
Age 5: 2000-01-Millennial Era
Age 6: 2001-02 - Early 00s
Age 7: 2002-03 - Early 00s
Age 8: 2003-04- Core 00's

Transition from peak to late childhood
Age 9: 2004-05 - Core 00's

Late Childhood
Age 10: 05-06 - Core 00's
Age 11: 06-07- Core 00s

I think the millennial era lasted thorough the summer of 2001 not through early 03. I think the fall of 2001-mid 2003 were the real early 00s!

Subject: Re: What was a better time to be a kid, The Neon Era of Millennial Era?

Written By: ocarinafan96 on 08/14/15 at 5:54 pm


For me
Early Childhood
Age 3: 1998/99 - Millennial Era
Age 4: 1999/00 - Millennial Era

Peak Childhood
Age 5: 2000-01-Millennial Era
Age 6: 2001-02 - Early 00s
Age 7: 2002-03 - Early 00s
Age 8: 2003-04- Core 00's

Transition from peak to late childhood
Age 9: 2004-05 - Core 00's

Late Childhood
Age 10: 05-06 - Core 00's
Age 11: 06-07- Core 00s

I think the millennial era lasted thorough the summer of 2001 not through early 03. I think the fall of 2001-mid 2003 were the real early 00s!


True you got a point but I always view the millennial era as two sections, the first half being from Late 1997-Mid 2001 & the second half from Late 2001-Mid 2003. Is there a difference between these eras, yeah absolutely. But I would argue that the differences of post 2004 were much more dramatic. So I just consider this whole era spanning from as early as late of 1997 to as late as early 2004 as just one big era of pop culture, though is more like 1998-2002/3.

The whole era was defined as the rise of technology such as Dial Up internet, The transition from VHS/DVD, Rise of MP3s, and Cable becoming  a neccessity.

Music genres like Bubblegum Pop, Party Rap, Nu Metal, Pop Punk, Dancepop, and generally upbeat music was popular throughout this era. Think of musical acts like The Spice Girls, Backstreet Boys, NSYNC, Britney Spears, Christina Agulleira, OutKast, Puddle of Mud, Nickelback, Smashing Pumpkins, Creed, JLO, Jay Z, Eminem, Linkin Park, etc. Though there was a shift around late 2001, when Britney and Christina changed their looks to appeal to older audience & when NSYNC broke up, they (including Justin Timberlake) were still generally popular in the second half of this era and most of the artists I listed before were still well recieved in the second half as well.

In the realm of tv you had sitcoms like Friends, Frasier, That 70's Show, King of Queens & Everybody Loves Raymond in this period.

You also had Tween/teen shows like Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Dawson's Greek, Gillmore Girls, 7th Heaven, Charmed, Caitlin's Way, Taina, All That, Kenan & Kel, The Amanda Show, The Famous Jett Jackson, So Weird, Lizzie McGuire, Even Stevens, Degrassi, &  Malcom in the Middle all debut and have a huge amount of their success during this era.

In the world of cartoons you had, The Klasky Csupo era of Nickelodeon (aka 1998-2004), Powerhouse Era of Cartoon Network (1997-2004), & the Zoog/Early Modern Era of Disney Channel (1997-2002, 2002-2005).

You had Game consoles like the N64, PS1, Sega Saturn, Sega Dreamcast, PS2, Gamecube, XBOX, Gameboy Color/Advance.

In fashion generally baggier jeans were popular with guys, flared jeans for girls, cargo pants for both sexes, trucker hats for girls, FUBU shirts for guys, Doo Rags, Oversized Jerseys, No back shirts, 70's inspired platform shoes & Timberland boots were popular throughout this era.

So while politically there was shift between the first half of the millennial era (pre 9/11) and the second half (post 9/11), culturally things were typically pretty similar if you think about it.

Myself as an example using school years

Early Childhood
Pre School: 1999-2000 - Millennial
Pre K: 2000-2001 - Millennial

Peak Childhood
K: 2001-2002 - Millennial
1st Grade: 2002-2003 - Millennial
2nd Grade: 2003-2004 - Millennial
3rd Grade: 2004-2005 - Core 2000's
4th Grade: 2005-2006 - Core 2000's

Late Childhood
5th Grade: 2006-2007 - Core 2000's
6th Grade: 2007-2008 - Core 2000's

Now based on my knowledge I would say the ultimate Millennial year would most likely be 2001, it had both the 5th & 6th gen consoles have popularity, the peak of the millennial fashion era from what I remember along with the teen shows like Buffy for instance, the last year acts like NSYNC, BSB, & The Spice Girls were relevant, plus the big shift year for Brtiney Spears, also the ultimate year for Powerhouse CN & Klasky Nick, Dial Up was still commonly used, VHS was the standard but DVD was quickly catching up, plus it was both chronologically part of the first half (pre 9/11) & second half (post 9/11). So yeah 2001 best represents the Millennial Era aka late 90's/early 00's.

Subject: Re: What was a better time to be a kid, The Neon Era of Millennial Era?

Written By: TheEarly90sGuy on 08/14/15 at 6:53 pm


Which era do you think it was better to spend most of your childhood (age 3-11)? The Neon Era circa 1988-1992, or the Millennial Era circa 1998-2002/3?

Being born in the mid 90's, I spent most of my kid years in the Millennial Era and my later years in the Core 2000's. I like the fact that I grew up with tech but not in the same amount kids do today (for instance kids that have ipads and smartphones), all I had was my game consoles & my Gameboy Color & Advance in those days.

Plus TV was pretty golden in the Millennial Era; Teen shows like Buffy The Vampire Slayer & Dawson's Creek, sitcoms like Friends & That 70's Show, Tween shows like Lizzie McGuire & Even Stevens, cartoons like Dexter's Lab & Johnny Bravo, anime like Pokemon & DBZ, etc.

I have two sisters born in 1985 & 1986 who grew up in mostly in the Neon era, aka the late 80's-early 90's. They believe that there era was better, but I would like to hear your opinions?

Neon Era, Millennial era or heck we could even throw the core 90's (1993-1997) & the core 00's (2004-2008) into the mix as well, which one was the best to be a kid in (especially core childhood of age 5-9)?


The neon Era owns all else!

https://randomassaultpodcast.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/beetlejuice-ep-1-part-3-critter-sitters-mp4_snapshot_06-57_2012-01-10_13-57-02.jpg

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_m6aJOwGpyfI/TMmUz6dY7FI/AAAAAAAAIak/oVv28KQMgDE/s1600/count+duckula+3_duckula.jpg

https://chicagotoyshop.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/tmnt-turtle-collectible-rare-action-figure.jpg

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-4j1gSbCp4lQ/UAmGOLbaIyI/AAAAAAAAAqs/LnTS9lZ7MYI/s1600/17+urkel+happy.png

https://totallyultimate.files.wordpress.com/2008/06/pumps.jpg

https://krisfrosz133.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/powerglove.jpg

https://andymedlin.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/hypercolor.jpg


https://rockinvanna.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/guns-n-roses-guns-n-roses-15303946-1280-960.jpg

rttBwGgBWzg

Subject: Re: What was a better time to be a kid, The Neon Era of Millennial Era?

Written By: 80sfan on 08/14/15 at 7:11 pm


Well since you was born in 1988, and your peak was from 1993-1997, you would be a core 90's kid because all of your peak was spent in the core 90's years of 1993-1997. My peak would have been from 2001-2005, making me a millennial kid because most of my peak was spent in the millennial period, 1998-2003.


Sounds right.  8)

Subject: Re: What was a better time to be a kid, The Neon Era of Millennial Era?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 08/14/15 at 7:35 pm


rttBwGgBWzg


Was that really from the early 90s or did you just get this so that you can fool us?

Subject: Re: What was a better time to be a kid, The Neon Era of Millennial Era?

Written By: TheEarly90sGuy on 08/14/15 at 9:22 pm


Was that really from the early 90s or did you just get this so that you can fool us?


The dancing Coca Cola cans were made in 1989 and sold in 1990.

Subject: Re: What was a better time to be a kid, The Neon Era of Millennial Era?

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 08/14/15 at 9:41 pm

Some millennial era things!! and things from my early childhood and the beginning of my peak childhood!

https://timedotcom.files.wordpress.com/2014/12/19990118_400.jpg?quality=65&strip=color&w=400


http://i.ytimg.com/vi/ytqS1SqpNu8/maxresdefault.jpg

http://i709.photobucket.com/albums/ww92/jbwarner86/998_02.jpg


http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_400/MI0002/359/MI0002359221.jpg?partner=allrovi.com


http://pre10.deviantart.net/6c00/th/pre/i/2012/099/4/4/fox_kids_2001_by_clamanathaeioup-d2mrl0c.jpg
http://img08.deviantart.net/b046/i/2012/099/6/2/fox_kids_1999_part_2_by_clamanathaeioup-d2mqdnk.jpg
http://d22r54gnmuhwmk.cloudfront.net/photos/2/ap/qv/OgapQVcYUizTBYO-556x313-noPad.jpg


http://img4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130825195121/logopedia/images/7/78/Disney_Channel_ID_-_Zoog_Disney_Open.jpg


http://img.bleacherreport.net/img/slides/photos/003/166/936/wweattitudelogo_crop_north.jpg?w=630&h=420&q=75


http://24.media.tumblr.com/83d507d73cc8ce95aa636dd0a31e6346/tumblr_n0sxlpK0Z31sg99p0o1_1280.png


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3265/2801862368_df8fdfdafc_o.jpg
http://www.stealthybox.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/bestps1games.jpg
http://legacy.nerdywithchildren.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Nintendo-Gameboy-color-green.jpg
http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj47/ActionMan_2008/WB-1.jpeg~original

http://i.imgur.com/UrwaD.jpg

http://static2.hypable.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/backstreet-boys-nsync-fashion-outfits.png

http://images.8tracks.com/cover/i/000/876/063/78287.original-2729.jpg?rect=0,0,1440,1440&q=98&fm=jpg&fit=max&w=1024&h=1024

http://www.sigmaecho.com/wp-content/uploads/1999posters.png

https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8370/8588548007_5cf54210b0_b.jpg

Subject: Re: What was a better time to be a kid, The Neon Era of Millennial Era?

Written By: ocarinafan96 on 08/14/15 at 9:46 pm


Some millennial era things!! and things from my early childhood and the beginning of my peak childhood!

https://timedotcom.files.wordpress.com/2014/12/19990118_400.jpg?quality=65&strip=color&w=400


http://i.ytimg.com/vi/ytqS1SqpNu8/maxresdefault.jpg

http://i709.photobucket.com/albums/ww92/jbwarner86/998_02.jpg


http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_400/MI0002/359/MI0002359221.jpg?partner=allrovi.com


http://pre10.deviantart.net/6c00/th/pre/i/2012/099/4/4/fox_kids_2001_by_clamanathaeioup-d2mrl0c.jpg
http://img08.deviantart.net/b046/i/2012/099/6/2/fox_kids_1999_part_2_by_clamanathaeioup-d2mqdnk.jpg
http://d22r54gnmuhwmk.cloudfront.net/photos/2/ap/qv/OgapQVcYUizTBYO-556x313-noPad.jpg


http://img4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130825195121/logopedia/images/7/78/Disney_Channel_ID_-_Zoog_Disney_Open.jpg


http://img.bleacherreport.net/img/slides/photos/003/166/936/wweattitudelogo_crop_north.jpg?w=630&h=420&q=75


http://24.media.tumblr.com/83d507d73cc8ce95aa636dd0a31e6346/tumblr_n0sxlpK0Z31sg99p0o1_1280.png


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3265/2801862368_df8fdfdafc_o.jpg
http://www.stealthybox.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/bestps1games.jpg
http://legacy.nerdywithchildren.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Nintendo-Gameboy-color-green.jpg
http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj47/ActionMan_2008/WB-1.jpeg~original

http://i.imgur.com/UrwaD.jpg

http://static2.hypable.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/backstreet-boys-nsync-fashion-outfits.png

http://images.8tracks.com/cover/i/000/876/063/78287.original-2729.jpg?rect=0,0,1440,1440&q=98&fm=jpg&fit=max&w=1024&h=1024

http://www.sigmaecho.com/wp-content/uploads/1999posters.png

https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8370/8588548007_5cf54210b0_b.jpg


Your right and a lot of those things remained culturally relevant until 2002 or 2003

Subject: Re: What was a better time to be a kid, The Neon Era of Millennial Era?

Written By: 80sfan on 08/14/15 at 9:55 pm

I remember that Time magazine cover from 1999, brings back memories of when I was 10, 11 years old!  :)

Subject: Re: What was a better time to be a kid, The Neon Era of Millennial Era?

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 08/14/15 at 10:00 pm

Here's a couple more!!
http://clinton.procon.org/files/1-clinton-images/bill-clinton-denied-affair-with-monica-lewinsky-january-26-1998-picture.jpg


http://a.espncdn.com/photo/2009/1203/nba_g_jordan_sy_576.jpg
http://assets.nydailynews.com/polopoly_fs/1.56515!/img/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/gallery_1200/gal-yankee-covers-23-jpg.jpg


http://i.huffpost.com/gen/1236953/original.jpg


http://a.espncdn.com/photo/2013/0607/grant_g_spurs-1999_mb_576.jpg


http://img.bleacherreport.net/img/slides/photos/001/881/151/2686454_crop_650x440_original_crop_north.jpg?w=619&h=412&q=75
http://sportige.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/John-Elway1.jpg


http://www.olympic.org/Global/Images/Games/GamesCollectionEmblems_540x580/summer/2000_sydney_logo.jpg
http://d1warraxuf7xh1.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Kobe-rockin-Adidas-Crazy-One.jpg


http://www.theheckler.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/2001WorldSeries.jpg


http://a.abcnews.com/images/Politics/abc_trivia_2000Q_121106_wg.jpg


http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_q8TwTMHeLPI/TPJ78r74SpI/AAAAAAAAAAM/o37Ksnurekc/s1600/columbine.PNG

http://static1.squarespace.com/static/5247081fe4b0240948a41898/t/552b20aae4b089f6872efd31/1428889773387/
http://www.playerschoicevideogames.com/misc_images/sega-dreamcast.jpg

Subject: Re: What was a better time to be a kid, The Neon Era of Millennial Era?

Written By: ocarinafan96 on 08/14/15 at 10:04 pm

Here's how I break it all up by school years ranging from the the 90's through today:

Grunge/Seinfeld Era aka Core 90's:
1992-1993
1993-1994
1994-1995
1995-1996 (Ultimate Grunge School Year)

1996-1997 (Core 90's-Millennial Transition)



Millennial/Dawson's Creek Era aka Late 90's/Early 00's:

1997-1998
1998-1999
1999-2000
2000-2001 (Ultimate Millennial School Year)
2001-2002
2002-2003

2003-2004 (Millennial - Core 00's Transition)



Myspace/Laguna Beach Era aka Core 2000's:

2004-2005
2005-2006
2006-2007 (Ultimate Myspace School Year)
2007-2008

2008-2009 (Core 00's - Facebook Transition)



Facebook/Jersey Shore Era aka Late 00's/Early 10's:

2009-2010
2010-2011 (Ultimate Facebook School Year)
2011-2012

2012-2013 (Electropop - Facebook Transition)



Modern/Game of Thrones Era aka Core 10's:

2013-2014
2014-2015

Subject: Re: What was a better time to be a kid, The Neon Era of Millennial Era?

Written By: ocarinafan96 on 08/15/15 at 12:15 am


Here's a couple more!!
http://clinton.procon.org/files/1-clinton-images/bill-clinton-denied-affair-with-monica-lewinsky-january-26-1998-picture.jpg


http://a.espncdn.com/photo/2009/1203/nba_g_jordan_sy_576.jpg
http://assets.nydailynews.com/polopoly_fs/1.56515!/img/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/gallery_1200/gal-yankee-covers-23-jpg.jpg


http://i.huffpost.com/gen/1236953/original.jpg


http://a.espncdn.com/photo/2013/0607/grant_g_spurs-1999_mb_576.jpg


http://img.bleacherreport.net/img/slides/photos/001/881/151/2686454_crop_650x440_original_crop_north.jpg?w=619&h=412&q=75
http://sportige.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/John-Elway1.jpg


http://www.olympic.org/Global/Images/Games/GamesCollectionEmblems_540x580/summer/2000_sydney_logo.jpg
http://d1warraxuf7xh1.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Kobe-rockin-Adidas-Crazy-One.jpg


http://www.theheckler.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/2001WorldSeries.jpg


http://a.abcnews.com/images/Politics/abc_trivia_2000Q_121106_wg.jpg


http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_q8TwTMHeLPI/TPJ78r74SpI/AAAAAAAAAAM/o37Ksnurekc/s1600/columbine.PNG

http://static1.squarespace.com/static/5247081fe4b0240948a41898/t/552b20aae4b089f6872efd31/1428889773387/
http://www.playerschoicevideogames.com/misc_images/sega-dreamcast.jpg


Damn all of those photos bring me back to when I was 3,4,5 years old!

Subject: Re: What was a better time to be a kid, The Neon Era of Millennial Era?

Written By: TheEarly90sGuy on 08/15/15 at 12:25 am


Neither I guess. I think I grew up in the right time when it came to childhood. I really liked 1993-1997/1998. 


https://netflixroulette.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/10845__batman_l1.jpg

Here is your Batman, complete with bat-nipples.  ;D

Subject: Re: What was a better time to be a kid, The Neon Era of Millennial Era?

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 08/15/15 at 12:39 am


https://netflixroulette.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/10845__batman_l1.jpg

Here is your Batman, complete with bat-nipples.  ;D


What bout this batman? ;)

http://www.the-isb.com/images/TASMeanMuggin.jpg

Subject: Re: What was a better time to be a kid, The Neon Era of Millennial Era?

Written By: ArcticFox on 08/15/15 at 2:40 am

I'd rather be a teenager and young adult in the 1990's than a kid. Honestly, I don't miss being 8-12 years old. I don't even miss my early-mid teens! I actually enjoy my life very much right now as a young man. I can actually go out and do stuff, instead of being monitored and being told to "get home before dark."

I would rather be young in the mid and late 1990's (1994-1999). I don't care too much for the early aughts, as a lot of the big musical celebrities of the day I see as inferior to those of the '90s. The television shows from the '90s that continued into the aughts were already declining in quality anyway, at least in my opinion.

I'd much rather be born in 1975 than 1985. I still like being born in 1995 though.

Subject: Re: What was a better time to be a kid, The Neon Era of Millennial Era?

Written By: 80sfan on 08/15/15 at 8:37 am


What bout this batman? ;)

http://www.the-isb.com/images/TASMeanMuggin.jpg


Is that the 90s cartoon? I remember watching.

Subject: Re: What was a better time to be a kid, The Neon Era of Millennial Era?

Written By: 80sfan on 08/15/15 at 8:39 am


I'd rather be a teenager and young adult in the 1990's than a kid. Honestly, I don't miss being 8-12 years old. I don't even miss my early-mid teens! I actually enjoy my life very much right now as a young man. I can actually go out and do stuff, instead of being monitored and being told to "get home before dark."

I would rather be young in the mid and late 1990's (1994-1999). I don't care too much for the early aughts, as a lot of the big musical celebrities of the day I see as inferior to those of the '90s. The television shows from the '90s that continued into the aughts were already declining in quality anyway, at least in my opinion.

I'd much rather be born in 1975 than 1985. I still like being born in 1995 though.


I would have loved to have been a child (under 12) in the 80s, and an adolescent/teenager in the 90s! I would have been spoiled as hell though.  :P

Subject: Re: What was a better time to be a kid, The Neon Era of Millennial Era?

Written By: TheEarly90sGuy on 08/15/15 at 9:51 am


What bout this batman? ;)

http://www.the-isb.com/images/TASMeanMuggin.jpg


Everything must jump the shark.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_0AgC1GtnVEI/S-UnqukuxqI/AAAAAAAAAhc/QiOY1cO2ipY/s1600/Adventures+of+Batman+and+Robin.gif

I enjoyed the first season of Batman: TAS, though.

Subject: Re: What was a better time to be a kid, The Neon Era of Millennial Era?

Written By: TheEarly90sGuy on 08/15/15 at 9:55 am


I would have loved to have been a child (under 12) in the 80s, and an adolescent/teenager in the 90s! I would have been spoiled as hell though.  :P


http://brandedinthe80s.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/12.jpg

I still wish I had the Kronoform transforming robot watch.

Subject: Re: What was a better time to be a kid, The Neon Era of Millennial Era?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 08/15/15 at 10:34 am


I'd rather be a teenager and young adult in the 1990's than a kid. Honestly, I don't miss being 8-12 years old. I don't even miss my early-mid teens! I actually enjoy my life very much right now as a young man. I can actually go out and do stuff, instead of being monitored and being told to "get home before dark."

I would rather be young in the mid and late 1990's (1994-1999). I don't care too much for the early aughts, as a lot of the big musical celebrities of the day I see as inferior to those of the '90s. The television shows from the '90s that continued into the aughts were already declining in quality anyway, at least in my opinion.

I'd much rather be born in 1975 than 1985. I still like being born in 1995 though.


I agree. I would rather be a teenager in the 90s than being a kid in the 90s, because the only pop culture that kids in the 90s talk about today, is related to just toys, television and children's music. If you want to have the best time in the 90s in my opinion, you have to be a teenager or young adult, since the music, television geared towards teens and adults and history was kinda cool.

Subject: Re: What was a better time to be a kid, The Neon Era of Millennial Era?

Written By: ocarinafan96 on 08/15/15 at 10:38 am


What bout this batman? ;)

http://www.the-isb.com/images/TASMeanMuggin.jpg


Lol Batman TAS was the sheesh back in day! Although I grew up with the reruns on Cartoon Network, it was still an amazing show to watch! However I definitely have a soft spot for Batman Beyond though. I remember watching that show all the time on Kids WB back in the day!

Subject: Re: What was a better time to be a kid, The Neon Era of Millennial Era?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 08/15/15 at 11:34 am


Modern/Game of Thrones Era aka Core 10's:

2013-2014
2014-2015


Why is the Game of Thrones era started in 2013? Wasn't it already popular since the series premiere in 2011?

Subject: Re: What was a better time to be a kid, The Neon Era of Millennial Era?

Written By: Howard on 08/15/15 at 5:49 pm


http://brandedinthe80s.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/12.jpg

I still wish I had the Kronoform transforming robot watch.


As an 80's kid I do remember those.

Subject: Re: What was a better time to be a kid, The Neon Era of Millennial Era?

Written By: ocarinafan96 on 08/15/15 at 10:06 pm


Why is the Game of Thrones era started in 2013? Wasn't it already popular since the series premiere in 2011?


Well I was just using the show as an example of whats the most popular of today's era, or represents today's era in the best way

Subject: Re: What was a better time to be a kid, The Neon Era of Millennial Era?

Written By: TheEarly90sGuy on 08/15/15 at 11:12 pm


Here's a couple more!!
http://clinton.procon.org/files/1-clinton-images/bill-clinton-denied-affair-with-monica-lewinsky-january-26-1998-picture.jpg


http://a.espncdn.com/photo/2009/1203/nba_g_jordan_sy_576.jpg
http://assets.nydailynews.com/polopoly_fs/1.56515!/img/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/gallery_1200/gal-yankee-covers-23-jpg.jpg


http://i.huffpost.com/gen/1236953/original.jpg


http://a.espncdn.com/photo/2013/0607/grant_g_spurs-1999_mb_576.jpg


http://img.bleacherreport.net/img/slides/photos/001/881/151/2686454_crop_650x440_original_crop_north.jpg?w=619&h=412&q=75
http://sportige.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/John-Elway1.jpg


http://www.olympic.org/Global/Images/Games/GamesCollectionEmblems_540x580/summer/2000_sydney_logo.jpg
http://d1warraxuf7xh1.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Kobe-rockin-Adidas-Crazy-One.jpg


http://www.theheckler.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/2001WorldSeries.jpg


http://a.abcnews.com/images/Politics/abc_trivia_2000Q_121106_wg.jpg


http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_q8TwTMHeLPI/TPJ78r74SpI/AAAAAAAAAAM/o37Ksnurekc/s1600/columbine.PNG

http://static1.squarespace.com/static/5247081fe4b0240948a41898/t/552b20aae4b089f6872efd31/1428889773387/
http://www.playerschoicevideogames.com/misc_images/sega-dreamcast.jpg


In the early '90s, children and pre-teens did not always need a NES or Genesis to have fun. Believe it or not, this beauty was in stores from 1990 to 1991:


http://doomkick.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/IMG_2345.jpg

Subject: Re: What was a better time to be a kid, The Neon Era of Millennial Era?

Written By: Elor on 08/16/15 at 7:12 am


I would have loved to have been a child (under 12) in the 80s, and an adolescent/teenager in the 90s!
Being born in 1981 I can tell you that it was great being a child in that time, especially because we did NOT have all the technology we see today. We actually played outside with our friends (the real ones, not those who clicked the "friends button" on Facebook). I always found that to be much nicer than just sitting in a room staring at a screen (at least when I was under 10). On the other hand we already had video games and cable TV when the weather wouldn't permit to go outside as a back up. When I read those threads here in the 90ies forum it seems to me that everybody  thinks the most important part of their childhood decade was the gaming consoles and abstractly drawn cartoons. ???
It's gotten even worse later with the introduction of smart phones. Now everyone is just staring permanently on those small screens. You can be in a room with 10 of your colleagues at work during lunch break and no one is saying a word and everybody is just staring at that little device like a zombie. I have a feeling that things have become "colder" the farther technology developed. Sure, we can now talk to each other on different continents using the Internet, but does that replace real face to face interaction?

Rant over...back to topic. ::)

Subject: Re: What was a better time to be a kid, The Neon Era of Millennial Era?

Written By: Catherine91UK on 08/16/15 at 8:41 am

My childhood (3-11) was the following:

Age 3-5: September 1994-September 1997 - core 90s
Age 6-9: September 1997-September 2001 - millennial
Age 10-11: September 2001-September 2003 - early 00s

I would say the millennial time was my favourite, probably because my memories of it are much clearer than the core 90s. The theme of the early 00s was a 'post-9/11' atmosphere and - for me personally - puberty!

Subject: Re: What was a better time to be a kid, The Neon Era of Millennial Era?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 08/16/15 at 8:45 am


My childhood (3-11) was the following:

Age 3-5: September 1994-September 1997 - core 90s
Age 6-9: September 1997-September 2001 - millennial
Age 10-11: September 2001-September 2003 - early 00s

I would say the millennial time was my favourite, probably because my memories of it are much clearer than the core 90s. The theme of the early 00s was a 'post-9/11' atmosphere and - for me personally - puberty!


Then why would you say that the early 2000s was your favorite portion of your childhood? I can get that the early 2000s had a post-9/11 atmosphere, but what makes you happy about it?

Subject: Re: What was a better time to be a kid, The Neon Era of Millennial Era?

Written By: ocarinafan96 on 08/16/15 at 9:07 am


Then why would you say that the early 2000s was your favorite portion of your childhood? I can get that the early 2000s had a post-9/11 atmosphere, but what makes you happy about it?


I think she was referring to the very early 00's aka 2000-September 2001

Subject: Re: What was a better time to be a kid, The Neon Era of Millennial Era?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 08/16/15 at 9:08 am


I think she was referring to the very early 00's aka 2000-September 2001


She said that the theme for the early 2000s was a post-9/11 atmosphere, which I'm expecting that she likes the post-9/11 early 2000s more than the pre-9/11 early 2000s.

Subject: Re: What was a better time to be a kid, The Neon Era of Millennial Era?

Written By: Catherine91UK on 08/16/15 at 1:14 pm


Then why would you say that the early 2000s was your favorite portion of your childhood? I can get that the early 2000s had a post-9/11 atmosphere, but what makes you happy about it?

I have a lot of memories from the late 90s/very early 00s of playing outside, getting into the latest toy crazes, hearing a lot of child-friendly pop music, and also the excitement of having a PC and internet at home for the first time!

Subject: Re: What was a better time to be a kid, The Neon Era of Millennial Era?

Written By: Catherine91UK on 08/16/15 at 1:20 pm

Oh, and by 'millennium time' I mean pre-9/11.

Subject: Re: What was a better time to be a kid, The Neon Era of Millennial Era?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 08/16/15 at 1:23 pm


Oh, and by 'millennium time' I mean pre-9/11.


But you said that the early 2000s had a theme of post-9/11 atmosphere. I don't know if you don't like that era or if you liked it for some reason.

Subject: Re: What was a better time to be a kid, The Neon Era of Millennial Era?

Written By: yelimsexa on 08/19/15 at 9:09 am

Definitely the Neon Era. For once, the turbulent events of 9/11, the dot-com bubble, Columbine, and the war in Iraq were far more terrifying compared to the collapse of communism, brief first Gulf War, milder recession. Sure, the war on drugs & AIDS was more of an issue and crime was somewhat higher, but since I was born just soon enough to experience the Neon Era, had a innocent charm to it. In away, you could even include the mid-80s as well since neon/pastel-type fashion was also quite popular during that time in addition. Everything in that former era made you use your imagination much more vividly compared to the Millenial Era, which quite honestly isn't too much different since that was when the Internet started to proliferate and video game options became ever larger. The Neon era was rated G, while the Millenial Era was rated PG.

Subject: Re: What was a better time to be a kid, The Neon Era of Millennial Era?

Written By: ocarinafan96 on 08/19/15 at 11:58 am


Definitely the Neon Era. For once, the turbulent events of 9/11, the dot-com bubble, Columbine, and the war in Iraq were far more terrifying compared to the collapse of communism, brief first Gulf War, milder recession. Sure, the war on drugs & AIDS was more of an issue and crime was somewhat higher, but since I was born just soon enough to experience the Neon Era, had a innocent charm to it. In away, you could even include the mid-80s as well since neon/pastel-type fashion was also quite popular during that time in addition. Everything in that former era made you use your imagination much more vividly compared to the Millenial Era, which quite honestly isn't too much different since that was when the Internet started to proliferate and video game options became ever larger. The Neon era was rated G, while the Millenial Era was rated PG.


Well these two era weren't perfect:

The Neon Era was all about AIDS

The Millennial Era was all about Online Predators


The Neon Era was the era of Crack

The Millennial Era was the era of LSD


The Neon Era was when domestic terrorism/crime was on the rise (ie, The Rise in Gangsta Rap & Grunge, the LA Riots, The Summer of Violence in 93')

The Millennial Era was when international terrorism was on the rise (ie, 9/11, Iraq War)



However there were good things in both eras as well


Neon Era had the NES/SNES

Millennial Era had the PS1/PS2


Neon Era had Golden Age Nickelodeon

Millennial Era had Golden Age Cartoon Network


Neon Era had Disney Rennaisaince

Millennial Era had the rise of Pixar


Neon Era had Full House

Millennial Era had Everybody Loves Raymond


Neon Era had Teenaged Mutant Ninja Turtles

Millennial Era had Pokemon


etc.

Subject: Re: What was a better time to be a kid, The Neon Era of Millennial Era?

Written By: Howard on 08/19/15 at 3:05 pm

What's the difference between the two Neon and Millennial era?

Subject: Re: What was a better time to be a kid, The Neon Era of Millennial Era?

Written By: mxcrashxm on 08/19/15 at 3:31 pm


What's the difference between the two Neon and Millennial era?
The Neon era was the late 80s/early 90s and the Millennial era was the late 90s/early 00s.

Subject: Re: What was a better time to be a kid, The Neon Era of Millennial Era?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 08/19/15 at 3:35 pm


Well I was just using the show as an example of whats the most popular of today's era, or represents today's era in the best way


Okay. But wasn't the show already popular ever since it premiered in 2011?

Subject: Re: What was a better time to be a kid, The Neon Era of Millennial Era?

Written By: ocarinafan96 on 08/19/15 at 4:24 pm


Okay. But wasn't the show already popular ever since it premiered in 2011?


True it was but the example I gave for the electropop era, being Jersey Shore, was much more popular at the time.

For instance if you were to ask me 10 years from now what defined my middle school & high school years when it came to tv it would most likely be Jersey Shore. Love it or hate it (I was personally indifferent) about the show it was massively popular. It remained pretty popular from when it debuted in the tail end of 2009 all the way to the tail end of 2012, so thats as electropop era as you get.

Game of Thrones, while yes it was massively popular even when it first came onto the scene in 2011, its Zeitgeist will most likely be the core 10's, especially since the show is continuing to this day and has continued to gain more and more fans over the years.

Subject: Re: What was a better time to be a kid, The Neon Era of Millennial Era?

Written By: Howard on 08/20/15 at 7:01 am


The Neon era was the late 80s/early 90s and the Millennial era was the late 90s/early 00s.


Why do they call it that?

Subject: Re: What was a better time to be a kid, The Neon Era of Millennial Era?

Written By: mxcrashxm on 08/20/15 at 4:07 pm


Why do they call it that?
The reasons are the Neon era had bright colored gear and the Millennial era was at the turn of the new millennium.

Subject: Re: What was a better time to be a kid, The Neon Era of Millennial Era?

Written By: mxcrashxm on 08/20/15 at 4:41 pm


Well these two era weren't perfect:

The Neon Era was all about AIDS

The Millennial Era was all about Online Predators


The Neon Era was the era of Crack

The Millennial Era was the era of LSD


The Neon Era was when domestic terrorism/crime was on the rise (ie, The Rise in Gangsta Rap & Grunge, the LA Riots, The Summer of Violence in 93')

The Millennial Era was when international terrorism was on the rise (ie, 9/11, Iraq War)



However there were good things in both eras as well


Neon Era had the NES/SNES

Millennial Era had the PS1/PS2


Neon Era had Golden Age Nickelodeon

Millennial Era had Golden Age Cartoon Network


Neon Era had Disney Renaissance

Millennial Era had the rise of Pixar


Neon Era had Full House

Millennial Era had Everybody Loves Raymond


Neon Era had Teenaged Mutant Ninja Turtles

Millennial Era had Pokemon


etc.
What I have in bold is accurate, but it's missing some info. The Golden Age of Nickelodeon was from 1991 to 1998 (Which ended when the Klasky Cuspo era began) and the Disney Renaissance was from 1989 to 1999. That means the Golden age of Nick and the Disney Renaissance were part of the Neon era, the Core 90s and the Millennial era. Both were over almost at the same time.



Here's how my childhood went down (age 3-11)

Early Childhood
Age 3: 1999 - Millennial Era
Age 4: 2000 - Millennial Era

Peak Childhood
Age 5: 2001 - Millennial Era
Age 6: 2002 - Millennial Era
Age 7: 2003 - Millennial/Core Era (first half of 03' millennial, second half of 03' core 00's)
Age 8: 2004 - Core 00's
Age 9: 2005 - Core 00's

Late Childhood
Age 10 - Core 00's
Age 11 - Core 00's



For me
Early Childhood
Age 3: 1998/99 - Millennial Era
Age 4: 1999/00 - Millennial Era

Peak Childhood
Age 5: 2000-01-Millennial Era
Age 6: 2001-02 - Early 00s
Age 7: 2002-03 - Early 00s
Age 8: 2003-04- Core 00's

Transition from peak to late childhood
Age 9: 2004-05 - Core 00's

Late Childhood
Age 10: 05-06 - Core 00's
Age 11: 06-07- Core 00s

I think the millennial era lasted thorough the summer of 2001 not through early 03. I think the fall of 2001-mid 2003 were the real early 00s!


This is how my childhood was from using OF's new chart from the other thread

Early Childhood

Preschool: 1996-1997 - Core 90's-FRIENDS-Spice Girls-N64 Era (Cultural Mid 90's)

Millennial/AOL Era (1997-2004)
Pre-K 1997-1998 - Millennial-Dawson's Creek-Backstreet Boys-N64 Era (Cultural Late 90's)

Main Childhood

K: 1998-1999 - Millennial-Dawson's Creek-Backstreet Boys-N64 Era (Cultural Late 90's)

1st Grade: 1999-2000 - Millennial-Dawson's Creek-Backstreet Boys-N64 Era (Cultural Late 90's)

2nd Grade: 2000-2001 - Millennial-Dawson's Creek-NSYNC-N64 Era (Cultural Late 90's) - Ultimate Millennial School Year

3rd Grade: 2001-2002 - Millennial-Lizzie McGuire-NSYNC-PS2 Era (Cultural Early 00's)

Late Childhood

4th Grade: 2002-2003 - Millennial-Lizzie McGuire-Outkast-PS2 Era (Cultural Early 00's)

5th Grade: 2003-2004 - Millennial-Lizzie McGuire-Outkast-PS2 Era (Cultural Early 00's)


So although my childhood was basically the Millennial era, I was in school during a very slight portion of the core 90s; however, I don't consider 4th and 5th grade as part of my main childhood the reason being I entered puberty at that time and I began transitioning into an adolescent. 

Subject: Re: What was a better time to be a kid, The Neon Era of Millennial Era?

Written By: ocarinafan96 on 08/20/15 at 5:27 pm


What I have in bold is accurate, but it's missing some info. The Golden Age of Nickelodeon was from 1991 to 1998 (Which ended when the Klasky Cuspo era began) and the Disney Renaissance was from 1989 to 1999. That means the Golden age of Nick and the Disney Renaissance were part of the Neon era, the Core 90s and the Millennial era. Both were over almost at the same time.


This is how my childhood was from using OF's new chart from the other thread

Early Childhood

Preschool: 1996-1997 - Core 90's-FRIENDS-Spice Girls-N64 Era (Cultural Mid 90's)

Millennial/AOL Era (1997-2004)
Pre-K 1997-1998 - Millennial-Dawson's Creek-Backstreet Boys-N64 Era (Cultural Late 90's)

Main Childhood

K: 1998-1999 - Millennial-Dawson's Creek-Backstreet Boys-N64 Era (Cultural Late 90's)

1st Grade: 1999-2000 - Millennial-Dawson's Creek-Backstreet Boys-N64 Era (Cultural Late 90's)

2nd Grade: 2000-2001 - Millennial-Dawson's Creek-NSYNC-N64 Era (Cultural Late 90's) - Ultimate Millennial School Year

3rd Grade: 2001-2002 - Millennial-Lizzie McGuire-NSYNC-PS2 Era (Cultural Early 00's)

Late Childhood

4th Grade: 2002-2003 - Millennial-Lizzie McGuire-Outkast-PS2 Era (Cultural Early 00's)

5th Grade: 2003-2004 - Millennial-Lizzie McGuire-Outkast-PS2 Era (Cultural Early 00's)


So although my childhood was basically the Millennial era, I was in school during a very slight portion of the core 90s; however, I don't consider 4th and 5th grade as part of my main childhood the reason being I entered puberty at that time and I began transitioning into an adolescent.


Thats great! Here's how my childhood went down!



Early Childhood (Cultural Late 90's)

Pre School: 1999-2000 - Millennial-Dawson's Creek-Backstreet Boys-N64 Era (Cultural Late 90's)

Pre Kindergarten: 2000-2001 - Millennial-Dawson's Creek-NSYNC-N64 Era (Cultural Late 90's)



Main Childhood (Cultural Early 00's)

Kindergarten: 2001-2002 - Millennial-Lizzie McGuire-NSYNC-PS2 Era (Cultural Early 00's)

1st Grade: 2002-2003 - Millennial-Lizzie McGuire-Outkast-PS2 Era (Cultural Early 00's)

2nd Grade: 2003-2004 - Millennial-Lizzie McGuire-Outkast-PS2 Era (Cultural Early 00's)

3rd Grade: 2004-2005 - Classic Core 00's-iPod-50 Cent-PS2 Era (Cultural Mid 00's)


Late Childhood (Cultural Mid 00's)

4th Grade: 2005-2006 - Classic Core 00's-iPod-50 Cent-PS2 Era (Cultural Mid 00's)

5th Grade: 2006-2007 - Modern 00's-iPod-Beyonce-Wii Era (Cultural Late 00's)




So I was for the most part a child of the millennium era with a core 00's overlap

Subject: Re: What was a better time to be a kid, The Neon Era of Millennial Era?

Written By: mqg96 on 08/20/15 at 6:27 pm


Thats great! Here's how my childhood went down!



Early Childhood (Cultural Late 90's)

Pre School: 1999-2000 - Millennial-Dawson's Creek-Backstreet Boys-N64 Era (Cultural Late 90's)

Pre Kindergarten: 2000-2001 - Millennial-Dawson's Creek-NSYNC-N64 Era (Cultural Late 90's)



Main Childhood (Cultural Early 00's)

Kindergarten: 2001-2002 - Millennial-Lizzie McGuire-NSYNC-PS2 Era (Cultural Early 00's)

1st Grade: 2002-2003 - Millennial-Lizzie McGuire-Outkast-PS2 Era (Cultural Early 00's)

2nd Grade: 2003-2004 - Millennial-Lizzie McGuire-Outkast-PS2 Era (Cultural Early 00's)

3rd Grade: 2004-2005 - Classic Core 00's-iPod-50 Cent-PS2 Era (Cultural Mid 00's)



Late Childhood (Cultural Mid 00's)

4th Grade: 2005-2006 - Classic Core 00's-iPod-50 Cent-PS2 Era (Cultural Mid 00's)

5th Grade: 2006-2007 - Modern 00's-iPod-Beyonce-Wii Era (Cultural Late 00's)




So I was for the most part a child of the millennium era with a core 00's overlap


This description is really good, which is why I feel like a true hybrid of the early 2000's & mid 2000's as a kid. Since the classes of 2002-2005 graduated those years, and even mathematically we are early/mid 2000's hybrid kids. Being 6-9 from 2002-2005 I ate up everything geared towards kids and enjoyed it. 2006-2007 when I was 10 & 11 though I formed biased opinions on what I liked or didn't like so I was much smarter, and my innocence was not the same as before. Although I really loved my personal life in 2006 when I was 10 especially that epic summer so I just throw that in for me.

Subject: Re: What was a better time to be a kid, The Neon Era of Millennial Era?

Written By: mxcrashxm on 08/20/15 at 9:23 pm


Thats great! Here's how my childhood went down!



Early Childhood (Cultural Late 90's)

Pre School: 1999-2000 - Millennial-Dawson's Creek-Backstreet Boys-N64 Era (Cultural Late 90's)

Pre Kindergarten: 2000-2001 - Millennial-Dawson's Creek-NSYNC-N64 Era (Cultural Late 90's)



Main Childhood (Cultural Early 00's)

Kindergarten: 2001-2002 - Millennial-Lizzie McGuire-NSYNC-PS2 Era (Cultural Early 00's)

1st Grade: 2002-2003 - Millennial-Lizzie McGuire-Outkast-PS2 Era (Cultural Early 00's)

2nd Grade: 2003-2004 - Millennial-Lizzie McGuire-Outkast-PS2 Era (Cultural Early 00's)

3rd Grade: 2004-2005 - Classic Core 00's-iPod-50 Cent-PS2 Era (Cultural Mid 00's)


Late Childhood (Cultural Mid 00's)

4th Grade: 2005-2006 - Classic Core 00's-iPod-50 Cent-PS2 Era (Cultural Mid 00's)

5th Grade: 2006-2007 - Modern 00's-iPod-Beyonce-Wii Era (Cultural Late 00's)




So I was for the most part a child of the millennium era with a core 00's overlap



This description is really good, which is why I feel like a true hybrid of the early 2000's & mid 2000's as a kid. Since the classes of 2002-2005 graduated those years, and even mathematically we are early/mid 2000's hybrid kids. Being 6-9 from 2002-2005 I ate up everything geared towards kids and enjoyed it. 2006-2007 when I was 10 & 11 though I formed biased opinions on what I liked or didn't like so I was much smarter, and my innocence was not the same as before. Although I really loved my personal life in 2006 when I was 10 especially that epic summer so I just throw that in for me.


I have provided 2 other charts to using OF's format to see what it looks like for people who went to elementary from K-4 and/or K-6. I'm going to use your guys graduation class as the example.

Here's the K-4 chart

Early Childhood (Cultural Late 90's)

Pre School: 1999-2000 - Millennial-Dawson's Creek-Backstreet Boys-N64 Era (Cultural Late 90's)

Pre Kindergarten: 2000-2001 - Millennial-Dawson's Creek-NSYNC-N64 Era (Cultural Late 90's)

Main Childhood (Cultural Early 00's)

Kindergarten: 2001-2002 - Millennial-Lizzie McGuire-NSYNC-PS2 Era (Cultural Early 00's)

1st Grade: 2002-2003 - Millennial-Lizzie McGuire-Outkast-PS2 Era (Cultural Early 00's)

2nd Grade: 2003-2004 - Millennial-Lizzie McGuire-Outkast-PS2 Era (Cultural Early 00's)


Late Childhood (Cultural Mid 00's)

3rd Grade: 2004-2005  - Classic Core 00's-iPod-50 Cent-PS2 Era (Cultural Mid 00's)

4th Grade: 2005-2006 - Classic Core 00's-iPod-50 Cent-PS2 Era (Cultural Mid 00's)

Here's the K-6 one

Early Childhood

Preschool: 1999-2000 - Millennial-Dawson's Creek-Backstreet Boys-N64 Era (Cultural Late 90's)

Pre-K: 2000-2001 - Millennial-Dawson's Creek-NSYNC-N64 Era (Cultural Late 90's) - Ultimate Millennial School Year

Main Childhood

K: 2001-2002 - Millennial-Lizzie McGuire-NSYNC-PS2 Era (Cultural Early 00's)

1st Grade: 2002-2003 - Millennial-Lizzie McGuire-Outkast-PS2 Era (Cultural Early 00's)

2nd Grade: 2003-2004 - Millennial-Lizzie McGuire-Outkast-PS2 Era (Cultural Early 00's)

3rd Grade: 2004-2005 - Classic Core 00's-iPod-50 Cent-PS2 Era (Cultural Mid 00's)

4th Grade: 2005-2006 - Classic Core 00's-iPod-50 Cent-PS2 Era (Cultural Mid 00's)

Late Childhood

5th Grade: 2006-2007 - Modern 00's-iPod-Beyonce-Wii Era (Cultural Late 00's) - Ultimate 2000's School Year

6th Grade: 2007-2008 - Modern 00's-Blackberry-Beyonce-Wii Era (Cultural Late 00's)

So you guys see that anyone in your graduation class could have began MS in 2006 (Without skipping) or 2008 (Without retaining). That means adolescence can start between 10 and 12 as it would depend on the person.

Subject: Re: What was a better time to be a kid, The Neon Era of Millennial Era?

Written By: TheEarly90sGuy on 08/21/15 at 7:59 am


Well these two era weren't perfect:

The Neon Era was all about AIDS

The Millennial Era was all about Online Predators


The Neon Era was the era of Crack

The Millennial Era was the era of LSD


The Neon Era was when domestic terrorism/crime was on the rise (ie, The Rise in Gangsta Rap & Grunge, the LA Riots, The Summer of Violence in 93')

The Millennial Era was when international terrorism was on the rise (ie, 9/11, Iraq War)



However there were good things in both eras as well


Neon Era had the NES/SNES

Millennial Era had the PS1/PS2


Neon Era had Golden Age Nickelodeon

Millennial Era had Golden Age Cartoon Network


Neon Era had Disney Rennaisaince

Millennial Era had the rise of Pixar


Neon Era had Full House

Millennial Era had Everybody Loves Raymond


Neon Era had Teenaged Mutant Ninja Turtles

Millennial Era had Pokemon


etc.


Were you born in 1996?

I'm sorry, but '93 was not a part of the neon era.

Subject: Re: What was a better time to be a kid, The Neon Era of Millennial Era?

Written By: KatanaChick on 08/21/15 at 8:45 am


Which era do you think it was better to spend most of your childhood (age 3-11)? The Neon Era circa 1988-1992, or the Millennial Era circa 1998-2002/3?

Being born in the mid 90's, I spent most of my kid years in the Millennial Era and my later years in the Core 2000's. I like the fact that I grew up with tech but not in the same amount kids do today (for instance kids that have ipads and smartphones), all I had was my game consoles & my Gameboy Color & Advance in those days.

Plus TV was pretty golden in the Millennial Era; Teen shows like Buffy The Vampire Slayer & Dawson's Creek, sitcoms like Friends & That 70's Show, Tween shows like Lizzie McGuire & Even Stevens, cartoons like Dexter's Lab & Johnny Bravo, anime like Pokemon & DBZ, etc.

I have two sisters born in 1985 & 1986 who grew up in mostly in the Neon era, aka the late 80's-early 90's. They believe that there era was better, but I would like to hear your opinions?

Neon Era, Millennial era or heck we could even throw the core 90's (1993-1997) & the core 00's (2004-2008) into the mix as well, which one was the best to be a kid in (especially core childhood of age 5-9)?

Core 90's, but the millenium era was also not bad for those younger at the time.


True it was but the example I gave for the electropop era, being Jersey Shore, was much more popular at the time.

For instance if you were to ask me 10 years from now what defined my middle school & high school years when it came to tv it would most likely be Jersey Shore. Love it or hate it (I was personally indifferent) about the show it was massively popular. It remained pretty popular from when it debuted in the tail end of 2009 all the way to the tail end of 2012, so thats as electropop era as you get.

Game of Thrones, while yes it was massively popular even when it first came onto the scene in 2011, its Zeitgeist will most likely be the core 10's, especially since the show is continuing to this day and has continued to gain more and more fans over the years.

Game of Thrones. I never saw it because no HBO at my house.  :\'( I'm glad I missed out on the electropop fad. Music still sounds too fake and robotic. The late 2000's might have been fun to be on the last years of high school, but then the early 10's was an all new neon era. I think the reality shows have burned themselves out and there needs to be originality again.

Subject: Re: What was a better time to be a kid, The Neon Era of Millennial Era?

Written By: ocarinafan96 on 08/21/15 at 8:50 am


Were you born in 1996?

I'm sorry, but '93 was not a part of the neon era.


Well maybe early 93', but the majority of 93 (so summer of 93 & and the 93-94 school year) no not at all, that was the core 90's for many reasons. For one, 3rd generation video games were completely phased out by then & the 4th generation was entering its peak, second Bill Clinton became president that year, shows like The X Files, Boy Meets World, & Frasier debuted this year, Jurrasic Park debuted and redefined films and the technology of special effects & it was the start of the peak of the Grunge trend.

The same could be said with 2004. Early 04' still had a slight early 00's millennial feel to it, but by mid 04 with the release of Mean Girls & Napoleon Dynamite, VHS & Dial Up being massively phased out, Myspace starting to get very big & the George Bush backlash starting to rise (thanks to films like Farenheight 9/11) the 2000's truly ushered in.

Subject: Re: What was a better time to be a kid, The Neon Era of Millennial Era?

Written By: ocarinafan96 on 08/21/15 at 8:56 am


Core 90's, but the millenium era was also not bad for those younger at the time.
Game of Thrones. I never saw it because no HBO at my house.  :\'( I'm glad I missed out on the electropop fad. Music still sounds too fake and robotic. The late 2000's might have been fun to be on the last years of high school, but then the early 10's was an all new neon era. I think the reality shows have burned themselves out and there needs to be originality again.


Yeah I agree with the first point. While I do remember a lot of the events that occurred such as some vague memories of Columbine, y2k, & the 2000 Election controversy, and vivid memories of 9/11 & The Iraq War; I was still a kid at the time so the most of my worries was of going to school and making sure I got home right on time to catch an episode of Dragon Ball Z

Honestly a lot of people say how bad teens have it today, but honestly I'm glad that I was a kid in the millennial era than a teen. Like if I was born in 86 instead of 96 I would've been 11 when Princess Diana died, 13 when Columbine happened, 14 during the 2000 election, 15 on 9/11, & 17 during the start of the Iraq war. Now I am not saying you guys had it bad, I mean I will admit the music from that time (most especially from 1997/8-2002/3) was pretty amazing, and being a teen when that music was popular would've been cool. Plus the teen shows like Dawson's Creek for instance seemed amazing, along with sitcoms like FRIENDS. Plus the peak of 5th generation game consoles like PS1 & N64. So I guess my point I'm trying to make is that theres bad and good whatever time period you are in.

I was teen for much of the electropop era, and it had crappy events as well, the late 00's recession, the BP Oil Spill, Death of Michael Jackson, KONY 2012, The 2011 & 2012 End of the World Hoaxes, Sandy Hook Shooting, etc. But you had some good tv shows like Breaking Bad & Glee, plus great movies like The Avengers & The Hunger Games, & of course the peak of 7th generation game consoles like the Wii, PS3, & Xbox 360.

And while I could wish to have born in a different era all I want, I am glad to be alive and well

Subject: Re: What was a better time to be a kid, The Neon Era of Millennial Era?

Written By: mqg96 on 08/21/15 at 9:29 am


Well maybe early 93', but the majority of 93 (so summer of 93 & and the 93-94 school year) no not at all, that was the core 90's for many reasons. For one, 3rd generation video games were completely phased out by then & the 4th generation was entering its peak, second Bill Clinton became president that year, shows like The X Files, Boy Meets World, & Frasier debuted this year, Jurrasic Park debuted and redefined films and the technology of special effects & it was the start of the peak of the Grunge trend.

The same could be said with 2004. Early 04' still had a slight early 00's millennial feel to it, but by mid 04 with the release of Mean Girls & Napoleon Dynamite, VHS & Dial Up being massively phased out, Myspace starting to get very big & the George Bush backlash starting to rise (thanks to films like Farenheight 9/11) the 2000's truly ushered in.


Facebook debuted in February 2004, while Myspace debuted in August 2003, so we went from most of 2003 not having Facebook or Myspace at all to 2004 being the first full year Myspace and Facebook were both in full effect. WOW! The huge attitude changes between 1992 & 1993 in the 90's. While we have the two huge attitude changes between 2003 & 2004 in the 2000's decade.

Subject: Re: What was a better time to be a kid, The Neon Era of Millennial Era?

Written By: mxcrashxm on 08/21/15 at 11:07 am


Well maybe early 93', but the majority of 93 (so summer of 93 & and the 93-94 school year) no not at all, that was the core 90's for many reasons. For one, 3rd generation video games were completely phased out by then & the 4th generation was entering its peak, second Bill Clinton became president that year, shows like The X Files, Boy Meets World, & Frasier debuted this year, Jurrasic Park debuted and redefined films and the technology of special effects & it was the start of the peak of the Grunge trend.

The same could be said with 2004. Early 04' still had a slight early 00's millennial feel to it, but by mid 04 with the release of Mean Girls & Napoleon Dynamite, VHS & Dial Up being massively phased out, Myspace starting to get very big & the George Bush backlash starting to rise (thanks to films like Farenheight 9/11) the 2000's truly ushered in.
I agree. Here's how the 90s are as school years

1990-1991, 1991-1992 and 1992-1993  (Early 90s)

1993-1994, 1994-1995, 1995-1996 and 1996-1997 (Core 90s)

1997-1998, 1998-1999 and 1999-2000  (Late 90s)

The reason why the 1989-1990 school year is not listed is because that was basically late 80s.

Subject: Re: What was a better time to be a kid, The Neon Era of Millennial Era?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 08/21/15 at 3:02 pm


I agree. Here's how the 90s are as school years

1990-1991, 1991-1992 and 1992-1993  (Early 90s)

1993-1994, 1994-1995, 1995-1996 and 1996-1997 (Core 90s)

1997-1998, 1998-1999 and 1999-2000  (Late 90s)

The reason why the 1989-1990 school year is not listed is because that was basically late 80s.


What about the 2000-2001 school year? Don't most people think that school year was more 90s than 2000s, since it was the last school year before 9/11 happened.

Subject: Re: What was a better time to be a kid, The Neon Era of Millennial Era?

Written By: mxcrashxm on 08/21/15 at 3:08 pm


What about the 2000-2001 school year? Don't most people think that school year was more 90s than 2000s, since it was the last school year before 9/11 happened.
Yes it was as it had a late 90s vibe; however, I'm only listing the school years that were part of the 90s.

Subject: Re: What was a better time to be a kid, The Neon Era of Millennial Era?

Written By: TheEarly90sGuy on 08/21/15 at 6:28 pm


Well maybe early 93', but the majority of 93 (so summer of 93 & and the 93-94 school year) no not at all, that was the core 90's for many reasons. For one, 3rd generation video games were completely phased out by then & the 4th generation was entering its peak, second Bill Clinton became president that year, shows like The X Files, Boy Meets World, & Frasier debuted this year, Jurrasic Park debuted and redefined films and the technology of special effects & it was the start of the peak of the Grunge trend.

The same could be said with 2004. Early 04' still had a slight early 00's millennial feel to it, but by mid 04 with the release of Mean Girls & Napoleon Dynamite, VHS & Dial Up being massively phased out, Myspace starting to get very big & the George Bush backlash starting to rise (thanks to films like Farenheight 9/11) the 2000's truly ushered in.


The surfer craze died somewhere in the fall of 1992.

Subject: Re: What was a better time to be a kid, The Neon Era of Millennial Era?

Written By: TheEarly90sGuy on 08/21/15 at 6:49 pm


I agree. Here's how the 90s are as school years

1990-1991, 1991-1992 and 1992-1993  (Early 90s)

1993-1994, 1994-1995, 1995-1996 and 1996-1997 (Core 90s)

1997-1998, 1998-1999 and 1999-2000  (Late 90s)

The reason why the 1989-1990 school year is not listed is because that was basically late 80s.


You agree with ocarinafan96 because you were not there, either.



Here are some differences between 1989 and 1990 to prove my point.

1989 (Last Year of the Late '80s) 

You played Super Mario Brothers 3 on the PlayChoice10.

There were not any Burger King Kids Club commercials shown during a commercial break.

Ed Koch is still the mayor of NYC.

The Tower of Pisa was still open to the public.

Only 14% of the US population knew of The Simpsons

1990 (Start of the Early '90s)

Super Mario Brothers 3 is the game to have for the NES.

Volume 1 Issue 1 of the Burger King Kids Club Adventures newsletter is available at Burger King.

David Dinkins is the mayor of NYC.

The Tower of Pisa was closed to the public for leaning too far.

Everyone either loves or hates Bart Simpson. The shirts (made in 1989) are even sold at Macy's during the spring of 1990.


I'll go over the differences between the fall of 1992 and the start of '93 in a little while. Stay tuned!

Subject: Re: What was a better time to be a kid, The Neon Era of Millennial Era?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 08/21/15 at 7:26 pm


You agree with ocarinafan96 because you were not there, either.



Here are some differences between 1989 and 1990 to prove my point.

1989 (Last Year of the Late '80s) 

You played Super Mario Brothers 3 on the PlayChoice10.

There were not any Burger King Kids Club commercials shown during a commercial break.

Ed Koch is still the mayor of NYC.

The Tower of Pisa was still open to the public.

Only 14% of the US population knew of The Simpsons

1990 (Start of the Early '90s)

Super Mario Brothers 3 is the game to have for the NES.

Volume 1 Issue 1 of the Burger King Kids Club Adventures newsletter is available at Burger King.

David Dinkins is the mayor of NYC.

The Tower of Pisa was closed to the public for leaning too far.

Everyone either loves or hates Bart Simpson. The shirts (made in 1989) are even sold at Macy's during the spring of 1990.


I'll go over the differences between the fall of 1992 and the start of '93 in a little while. Stay tuned!


If you meant by the Tracy Ullman shorts, then I would get on why a little population known about The Simpsons back then. Especially with having the first episode premiered on December 17, 1989.

Subject: Re: What was a better time to be a kid, The Neon Era of Millennial Era?

Written By: TheEarly90sGuy on 08/21/15 at 8:06 pm


If you meant by the Tracy Ullman shorts, then I would get on why a little population known about The Simpsons back then. Especially with having the first episode premiered on December 17, 1989.


http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/clubpenguinpookie/images/9/99/Wait-what-meme-rage-face.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20131101025303

Subject: Re: What was a better time to be a kid, The Neon Era of Millennial Era?

Written By: mxcrashxm on 08/21/15 at 8:26 pm


You agree with ocarinafan96 because you were not there, either.



Here are some differences between 1989 and 1990 to prove my point.

1989 (Last Year of the Late '80s) 

You played Super Mario Brothers 3 on the PlayChoice10.

There were not any Burger King Kids Club commercials shown during a commercial break.

Ed Koch is still the mayor of NYC.

The Tower of Pisa was still open to the public.

Only 14% of the US population knew of The Simpsons

1990 (Start of the Early '90s)

Super Mario Brothers 3 is the game to have for the NES.

Volume 1 Issue 1 of the Burger King Kids Club Adventures newsletter is available at Burger King.

David Dinkins is the mayor of NYC.

The Tower of Pisa was closed to the public for leaning too far.

Everyone either loves or hates Bart Simpson. The shirts (made in 1989) are even sold at Macy's during the spring of 1990.


I'll go over the differences between the fall of 1992 and the start of '93 in a little while. Stay tuned!
You only listed 5 differences and they aren't that significant as you think. The 1989-1990 school year was completely different from the 1990-1991 school year. The reasons are that the late 80s vibe was ultimately still in full force; shows such as Fresh Prince, BH 90210, and Law & Order didn't exist; there was no Fox Kids block; there was no ADA act; Alf and YCDTOT still aired on TV; many 80s artists were still relevant; last, Turtlemania didn't exist until April 1990, so most of the former school year was over before that good phenomenon happened.

Subject: Re: What was a better time to be a kid, The Neon Era of Millennial Era?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 08/21/15 at 8:34 pm


http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/clubpenguinpookie/images/9/99/Wait-what-meme-rage-face.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20131101025303


You just said that 14% of the US population known about The Simpsons back in 1989, which I thought they only known that because of the Tracy Ullman shorts.

Subject: Re: What was a better time to be a kid, The Neon Era of Millennial Era?

Written By: yelimsexa on 08/21/15 at 9:39 pm


You only listed 5 differences and they aren't that significant as you think. The 1989-1990 school year was completely different from the 1990-1991 school year. The reasons are that the late 80s vibe was ultimately still in full force; shows such as Fresh Prince, BH 90210, and Law & Order didn't exist; there was no Fox Kids block; there was no ADA act; Alf and YCDTOT still aired on TV; many 80s artists were still relevant; last, Turtlemania didn't exist until April 1990, so most of the former school year was over before that good phenomenon happened.


Sure, Turtlemania may have PEAKED in 1990 (and perhaps 1991), but in 1989, the presence of the Turtles at toy stores was starting to be quite noticeable, even as early as the 1988 holiday season it was clearly gaining ground. Still, it was a big increase: from around $23 million in 1988 to around $400 million in toy sales in 1990. It was still around $300 million in 1991, but by 1992, it was around half that and a bit less than half of that for 1993. That said, TMNT defined the "Neon Era" as described and you can't deny its presence, along with squiggly/triangularly graphic designs. It was also the last time that America felt national prior to the Internet/cellular revolution that came to define the Millenial Era. That's why I picked the Neon Era, and I happened to be a young boy throughout that era, and there was a special imagination it provided that the Millenial Era and beyond provided, with later parents allowing "kids" to grow up too fast. Computers were basically toys, not global village multimedia terminals that in away connects all of humanity that allows secrets to be leaked in an instant. And the Millenial Era, once again was the start of that practice, and that was when kids started to noticeably start playing less outside in favor of virtual things. It also meant that kids had noticeably shorter attention spans.

Subject: Re: What was a better time to be a kid, The Neon Era of Millennial Era?

Written By: TheEarly90sGuy on 08/21/15 at 10:33 pm


You only listed 5 differences and they aren't that significant as you think. The 1989-1990 school year was completely different from the 1990-1991 school year. The reasons are that the late 80s vibe was ultimately still in full force; shows such as Fresh Prince, BH 90210, and Law & Order didn't exist; there was no Fox Kids block; there was no ADA act; Alf and YCDTOT still aired on TV; many 80s artists were still relevant; last, Turtlemania didn't exist until April 1990, so most of the former school year was over before that good phenomenon happened.


Say what you will, but this still changed everything:

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Subject: Re: What was a better time to be a kid, The Neon Era of Millennial Era?

Written By: mxcrashxm on 08/21/15 at 11:56 pm


Sure, Turtlemania may have PEAKED in 1990 (and perhaps 1991), but in 1989, the presence of the Turtles at toy stores was starting to be quite noticeable, even as early as the 1988 holiday season it was clearly gaining ground. Still, it was a big increase: from around $23 million in 1988 to around $400 million in toy sales in 1990. It was still around $300 million in 1991, but by 1992, it was around half that and a bit less than half of that for 1993. That said, TMNT defined the "Neon Era" as described and you can't deny its presence, along with squiggly/triangularly graphic designs. It was also the last time that America felt national prior to the Internet/cellular revolution that came to define the Millenial Era. That's why I picked the Neon Era, and I happened to be a young boy throughout that era, and there was a special imagination it provided that the Millenial Era and beyond provided, with later parents allowing "kids" to grow up too fast. Computers were basically toys, not global village multimedia terminals that in away connects all of humanity that allows secrets to be leaked in an instant. And the Millenial Era, once again was the start of that practice, and that was when kids started to noticeably start playing less outside in favor of virtual things. It also meant that kids had noticeably shorter attention spans.
And that happened because of the hit cartoon series along with the comics. No, I'm not denying its presence as it was definitely huge from the start as the franchise already had fans; however, it took sometime for that to happen because the show had a slow start.

I do understand what you're saying. I actually did notice a decline in playing outside during my late childhood in the early 00s and it's because of what you said with the internet and cell phones. I feel that it began sometime in 2001. Before that, kids did play outside with others along with their family with a wide range of kiddy activities. I read some stats one day and it showed that both the usage of the internet and cell phones were surprisingly low even during the late 90s. I did play on my PC during that period as well, but I still mostly played outside. There were some times after school and on the weekend where I lived that the park and the streets would be empty. It made me wonder where the other kids were at?

Subject: Re: What was a better time to be a kid, The Neon Era of Millennial Era?

Written By: Howard on 08/22/15 at 6:51 am


You agree with ocarinafan96 because you were not there, either.



Here are some differences between 1989 and 1990 to prove my point.

1989 (Last Year of the Late '80s) 

You played Super Mario Brothers 3 on the PlayChoice10.

There were not any Burger King Kids Club commercials shown during a commercial break.

Ed Koch is still the mayor of NYC.

The Tower of Pisa was still open to the public.

Only 14% of the US population knew of The Simpsons

1990 (Start of the Early '90s)

Super Mario Brothers 3 is the game to have for the NES.

Volume 1 Issue 1 of the Burger King Kids Club Adventures newsletter is available at Burger King.

David Dinkins is the mayor of NYC.

The Tower of Pisa was closed to the public for leaning too far.

Everyone either loves or hates Bart Simpson. The shirts (made in 1989) are even sold at Macy's during the spring of 1990.


I'll go over the differences between the fall of 1992 and the start of '93 in a little while. Stay tuned!


The Simpsons became a huge craze in the 90's.

Subject: Re: What was a better time to be a kid, The Neon Era of Millennial Era?

Written By: KatanaChick on 08/22/15 at 10:59 am


Yeah I agree with the first point. While I do remember a lot of the events that occurred such as some vague memories of Columbine, y2k, & the 2000 Election controversy, and vivid memories of 9/11 & The Iraq War; I was still a kid at the time so the most of my worries was of going to school and making sure I got home right on time to catch an episode of Dragon Ball Z

Honestly a lot of people say how bad teens have it today, but honestly I'm glad that I was a kid in the millennial era than a teen. Like if I was born in 86 instead of 96 I would've been 11 when Princess Diana died, 13 when Columbine happened, 14 during the 2000 election, 15 on 9/11, & 17 during the start of the Iraq war. Now I am not saying you guys had it bad, I mean I will admit the music from that time (most especially from 1997/8-2002/3) was pretty amazing, and being a teen when that music was popular would've been cool. Plus the teen shows like Dawson's Creek for instance seemed amazing, along with sitcoms like FRIENDS. Plus the peak of 5th generation game consoles like PS1 & N64. So I guess my point I'm trying to make is that theres bad and good whatever time period you are in.

I was teen for much of the electropop era, and it had crappy events as well, the late 00's recession, the BP Oil Spill, Death of Michael Jackson, KONY 2012, The 2011 & 2012 End of the World Hoaxes, Sandy Hook Shooting, etc. But you had some good tv shows like Breaking Bad & Glee, plus great movies like The Avengers & The Hunger Games, & of course the peak of 7th generation game consoles like the Wii, PS3, & Xbox 360.

And while I could wish to have born in a different era all I want, I am glad to be alive and well

I have clear memories of those events, and they were nothing compared to what this decade has seen. Gaming to me was best during the PS2 years, it felt like there was more variety. It would have been nice to be born a little sooner and experience the 90's club and concert scenes. The 2000's got off to a good start, they just didn't end on a good note. Technology was in an awkward phase and pop music had become so cookie cutter and unoriginal. Nothing on TV really stands out in my memory either. The early to mid half was where all the fun was.

Subject: Re: What was a better time to be a kid, The Neon Era of Millennial Era?

Written By: TheEarly90sGuy on 08/22/15 at 12:39 pm


Sure, Turtlemania may have PEAKED in 1990 (and perhaps 1991), but in 1989, the presence of the Turtles at toy stores was starting to be quite noticeable, even as early as the 1988 holiday season it was clearly gaining ground. Still, it was a big increase: from around $23 million in 1988 to around $400 million in toy sales in 1990. It was still around $300 million in 1991, but by 1992, it was around half that and a bit less than half of that for 1993. That said, TMNT defined the "Neon Era" as described and you can't deny its presence, along with squiggly/triangularly graphic designs. It was also the last time that America felt national prior to the Internet/cellular revolution that came to define the Millenial Era. That's why I picked the Neon Era, and I happened to be a young boy throughout that era, and there was a special imagination it provided that the Millenial Era and beyond provided, with later parents allowing "kids" to grow up too fast. Computers were basically toys, not global village multimedia terminals that in away connects all of humanity that allows secrets to be leaked in an instant. And the Millenial Era, once again was the start of that practice, and that was when kids started to noticeably start playing less outside in favor of virtual things. It also meant that kids had noticeably shorter attention spans.



You're looking at it all wrong. Turtlemania happened in 1990!

Subject: Re: What was a better time to be a kid, The Neon Era of Millennial Era?

Written By: Howard on 08/22/15 at 1:31 pm


I have clear memories of those events, and they were nothing compared to what this decade has seen. Gaming to me was best during the PS2 years, it felt like there was more variety. It would have been nice to be born a little sooner and experience the 90's club and concert scenes. The 2000's got off to a good start, they just didn't end on a good note. Technology was in an awkward phase and pop music had become so cookie cutter and unoriginal. Nothing on TV really stands out in my memory either. The early to mid half was where all the fun was.


Do you remember The PS3 years?

Subject: Re: What was a better time to be a kid, The Neon Era of Millennial Era?

Written By: ocarinafan96 on 08/22/15 at 2:17 pm


I have clear memories of those events, and they were nothing compared to what this decade has seen. Gaming to me was best during the PS2 years, it felt like there was more variety. It would have been nice to be born a little sooner and experience the 90's club and concert scenes. The 2000's got off to a good start, they just didn't end on a good note. Technology was in an awkward phase and pop music had become so cookie cutter and unoriginal. Nothing on TV really stands out in my memory either. The early to mid half was where all the fun was.


Hence why I am glad I experienced that time as a kid!  8)

Subject: Re: What was a better time to be a kid, The Neon Era of Millennial Era?

Written By: #Infinity on 08/22/15 at 2:41 pm


Do you remember The PS3 years?


The PS3 era was when gameplay variety started to really suffer.  By the beginning of the 2010s, the overwhelming majority of popular games were either first-person shooters or narrative-focused action/adventure flicks.  Titles that truly broke boundaries like World of Warcraft, The Sims 2, Rock Band, and Wii Sports were hardly being made anymore.

Subject: Re: What was a better time to be a kid, The Neon Era of Millennial Era?

Written By: KatanaChick on 08/23/15 at 3:27 am


Do you remember The PS3 years?

I was in my early 20's when those were out so...

Plus I have an Xbox360 and that was the PS3's rival.  :D

Subject: Re: What was a better time to be a kid, The Neon Era of Millennial Era?

Written By: ocarinafan96 on 08/23/15 at 7:07 am


Do you remember The PS3 years?


Thats when console gaming started to take a steep decline

Subject: Re: What was a better time to be a kid, The Neon Era of Millennial Era?

Written By: Howard on 08/23/15 at 2:36 pm


I was in my early 20's when those were out so...

Plus I have an Xbox360 and that was the PS3's rival.  :D



I own a PS3, I traded my PS2 for an upgrade and never looked back.

Subject: Re: What was a better time to be a kid, The Neon Era of Millennial Era?

Written By: Howard on 08/23/15 at 2:36 pm


Thats when console gaming started to take a steep decline


I think The PS3 is a better console than The PS2.

Subject: Re: What was a better time to be a kid, The Neon Era of Millennial Era?

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 08/23/15 at 4:51 pm


I think The PS3 is a better console than The PS2.

Hell No, NEVER!!!!! >:( ;D I've said it before gaming was MUCH better during 6th gen! PS3 got off to a VERY bad start, but it did GRADUALLY become a great console! But I agree with Infitnity and Ocarina, the business did start going downhill during the second half of that generation!



Subject: Re: What was a better time to be a kid, The Neon Era of Millennial Era?

Written By: ocarinafan96 on 08/23/15 at 11:30 pm


I think The PS3 is a better console than The PS2.


Well the games on PS3 were amazing! Some of my most cherished gaming memories (The Uncharted Series, Little Big Planet, The Last of Us,etc.) were on this system, but it was undeniably part of a generation (especially the second half of the generation) that saw the decline of modern day gaming. Where you have to get mandatory updates for games, patches for broken games, on disc DRM, server issues, etc.

It makes very nostalgic of the good old days of PS1/2 when all you had to do was insert your game cartrige or disc, turn on your console, & play your damn game! No patches, no complicated menu screens, no server issues, just playing your game and living life  8)

Subject: Re: What was a better time to be a kid, The Neon Era of Millennial Era?

Written By: mqg96 on 08/24/15 at 2:37 am


Well the games on PS3 were amazing! Some of my most cherished gaming memories (The Uncharted Series, Little Big Planet, The Last of Us,etc.) were on this system, but it was undeniably part of a generation (especially the second half of the generation) that saw the decline of modern day gaming. Where you have to get mandatory updates for games, patches for broken games, on disc DRM, server issues, etc.

It makes very nostalgic of the good old days of PS1/2 when all you had to do was insert your game cartrige or disc, turn on your console, & play your damn game! No patches, no complicated menu screens, no server issues, just playing your game and living life  8)


This, even the latest Mario Kart 8 now, you must have recent updates to get the recent or custom tracks, although still a great game overall despite me not being into the franchise anymore.

Subject: Re: What was a better time to be a kid, The Neon Era of Millennial Era?

Written By: Howard on 08/24/15 at 2:27 pm


Hell No, NEVER!!!!! >:( ;D I've said it before gaming was MUCH better during 6th gen! PS3 got off to a VERY bad start, but it did GRADUALLY become a great console! But I agree with Infitnity and Ocarina, the business did start going downhill during the second half of that generation!



I used to own a PS2 and they were so skinny, The PS3 on the other hand is big, you can watch films and television, play games and buy things but you need a download card in order to do so.

Subject: Re: What was a better time to be a kid, The Neon Era of Millennial Era?

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 08/24/15 at 3:59 pm



I used to own a PS2 and they were so skinny, The PS3 on the other hand is big, you can watch films and television, play games and buy things but you need a download card in order to do so.

Honestly, I've never cared about how big the console was, HOWEVER I cared about how cool it looked! 8)  The original PS3 fat looked cool :) , but it was sooo DAMN big >:( . Also your last statement proved what's wrong with the gaming industry now and how it started to look then. PS2 kinda started it with the DVD player, but it got ridicolous. It's an excellent console, but it felt more like an entertainment console than a gaming console ESPECIALLY during the second half.

Subject: Re: What was a better time to be a kid, The Neon Era of Millennial Era?

Written By: ocarinafan96 on 08/24/15 at 5:43 pm


Honestly, I've never cared about how big the console was, HOWEVER I cared about how cool it looked! 8)  The original PS3 fat looked cool :) , but it was sooo DAMN big >:( . Also your last statement proved what's wrong with the gaming industry now and how it started to look then. PS2 kinda started it with the DVD player, but it got ridicolous. It's an excellent console, but it felt more like an entertainment console than a gaming console ESPECIALLY during the second half.


Yeah the second half of the PS3 gen was when things went downhill

Subject: Re: What was a better time to be a kid, The Neon Era of Millennial Era?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 08/25/15 at 1:05 pm

I don't see how video games are ruined thanks to entertainment apps that are installed in today's consoles. There are some video game consoles (like the 3DS) that don't usually have people watching videos, since their video quality sucks, except when it's on the games, it looks cool.

Subject: Re: What was a better time to be a kid, The Neon Era of Millennial Era?

Written By: mxcrashxm on 08/25/15 at 1:43 pm


I don't see how video games are ruined thanks to entertainment apps that are installed in today's consoles. There are some video game consoles (like the 3DS) that don't usually have people watching videos, since their video quality sucks, except when it's on the games, it looks cool.
It's not just that. There's more to it. It seems that there is no competition between the console brands; there's no clever slogans; the graphics are more important than the gameplay itself; the diversity in games has declined; there are no exclusives for any of the consoles (except for Nintendo as always); the games are always unfinished which are patched later on to complete the rest of them; and there's too much unnecessary DLC and its micro-transactions.

I'll show you some examples of what I mean.

Here are a few clever slogans

http://static.gamesradar.com/images/mb/GamesRadar/us/Daily/2010/04-Apr/7/Gaming%20slogans/N64montage--article_image.jpg

http://media1.gameinformer.com/imagefeed/featured/gameinformer/features/slogans/slogan-610.jpg

http://qph.is.quoracdn.net/main-qimg-03bfb5d9f37892077043a703084eda6a?convert_to_webp=true

Here are some games found only on certain console brands

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/a4/Sly_Cooper_and_the_Thievius_Raccoonus_Coverart.png

http://www.hardcoregaming101.net/nights/saturn-cover.jpg

http://www.theisozone.com/images/cover/xbox_201.jpg

http://img.gamefaqs.net/box/1/8/0/6180_front.jpg

Here's an example of unnecessary DLC.

https://internationalhouseofgeek.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/mona-dlc.jpeg




Subject: Re: What was a better time to be a kid, The Neon Era of Millennial Era?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 08/25/15 at 2:17 pm


It's not just that. There's more to it. It seems that there is no competition between the console brands; there's no clever slogans; the graphics are more important than the gameplay itself; the diversity in games has declined; there are no exclusives for any of the consoles (except for Nintendo as always); the games are always unfinished which are patched later on to complete the rest of them; and there's too much unnecessary DLC and its micro-transactions.

I'll show you some examples of what I mean.

Here are a few clever slogans

http://static.gamesradar.com/images/mb/GamesRadar/us/Daily/2010/04-Apr/7/Gaming%20slogans/N64montage--article_image.jpg

http://media1.gameinformer.com/imagefeed/featured/gameinformer/features/slogans/slogan-610.jpg

http://qph.is.quoracdn.net/main-qimg-03bfb5d9f37892077043a703084eda6a?convert_to_webp=true

Here are some games found only on certain console brands

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/a4/Sly_Cooper_and_the_Thievius_Raccoonus_Coverart.png

http://www.hardcoregaming101.net/nights/saturn-cover.jpg

http://www.theisozone.com/images/cover/xbox_201.jpg

http://img.gamefaqs.net/box/1/8/0/6180_front.jpg

Here's an example of unnecessary DLC.

https://internationalhouseofgeek.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/mona-dlc.jpeg


Holy sheesh, I never knew that there would be tons of downloadable content in today's games. Well, I simply don't feel like that's a problem to me, since I'm not a hardcore gamer. In fact, I don't even own a modern console. All I have is a PSP, Wii, Nintendo DS & 3DS and an Xbox 360. But I don't really feel like that they were important during my childhood, except for the Nintendo DS and Wii.

Subject: Re: What was a better time to be a kid, The Neon Era of Millennial Era?

Written By: Howard on 08/25/15 at 2:34 pm


Honestly, I've never cared about how big the console was, HOWEVER I cared about how cool it looked! 8)  The original PS3 fat looked cool :) , but it was sooo DAMN big >:( . Also your last statement proved what's wrong with the gaming industry now and how it started to look then. PS2 kinda started it with the DVD player, but it got ridicolous. It's an excellent console, but it felt more like an entertainment console than a gaming console ESPECIALLY during the second half.


I think with The gaming consoles is now in order to play or buy things you must buy those Playstation download cards with the amount on them. Let's say I want to buy a bunch of WWE characters for such and such amounts, so I buy them and after that it goes straight to my inventory of things I had previously bought.

http://www.gamestop.com/common/images/lbox/550001b1.jpg

Subject: Re: What was a better time to be a kid, The Neon Era of Millennial Era?

Written By: Howard on 08/25/15 at 2:35 pm


Yeah the second half of the PS3 gen was when things went downhill


You mean buying stuff with those cards?

Subject: Re: What was a better time to be a kid, The Neon Era of Millennial Era?

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 08/25/15 at 2:36 pm


I think with The gaming consoles is now in order to play or buy things you must buy those Playstation download cards with the amount on them. Let's say I want to buy a bunch of WWE characters for such and such amounts, so I buy them and after that it goes straight to my inventory of things I had previously bought.

http://www.gamestop.com/common/images/lbox/550001b1.jpg

Yeah, I'm glad WWE games are getting better! I was disappointing with 2K15 though. BTW, sorry if it seemed like I was ranting before! ;D ;D ;D

Subject: Re: What was a better time to be a kid, The Neon Era of Millennial Era?

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 08/25/15 at 2:37 pm


You mean buying stuff with those cards?

Buying things with the cards actually wasn't that a big of a deal for me! However, some of the prices for those things were ridiculous.

Subject: Re: What was a better time to be a kid, The Neon Era of Millennial Era?

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 08/25/15 at 2:39 pm


Holy sheesh, I never knew that there would be tons of downloadable content in today's games. Well, I simply don't feel like that's a problem to me, since I'm not a hardcore gamer. In fact, I don't even own a modern console. All I have is a PSP, Wii, Nintendo DS & 3DS and an Xbox 360. But I don't really feel like that they were important during my childhood, except for the Nintendo DS and Wii.

Honestly, the problem isn't that they added new features. It just feels like the companies care more about that stuff than the games themselves!

Subject: Re: What was a better time to be a kid, The Neon Era of Millennial Era?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 08/25/15 at 2:49 pm


Honestly, the problem isn't that they added new features. It just feels like the companies care more about that stuff than the games themselves!


So, today's companies are just obsessed with putting on stuff ON the games rather than focusing on the main storylines and such? Meh. Today's games, even if they were made by Sony and Microsoft just feel like the same to me.

Subject: Re: What was a better time to be a kid, The Neon Era of Millennial Era?

Written By: Howard on 08/25/15 at 3:32 pm


Yeah, I'm glad WWE games are getting better! I was disappointing with 2K15 though. BTW, sorry if it seemed like I was ranting before! ;D ;D ;D


I have WWE2K15 and the problem with the game is that they gave you a multiple of the same characters like 3 Big Shows, 3 Mark Henrys and 2 Sheamuses. ::) What the hell am I supposed to with 3 Big Shows? ::)

Subject: Re: What was a better time to be a kid, The Neon Era of Millennial Era?

Written By: Howard on 08/25/15 at 3:33 pm


Buying things with the cards actually wasn't that a big of a deal for me! However, some of the prices for those things were ridiculous.


I know, they were ridiculous.

Subject: Re: What was a better time to be a kid, The Neon Era of Millennial Era?

Written By: ocarinafan96 on 08/25/15 at 3:49 pm


It's not just that. There's more to it. It seems that there is no competition between the console brands; there's no clever slogans; the graphics are more important than the gameplay itself; the diversity in games has declined; there are no exclusives for any of the consoles (except for Nintendo as always); the games are always unfinished which are patched later on to complete the rest of them; and there's too much unnecessary DLC and its micro-transactions.

I'll show you some examples of what I mean.

Here are a few clever slogans

http://static.gamesradar.com/images/mb/GamesRadar/us/Daily/2010/04-Apr/7/Gaming%20slogans/N64montage--article_image.jpg

http://media1.gameinformer.com/imagefeed/featured/gameinformer/features/slogans/slogan-610.jpg

http://qph.is.quoracdn.net/main-qimg-03bfb5d9f37892077043a703084eda6a?convert_to_webp=true

Here are some games found only on certain console brands

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/a4/Sly_Cooper_and_the_Thievius_Raccoonus_Coverart.png

http://www.hardcoregaming101.net/nights/saturn-cover.jpg

http://www.theisozone.com/images/cover/xbox_201.jpg

http://img.gamefaqs.net/box/1/8/0/6180_front.jpg

Here's an example of unnecessary DLC.

https://internationalhouseofgeek.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/mona-dlc.jpeg


This post right here is 100% TRUE

Subject: Re: What was a better time to be a kid, The Neon Era of Millennial Era?

Written By: ocarinafan96 on 08/25/15 at 3:54 pm


You mean buying stuff with those cards?


Well that's one of the issues, but one of the big ones was the big Sony Hack that occurred in 2011 when millions of PSN owners had to wait 2 or 3 months to play on PSN again because of massive hack where the hackers stole various users's credit card information. Stuff like that is what the modern era of gaming is all about, security breaches and grown ass men (mostly in their late 20's & 30's I remind you) having 'console wars' on the internet.

I think this video is pretty accurate on how much gaming has changed in the last 15-20 years for the good and for the bad:

sD_t54gMt_4

Subject: Re: What was a better time to be a kid, The Neon Era of Millennial Era?

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 08/25/15 at 4:01 pm


Well that's one of the issues, but one of the big ones was the big Sony Hack that occurred in 2011 when millions of PSN owners had to wait 2 or 3 months to play on PSN again because of massive hack where the hackers stole various users's credit card information. Stuff like that is what the modern era of gaming is all about, security breaches and grown ass men (mostly in their late 20's & 30's I remind you) having 'console wars' on the internet.

I think this video is pretty accurate on how much gaming has changed in the last 15-20 years for the good and for the bad:

sD_t54gMt_4

You're a fan of Rich from Review Tech sweet!! I also watch classic game room, AVGN, AngryJoe, and AlphaOmega Sin

Subject: Re: What was a better time to be a kid, The Neon Era of Millennial Era?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 08/25/15 at 4:06 pm


Well that's one of the issues, but one of the big ones was the big Sony Hack that occurred in 2011 when millions of PSN owners had to wait 2 or 3 months to play on PSN again because of massive hack where the hackers stole various users's credit card information. Stuff like that is what the modern era of gaming is all about, security breaches and grown ass men (mostly in their late 20's & 30's I remind you) having 'console wars' on the internet.

I think this video is pretty accurate on how much gaming has changed in the last 15-20 years for the good and for the bad:

sD_t54gMt_4


Wow, they actually had a big hack on the PSN in 2011? Well, that seems awful. I never knew that since I never owned a PS3.

Subject: Re: What was a better time to be a kid, The Neon Era of Millennial Era?

Written By: ocarinafan96 on 08/25/15 at 9:29 pm


You're a fan of Rich from Review Tech sweet!! I also watch classic game room, AVGN, AngryJoe, and AlphaOmega Sin


Yeah i'M A fan of all of those guys, including Somecallmejohhny, yuriofwind, Game Theory, Nostalgia Critic, & Spoonyone to name a few

Subject: Re: What was a better time to be a kid, The Neon Era of Millennial Era?

Written By: #Infinity on 08/26/15 at 12:40 am

Count me in the AVGN and Nostalgia Critic fan clubs as well! (though I don't watch NC as much anymore, since it's gone downhill since 2012)

Subject: Re: What was a better time to be a kid, The Neon Era of Millennial Era?

Written By: KatanaChick on 08/26/15 at 1:16 am


Holy sheesh, I never knew that there would be tons of downloadable content in today's games. Well, I simply don't feel like that's a problem to me, since I'm not a hardcore gamer. In fact, I don't even own a modern console. All I have is a PSP, Wii, Nintendo DS & 3DS and an Xbox 360. But I don't really feel like that they were important during my childhood, except for the Nintendo DS and Wii.

I'd say your Xbox360 is a modern console, just not the newest.

Subject: Re: What was a better time to be a kid, The Neon Era of Millennial Era?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 08/26/15 at 6:32 am


Count me in the AVGN and Nostalgia Critic fan clubs as well! (though I don't watch NC as much anymore, since it's gone downhill since 2012)


Even though I still watch his videos, the Nostalgia Critic wasn't the same after he took a break around 2013, and then got those two people to do his jokes with him.

Subject: Re: What was a better time to be a kid, The Neon Era of Millennial Era?

Written By: ocarinafan96 on 08/26/15 at 8:32 am


Count me in the AVGN and Nostalgia Critic fan clubs as well! (though I don't watch NC as much anymore, since it's gone downhill since 2012)


I still watch NC but I do agree his content is less funnier now then it was when he first came out. Come to think of it, a lot of YouTubers went downhill in 2012

Subject: Re: What was a better time to be a kid, The Neon Era of Millennial Era?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 08/26/15 at 8:36 am




I still watch NC but I do agree his content is less funnier now then it was when he first came out. Come to think of it, a lot of YouTubers went downhill in 2012


Why? What happened in 2012 that made YouTubers so crappy nowadays, in your opinion?

Subject: Re: What was a better time to be a kid, The Neon Era of Millennial Era?

Written By: ocarinafan96 on 08/26/15 at 8:41 am


Why? What happened in 2012 that made YouTubers so crappy nowadays, in your opinion?


I'm not entirely sure all I know is that a lot of the big YouTubers of the late 00's and very early 10's like AVGN, NC, Smosh, & Shane Dawson to name a few, started to slow down in popularity around this time. There fanbases sort of moved onto more popular (and to some more funnier) up in coming YouTubers. For instance a lot of Shane Dawson fans became fans of Joey Graceffa, a lot of fans of Smosh became fans of Pewdeppie, a lot of fans of AVGN became fans of Game Theory, etc.

Subject: Re: What was a better time to be a kid, The Neon Era of Millennial Era?

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 08/26/15 at 12:14 pm




I still watch NC but I do agree his content is less funnier now then it was when he first came out. Come to think of it, a lot of YouTubers went downhill in 2012

Even James(AVGN) isn't the same anymore. But hey, having a kid will do that to you.
What other yotubers are you speaking of?

Subject: Re: What was a better time to be a kid, The Neon Era of Millennial Era?

Written By: ocarinafan96 on 08/26/15 at 12:23 pm


Even James(AVGN) isn't the same anymore. But hey, having a kid will do that to you.
What other yotubers are you speaking of?


Smosh, Shane Dawson, & Nigahiga to name a few...

Subject: Re: What was a better time to be a kid, The Neon Era of Millennial Era?

Written By: Howard on 08/26/15 at 2:22 pm


Well that's one of the issues, but one of the big ones was the big Sony Hack that occurred in 2011 when millions of PSN owners had to wait 2 or 3 months to play on PSN again because of massive hack where the hackers stole various users's credit card information. Stuff like that is what the modern era of gaming is all about, security breaches and grown ass men (mostly in their late 20's & 30's I remind you) having 'console wars' on the internet.

I think this video is pretty accurate on how much gaming has changed in the last 15-20 years for the good and for the bad:

sD_t54gMt_4


I don't think my PS3 was hacked.  ???

Subject: Re: What was a better time to be a kid, The Neon Era of Millennial Era?

Written By: Howard on 08/26/15 at 2:23 pm


Wow, they actually had a big hack on the PSN in 2011? Well, that seems awful. I never knew that since I never owned a PS3.


I own a PS3 and I'm enjoying it. :)

Subject: Re: What was a better time to be a kid, The Neon Era of Millennial Era?

Written By: ocarinafan96 on 08/26/15 at 3:31 pm


I don't think my PS3 was hacked.  ???


Well it might not have, but everybody was affected by it since Sony shutdown PSN for about 2 months, so you weren't able to play games online, but things online, get trophies, etc.

Subject: Re: What was a better time to be a kid, The Neon Era of Millennial Era?

Written By: mxcrashxm on 08/26/15 at 4:35 pm


Holy sheesh, I never knew that there would be tons of downloadable content in today's games. Well, I simply don't feel like that's a problem to me, since I'm not a hardcore gamer. In fact, I don't even own a modern console. All I have is a PSP, Wii, Nintendo DS & 3DS and an Xbox 360. But I don't really feel like that they were important during my childhood, except for the Nintendo DS and Wii.
Yeah and most of it is unnecessary. I liked games better when they were entirely finished and special bonuses were unlocked by completing certain tasks.

Well, they don't have to be. Not everyone played video games during their childhood. Besides, there was more to being a kid than just playing video games.

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