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Subject: 1998: The year

Written By: 80sfan on 06/07/17 at 1:26 am

Post things about the year 1998 in this thread.

I'll start.

South Park was very popular in 1998, even though it came out in 1997. https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/M/MV5BZWY4ODY3ZTAtODc2NC00ZDQ5LWE2ZTItZWYzOWVhNjU4OTk0XkEyXkFqcGdeQXVyNTAyODkwOQ@@._V1_UX182_CR0,0,182,268_AL_.jpg

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Mariah Carey still had a hot career!

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City of Angels is a nice movie. I saw it, give it a B.

Subject: Re: 1998: The year

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/09/17 at 3:08 am

This day in 1998, Oasis singer Liam Gallagher and Simply Red singer Mick Hucknall were involved in a brawl at The Metropolitan Hotel, London.

Subject: Re: 1998: The year

Written By: aja675 on 06/09/17 at 3:23 am

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I vaguely remember when my teenage cousin used to love this song.

Subject: Re: 1998: The year

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 06/09/17 at 10:34 am

1998 was the year I was conceived....so symbolically my life started in 1998 ;D.

Subject: Re: 1998: The year

Written By: HazelBlue99 on 06/09/17 at 10:44 am

Technically, I was alive during the entire second half of 1998. There is also an ultrasound photo of me from October of that year. So I have proof that I was alive in 1998. :P

Subject: Re: 1998: The year

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 06/09/17 at 11:09 am

Arguably, 1998 possibly is the best single year of my childhood. It's the year that I have the most nostalgia for out of any during my childhood years. Lets take a little trip down memory lane and see what made 1998 so memorable, shall we?

*Buying my first CDs, the likes of Barenaked Ladies and Chumbawamba, for the CD player my parents got me for Christmas 1997.
*Riding around my neighborhood listening to music on my portable radio.
*Playing Croc and Spyro the Dragon on my cousin's PlayStation and dreaming of having my own.
*Watching MJ's last shot to finish out Game 6 of the 1998 NBA Finals with my dad.
*Starting junior high school.
*Following the Sammy Sosa Mark McGuire HR chase every day during the Summer of 1998.
*Watching the Family Channel transition to Fox Family Channel in August 1998. Seriously, this was a huge deal for me.
*Watching WCW Monday Nitro and WWF Raw every Monday. Cheering for Stone Cold Steve Austin to stun Vince McMahon.
*Seeing Dragon Ball Z for the first time on Toonami.
*Getting a Nintendo 64 for Christmas 1998. Maybe the biggest day of my life up to that point.

Subject: Re: 1998: The year

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 06/09/17 at 11:13 am


Arguably, 1998 possibly is the best single year of my childhood. It's the year that I have the most nostalgia for out of any during my childhood years. Lets take a little trip down memory lane and see what made 1998 so memorable, shall we?

*Buying my first CDs, the likes of Barenaked Ladies and Chumbawamba, for the CD player my parents got me for Christmas 1997.
*Riding around my neighborhood listening to music on my portable radio.
*Playing Croc and Spyro the Dragon on my cousin's PlayStation and dreaming of having my own.
*Watching MJ's last shot to finish out Game 6 of the 1998 NBA Finals with my dad.
*Starting junior high school.
*Following the Sammy Sosa Mark McGuire HR chase every day during the Summer of 1998.
*Watching the Family Channel transition to Fox Family Channel in August 1998. Seriously, this was a huge deal for me.
*Watching WCW Monday Nitro and WWF Raw every Monday. Cheering for Stone Cold Steve Austin to stun Vince McMahon.
*Seeing Dragon Ball Z for the first time on Toonami.
*Getting a Nintendo 64 for Christmas 1998. Maybe the biggest day of my life up to that point.

Damn, all of that sounds so awesome. Too bad I was only conceived in 1998.

Subject: Re: 1998: The year

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 06/09/17 at 11:18 am


Damn, all of that sounds so awesome. Too bad I was only conceived in 1998.


Yeah, it was an awesome year. But I bet you have just as much nostalgia for 2010, don't you?

Subject: Re: 1998: The year

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 06/09/17 at 11:20 am


Yeah, it was an awesome year. But I bet you have just as much nostalgia for 2010, don't you?

I do have some nostalgia for 2010 but nearly close to the amount that you have for 1998. I have more nostalgia for 2005 than 2010, lol.

Subject: Re: 1998: The year

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 06/09/17 at 11:27 am


I do have some nostalgia for 2010 but nearly close to the amount that you have for 1998. I have more nostalgia for 2005 than 2010, lol.


That's probably due to the fact that 2010 was only 7 years ago. Honestly, I didn't have as much nostalgia for 1998 ten years ago as I do today because it still seemed somewhat recent. Now 1998 is almost 20 years ago. By the time we get to 2029, even early smartphones will probably seem dated, which is hard to think about.

Subject: Re: 1998: The year

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 06/09/17 at 11:31 am


That's probably due to the fact that 2010 was only 7 years ago. Honestly, I didn't have as much nostalgia for 1998 ten years ago as I do today because it still seemed somewhat recent. Now 1998 is almost 20 years ago. By the time we get to 2029, even early smartphones will probably seem dated, which is hard to think about.

That is true.

However, the main reason why I'm only a bit nostalgic for 2010 is because I consider it as the year my childhood ended (both back then and now). So, I don't have as much of sentimental feeling about it as other previous years.

Subject: Re: 1998: The year

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 06/09/17 at 11:37 am


That is true.

However, the main reason why I'm only a bit nostalgic for 2010 is because I consider it as the year my childhood ended (both back then and now). So, I don't have as much of sentimental feeling about it as other previous years.


I can see that. Despite the fact that I still consider 1998 and 1999 to be a part of my childhood, I know that others don't think of ages 11-12 the same way. Some folks grow up a little faster than others.

Subject: Re: 1998: The year

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 06/09/17 at 11:39 am


I can see that. Despite the fact that I still consider 1998 and 1999 to be a part of my childhood, I know that others don't think of ages 11-12 the same way. Some folks grow up a little faster than others.

For me starting middle school in September 2010 was the dusk of my childhood.

Subject: Re: 1998: The year

Written By: 2001 on 06/09/17 at 1:15 pm

When you slapped that cartridge in and heard that song.

_HhCiEsy-u0

Unforgettable.

Subject: Re: 1998: The year

Written By: bchris02 on 06/09/17 at 1:41 pm


That's probably due to the fact that 2010 was only 7 years ago. Honestly, I didn't have as much nostalgia for 1998 ten years ago as I do today because it still seemed somewhat recent. Now 1998 is almost 20 years ago. By the time we get to 2029, even early smartphones will probably seem dated, which is hard to think about.


They already do.  The first generation iPhone and the iPhone 3G are all but useless today, but they are nostalgic.

Subject: Re: 1998: The year

Written By: 80sfan on 06/09/17 at 2:24 pm


This day in 1998, Oasis singer Liam Gallagher and Simply Red singer Mick Hucknall were involved in a brawl at The Metropolitan Hotel, London.


I can see this happening!  ;D

Subject: Re: 1998: The year

Written By: 80sfan on 06/09/17 at 2:25 pm


1998 was the year I was conceived....so symbolically my life started in 1998 ;D.


I was conceived roughly February 1988!  :o  :o

Subject: Re: 1998: The year

Written By: 80sfan on 06/09/17 at 2:27 pm


When you slapped that cartridge in and heard that song.

_HhCiEsy-u0

Unforgettable.


The talent. The nostalgia. The effort! http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v232/korn0818/ATRL_Smilies_All/atrlers/jonny_zpsc73391c5.png http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v232/korn0818/ATRL_Smilies_All/atrlers/jonny_zpsc73391c5.png

Subject: Re: 1998: The year

Written By: 80sfan on 06/09/17 at 2:29 pm


I can see that. Despite the fact that I still consider 1998 and 1999 to be a part of my childhood, I know that others don't think of ages 11-12 the same way. Some folks grow up a little faster than others.


Age 10 to 13 is kind of an 'in between' stage. It could be 'childhood', and it could be 'adolescence'. So that's why there's this sense of an overlap. Plus, people start puberty at different times, and that adds to the grey area that is age 10 to 13!

Subject: Re: 1998: The year

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 06/09/17 at 2:31 pm


I was conceived roughly February 1988!  :o  :o

Cool.


Age 10 to 13 is kind of an 'in between' stage. It could be 'childhood', and it could be 'adolescence'. So that's why there's this sense of an overlap. Plus, people start puberty at different times, and that adds to the grey area that is age 10 to 13!

Yeah, I agree.

Subject: Re: 1998: The year

Written By: 80sfan on 06/09/17 at 2:33 pm


Technically, I was alive during the entire second half of 1998. There is also an ultrasound photo of me from October of that year. So I have proof that I was alive in 1998. :P


Coooool!  :o

Subject: Re: 1998: The year

Written By: bchris02 on 06/09/17 at 4:37 pm

I remember 1998 mostly for the movie Titanic, the Bill Clinton sexual scandal, and the fact I turned 13 that year.  I remember some of the pop music back then but I wasn't super into Top 40 until 1999.  In 1998, I mostly listened to country and oldies.  I do know pop music from that time from situations where I was around it or with friends, but I didn't spend a lot of time listening to it myself.  The 1997-98 school year as probably the best school year of my K-12 years.  My friend got an N64 that year but I still had a Sega Genesis (I didn't get an N64 until 1999).

Subject: Re: 1998: The year

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 06/09/17 at 4:42 pm


When you slapped that cartridge in and heard that song.

_HhCiEsy-u0

Unforgettable.


Every '90s kid will always remember where they were and what they were doing the first time they played that game. It was like Boomers listening to Like a Rolling Stone for the first time. A moment that can never be recreated. No matter how much games advance, no game will ever seem as awesome as that game did back then.


I remember 1998 mostly for the movie Titanic, the Bill Clinton sexual scandal, and the fact I turned 13 that year.  I remember some of the pop music back then but I wasn't super into Top 40 until 1999.  In 1998, I mostly listened to country and oldies.  I do know pop music from that time from situations where I was around it or with friends, but I didn't spend a lot of time listening to it myself.  The 1997-98 school year as probably the best school year of my K-12 years.  My friend got an N64 that year but I still had a Sega Genesis (I didn't get an N64 until 1999).


Wow, I thought I was late getting an N64 for Christmas 1998. That was the year I really started getting into Top 40 stuff, so I have a lot of nostalgic musical memories from 1998. You sound a lot like me because I mostly just listened to country music with my parents up until 1997 and 1998 when I started to branch out more musically.

Also, I remember the Bill Clinton scandal quite well myself. Even though I was just 11, that was basically my sex education right there.

Subject: Re: 1998: The year

Written By: bchris02 on 06/09/17 at 5:01 pm


Every '90s kid will always remember where they were and what they were doing the first time they played that game. It was like Boomers listening to Like a Rolling Stone for the first time. A moment that can never be recreated. No matter how much games advance, no game will ever seem as awesome as that game did back then.


I agree.

Ocarina of Time was possibly the best game ever made and is still the standard for Zelda games. Majora's Mask was good as well, but it wasn't quite OcarinaOcarina simply nailed everything perfectly.  I haven't played Breath of the Wild yet but have heard great things about it.

Subject: Re: 1998: The year

Written By: aja675 on 06/09/17 at 11:30 pm

First year with consistent memories for me.

Subject: Re: 1998: The year

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 06/09/17 at 11:44 pm


First year with consistent memories for me.

What year were you born?

Subject: Re: 1998: The year

Written By: aja675 on 06/09/17 at 11:48 pm


First year with consistent memories for me.
My memories from that year were vague but numerous.

Subject: Re: 1998: The year

Written By: BornIn86 on 06/10/17 at 1:44 am

I hated the second part of 98 because I was bullied a lot during the semester. I barely remember the pop culture of that year...it's possibly one of the weakest 90s years in my opinion. Nothing too much to write home about. I think I might have played a lot of FF7 that year.

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So I've googled 98 and now some memories are coming back.

1. Titanic was HUGE and Celine Dion's My Heart Will Go on was on all the time for months.

2. I don't know about the rest of the country outside of the African American community by Brandy VS Monica was a huge deal. lol
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3. Speaking of Jerry Springer...the Jerry Springer Show was big at that time.

4. Will Smith's Gettin Jiggy With It was the summer jam.

5. I think the Harry Potter craze started around this time but I declined to jump on the bandwagon after reading the first book.

6. The whole Bill Clinton-Lewinsky thing was on...ALL THE TIME.

7. Even though I was a huge South Park fan (I watched the very first episode and it became required viewing for me and my circle of friends that school year), I didn't quite get the humor of Baseketball.

8. Saving Private Ryan, Armageddon, Godzilla, and There's Something About Mary were the must see movies.

9. I remember people talking about The Truman Show as if it was Jim Carrey's mission to go from comedy to serious.

10. I could be wrong but this might be the year I finally got the internet.

Subject: Re: 1998: The year

Written By: AmericanGirl on 06/10/17 at 8:17 am

I got married in 1998  :D  :D  :D  :D  :D

Subject: Re: 1998: The year

Written By: 80sfan on 06/10/17 at 1:45 pm


I got married in 1998  :D  :D  :D  :D  :D


Almost 20 years!!!

Subject: Re: 1998: The year

Written By: 80sfan on 06/10/17 at 1:52 pm


I remember 1998 mostly for the movie Titanic, the Bill Clinton sexual scandal, and the fact I turned 13 that year.  I remember some of the pop music back then but I wasn't super into Top 40 until 1999.  In 1998, I mostly listened to country and oldies.  I do know pop music from that time from situations where I was around it or with friends, but I didn't spend a lot of time listening to it myself.  The 1997-98 school year as probably the best school year of my K-12 years.  My friend got an N64 that year but I still had a Sega Genesis (I didn't get an N64 until 1999).


Yup, Titanic, Clinton Scandal, and Jerry Springer, are what mostly I remember when I think '1998'!

Subject: Re: 1998: The year

Written By: 2001 on 06/10/17 at 2:25 pm


Wow, I thought I was late getting an N64 for Christmas 1998. That was the year I really started getting into Top 40 stuff, so I have a lot of nostalgic musical memories from 1998. You sound a lot like me because I mostly just listened to country music with my parents up until 1997 and 1998 when I started to branch out more musically.

Also, I remember the Bill Clinton scandal quite well myself. Even though I was just 11, that was basically my sex education right there.


I got an N64 in the fall of 1998. I'm more of a '90s kid than both of you  8)

My musical memories started in 1998 too... With the Zelda OST. A slay. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v232/korn0818/ATRL_Smilies_All/atrlers/jonny_zpsc73391c5.png

Subject: Re: 1998: The year

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 06/10/17 at 2:27 pm

All this talk about 1998 kind of makes me wish that I was a 10 year old in 1998 instead of a fetus.

Subject: Re: 1998: The year

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 06/10/17 at 3:23 pm

Also, I can't believe I forgot to mention that 1998 was the first year I ever went online. Went to Gamepro.com to look up stuff on Zelda 64, as we called it.

Subject: Re: 1998: The year

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 06/10/17 at 3:28 pm


Also, I can't believe I forgot to mention that 1998 was the first year I ever went online. Went to Gamepro.com to look up stuff on Zelda 64, as we called it.

That's cool!

Subject: Re: 1998: The year

Written By: 2001 on 06/10/17 at 4:04 pm


Also, I can't believe I forgot to mention that 1998 was the first year I ever went online. Went to Gamepro.com to look up stuff on Zelda 64, as we called it.


I think it might've been the first year I went online too. I'm not too sure. It was in 1998-99 school year, and the teacher was telling us about search engines. She told us to go on ask.com and "Ask Jeeves" any question we may have.  ;D it's also where I learnt the magic of double click. Before that, I'd right-click and click "open".  :-X

I think it was 1999 or 2000 when Google took off and overtook Yahoo and the others.

Subject: Re: 1998: The year

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 06/10/17 at 4:08 pm


I think it might've been the first year I went online too. I'm not too sure. It was in 1998-99 school year, and the teacher was telling us about search engines. She told us to go on ask.com and "Ask Jeeves" any question we may have.  ;D it's also where I learnt the magic of double click. Before that, I'd right-click and click "open".  :-X

I think it was 1999 or 2000 when Google took off and overtook Yahoo and the others.


Honestly, it might have been a little later than that. I was still using Ask Jeeves pretty much exclusively through 2000. The first time I heard of Google was probably sometime during 2001. By 2002 it was basically the only search engine I used.

Subject: Re: 1998: The year

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 06/10/17 at 4:45 pm

1998 in Sports

Super Bowl XXXII (January 25, 1998)

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Super Bowl XXXII was between the National Football Conference (NFC) champion Green Bay Packers and the American Football Conference (AFC) champion Denver Broncos to decide the National Football League (NFL) champion for the 1997 season. The Broncos defeated the Packers by the score of 31–24. The game was played on January 25, 1998 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California, the second time that the Super Bowl was held in that city.


1998 Winter Olympics (February 7 - February 22, 1998)

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Officially the XVIII Olympic Winter Games was a winter multi-sport event celebrated in Nagano, Japan.

72 nations and 2,176 participants contested in 7 sports and 68 events at 15 venues. The Games saw the introduction of women's ice hockey, curling and snowboarding. National Hockey League players were allowed to participate in the men's ice hockey.

They were the third Olympic Games and second winter Olympics to be held in Japan, after the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo and the 1972 Winter Olympics in Sapporo. Nagano is so far the southernmost city to host a Winter Olympics, next to Squaw Valley, host of the 1960 Winter Olympics. These were the final Winter Olympic Games under the IOC Presidency of Juan Antonio Samaranch.



1998 NBA Finals (June 3, 1998 - June 14, 1998)

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The 1998 NBA Finals was the championship round of the 1998 playoffs of the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the conclusion of the 1997–98 NBA season. The Eastern Conference champion Chicago Bulls played against the Western Conference champion Utah Jazz, with the Jazz holding home-court advantage with the first 2 games in Salt Lake City. In a repeat of the previous year's Finals, the Bulls won the series 4 games to 2 for their third consecutive NBA title and their sixth in eight seasons. Michael Jordan was voted the NBA Finals MVP of the series (he also had won the award the last five times the Bulls won the Finals: 1991, 1992, 1993, 1996, and 1997). This would be his sixth NBA championship and sixth Finals MVP award in six full basketball seasons. Until 2014, it was the last consecutive Finals rematch between two teams.

The 1998 Finals garnered the highest Nielsen TV ratings in NBA history at 18.7, and even surpassed the Nielsen ratings for the 1998 World Series, marking the first time the NBA had a higher rating in its championship round than of Major League Baseball's championship round.



1998 Stanley Cup Finals (June 9 - June 16, 1998)

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The 1998 Stanley Cup Finals was contested by the Western Conference champion and defending Stanley Cup champion Detroit Red Wings and the Eastern Conference champion Washington Capitals. It was the 105th year of the Stanley Cup being contested. It was the Capitals' first appearance in a Stanley Cup Final since the franchise's inception in 1974. The Red Wings won the series for the second year in a row, four games to none. It was the Wings' ninth Stanley Cup, and as of 2016, this series is the most recent time when a Finals concluded with a sweep. This was also the last time until 2002 that a Stanley Cup Finals ended after an NBA Finals in the same season had concluded.


1998 FIFA World Cup (June 10 - July 12, 1998)

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France '98 was the 16th FIFA World Cup, the world championship for men's national association football teams. It was held in France from 10 June to 12 July 1998. The tournament was won by France, who beat Brazil 3–0 in the final. France won their first title, becoming the seventh nation to win a World Cup, and the sixth (after Uruguay, Italy, England, West Germany and Argentina) to win the tournament on home soil. Croatia, Jamaica, Japan and South Africa made their first appearances in the finals.


1998 World Series (October 17, 1998 – October 21, 1998)
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The 94th edition of Major League Baseball's championship series, matched the New York Yankees of the American League and the San Diego Padres of the National League. The Yankees swept the Series in four games to capture their second World Series championship in three years and their 24th overall. It was San Diego's second World Series appearance and their first since 1984, when they lost to the Detroit Tigers. For the first time, the same city—San Diego—hosted both the final World Series game and the Super Bowl the same year; not only were they held in the same city, they were both also held in the same stadium—Qualcomm Stadium.

Subject: Re: 1998: The year

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/11/17 at 6:50 am

On this day in 1998, Compaq Computer pays US$9 billion for Digital Equipment Corporation in the largest high-tech acquisition.

Subject: Re: 1998: The year

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/11/17 at 7:14 am

Tennis Grand Slam Tournaments in 1998

Australian Open (19 January through 1 February)
Men's Singles: Pete Sampras was the defending champion, but lost to Karol Kučera in the quarterfinals. Petr Korda ended up winning the tournament, defeating Marcelo Ríos in the final to claim what would be his only Grand Slam title, and Ríos' only Grand Slam final.
Women's Singles:  Martina Hingis was the defending champion, and she successfully defended her title by defeating Conchita Martínez, 6–3, 6–3. in the final. This was the first Grand Slam tournament in which Serena Williams competed in the main draw. She drew her older sister Venus in the second round, and was defeated.

French Open (25 May until 7 June)
Men's Singles: Gustavo Kuerten was the defending champion, but he was eliminated in the second round by Marat Safin, who was appearing in the main draw of a Grand Slam for the first time. Carlos Moyá won the title, defeating Àlex Corretja in the all-Spanish final, 6–3, 7–5, 6–3.
Women's Singles: Iva Majoli was the defending champion, but lost to Lindsay Davenport in the quarterfinals. Martina Hingis had a chance to complete all four Grand Slams tournaments at once, having won the Wimbledon, US Open and Australian Open. She lost to Monica Seles in the semifinals. Arantxa Sánchez Vicario won the title, defeating Seles, 7–6(7–5), 0–6, 6–2, in the final, marking the last time Sánchez Vicario defeated Seles at any tournament. It's also the personal last Grand Slam final of both Sánchez and Seles.

Wimbledon (22 June to 5 July)
Men's Singles: Pete Sampras was the defending champion, and he successfully defended his title, defeating Goran Ivanišević, 6–7(2–7), 7–6(11–9), 6–4, 3–6, 6–2, in the final. With this win, Sampras equalled Björn Borg's record of five Wimbledon titles.
Women's Singles: Martina Hingis was the defending champion, but she was defeated by Jana Novotná in the semifinals in a rematch of last year's final. Jana Novotná then defeated Nathalie Tauziat in the final, 6–4, 7–6, (7–2), in the final on 4 July 1998 to win the tournament. This was Jana Novotná's first win in a Wimbledon final on her third attempt. This would be the last time a Czech player would win Wimbledon (or win a Grand Slam title) until Petra Kvitová won in 2011.

US Open (August 31 through September 13)
Men's Singles: Patrick Rafter was the defending champion, and he successfully defended his title, defeating compatriot Mark Philippoussis in the final, 6–3, 3–6, 6–2, 6–0.
Women's Singles: Martina Hingis was the defending champion, but she was defeated by Lindsay Davenport in the final, 6–3, 7–5, in what was a rematch of last year's semifinal. The tournament was notable for the final US Open appearance of five-time champion Steffi Graf in the main draw, who lost to Patty Schnyder in the fourth round. It was also the first US Open appearance of six-time champion Serena Williams, where she would go on to win her first title in the following year.

Subject: Re: 1998: The year

Written By: Lizardmatum on 06/11/17 at 12:25 pm

This is the first year I have memories of! At least to my knowledge, maybe I have one of 1997 but I'm not sure.
I also remember this was the year of the big battle between Dreamworks and Pixar when Antz and A Bug's Life were released just a month away from each other!

Subject: Re: 1998: The year

Written By: 80sfan on 06/11/17 at 3:05 pm

I like this 1998 album cover, and the music on the album too.

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Subject: Re: 1998: The year

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 06/11/17 at 4:13 pm


I like this 1998 album cover, and the music on the album too.

https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQoGw__XBZ3I056vWC45qNB8ymsVph8Q_WqzmNEhYQp8TlLI9nPkg

"Torn" was a good song.

Subject: Re: 1998: The year

Written By: 80sfan on 06/11/17 at 5:43 pm


"Torn" was a good song.


Yes, but she wasn't the original to sing it. I'm pretty sure you know that though.  ;)

Subject: Re: 1998: The year

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 06/11/17 at 6:53 pm


Yes, but she wasn't the original to sing it. I'm pretty sure you know that though.  ;)

I didn't know that but her version is the much more famous and much better version ;).

Subject: Re: 1998: The year

Written By: Brian06 on 06/11/17 at 9:35 pm

1998 I remember mostly for the Clinton Lewinsky scandal. This came at the exactly same time I was starting to learn about sex in school, so it was kind of funny. I remember when the "Starr Report" came out, when the house voted to impeach, and then when the senate acquitted Clinton. I remember all the jokes, man it really takes me back thinking about it.  ;D

Subject: Re: 1998: The year

Written By: 80sfan on 06/11/17 at 10:32 pm

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The material girl went spiritual.

Subject: Re: 1998: The year

Written By: exodus08 on 06/12/17 at 4:13 pm

I turned 8 in 1998 and I remember watching the premier of Charmed and watching Halloween town.

Subject: Re: 1998: The year

Written By: AmericanGirl on 06/12/17 at 5:25 pm


On this day in 1998, Compaq Computer pays US$9 billion for Digital Equipment Corporation in the largest high-tech acquisition.


The end of my beloved first tech employer (Digital Equipment) was at that point in the cards  :\'(

Subject: Re: 1998: The year

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/12/17 at 9:49 pm


https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTnvg4VmEU_L2PwMddsqIt5Bc7I3sk-U66HExF0jH-XUUV6-VHT4Q

The material girl went spiritual.
She became frozen...

Subject: Re: 1998: The year

Written By: 80sfan on 06/12/17 at 9:56 pm


She became frozen...


Or was it her Ray of Light?

Subject: Re: 1998: The year

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/12/17 at 10:00 pm


Or was it her Ray of Light?
It was the power of goodbye.

Subject: Re: 1998: The year

Written By: 80sfan on 06/12/17 at 10:13 pm


It was the power of goodbye.


Her album was Like A Prayer, and it Justified her Love for being a Virgin.

Subject: Re: 1998: The year

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/12/17 at 10:26 pm


Her album was Like A Prayer, and it Justified her Love for being a Virgin.
Nothing really matters.

Subject: Re: 1998: The year

Written By: 2001 on 06/12/17 at 10:32 pm

Isn't this the year music died because of Britney Spears?  :-X

The Offspring released their best album though.  :-X

Subject: Re: 1998: The year

Written By: 80sfan on 06/12/17 at 10:56 pm


Isn't this the year music died because of Britney Spears?  :-X

The Offspring released their best album though.  :-X


You're right. No one is a better symbol of music's post 1997's horrible decline in quality than Britney Spears. There's no way in hell that Britney would have been famous in 1967, because you needed a strong voice to make it during that era. I would have loved to have been a college student from 1965 to 1969. I bet it was musically magical!  8)

Subject: Re: 1998: The year

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 06/12/17 at 11:22 pm

Jaden Smith was born in 1998 (July 8, 1998)....a year and 5 days before me.

Sometimes, I do ponder about being born exactly a year earlier (July 13, 1998) :-Rush Hour (the first one) :-[.

Subject: Re: 1998: The year

Written By: 80sfan on 06/12/17 at 11:28 pm


Jaden Smith was born in 1998 (July 8, 1998)....a year and 5 days before me.

Sometimes, I do ponder about being born exactly a year earlier (July 13, 1998) :-Rush Hour (the first one) :-[.


You can vote in 2020!  :D  :D  :D  :D

Subject: Re: 1998: The year

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 06/12/17 at 11:33 pm


You can vote in 2020!  :D  :D  :D  :D

I know and I can also vote in the 2018 midterms but still.......2016 was such a pivotal (and now iconic) election.

Subject: Re: 1998: The year

Written By: BornIn86 on 06/13/17 at 2:36 pm


I turned 8 in 1998 and I remember watching the premier of Charmed and watching Halloween town.


I was going through a Wicca phase when Charmed came on. lol. I loved that show for what it was at the time. Now I watch it and I'm like...."this is sooo bad!"

Yeah...I remember not caring too much for the rise in teenybopper music. Spice Girls was okay. I was far less enthused by the onslaught of boy bands that followed them. Britney Spears was pretty much at Lady Gaga (09-11) level at one point.

Subject: Re: 1998: The year

Written By: exodus08 on 06/13/17 at 4:12 pm


I was going through a Wicca phase when Charmed came on. lol. I loved that show for what it was at the time. Now I watch it and I'm like...."this is sooo bad!"

Yeah...I remember not caring too much for the rise in teenybopper music. Spice Girls was okay. I was far less enthused by the onslaught of boy bands that followed them. Britney Spears was pretty much at Lady Gaga (09-11) level at one point.

I remember my sisters obsession for 98 degrees.

Subject: Re: 1998: The year

Written By: 2001 on 06/13/17 at 6:38 pm


You're right. No one is a better symbol of music's post 1997's horrible decline in quality than Britney Spears. There's no way in hell that Britney would have been famous in 1967, because you needed a strong voice to make it during that era. I would have loved to have been a college student from 1965 to 1969. I bet it was musically magical!  8)


I can't tell if you're being sarcastic ;D

For late 1960s pop, I love Nancy Sinatra!


I was going through a Wicca phase when Charmed came on. lol. I loved that show for what it was at the time. Now I watch it and I'm like...."this is sooo bad!"

Yeah...I remember not caring too much for the rise in teenybopper music. Spice Girls was okay. I was far less enthused by the onslaught of boy bands that followed them. Britney Spears was pretty much at Lady Gaga (09-11) level at one point.


LOL that's funny. I watched Charmed, but only much later (2004). It was a good show.

I wasn't deep into teen pop, but I remember it playing everywhere, so I just went with the flow.

Subject: Re: 1998: The year

Written By: 80sfan on 06/13/17 at 9:12 pm


I can't tell if you're being sarcastic ;D

For late 1960s pop, I love Nancy Sinatra!

LOL that's funny. I watched Charmed, but only much later (2004). It was a good show.

I wasn't deep into teen pop, but I remember it playing everywhere, so I just went with the flow.


I was being serious. But yeah, I think that her influence didn't help music quality become better.

Subject: Re: 1998: The year

Written By: mxcrashxm on 06/15/17 at 7:02 pm

The music of that year was awesome! I got an N64 around the end of the year (or it was 1999). I played the SNES all day! I went to the cemetery although I stayed in the car. I was introduced to CN right was as the Powerhouse era was transitioning its bumpers from the Checkerboard one. Introduced to Pokemon as it premiered on Kids WB, and I rode bikes/scooters!

Subject: Re: 1998: The year

Written By: 80sfan on 06/15/17 at 10:14 pm

Titanic was still very popular that year.

Subject: Re: 1998: The year

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/25/17 at 1:52 am

June 25th 1998 – In Clinton v. City of New York, the United States Supreme Court decides that the Line Item Veto Act of 1996 is unconstitutional.

Subject: Re: 1998: The year

Written By: tv on 07/10/17 at 6:46 pm


You're right. No one is a better symbol of music's post 1997's horrible decline in quality than Britney Spears. There's no way in hell that Britney would have been famous in 1967, because you needed a strong voice to make it during that era. I would have loved to have been a college student from 1965 to 1969. I bet it was musically magical!  8)
Yeah but Britney would have never have been popular from 1992 to 1996 the music she made in 1999 was disliked during that era. She would have fit right in with Debbie Gibson and Tiffany from 1987/1988-1989 though. Music goes in cycles.

Subject: Re: 1998: The year

Written By: YuYuYuuki on 09/03/17 at 9:58 am


*Seeing Dragon Ball Z for the first time on Toonami.

When Moltar still hosted.

I was 2 years old in 1998, and I remember watching Sesame Street and some of the news.
Geri Halliwell left the Spice Girls this year.

Subject: Re: 1998: The year

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/22/17 at 3:33 pm

This day in 1998, Sean Yseult confirmed that White Zombie was going to break up.

Subject: Re: 1998: The year

Written By: 2001 on 09/23/17 at 10:56 pm

When Zelda: Ocarina of Time hits 20 next year, I'm going to cry.  :\'(

Which reminds me, I really need to play Breath of the Wild :-X

Subject: Re: 1998: The year

Written By: 80sfan on 09/27/17 at 5:01 pm


Yeah but Britney would have never have been popular from 1992 to 1996 the music she made in 1999 was disliked during that era. She would have fit right in with Debbie Gibson and Tiffany from 1987/1988-1989 though. Music goes in cycles.


Yup, Britney's success was, a big chunk, from just good timing, AKA luck! Oh, and good marketing.

Subject: Re: 1998: The year

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/28/17 at 8:23 am

On this day in 1998, KISS released the album "Psycho Circus".

Subject: Re: 1998: The year

Written By: aja675 on 09/28/17 at 9:42 am


When Moltar still hosted.

I was 2 years old in 1998, and I remember watching Sesame Street and some of the news.
Geri Halliwell left the Spice Girls this year.

I was also 2, and because of my good memory, I might as well be a year older. Like, I remember my first visit to Greenhills Shopping Center, some songs I heard, and that one time at a family friend's house when I thought their floor was dirty because of the patterns on it.

Subject: Re: 1998: The year

Written By: 2001 on 12/07/17 at 9:46 am

Been super nostalgic for this year lately, even though I don't remember it perfectly.

Windows Pinball on Windows 95/98 was life

https://www.groovypost.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/3D-Pinball-Space-Cadet.png

I went to London in the summer. I remember I was at a parade and a giant Barbie doll passed by and Barbie Girl started playing. Doesn't get more late '90s than that ;D

I watched Godzilla in theatres

https://imagescdn.tweaktown.com/content/6/3/6325_4_godzilla_1998_blu_ray_movie_review_full.jpg

Subject: Re: 1998: The year

Written By: Rainbowz on 12/07/17 at 10:11 am


Age 10 to 13 is kind of an 'in between' stage. It could be 'childhood', and it could be 'adolescence'. So that's why there's this sense of an overlap. Plus, people start puberty at different times, and that adds to the grey area that is age 10 to 13!

Age 13 isn’t in between. When you’re 13, you’re officially a teenager.

Subject: Re: 1998: The year

Written By: Rainbowz on 12/07/17 at 10:12 am


1998 was the year I was conceived....so symbolically my life started in 1998 ;D.

I was conceived in September 2001

Subject: Re: 1998: The year

Written By: 80sfan on 12/07/17 at 10:42 am


Been super nostalgic for this year lately, even though I don't remember it perfectly.

Windows Pinball on Windows 95/98 was life

https://www.groovypost.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/3D-Pinball-Space-Cadet.png

I went to London in the summer. I remember I was at a parade and a giant Barbie doll passed by and Barbie Girl started playing. Doesn't get more late '90s than that ;D

I watched Godzilla in theatres

https://imagescdn.tweaktown.com/content/6/3/6325_4_godzilla_1998_blu_ray_movie_review_full.jpg


I loved the Godzilla they used in the film.

Subject: Re: 1998: The year

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/07/17 at 12:35 pm




I went to London in the summer. I remember I was at a parade and a giant Barbie doll passed by and Barbie Girl started playing. Doesn't get more late '90s than that ;D


I am try to recall what parade it could be, that parade was definitely in the summer? London has parades on New Year's Day and The  Lord Mayor's Show in November.

Subject: Re: 1998: The year

Written By: 2001 on 12/07/17 at 4:00 pm


I am try to recall what parade it could be, that parade was definitely in the summer? London has parades on New Year's Day and The  Lord Mayor's Show in November.


It was in the summer. Maybe it was a smaller parade, or a carnival or festival of some kind?

I went to Trafalgar Square, bought a small bird feeder from a seller, and had birds sitting on my tiny shoulders/arms. That was terrifying ;D

And then I got to sit on those giant lion statues, which, when I was a tiny 5 year old, felt like I was on top of the world! :D And I rode those double decker buses.

1998, it's all coming back to me.

Subject: Re: 1998: The year

Written By: 2001 on 12/07/17 at 4:02 pm


I loved the Godzilla they used in the film.


The last Godzilla was so boring...

Also, Lion King 2 came out that year. It wasn't as good as the first one but IDK why it gets so much hate. I really liked it. :\'(

Subject: Re: 1998: The year

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/07/17 at 4:26 pm


It was in the summer. Maybe it was a smaller parade, or a carnival or festival of some kind?

I went to Trafalgar Square, bought a small bird feeder from a seller, and had birds sitting on my tiny shoulders/arms. That was terrifying ;D

And then I got to sit on those giant lion statues, which, when I was a tiny 5 year old, felt like I was on top of the world! :D And I rode those double decker buses.

1998, it's all coming back to me.
Gay Pride held marches in London, from 1972 to 1999, under the Pride Trust, which went insolvent in 1999. Pride London restarted the marches in 2004. The hose were held around the first weekend of July, so it have one of those marches you saw? Or was it the Notting Hill Carnival?

In 2000, pigeons numbers were reduced in Trafalgar Square, and it now an offence to fed them now. I went to Trafalgar Square around that time, and there was a man walking round with a hawk on his arm, let it fly and come back in order to frighten the pigeons away, I have photo of it somewhere, but it is a photo, not digital on the computer. When found it will be scanned into my pictures folder.

Subject: Re: 1998: The year

Written By: 2001 on 12/07/17 at 4:45 pm


Gay Pride held marches in London, from 1972 to 1999, under the Pride Trust, which went insolvent in 1999. Pride London restarted the marches in 2004. The hose were held around the first weekend of July, so it have one of those marches you saw? Or was it the Notting Hill Carnival?




I'm certain it wasn't a pride parade. I'll have to check the photos for the exact date. It could be Notting Hill, although I don't know what Barbie would be doing at a Caribbean parade ;D

It's possible it was some kind of music festival. Looking at the list, there are quite a few, but they all seem to be for classical and jazz.  :-\\


In 2000, pigeons numbers were reduced in Trafalgar Square, and it now an offence to fed them now. I went to Trafalgar Square around that time, and there was a man walking round with a hawk on his arm, let it fly and come back in order to frighten the pigeons away, I have photo of it somewhere, but it is a photo, not digital on the computer. When found it will be scanned into my pictures folder.


Oh wow, I had no idea. That would explain why when we went to London again in March 2005 and I wanted to feed the birds, my mom told me that they don't do that in the winter. She probably just thought something up and didn't know there was a ban. :o

That's a shame.

Subject: Re: 1998: The year

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/07/17 at 4:47 pm




I'm certain it wasn't a pride parade. I'll have to check the photos for the exact date. It could be Notting Hill, although I don't know what Barbie would be doing at a Caribbean parade ;D

It's possible it was some kind of music festival. Looking at the list, there are quite a few, but they all seem to be for classical and jazz.  :-\\


Would your parents remember?

Subject: Re: 1998: The year

Written By: HazelBlue99 on 12/07/17 at 4:52 pm

Technically I was alive in 1998, since I was conceived in June of that year, lol. :P

Subject: Re: 1998: The year

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/07/17 at 4:53 pm


Technically I was alive in 1998, since I was conceived in June of that year, lol. :P
Indeed you were.

Subject: Re: 1998: The year

Written By: 2001 on 12/07/17 at 4:56 pm


Would your parents remember?


Probably. It was almost 20 years ago, though. Oh, that reminds me, I also have to ask what hotel we stayed at and what mall I went to in 2005. I know my dad really hated the hotel, so he most likely remembers ;D

Btw, I found this photo on Wikipedia of kids feeding pigeons at Trafalgar Square, from 1993. Sad that this tradition is dead.  :\'(

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/1e/People_feeding_pigeons_in_Trafalgar_Square_c.1993.jpg/1024px-People_feeding_pigeons_in_Trafalgar_Square_c.1993.jpg

Subject: Re: 1998: The year

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/07/17 at 5:10 pm


Probably. It was almost 20 years ago, though. Oh, that reminds me, I also have to ask what hotel we stayed at and what mall I went to in 2005. I know my dad really hated the hotel, so he most likely remembers ;D

Btw, I found this photo on Wikipedia of kids feeding pigeons at Trafalgar Square, from 1993. Sad that this tradition is dead.  :\'(

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/1e/People_feeding_pigeons_in_Trafalgar_Square_c.1993.jpg/1024px-People_feeding_pigeons_in_Trafalgar_Square_c.1993.jpg
Nowadays your can heaven a message or to on a website.

That photo is how I remember it on all visits I made up to 2000, like the first I was there in the 1960s.

Feed the Birds from Mary Poppins

Subject: Re: 1998: The year

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 12/08/17 at 1:38 am


Been super nostalgic for this year lately, even though I don't remember it perfectly.

Windows Pinball on Windows 95/98 was life

https://www.groovypost.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/3D-Pinball-Space-Cadet.png

Space Cadet was the sh*t! 8)

Subject: Re: 1998: The year

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 12/08/17 at 1:38 am


I was conceived in September 2001

You're a 9/11 baby :o :-X.

Subject: Re: 1998: The year

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 12/08/17 at 1:39 am


Technically I was alive in 1998, since I was conceived in June of that year, lol. :P

I was also conceived in 1998 :P.

Subject: Re: 1998: The year

Written By: HazelBlue99 on 12/08/17 at 1:47 am


I was also conceived in 1998 :P.


Technically we would already be 19 years old. :P

Subject: Re: 1998: The year

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 12/08/17 at 1:53 am


Technically we would already be 19 years old. :P

Yep :P.

However, officially...I have 7 months to go until that happens (you have just 3 months).

Subject: Re: 1998: The year

Written By: 80sfan on 12/08/17 at 2:14 am


The last Godzilla was so boring...

Also, Lion King 2 came out that year. It wasn't as good as the first one but IDK why it gets so much hate. I really liked it. :\'(


I don't remember the second one.  ;D  ;D  :-X  :-X  :-X

I don't hate it, though.  ;)

Subject: Re: 1998: The year

Written By: Longaotian00 on 12/08/17 at 4:16 am


I was also conceived in 1998 :P.


I would have been conceived in April 1999, so I didn't quite make it to '98 ;D

Subject: Re: 1998: The year

Written By: Rainbowz on 12/08/17 at 4:56 am


I would have been conceived in April 1999, so I didn't quite make it to '98 ;D

According to a website I was conceived sometime during the week of September 6, 2001 - September 14, 2001

Subject: Re: 1998: The year

Written By: Longaotian00 on 12/08/17 at 5:14 am


According to a website I was conceived sometime during the week of September 6, 2001 - September 14, 2001


Wow. You might have actually been conceived on 9/11! :-X

Subject: Re: 1998: The year

Written By: Longaotian00 on 12/08/17 at 5:17 am


According to a website I was conceived sometime during the week of September 6, 2001 - September 14, 2001


Damn it, you weren't even conceived in the 20th century so now I can't call you old aswell  >:( ;D

Subject: Re: 1998: The year

Written By: Rainbowz on 12/08/17 at 6:21 am


Damn it, you weren't even conceived in the 20th century so now I can't call you old aswell  >:( ;D

Those born in 2001 technically did exist during the 20th century. That’s why everyone born after 2001 is the young and hip generation ;)

Subject: Re: 1998: The year

Written By: Longaotian00 on 12/08/17 at 6:42 am


Those born in 2001 technically did exist during the 20th century. That’s why everyone born after 2001 is the young and hip generation ;)


Yes, that's exactly what my post reads lol :P

Subject: Re: 1998: The year

Written By: 2001 on 12/08/17 at 7:42 am


I don't remember the second one.  ;D  ;D  :-X  :-X  :-X

I don't hate it, though.  ;)


It's the one where Simba's daughter falls in love with Scar's son.

Also I'm shocked I haven't mentioned Leo from Power Rangers in Space in this thread yet ;D

Power Rangers in Space from 1998 was GOAT Power Rangers.  8) Yeah that's right us Y2K kids had better Power Rangers than '90s kids  :-X

Subject: Re: 1998: The year

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/08/17 at 12:35 pm


Probably. It was almost 20 years ago, though. Oh, that reminds me, I also have to ask what hotel we stayed at and what mall I went to in 2005. I know my dad really hated the hotel, so he most likely remembers ;D

Btw, I found this photo on Wikipedia of kids feeding pigeons at Trafalgar Square, from 1993. Sad that this tradition is dead.  :\'(

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/1e/People_feeding_pigeons_in_Trafalgar_Square_c.1993.jpg/1024px-People_feeding_pigeons_in_Trafalgar_Square_c.1993.jpg
http://www.hardens.com/images_new/search_backgrounds/search-location-trafalgarsquare.jpg

Trafalgar Square today, totally pigeonless.

Subject: Re: 1998: The year

Written By: 80sfan on 12/08/17 at 12:42 pm


It's the one where Simba's daughter falls in love with Scar's son.

Also I'm shocked I haven't mentioned Leo from Power Rangers in Space in this thread yet ;D

Power Rangers in Space from 1998 was GOAT Power Rangers.  8) Yeah that's right us Y2K kids had hotter Power Rangers than '90s kids  :-X


Fixed it for you.  :-X  :-X  :-X  :-X  :-X

Subject: Re: 1998: The year

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/08/17 at 12:59 pm


It's the one where Simba's daughter falls in love with Scar's son.

Also I'm shocked I haven't mentioned Leo from Power Rangers in Space in this thread yet ;D

Power Rangers in Space from 1998 was GOAT Power Rangers.  8) Yeah that's right us Y2K kids had better Power Rangers than '90s kids  :-X
...and there is a third Lion King film... ?

Subject: Re: 1998: The year

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 12/08/17 at 1:37 pm


...and there is a third Lion King film... ?

Yes, The Lion King 1½ which came out in 2004. It was a straight-to-DVD movie :P.

Subject: Re: 1998: The year

Written By: 80sfan on 01/01/18 at 2:20 pm

I can't believe that 1998 is 20 years ago now. That is just shocking to me.  :o  :o  :o  :o  :o

Subject: Re: 1998: The year

Written By: Rosequartz2000 on 01/06/18 at 6:31 pm

Pokémon became a sensation. I remember getting Red when it came out because I received the promo tape in my mail and it interested me! I watched that thing about a hundred times! It's still burned into my head: "GOTTACATCHEMALLGOTTACATCHEMALL! Gotta catch em all, Pokémon!"

I remember being devastated on May 31, 1998 (was it? I could be wrong) upon hearing Geri Halliwell had left the Spice Girls. Ginger was my favorite! Both my friends and I would say I was Ginger.

I also first watched Dragon Ball Z on Toonami at my late neighbor's house, which was my first exposure to anime and partially responsible for my current job at TV Tokyo.

Subject: Re: 1998: The year

Written By: 2001 on 01/20/18 at 12:11 pm


Pokémon became a sensation. I remember getting Red when it came out because I received the promo tape in my mail and it interested me! I watched that thing about a hundred times! It's still burned into my head: "GOTTACATCHEMALLGOTTACATCHEMALL! Gotta catch em all, Pokémon!"

I remember being devastated on May 31, 1998 (was it? I could be wrong) upon hearing Geri Halliwell had left the Spice Girls. Ginger was my favorite! Both my friends and I would say I was Ginger.

I also first watched Dragon Ball Z on Toonami at my late neighbor's house, which was my first exposure to anime and partially responsible for my current job at TV Tokyo.


Holiday Season 1998 was just legendary in video games. I got Pokémon Red, Banjo Kazooie and Ocarina of Time!

Subject: Re: 1998: The year

Written By: mqg96 on 01/20/18 at 2:36 pm

1998. The first year in my life I can recall anything. My earliest vague memories in life begin here. That's all I have to say. My first sister was born this year.

Subject: Re: 1998: The year

Written By: AndrewShannon on 01/28/18 at 1:40 am


When you slapped that cartridge in and heard that song.

_HhCiEsy-u0

Unforgettable.


LoZ: Ocarina of Time and TES: Redguard are the two things I really like about that year, besides the uh...birthyear I guess.

Subject: Re: 1998: The year

Written By: 2001 on 01/28/18 at 11:27 am


LoZ: Ocarina of Time and TES: Redguard are the two things I really like about that year, besides the uh...birthyear I guess.


I honestly did not hear about Elder Scrolls until the third one.  :-[

Subject: Re: 1998: The year

Written By: 1999 Baby, 2000s Kid on 01/28/18 at 11:42 am


LoZ: Ocarina of Time and TES: Redguard are the two things I really like about that year, besides the uh...birthyear I guess.


Have you played Redguard? I've never met another person who has played it, but I love that game, I love TES in general, it's actually my favorite video game series.


I honestly did not hear about Elder Scrolls until the third one.  :-[


Most people I know that have played Elder Scrolls only know about TES I to V and ESO, with some not being aware of anything that came out before Morrowind, it was the first well known one, so I wouldn't say that's unusual. Skyrim was the first one I heard about, personally.

Subject: Re: 1998: The year

Written By: 80sfan on 01/28/18 at 9:59 pm

I loved South Park during this era.  ;D

Subject: Re: 1998: The year

Written By: AndrewShannon on 01/29/18 at 1:21 am


Have you played Redguard? I've never met another person who has played it, but I love that game, I love TES in general, it's actually my favorite video game series.

Most people I know that have played Elder Scrolls only know about TES I to V and ESO, with some not being aware of anything that came out before Morrowind, it was the first well known one, so I wouldn't say that's unusual. Skyrim was the first one I heard about, personally.


Yeah, but on my old computer I don't even remember how long ago, 4 years maybe? Mine now could never play games, though my dad got me a gaming computer on Christmas. I should get it again, along with the others.

TES was great until Skyrim, then it's good, but not great, though Oblivion did start the fall from grace...

I don't know much. besides those two games, about the year (1998) except that I was born then, tbh.

Subject: Re: 1998: The year

Written By: 1999 Baby, 2000s Kid on 01/29/18 at 9:11 am


Yeah, but on my old computer I don't even remember how long ago, 4 years maybe? Mine now could never play games, though my dad got me a gaming computer on Christmas. I should get it again, along with the others.

TES was great until Skyrim, then it's good, but not great, though Oblivion did start the fall from grace...

I don't know much. besides those two games, about the year (1998) except that I was born then, tbh.


Yeah, I get you, I got in late 2015 on GOG, which is probably the best site to purchase it on, because it doesn't have the Clavicus Vile realm crash.

I personally think Oblivion is the weakest between Morrowind, Oblivion, and Skyrim, but I still love that game and it probably had the best quest writing out of all of them.

I've never played Ocarina of Time, but I've always wanted to or at least try some Zelda game.

With 1998, I like a lot of music from that year. With movies, I know that Mulan released that year, which I loved as a kid, and I know that 1998 is regarded as one of the best years in gaming.

Subject: Re: 1998: The year

Written By: 80sfan on 01/29/18 at 9:34 am

Unfortunately, it was the last good year in music, in my opinion.  :P

Subject: Re: 1998: The year

Written By: Tyrannosaurus Rex on 01/29/18 at 8:28 pm


Unfortunately, it was the last good year in music, in my opinion.  :P


I'd actually agree, as well.

Subject: Re: 1998: The year

Written By: 2001 on 01/29/18 at 8:46 pm


Have you played Redguard? I've never met another person who has played it, but I love that game, I love TES in general, it's actually my favorite video game series.

Most people I know that have played Elder Scrolls only know about TES I to V and ESO, with some not being aware of anything that came out before Morrowind, it was the first well known one, so I wouldn't say that's unusual. Skyrim was the first one I heard about, personally.


I'm surprised you didn't hear about Oblivion before Skyrim. It was probably the only game worth buying on the Xbox 360 around 2005/2006 ;D


Yeah, but on my old computer I don't even remember how long ago, 4 years maybe? Mine now could never play games, though my dad got me a gaming computer on Christmas. I should get it again, along with the others.

TES was great until Skyrim, then it's good, but not great, though Oblivion did start the fall from grace...

I don't know much. besides those two games, about the year (1998) except that I was born then, tbh.


Wow, that's the opposite of everyone else's opinion! :P


Yeah, I get you, I got in late 2015 on GOG, which is probably the best site to purchase it on, because it doesn't have the Clavicus Vile realm crash.

I personally think Oblivion is the weakest between Morrowind, Oblivion, and Skyrim, but I still love that game and it probably had the best quest writing out of all of them.

I've never played Ocarina of Time, but I've always wanted to or at least try some Zelda game.

With 1998, I like a lot of music from that year. With movies, I know that Mulan released that year, which I loved as a kid, and I know that 1998 is regarded as one of the best years in gaming.


I'm not surprised you disliked Oblivion if you played Skyrim first. The latter is an improvement in many ways.

Subject: Re: 1998: The year

Written By: bchris02 on 01/29/18 at 9:02 pm


I'm surprised you didn't hear about Oblivion before Skyrim. It was probably the only game worth buying on the Xbox 360 around 2005/2006 ;D

Wow, that's the opposite of everyone else's opinion! :P

I'm not surprised you disliked Oblivion if you played Skyrim first. The latter is an improvement in many ways.


I disliked Oblivion back in its day yet I loved Skyrim.  In my opinion, Oblivion was ahead of its time and the technology wasn't quite there.  It ran like dog even on top-end PCs of the day.

Subject: Re: 1998: The year

Written By: 80sfan on 01/29/18 at 9:12 pm


I'd actually agree, as well.


I remember back in the mid-00's, most people thought music sucked starting in 2000/2001.

Thanks for agreeing!  ;D

Subject: Re: 1998: The year

Written By: 1999 Baby, 2000s Kid on 01/29/18 at 9:15 pm


I'm surprised you didn't hear about Oblivion before Skyrim. It was probably the only game worth buying on the Xbox 360 around 2005/2006 ;D

I'm not surprised you disliked Oblivion if you played Skyrim first. The latter is an improvement in many ways.


Lol, yeah, I didn't have an Xbox 360 during that time, so that could be why. I think I remember seeing the case at the rental store as a kid, but I didn't know what it was.

Don't get me wrong, I don't dislike Oblivion, it's one of my favorite games, I just like Morrowind and Skyrim a bit more.  :)

Subject: Re: 1998: The year

Written By: AndrewShannon on 01/29/18 at 9:22 pm


I'm surprised you didn't hear about Oblivion before Skyrim. It was probably the only game worth buying on the Xbox 360 around 2005/2006 ;D

Wow, that's the opposite of everyone else's opinion! :P

I'm not surprised you disliked Oblivion if you played Skyrim first. The latter is an improvement in many ways.


I didn't think so. Skyrim was WAY too simple, Oblivion was too, but at least it was an actual RPG. Some would say Skyrim's "better" because of less glitches, but I find them fun and add to the game, and the "but they traded topics for character development" in Skyrim is bull to me. Skyrim's characters all seem the same to me, and with way less topics to talk about. Redguard had the best dialogue tho. Skyrim just doesn't feel the same as the other games, it feels like more of a cash grab to me. Only thing that's a plus I can say about Skyrim is that they were a bit more creative than with Oblivion, even if I don't like the Tolkeinesque psuedo-Dark Age architecture and the horrid outfits and armor (though Oblivion had a few too), they were quite distinct...though Morrowind did all of that better. <>w<>

Skyrim's not bad, it's good and I've had about 16 playthroughs, but the older games are just better and more appealing to me in every conceivable way.

On the subject of 1998, I do know of ONE album I can think off the top of my head that was released that year.

Invictus by Virgin Steele!
https://youtu.be/MBO6bFQRhgM

The blood of man...is the blood! ... of VENGEANCE!

It's pretty good, though too neoclassical for my personal taste.

Subject: Re: 1998: The year

Written By: Tyrannosaurus Rex on 01/29/18 at 9:23 pm


I remember back in the mid-00's, most people thought music sucked starting in 2000/2001.

Thanks for agreeing!  ;D


You're welcome.  ;D

Subject: Re: 1998: The year

Written By: bchris02 on 02/01/18 at 1:04 am

1998 was the peak year for JNCOs.  The pants were incredibly popular during the 97-98 and 98-99 school years.  By the 99-00 school year they had mostly fallen out of style (I think I wore them until 2000).

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Subject: Re: 1998: The year

Written By: Howard on 02/01/18 at 5:15 am


1998 was the peak year for JNCOs.  The pants were incredibly popular during the 97-98 and 98-99 school years.  By the 99-00 school year they had mostly fallen out of style (I think I wore them until 2000).

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They look like parachute pants that people had worn during The 1970's.

Subject: Re: 1998: The year

Written By: THY9899 on 02/17/18 at 12:36 pm


1998 was the year I was conceived....so symbolically my life started in 1998 ;D.


Same here!!I was conceived in May/June 1998 ;D

Subject: Re: 1998: The year

Written By: Rainbowz on 02/17/18 at 12:41 pm




Same here!!I was conceived in May/June 1998 ;D

I was conceived in September 2001. ;D

Subject: Re: 1998: The year

Written By: THY9899 on 02/17/18 at 1:04 pm


I was conceived in September 2001. ;D

911?  ???

Subject: 1998: The year

Written By: Dude111 on 02/17/18 at 9:28 pm

1998 was the year ENEMY OF THE STATE came out!!

Excellent movie that exposes it all!!!!!!! (What the elite does daily)

Subject: Re: 1998: The year

Written By: Dundee on 02/24/18 at 5:02 am

I have a photo of my first b-day which was in 1998 and looked super excited :)

Subject: Re: 1998: The year

Written By: 90s Guy on 02/24/18 at 8:12 am

I got my very first Playstation for Christmas 1998. That, for me, marked the end of the 90s in a way and marked the beginning of the 2000s in a sense. I don't think I played my Genesis much after that although I still played my SNES sometimes.

I also got my first CD, the Rolling Stones' Through the Past, Darkly - a compilation of theirs - for my birthday in November 1998.  I also got RAD the Robot, a cool remote controlled robot for that birthday.

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