Nickelodeon Buried the 90s in a Time Capsule

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Foolproof:
The 90's sucked ass in pretty much every way a decade could suck. A decade without an identity, and without anything outstanding to identify it. I really can't see why you'd need a time capsule to remember it, as there really wasn'y anything worth remembering.

Coming from someone swwho grew up in the 90's, they sucked ass.

Yes, the best period of economic growth, stability and peace for the Western World in the 20th century and our lifetimes, that's not outstanding at all (did you sense the sarcastic derision because I'd like to lay it on nice and thick). The 90's didn't suck just because some parts of pop culture were a little wonky, the world was a genuinely better place back then, at least if you grew up in the US, and I'm so sick of listening to people whine about it.

Furioso:
"Charming cat platformer" have you played Bubsy? Wasn't very charming. Don't even have to play it to see it, here's all of Bubsy for you

There, now let us never mention Bubsy again.

Also, who threw in the baseball? They didn't think we would have baseball in 10 years?

I love the SNES Bubsy game... The first one at least. Still haven't completed it, but I think I've reached the last world.

And holy fuck that guy knows nothing about the game. He sees the gumball machine shooting pellets, and he goes to it thinking it's a checkpoint AFTER ALREADY GETTING THE CHECKPOINT JUST TO THE RIGHT OF IT! While there is fall damage, the part he complained about first was him jumping into the flipping sewer lid in mid-air, not from fall damage, and while it's a bit of poor design, you can negate all fall damage by holding the float button. He also complains on a precision platforming section (where cheese wheels are occasionally thrown down at you) that he can't just keep jumping upward. If he'd slowed down and took each platform a little slower, he'd have had plenty of warning the enemy was there.

I never played the second one, and I don't believe Bubsy 3D ever existed. I refuse to believe it. Ever. No.

an874:

Foolproof:
The 90's sucked ass in pretty much every way a decade could suck. A decade without an identity, and without anything outstanding to identify it. I really can't see why you'd need a time capsule to remember it, as there really wasn'y anything worth remembering.

Coming from someone swwho grew up in the 90's, they sucked ass.

Yes, the best period of economic growth, stability and peace for the Western World in the 20th century

Hello latter half of the 40's. Who got you confused with the 90's?

the world was a genuinely better place back then, at least if you grew up in the US

Yes, particularly in a small town in Colorado. What was the places name? Ah yes, Columbine. Fine place to grow up. Or, in 14 students cases, not be able to grow up.

Though they're hardly alone. Las Vegas, Houston, Richardson, Compton, Reserve, Indianapolis, New York, Houston again, Olivehurst, Napa, Amarillo, New York again, Grayson, Amityville, Los Angeles, New York again, Harlem, Sheridan, Wauwatosa, Chelsea, Seattle, Seattle again, Cherokee County, Union, Greensboro, Hollywood, Mount Vernon, Wickliffe, Washington, Florissant, Charlot Amalie, Laredo, Rochester, Blackville, Lynnville, Moses Lake, Menlo Park, Patterson, Taladega, Scottdale, West Palm Beach, Bethel, Cumberland Beach, Pearl, Norwalk, West Paducah, Stamps, Jonesboro, Edinboro, Fayetteville, Sprinfield, Caroltton, Elgin,Conyers, Houston again, Deming, and Fort Gibson.

This feels...wierd. I actually among people of an age that can make time capsules. It's already been 12 years into the 2000's....I was 13! when the 90's ended. ;_; Now I'm 24 (25 later this year). Fuck.

But there is one good thing, I realized that only about a 1/4 of my life is gone and so much has happened....lets see what the next 1/4 brings..................What is it Jeenie Breeden says? You have to schedule your own doctor appts. but you get to eat ice cream for dinner? Something like that...

I guess I'll find out if the trade off is worth it.

Foolproof:

Father Time:

Foolproof:
The 90's sucked ass in pretty much every way a decade could suck. A decade without an identity, and without anything outstanding to identify it.

The god damn Soviet Union collapsed, and not because they were invaded by someone else.

In 1989.

You're so desperate for any form of identity, you're willing to co-opt an event that happened in a different decade. Next the 90's will try to claim 9/11.

The union started to collaspe in 1989. It officially ended in the 90s. The Cold war officially ended in 1991. 1989 was the year the Berlin wall fell.

Random Argument Man:

Foolproof:

Father Time:

The god damn Soviet Union collapsed, and not because they were invaded by someone else.

In 1989.

You're so desperate for any form of identity, you're willing to co-opt an event that happened in a different decade. Next the 90's will try to claim 9/11.

The union started to collaspe in 1989. It officially ended in the 90s. The Cold war officially ended in 1991. 1989 was the year the Berlin wall fell.

Yes, and technically World War II didn't end until 1990. But the moment the wall fell, the Cold War was over and done with, and the Soviets knew they were defeated. Basically, the 80's got the joyous celebration of the fall of the USSR, and the 90's got the slow, drawn out tedium of it. Have fun with that.

Foolproof:

Random Argument Man:

Foolproof:
In 1989.

You're so desperate for any form of identity, you're willing to co-opt an event that happened in a different decade. Next the 90's will try to claim 9/11.

The union started to collaspe in 1989. It officially ended in the 90s. The Cold war officially ended in 1991. 1989 was the year the Berlin wall fell.

Yes, and technically World War II didn't end until 1990. But the moment the wall fell, the Cold War was over and done with, and the Soviets knew they were defeated. Basically, the 80's got the joyous celebration of the fall of the USSR, and the 90's got the slow, drawn out tedium of it. Have fun with that.

''Joyeus'' celebration of the fall of the Soviet Union? Please.So joyeus is losing your job, losing your house(in some cases) just barely scraping by on life,and having no money?

The USSR didn't need to fall, it needed a slow and steady change of government, keeping the same government controlled economy which, although not very money effective, was very stable.
For a lot of people living in the east of europe including my family, the 90s sucked absoloute balls, unless you love living like a medieval hermit or something.

I was born in '85, so I was at prime Nick-age by 1992. I remember watching this time capsule get buried.

I'm not going to re-list everything that I loved about the nineties. The rest of you have named most of the things that I liked already. I will express my disagreement, however, with those who think that items and events from the end of the eighties shouldn't be included in a nineties time capsule. Remember that many of these items were chosen by kids - not by historians. If a kid in 1992 grew up with a gameboy in his knapsack (and many of us did), then to that kid, the gameboy was a critical part of the nineties experience.

Hell, if vintage laserdisc collecting suddenly became a widespread hobby and obsession for the rest of the 2012-2020 decade, I would expect them to be mentioned fondly 30 years later in some retrospective show or forum about our decade, even though they were tech from the '70's that pretty much went extinct by the year 2000.

I have mixed feelings about the 90's. I mean, it had some great cartoons... and some sucky comic books. Granted, I didn't actually get into them until the late 90's/early 2000's, but looking back, I'm amazed at how prolific they were.

I feel old now...

White-Death:

Foolproof:

Random Argument Man:

The union started to collaspe in 1989. It officially ended in the 90s. The Cold war officially ended in 1991. 1989 was the year the Berlin wall fell.

Yes, and technically World War II didn't end until 1990. But the moment the wall fell, the Cold War was over and done with, and the Soviets knew they were defeated. Basically, the 80's got the joyous celebration of the fall of the USSR, and the 90's got the slow, drawn out tedium of it. Have fun with that.

''Joyeus'' celebration of the fall of the Soviet Union? Please.So joyeus is losing your job, losing your house(in some cases) just barely scraping by on life,and having no money?

Oh yeah, these people are just miserable. You can see it in their eyes.

My username has never been more relevant. I am going to cry...

Was a copy of the drumming instruction book Time Capsule placed in there too? I'd hate to think the future kids will believe that Hammer Don't Hurt'em is the peak of our music understanding.

CrazyCapnMorgan:
I absolutely cringe when people say the 90s sucked. If people really believe that, I think they missed out.

I remember, as far as gaming goes, the 90s gave us (just a brief list):

Final Fantasy 2 (Final Fantasy 4, Japanese)
Final Fantasy 3 (Final Fantasy 6, Japanese)
Final Fantasy 7
Chrono Trigger
Killer Instinct
Secret of Mana
Secret of Evermore
Wild ARMs
Super Mario World
Super Mario Kart
Grandia
Legend of Mana (only if you count its Japan release date of July 15, 1999. It didn't make it to the US until June 7, 2000.)
Final Fantasy Tactics
Breath of Fire 1, 2 and 3

As far as shows went, all I'm going to mention is a few intros.

Captcha: Find Your Happy. See? Even Captcha knows!

what about the N64 and PS1? can't ignore those now
O.T. wow some of those stuff I remember but other stuff not so much then again I grew up more in the 2000's so can't really say I remember the 90's completely just some stuff

Orange Lazarus:
I gotta ask then. What was the point of this article?

That we all have some nostalgic value, and this nostalgia was about the 90's.

This makes me wonder...

Who's gonna be the first poor sap who opens the box of Twinkies and tries one?

I just think the point of a time capsule is to bury it and forget about it until the date it's supposed to be unearthed. The stuff they pull out of it will have a bit more wow factor then. I'm pretty sure for most people on the site, the 90's are still pretty fresh in our minds, and none of this stuff is inducing real nostalgia. I still own the systems and some of the games you guys are talking about, the now president of Russia used to be in the KGB, and I think we all can't wait to forget about MC Hammer.

Foolproof:

Father Time:

Foolproof:
The 90's sucked ass in pretty much every way a decade could suck. A decade without an identity, and without anything outstanding to identify it.

The god damn Soviet Union collapsed, and not because they were invaded by someone else.

In 1989.

You're so desperate for any form of identity, you're willing to co-opt an event that happened in a different decade. Next the 90's will try to claim 9/11.

It was 1991.

First I have to say that the movie Hackers is the greatest computer based comedy I've ever seen, so thank you for using that picture.

Second, Stop making me feel old, I'm only 26; I get that enough from the 600 middle school students I see everyday for 9 months of the year.

Golem239:

CrazyCapnMorgan:
I absolutely cringe when people say the 90s sucked. If people really believe that, I think they missed out.

I remember, as far as gaming goes, the 90s gave us (just a brief list):

Final Fantasy 2 (Final Fantasy 4, Japanese)
Final Fantasy 3 (Final Fantasy 6, Japanese)
Final Fantasy 7
Chrono Trigger
Killer Instinct
Secret of Mana
Secret of Evermore
Wild ARMs
Super Mario World
Super Mario Kart
Grandia
Legend of Mana (only if you count its Japan release date of July 15, 1999. It didn't make it to the US until June 7, 2000.)
Final Fantasy Tactics
Breath of Fire 1, 2 and 3

As far as shows went, all I'm going to mention is a few intros.

Captcha: Find Your Happy. See? Even Captcha knows!

what about the N64 and PS1? can't ignore those now

Grandia, Final Fantasy Tactics, Legend of Mana and Breath of Fire 3 were originally made for the PS1. I didn't include N64 games because I did not own that particular console.

However, if you wish, you can add The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Goldeneye 007 and Super Mario 64 to the above list.

CrazyCapnMorgan:

Golem239:

CrazyCapnMorgan:
I absolutely cringe when people say the 90s sucked. If people really believe that, I think they missed out.

I remember, as far as gaming goes, the 90s gave us (just a brief list):

Final Fantasy 2 (Final Fantasy 4, Japanese)
Final Fantasy 3 (Final Fantasy 6, Japanese)
Final Fantasy 7
Chrono Trigger
Killer Instinct
Secret of Mana
Secret of Evermore
Wild ARMs
Super Mario World
Super Mario Kart
Grandia
Legend of Mana (only if you count its Japan release date of July 15, 1999. It didn't make it to the US until June 7, 2000.)
Final Fantasy Tactics
Breath of Fire 1, 2 and 3

As far as shows went, all I'm going to mention is a few intros.

Captcha: Find Your Happy. See? Even Captcha knows!

what about the N64 and PS1? can't ignore those now

Grandia, Final Fantasy Tactics, Legend of Mana and Breath of Fire 3 were originally made for the PS1. I didn't include N64 games because I did not own that particular console.

However, if you wish, you can add The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Goldeneye 007 and Super Mario 64 to the above list.

How dare you all leave out MegaMan. MegaMan 3 was 1990 and I still play that game

Captcha* laser beams
Epic captcha.

The original Gameboy doesn't need a time capsule to survive, that thing can still work after a nuclear explosion.

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newwiseman:

CrazyCapnMorgan:

Golem239:

what about the N64 and PS1? can't ignore those now

Grandia, Final Fantasy Tactics, Legend of Mana and Breath of Fire 3 were originally made for the PS1. I didn't include N64 games because I did not own that particular console.

However, if you wish, you can add The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Goldeneye 007 and Super Mario 64 to the above list.

How dare you all leave out MegaMan. MegaMan 3 was 1990 and I still play that game

Captcha* laser beams
Epic captcha.

Fine. Also add Megaman Legends to the list! (I'd add the Anniversary Collection if I could but that was released in 2004)

The 90's were awesome. Great music, great movies, great games, the only time we heard of terrorists was in Arnold Schwarzenegger movies, the economy was great and there was a crapload less reality tv. Good times!

I certainly remember the 90s very fondly for all sorts of reasons. The idea that it didn't have an identity is pretty strange to me (since every decade does, arbitrary as a ten year chunk of time might be), and I think it had as much or more to offer than other decades did.

I'm sure one individual's experience during a decade can definitely color it, but even still you can take a step back and point out the highs and the lows. I do remember, at the time, how fashionable it was to remark on what a boring decade it was, but I hear very few people say such things now.

Pfft 80's >90's

We had Thundercats and Ghostbusters for a start.

(Stop making me feel old Escapist :<)

Eleima:

Idlemessiah:
Yeah, the 90s seem so far gone now. And to think, I'll be 52 when they dig that thing up =/

I'll be 59, I win. ;D

I'll be 60 :p

newwiseman:
First I have to say that the movie Hackers is the greatest computer based comedy I've ever seen, so thank you for using that picture.

Second, Stop...

Hammertime!

Foolproof:
[snip] Yes, your point being nostalgia clearly makes you completely blind.

Gosh, who peed in your coffee this morning? It's just my opinion, it's stuff I happen to enjoy, I'm not forcing you to watch or appreciate any of this, am I?
If you want to get technical, though, I'll tell you what the best movies of the 90s were. Hint: Star Trek movies aren't on the list... The Shawshank Redemption, Pulp Fiction, Schindler's List, The Matrix, The Usual Suspects, Forrest Gump, Se7en, Léon, American Beauty, Braveheart...

lapan:
My father used to play Wing Commander a lot in my youth. That and Myst. I myself was more a fan of humorous adventures. I actually didnt play a single Sam & Max yet though.
Now that i think about it more clearly, my favorites were probably Curse of Monkey Island, DotT and Discworld 2. The last one got me into the books later on in my life.

Sounds like you were more a late 90s gamer then a early 90s. Oh for the days when we had to type "open door". ;)

Moonlight Butterfly:
Pfft 80's >90's
We had Thundercats and Ghostbusters for a start.
(Stop making me feel old Escapist :<)
I'll be 60 :p

Oh I agree, the 80s were waesome too, but that's a different topic altogether. (Care Bears, Ghostbusters, need I go on, really?)

Foolproof:
The 90's sucked ass in pretty much every way a decade could suck. A decade without an identity, and without anything outstanding to identify it. I really can't see why you'd need a time capsule to remember it, as there really wasn'y anything worth remembering.

Coming from someone swwho grew up in the 90's, they sucked ass.

I grew up in the 90's and I fucking loved it. The Soviet Union collapsed and the threat of nuclear annihilation diminished massively. The IRA agreed to a ceasefire and the supposed threat of radical Islam had yet to rear its head in the conscious of the general public. The mid to late 90's was a period of economic growth and prosperity (even if the early 90's were bad in this respect) and was a great time to get into the job market, I do feel sorry for kids these days, the future looks a lot bleaker now, the 90's felt remarkable carefree and optimistic from where I was standing.

Then we had rave culture which was an absolute blast, lasted the whole decade and carries on to an extent today. There were some great TV comedies and awesome films.
Home computers and consoles started to get decent from the SNES, Amiga etc at the start to the Playstation, N64 and PC at the end, the late 90's being considered somewhat of a golden age for gaming. The internet started up towards the end of the 90's. I loved the music from the various forms of Techno and rave music, Death Metal, Black metal, some good punk came out even if it is traditionally remembered as an 80's thing.

Some of the haircuts and fashions look rather hideous now but you can say that about any decade. I started wearing combat trousers back in 1992 and I still wear them today.

Coming from someone who grew up in the 90's they were fucking awesome.

Marshall Honorof:
Even so, it serves to reinforce the fact that even though it may not seem like it, the 90s were a long time ago, and a whole generation of kids has grown up under a whole new pop culture paradigm.

Oh yeah, it is a long time ago. It makes me feel old that the kids who are 16 now were born the year I turned 18. They weren't even alive when I was watching kids programmes and having my first drink, first drugs, first sex, I could technically be their dad. I am to them what people who were born in 1960 were to me. People who spent their teenage years listening to disco and glam rock.

What really gets me is that the current generation has grown up with the internet and social networking sites and mobile phones from a very early age whereas those things weren't around when I was a young teenager. I do occasionally find myself wondering what it is like being a teenager now, how much different things would have been if we;d had the same things when I was their age.

Eleima:
My father used to play Wing Commander a lot in my youth. That and Myst. I myself was more a fan of humorous adventures. I actually didnt play a single Sam & Max yet though.
Now that i think about it more clearly, my favorites were probably Curse of Monkey Island, DotT and Discworld 2. The last one got me into the books later on in my life.

Sounds like you were more a late 90s gamer then a early 90s. Oh for the days when we had to type "open door". ;)[/quote]

Seen as i was born in 1988 i spend the first half of the 90's playing games that didn't require reading like Sonic or Mario.

lapan:
Don't forget the other old adventures like DOTT either.

GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH

I just reinstalled it, thanks. I was supposed to go to bed, too...

The 90's were awesome I just wish i had a better memory of it.

A good time put put this up to:


even if it's not your kind of music this song made me tear up a bit

lacktheknack:

lapan:
Don't forget the other old adventures like DOTT either.

GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH

I just reinstalled it, thanks. I was supposed to go to bed, too...

Sleep is for the weak.

lapan:

lacktheknack:

lapan:
Don't forget the other old adventures like DOTT either.

GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH

I just reinstalled it, thanks. I was supposed to go to bed, too...

Sleep is for the weak.

Damn straight.

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DOES SHE LOOK SLEEPY TO YOU?!

Wow. Lots of negativity on this thread. Did everyone have a shitty day or what?

OT: I liked the 90s. That is all.

The 90s were fun and interesting for me, at least as far as toys,media,ect goes.

CrazyCapnMorgan:
I absolutely cringe when people say the 90s sucked. If people really believe that, I think they missed out.

I remember, as far as gaming goes, the 90s gave us (just a brief list):

Final Fantasy 2 (Final Fantasy 4, Japanese)
Final Fantasy 3 (Final Fantasy 6, Japanese)
Final Fantasy 7
Chrono Trigger
Killer Instinct
Secret of Mana
Secret of Evermore
Wild ARMs
Super Mario World
Super Mario Kart
Grandia
Legend of Mana (only if you count its Japan release date of July 15, 1999. It didn't make it to the US until June 7, 2000.)
Final Fantasy Tactics
Breath of Fire 1, 2 and 3

As far as shows went, all I'm going to mention is a few intros.

Captcha: Find Your Happy. See? Even Captcha knows!

No duck tails?

No Dog city?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SI_zRK2SEqY

Or
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UsQTzxzDYjw

Or
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtURoWuzfpE&feature=related

or
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dy4YFDSDW4w&feature=related

or
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-qhz7DAwZ8

and last but not least.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSaR_TqEKr0

Honorable mentions
Biker mice from mars

And thoes aren't even the best ones!

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