We have already lived through most of the year 2007. Almost nothing is as it used to be in the past. It came to my mind that many good things has started/been released right 10 years ago – in 1997, so I made myself a little sum up of 1997:
In this year it was still quite easy to develop a game. Not many people were needed and if somebody told you he is working on a game for four years, you would laugh.
Fallout released by Interplay - which I started to play 10 years later
Carmageddon - much criticized game
Grand Theft Auto – the first of revolutionary series
Age Of Empires
The Curse Of Monkey Island
CAC: Red Alert
Destruction Derby 2 – my uncle was always better in this one and it drove me mad
Duke Nukem 3D – yeah, ten years and we are still waiting for the next title to be never
Qake I, II – I was never a quake person. I don’t know why.
Redneck Rampage - best game with chickens ever
SimCity 2000 – I loved to build my own city
Tomb Raider 2
Ultima Online - without the internet spread in our country? No wai!
Album Homogenic from Icelandic singer Bjork was released
Death Cab for Cutie started their career
Madonna recorded album Ray of Light – the best album so far in my opinion
Spice Girls released their album Spice :D
Backstreet Boys released album Backstreet Boys :D
Biggest hit singles
No Doubt – Don’t speak – on the 2nd place
Another hits: Bittersweet Symphony - The Verve, Eye - Smashing Pumpkins, Firestarter - The Prodigy,...
Titanic – I have seen it in the cinema. Does it need any comment?
Men In Black – this was great movie…back then
As good as it gets – Jack Nicholson, splendid. I remember watching this in the cinema with
The 5th Element – the best film ever
And many many others: Alien: Ressurection, Con Air, Cube, The End Of Evangelion, Event Horizon, The Game, Gattaca, Lost Highway, Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, Playing God, Scream 2, ...
Yeah I was just 10 years old. I remember my mom doing a party with balloons for me. Then I was still attending my drawing course. The teacher said I was a talent. I didn’t think so, but I have drawn tons of pictures. Some won the competitions, some were appreciated. But all are forgotten now.
I got my first PC. It was 486 and I ran Win 95 under that :P It kept crushing… what a surprise.
There was no sign of internet. No mobile phones. The only way how to communicate was an ordinary phone. I remember trying to speak with my uncle through 2 rooms by using a wire and two cups XD. It didn’t work.
At that time I was introduced to computer games. Ever since I saw Prince of Persia, I fell in love with games and couldn’t stop myself thinking of them.
I am not sure whether it was at that time, but I used to read comics Donald Duck. I had tons of those. I just used to sit on my bed and read them again, again and again. My mother in background, doing the ironing and listening to Madonna – Ray of Light. And me, stupid, reading that bullshit over and over again. Where are the comics now? Far lost somewhere. I threw them away. What a relief.
Now I remember it was right in 1997 when I transferred to other basic school. The former one was absolute disaster. For the instance there was a nun who threatened 7 years old children that they would go to the hell. We had also a teacher who beated slower kids with a blackjack. There were crazy teachers. Yeah, and speak of the advantage, when you have your school
Anyway, new school, new teachers. New children. Oh god, I still remember what it is like to walk like stranger to the class and sit there with all eyes lied on you. I got used to it, but one girl (who later became my “friend”) didn’t miss the chance to hit me in the face the very first day. I am still wondering why the hell I didn’t return back. But honestly, later I was fighting my male classmates. I have never hesitated to punch them between legs. It was a tough year. Oh yeah, and I got my first B mark on the school report. Math of course. I have realized we won’t be friends.
It seems for me now unbelievable, that I was once 10 years old. It won’t ever happen again, I can’t go back in time. Sometimes I wish it would be possible. Well, but anyway, I am 20 now and in another ten years I’ll be.... hush ^^;;