- This was probably the worst program I ever downloaded onto our computer. Not only did it give us heaps of viruses, but it also deleted ALL my photos… I wasn’t happy. Apart from the viruses and deleted photos, it was all the rage illegally downloading free music. As of October 2010 LimeWire went out of business, due to a court order that ordered the LimeWire software to stop being distributed. I wonder why… haha
- MSN Messenger was the program that first introduced me to the world of instant messaging. Not only could I go from school straight home to my computer to continue chatting to my friends, but I could also use our crappy Logitech USB Camera to video chat with my friends too! Honestly, I thought that camera thingy was awesome… I have no idea why, it was probably like 1.2 megapixels.
- Habbo Hotel was basically a chat room, where you actually are a virtual person and walk round Habbo Hotel talking to random people. I remember my sister and I playing Habbo Hotel and talking to heaps of random people from like Sydney and Melbourne, good times!!
- Pinball was my jam!! I owned Pinball in my family. I was the Pinball master. However, I think Pinball was probably the peak in my online computer game career, my brothers soon well and truly outdid me in other games.
- This was the best game ever! I don’t even know if I’d actually even call it a game, it was pretty much a program for procrastination. You could place ants on your desktop screen and shoot them, light them on fire, and blast paint at them. I probably spent a good 15minutes a day or so on this program during it’s popularity peak.
- I remember as a year 9 spending a decent amount of time playing this game on Dad’s computer at his work in Wanganui. I would go round to the motorbike shop every Monday after school and clean up the staff room, offices, and showroom, then when I was finished I just sat on Dad’s computer playing
- Bebo really had it all, not only could you choose your top 16 friends (that was the hardest decision ever), but you could also share 'love' and private message your friends (not that anyone really private messaged that much). Bebo was the Facebook of the 2000’s for most of us, and the 2000’s it will stay. Many of us will probably remember Bebo for its customisation of profile design, including skins and movable modules, features that Facebook converts missed upon deleting their Bebo accounts.
- Back in the day, before I was an Apple convert, I used Windows…shocking, I know. Windows Media Player really was the music program of my youth. You could choose from many different visual screen savers when playing your music, and you could play movies too! The worst part with this program was that sometimes, when I illegally downloaded music on LimeWire, it wouldn’t play in Windows Media Player, that was super annoying when that happened. Apart from that, it was pretty cool.
- I don’t know why I liked this game so much, but for some reason, I got really into it at one point. It was probably a good move on Mum’s behalf buying an educational game for us kids to play, cos we actually did play it! Nice one Mum!
- I remember when Mum borrowed this game off a friend for me to use. It was the best day ever!! I got to explore different parts of the world, track criminals and solve investigations ! I loved it! I’m pretty sure I liked the game so much that I ended up ‘borrowing’ it for over a year…too bad if Mum’s friend’s kids wanted it back!
- Last, but definitely not least, we have Sims…the first edition. This was probably when my Sims ‘career’ peaked, and then after many hours invested into my virtual families lives, I just kinda moved on. However, during my career peak, I was awesome! I knew all the cheats and I’m pretty sure ‘rosebud’ was my fave.