You couldn't hang with the cool kids unless you had this digital pet. You had to always make sure your pet was happy, healthy and well fed. And if you saw that dreadful skull come up on that screen, you were in trouble.
It was super uncomfortable, but it looked so freaking cool in your room. But seriously, it squeaked, it made you sweat when you sat on it too long and it wasn't practical at all. But you had to have it.
They were Spotify, Pandora and Google music way, way, way before that was even a thought in anyone's mind. 8 CDs for a penny was the way many girls in the '90s got their first Spice Girls, Bone Thugs n Harmony and Cake CDs. Too bad they went bankrupt because we just took their eight CDs and ran.