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20 Things that Also Turn 20 Years Old this Year

Written by
Kelly Rist

It's Venom's 20th Birthday this month! We’ve been bringing awesome accessories to gamers for TWO decades. 1999 was a brilliant year for gaming, film, music, TV and popular culture. Here’s a list of our favourite things that are also enjoying their 20th birthday this year. How many do you remember?

Silent Hill

Keiichiro Toyama’s atmospheric survival horror gave gamers everywhere the creeps.

The Matrix

A tale of Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne and the famous black trench coat.

Hit Me Baby One More Time

The pop princess sprang into the charts and every boy at school was crushing, hard.


Because who didn’t love waiting half an hour for a song to download, only to find a Spanish radio presenter speaking over the best bit of the chorus?

Crash Team Racing

This hit cart racer is getting the remaster treatment later on this year.

Isaac Hempstead Wright

That’s right, little Bran Stark has come a long way since falling out of the tower.

The Sixth Sense

Spoiler: Bruce Willis is a ghost.

Super Smash Bros

The first incarnation of this now iconic Nintendo brawler was every N64 owner’s multi-player of choice.

Super Smash Bros
WWE Smackdown

A hit wrestling show that has since graced screens with over 1000 episodes and probably as many concussions.

No Scrubs

TLC don’t want ‘em, and neither do we.

NEOGEO Pocket Colour

Like a NEOGEO, but in your pocket, in colour.


We just can’t talk about it.

Fight Club
Urban Dictionary

Helping the socially awkward navigate complex youth slang since 1999.


The second instalment of the GTA series of games is often forgotten about, but we’ll never forget the birds-eye-view game style. Simpler times.


The apocalyptic ‘Millennium Bug’ was a genuine global computer concern in the run-up to New Year’s Eve. If you weren’t born, Google it. Or just watch the Family Guy episode.

Chandler Riggs

The actor was cast in The Walking Dead at the tender age of 10, so almost definitely scarred for life.

Spongebob Squarepants

He’s a sponge. With square pants. He lives in a pineapple under the sea, naturally.

Pokemon Gold and Silver

If you didn’t have one of these iconic games in the back of your Gameboy Colour, were you even a kid in 1999?

Family Guy

Everyone’s second favourite animated family have been gracing TV screens for a whopping 17 seasons as of this year.

Family Guy
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater

Awesome game. Awesome soundtrack. Kids these days will never know the joy of landing a front flip.We'll be celebrating Venom's 20th Birthday in style, with a fantastic giveaway for our readers on the blog! Stay tuned and up to date with our latest posts to find out how to enter.

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