A positive appellation referring to when things weren't flashy but empty of substance, were done by hard work, didn't pander to the lowest common denominator, and required real skill. Labour-saving devices, shortcuts that reduce quality and quitting before the task is done are not characteristics of "old school."

In reference to computer games, refers to a game that had substantial playability without flashy graphics or eye candy. Old school gamers appreciate difficult maneuvers, careful planning, and scorched earth policies.

In reference to role-playing games, old school refers to games that tested players' wits, could kill off careless characters, and required dedication and inner strength to play. Old school games didn't pander to the ideas that everyone is created equal, that all options are open to all races, that the markets were somehow free, and that a quasi-medieval society could have near 100% literacy.

See also classic.
"What's your favorite computer game?"
"StarCrack!"
"Old School, man!"

HackMaster: old school gaming. Who's watching your back?
LWM가 작성 2008년 05월 30일 (금)
Anything that is from an earlier era and looked upon with high regard or respect. Can be used to refer to music, clothing, language, or anything really.
Client: We have three PC's running MS-Dos 6.
Consultant: Shi'...that's old school.
cazort가 작성 2004년 03월 31일 (수)
Anything that refers to a previous generation of a subject/idea/object/etc. Typically, they are highly regarded and sometimes the very thing that started it all.
Guy: Damn, Super Mario Bros. The gameplay is old school.

Kid: These graphics suck. Where is the life meter?

Guy: What you say boy? *five across the eye*
Chi Nou가 작성 2005년 06월 07일 (화)
from back in the day
Alphonse was feelin the old school hiphop flavas
Ed가 작성 2003년 04월 28일 (월)
1. Music from back in the day, the last decate and before.
2. A. Some thing that past is time or it's fashion, or
B. a bring back memory of of a thing in the respectable way.
1. Rappers Delight is Ol' School.
2. A. Phist is Ol' School.
B. NWA is the ol' school that still hot today.
oz가 작성 2004년 04월 11일 (일)
1) Retro
2) As Before (as something was done, said, etc.)
1) Those shoes are so old school!
2) We're just kickin' it ol' school!
Spoot Juice가 작성 2004년 05월 23일 (일)
Someone oldschool is someone acting cool and casual, bombing newbies on it's way, and always doing what he can to get a good time with his real buddies.
Seb dude! You're one oldschool mother fucka!
Mathieu Grenier가 작성 2004년 10월 03일 (일)

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