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What is Old School ?


#1 free999enigma  

free999enigma

Posted 24 March 2016 - 08:10 PM

A lot of games are marketed as being Old School. But what does that even mean anymore? What did games from the ages long past have that games today don't?

 

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#2 leelee_gayah   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   47 Posts   Joined 7.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 May 2017 - 03:28 AM

Old School means that the classic games that started it all. Old school also can mean to an early generation of gaming. The games before the modern games as seen/played today isn't really that far apart. Back in my days of gaming (super mario, KKND, Psiphon Filter, Starcraft, Ragnarok Online, Tetris)  those games are the best buddies I had. even before that, I had snakes and ladders, rubic cubes (its a game. not virtual) and marble golf. The common thing about all games in all generations is that they kill boredom. you can make friends in playing. 

 

THE GRAPHICS, however, changed at the dawn of time. More people are now into GRAPHICS and GAMEPLAY. We never satisfy. 



#3 Strength&defiance   Dreamer, philosopher, poet - or an idiot as my partner calls me CAG Veteran   85 Posts   Joined 2.1 Years Ago  

Strength&defiance

Posted 30 May 2017 - 02:48 PM

In my opinion, old school means games two generations or older. At that point, those consoles are likely not even being produced/games are not being produced, at which point I think it becomes eligible for 'old school' status. 



#4 super_dawn   i ♥ DQ CAGiversary!   1203 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 08 June 2017 - 03:36 PM

I would agree with that assessment - two generations or older. And I would gather to say after more than four generations a game could be considered "classic" by that point.



#5 Strength&defiance   Dreamer, philosopher, poet - or an idiot as my partner calls me CAG Veteran   85 Posts   Joined 2.1 Years Ago  

Strength&defiance

Posted 14 June 2017 - 03:50 PM

I would agree with that assessment - two generations or older. And I would gather to say after more than four generations a game could be considered "classic" by that point.

And some games like Chrono Trigger transcend even the 'classic' mantle and are just timeless. 



#6 Lord_Jenkins  

Lord_Jenkins

Posted 11 August 2017 - 11:40 AM

And some games like Chrono Trigger transcend even the 'classic' mantle and are just timeless. 

Yup, it's an absolute classic - but what is more important for me, it's a classic that aged really well and is still fully playable. Some older titles are not so pleasant to go back to.



#7 ChiefBrody1027   40th Anniversary CAG CAGiversary!   1230 Posts   Joined 5.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 03:35 PM

Old school was a pocket full of tokens with your next one on the screen if the game your waiting for. Old school is no save points. Old school is blowing into a cartridge to get it to play. Old school is calling the Nintendo Power hot line for tips on The Adventure of Link. Old school was the Sears Atari System.

#8 inveguimi  

inveguimi

Posted 28 August 2017 - 09:07 PM

Geometry is used in architechture, as well as some physics as well. So really, its very important. I dont think school is rubbish, I think the people teaching it could use work though... Teachers dont even know what they are talking about 90 of the time.