Glossary Entry: Old School

Quick Definition

Things that are "old school" or "retro" are from earlier times, typically before things had become standardized or mainstream. Often, they will be the earliest forms of modern technology.

For example, retro video games were usually released before the year 2000, and tend to be coin-op arcade games, early home console games, or DOS based computer games.

When something brand new is made in the style of the older forms of media, it's said to be retraux (ie, faux-retro) or retro-inspired.


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