: Normally C/C++ is used. Knowing Asm helps a lot as there could be
: lots of instances when you have to look at Asm code.
: : : : What language are these platforms developed under? I heard it was
: : : : the c language, but I'm not 100% positive. Reason I ask is because I
: : : : recently finished a semester in Java to prepare me for C++, but now
: : : : my teacher seems to want to lead me away from that language as if
: : : : its not the right path for me to take. I am not sure if he has a
: : : : gripe with Microsoft considering he's a big fan of Borland whom are
: : : : competitors with them atm, but he has advised me to take Data
: : : : Structures in Java over C++ for next semester. Would this be a good
: : : : idea if my goal is to work as a dev for Nintendo or whoever else in
: : : : less than 2-3 years?
: : : :
: : : Any knowledge of programming is helpful for any developer. The
: : : language itself is not really important, since if you're good at
: : : programming than learning a new language is not that difficult,
: : : especially from Java to C/C++.
: : : You should take as many lessons in Data Structures and algorithms as
: : : possible, while honing your C/C++ skills at home, possibly
: : : developing windows/linux games.
: : Awesome!! Thank you.
: : I actually picked out a programming magazine at Borders not too long
: : ago and had a chance to see some c# renditions of Arkanoid. Needless
: : to say, I found the similarities to Java to be ridiciously similar,
: : so now I'm sure you both are correct. Thanks again.
Asm? Is that short for Assembly? Also, thanks for answering my question.