I'm new to programming, and looking to dabble in game programming/design. I have 2 questions, 1 is pretty specific, the other, not so much.
1) What is the preferred coding language for gaming?
2) As somebody who is brand new, where is a good place to start? I figure that I shouldn't just start attempting to build a game engine (or should i?). But, I'm just uncertain where to start out as a new guy with little, to no experience (just a willingness to learn).