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Member Since 17 May 2001
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#4865598 Files can always be recovered no matter what you do...

Posted by on 24 September 2011 - 05:54 PM

You can just overclock your hard drive so it spins real fast and all the bits fly off.

#4788072 Needing help on deciding grad school

Posted by on 19 March 2011 - 04:20 PM

My parents insist that Georgia Tech is more well known and will land me a job easier. They also tell me that taking more generic classes will help me get another CS-related job if I can't or decide not to work in the game industry.

I think your parents gave you good advice.

I do recommend going to a different school for master's than where you went for undergrad, and getting a degree in a different state than where you want to work when you graduate is also something to consider. Often times local schools tend to saturate the local market, and some companies prefer a more diverse set of backgrounds.

Making games is still making software, so I think you'll find you can take generic CS classes that all employers would appreciate (modern software design, etc) in addition to the classes you think would be fun/good for games (graphics, etc). Especially since I'm sure you got a lot of the generic classes as an undergrad.

For the record, I got my undergrad where I got my masters, which was in the same state I now work (non-game related), and I took all the graphics and AI classes my university offered because it was what I was interested in. I didn't have trouble finding a job (pre-recession). My advice here is just the things that in retrospect I feel I should have done to possibly make myself more valuable, and to have had a more fulfilling experience overall.

Good luck.

#4762231 Nintendo 3DS is $249

Posted by on 20 January 2011 - 11:13 PM

Nintendo, the most un-original company ever. They make 2 versions of every single handheld console nowadays. They re-make every single game or just re-sell the same ones.

You might be able to argue that they are the most un-original and also the most original company ever. While their games, original or not, tend to be top notch, I do get a little annoyed with all the hand-helds they make.

This one might be cool, but I'd have a hard time spending that much on a portable. I do really like my DS though. Maybe I"ll wait for the price to come down and the release of the Nintendo 3DSi Lite Color Pocket Micro SP.