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im new to this site and new to programming i was reading one of the articles for newbs like me.......and still havent got any books because another article that talks about how to make a game didnt specify which language i need to use to make a game like tetris.If anyone nows i would really appreciate ur help.The only language i now is basic and not very much of it.....took basic 1 in high school.Going to go to college for game simulation programming in Devry and so i want to get an early start.thanks

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You can get C or C++ tutorials on the web. If you know C++ then the Game Programing Genisis on this site is a good place to start.
But here are some C++ sites:
http://www.cprogramming.com/tutorial.html
http://cplus.about.com/od/beginnerctutorial/l/blcplustut.htm
And I really really really recomned this book:
Begining C++ game programming by Michale Dawson.

If you are interested in making games with BASIC, goto darkbasic.com. Dark BASIC is a powerful version of BASIC that uses directX. Dark Basic pro has all the tools you need to make a game, but lacks the sheer OOP power and flexibilty of C++.

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This page might help. You'll probably find C/C++ is very widely used (especially as most online tutorials and books are written with them in mind). There are plenty of other popular languages though, including Java, C# and BASIC.

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PAN NARRANS........i read some of those articles and the first game they say to make is tetris so i want to know which language is best for that,if basic is fine please tell me......and 1 other question which should i learn first C or C++,the article "C or C++?" said to use C first becasue its not OO do u guys agree??????

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Any programming language you can use to make tetris. Basic is much simplier to make it since its basic and you don't know C++/SDL or any other API's.
So, go with Basic.

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