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  1. I'm trying to decide what I want to use to develop my next app.  I used to use gamesalad, but I find it too limiting.  I don't plan on just making games, so I want to have access to the camera/location/the web.  If anyone has other suggestions I'd love to here them.   I was going to just use XCode/Java, but I'd rather not have to do a lot of work to make my app cross platform.
  2.   My heart is leaning towards the game courses, because I know I'd love every second of it and it would motivate me to go above and beyond on my final projects. My brain is telling me I should go the safe route.  Would the game concentration really hurt my chances of getting a non-gaming job?
  3. Honestly, the CS-track courses will probably have more value in the long run. They aren't going to be able to cram a whole lot of content into an intro AI course, and the human interaction and design stuff is all easy to pick up on the side. Graph theory and networking, however, will help you out everywhere.   I've been looking at what classes I can take, and I could actually take several gaming-related classes with the normal CSC degree.  They were: Game Engine Foundations Advanced Computer Game Projects Building Game AI   I think I may plan on going this route for now.     Also, we have a program that allows me to get my CSC undergrad + masters in 5 years.  Would a masters be useful?   I know I'm planning really far ahead here but it's nice to have a good idea of what I'll be doing over the next few years.
  4. That's a good point   To clear things up, all the core classes, including advanced level classes, are mostly the same either way.  The difference between the two would be in my junior senior year I would have the choice between Digital Systems Interfacing/Internet Protocols/Graph Theory/etc (normal CS) vs Intro to AI/Human-Computer Interaction/etc (game design).
  5. I'm attending NCSU and I'm in my second semester of freshmen year. I know I want to do Computer Science but I'm not sure if I want to do the game development concentration or not. The main difference is in the junior and senior years when you choose what CSC classes to take to fill the needed number of credits in CSC, you take gaming related classes.  You still get all the important classes for solid foundation in computer science. I'm sure having the concentration would help me at least a little for getting a job in the industry, but I'm curious as to how much?  Also, would it hurt my chances of getting a non-gaming related job if I can't get one in the industry?
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