video gaming industry (project help)

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  1. Grifter

    Grifter Silver Member

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    ok this isnt really about programming
    id like any ideas you guys can give to help is much appreciated

    my technical business presentation class is asking for us to write proposals on anything
    me an my gf decided to propose introducing video game programming classes to our school - a tech school

    some of my arguments will include:
    -how more sophisticated video games create the demand for more sophisticated hardware
    -demand of game programmers in the industry
    -experience in putting code with graphics, instead of writing cmd line games
    -will attract more prospective students to the school (a survey will have to be conducted)

    feel free to debunk any of my arguments
     
  2. Astro

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    I'm not sure what the school specializes in. They have a pretty hardcore computer and mathematics departments? If not, who would be teaching the class(es)?
     
  3. Grifter

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    as of now no mathematics and we have a comp info technologies program
    kind of a mixture of mis and cs
    we also have a multimedia program and a telecom technologies dept
    all three programs enable you to obtain a bachelor of science degree
     
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    They have no math department? :confused:
     
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    I'm not sure how hardcore into the coding you want to go.

    Hardcore would be:

    Assembler for device driver management - although this may no longer be an issue if you're developing on top of DirectX flavored APIs. But the concepts of memory management, IRQs, DMAs, etc are going to be very important.

    Another one to consider is all the math (trig, algebra, calculus). Are the students introduced to these flavors of math?
     
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    :dunno:

    hadnt thought of that
    ill talk to my c++ prof
    hes done some of that
     

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