What language is most used for games? (pc, consol, etc)

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  1. MP

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    C++ or java? I know they are in a way similar but which one is used for games? I always thought it was C++
     
  2. SLED

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    C++ and java are not really that similar at all. You can write games in java, but a lower level language like C++ will give you better performace, since it compiles directly to the platform, and is not interpreted, or JIT
     
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    C followed by C++
     
  4. CyberBullets

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    real games use ASM!
     
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    thanks :)
     
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    :werd: I'd say that goes for most mainstream programming these days as well.
     
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    i changed my major (used to be mech engineering) to computer science. That's why I asked.

    thanks again :)
     
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    You may find Assembler still in use for your I/O routines, but I'm thinking with DirectX and similar libraries, Assembler probably isn't as needed as much as it was in the past. C/C++ would be the way to go unless a game shop has come up with their own coding tools/language.
     

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