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    Librarian's ghostLibrarian's ghost Librarian, Ghostbuster, and TimSpork Registered User regular
    It's okay the Mechanical Engineer guy is probably thinking the same thing about your major.

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    Speed RacerSpeed Racer Scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratchRegistered User regular
    at least i have the good sense to have computer science in addition to the hippy dippy liberal arts game degree

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    Speed RacerSpeed Racer Scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratchRegistered User regular
    it's sort of weird how rare cs/game design appears to be as a double major

    most of the game design students i've talked to are like

    super impressed that i have some idea of how code actually qorks

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    Librarian's ghostLibrarian's ghost Librarian, Ghostbuster, and TimSpork Registered User regular
    I'd be amazed that you know how something qorks as well!

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    ChincymcchillaChincymcchilla Registered User regular

    We are basically like clouds

    Also please don't eat chinchillas

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    PeewiPeewi Registered User regular
    it's sort of weird how rare cs/game design appears to be as a double major

    most of the game design students i've talked to are like

    super impressed that i have some idea of how code actually qorks

    So do these game design classes deal purely with stuff that can be done as board games and theory?

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    KilroyKilroy timaeusTestified Registered User regular
    it's sort of weird how rare cs/game design appears to be as a double major

    most of the game design students i've talked to are like

    super impressed that i have some idea of how code actually qorks

    how many times have you heard "I'm just gonna get a unity license"?

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    Speed RacerSpeed Racer Scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratchRegistered User regular
    i actually only signed up to double major this spring and the only class i've knocked out for the major was Science Fiction Literature (which IMO is a stupid class to have as a core requirement but what do I know, at least the class was fun) so i don't have a strong idea of what the course content for the actual game design classes are

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    OptyOpty Registered User regular
    Game design is generally an "idea" thing whereas programming is a "mechanics" thing, so the majority of people getting into game design being of the "idea" type that doesn't understand under the hood makes sense.

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    captainkcaptaink TexasRegistered User regular
    Yeah if I were getting into game making as a career, I would definitely want to have a 'hard' skill like programming, art, maybe writing. Design doesn't seem like something they just hire you straight into.

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    vsovevsove ....also yes. Registered User regular
    captaink wrote: »
    Yeah if I were getting into game making as a career, I would definitely want to have a 'hard' skill like programming, art, maybe writing. Design doesn't seem like something they just hire you straight into.

    Nope. You need other skills, or else you're kinda hooped.

    Personally, I can hold my breath for like.. five minutes.

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    Speed RacerSpeed Racer Scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratchRegistered User regular
    edited July 2014
    i guess come to think of it i haven't really talked to a lot of game design students

    our school lumps game design, 3d modeling, animation, and computer graphics together under the umbrella of "arts and technology," and then you take specific classes relevant to the field you're interested in within that major

    i've mostly talked with 3D modeling people which i guess it makes sense they wouldn't know computer shit much

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    AistanAistan Tiny Bat Registered User regular
    Communications classes are always stupid. All they teach you is that working in a group is awful.

    Maybe it's good to learn that early and get it out of the way, but really anyone who has gone through any amount of schooling should know that by the time college comes around.

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    David_TDavid_T A fashion yes-man is no good to me. Copenhagen, DenmarkRegistered User regular
    ... Danny O'Dwyer is wrong about crosses in FIFA and I don't know how to react.

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    AtomicTofuAtomicTofu She's a straight-up supervillain, yo Registered User regular
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    HugmasterGeneralHugmasterGeneral Poopmaster General YobuttRegistered User regular
    it's sort of weird how rare cs/game design appears to be as a double major

    most of the game design students i've talked to are like

    super impressed that i have some idea of how code actually qorks

    Everyone has ideas. No one wants to actually do things

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    SimBenSimBen Hodor? Hodor Hodor.Registered User regular
    Aistan wrote: »
    Communications classes are always stupid. All they teach you is that working in a group is awful.

    Maybe it's good to learn that early and get it out of the way, but really anyone who has gone through any amount of schooling should know that by the time college comes around.

    I had one communication class

    for my final presentation, which took place on the week of the release of the Wii, I came in with my brand-new Wii and played Twilight Princess on the projector for 20 minutes (my teammate flaked out and just didn't show up)

    got a perfect grade, my teammate had to do a second assignment all on his own

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    InquisitorInquisitor Registered User regular
    Not surprised! That movie is insanely popular over here in Japan. My students talk to me about it all the time.

    The title for it in Japan is Anna and The Snow Queen. They like to go with that style or title over one word things like Frozen. Like Up is Grandpa Carl's Flying House

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    SimBenSimBen Hodor? Hodor Hodor.Registered User regular
    In French, Home Alone is "Mommy! I Missed The Plane!"

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    BlueBlueBlueBlue Registered User regular
    at least i have the good sense to have computer science in addition to the hippy dippy liberal arts game degree

    does your school have a software engineering program?
    it has a lot of overlap with cs but with more of a focus toward software development methodologies, project planning and etc whereas cs goes more theory, more of an academic-type field of improving search algorithms and writing the proofs

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    SimBenSimBen Hodor? Hodor Hodor.Registered User regular
    Home Alone 2: Lost In New York?

    "Mommy! I Missed The Plane Again And I'm Lost In New York!"

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    InquisitorInquisitor Registered User regular
    rfilyaw wrote: »
    it's sort of weird how rare cs/game design appears to be as a double major

    most of the game design students i've talked to are like

    super impressed that i have some idea of how code actually qorks

    Everyone has ideas. No one wants to actually do things

    And everyone thinks their ideas are good, for some reason.

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    MorivethMoriveth BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWNRegistered User regular
    SimBen wrote: »
    Home Alone 2: Lost In New York?

    "Mommy! I Missed The Plane Again And I'm Lost In New York!"

    Wait

    Seriously

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    SimBenSimBen Hodor? Hodor Hodor.Registered User regular
    Moriveth wrote: »
    SimBen wrote: »
    Home Alone 2: Lost In New York?

    "Mommy! I Missed The Plane Again And I'm Lost In New York!"

    Wait

    Seriously

    It was the early 90s, it was a weird time.

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    SimBenSimBen Hodor? Hodor Hodor.Registered User regular
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    SimBenSimBen Hodor? Hodor Hodor.Registered User regular
    (you just learned that "encore" is just French for "again")

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    DiarmuidDiarmuid Amazing Meatball Registered User regular
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    Mr. GMr. G Registered User regular
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BbYTGKsX2w

    now someone dub this into French

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    AtomicTofuAtomicTofu She's a straight-up supervillain, yo Registered User regular
    Home Alone 3 is apparently "Mommy, I took care of the villains!"

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    SimBenSimBen Hodor? Hodor Hodor.Registered User regular
    Mr. G wrote: »
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BbYTGKsX2w

    now someone dub this into French

    Just literally watched this show three days ago.

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    MorivethMoriveth BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWNRegistered User regular
    What if I have terrible ideas but want to make them into games to spite people

    Example: a multiplayer online battle arena...

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    SimBenSimBen Hodor? Hodor Hodor.Registered User regular
    AtomicTofu wrote: »
    Home Alone 3 is apparently "Mommy, I took care of the villains!"

    Yeah nobody cared anymore by then. Come on, didn't even mention a plane.

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    SimBenSimBen Hodor? Hodor Hodor.Registered User regular
    Also Airplane is "Is There A Pilot On The Plane?"

    Something about French titles and planes.

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    DiarmuidDiarmuid Amazing Meatball Registered User regular
    Moriveth wrote: »
    What if I have terrible ideas but want to make them into games to spite people

    Example: a multiplayer online battle arena...
    You're.... David Cage?

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    MorivethMoriveth BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWNRegistered User regular
    Diarmuid wrote: »
    Moriveth wrote: »
    What if I have terrible ideas but want to make them into games to spite people

    Example: a multiplayer online battle arena...
    You're.... David Cage?

    Yes! I mean, oui!

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    InquisitorInquisitor Registered User regular
    SimBen wrote: »
    (you just learned that "encore" is just French for "again")

    I kind of hope everyone already knew that!

    They chant that in Japan too, after shows, to get another performance. But it's pronunciation has been modified, of course, to be an-ko-ru. A nice three syllable chant.

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    Cilla BlackCilla Black Priscilla!!! Registered User regular
    Inquisitor wrote: »
    rfilyaw wrote: »
    it's sort of weird how rare cs/game design appears to be as a double major

    most of the game design students i've talked to are like

    super impressed that i have some idea of how code actually qorks

    Everyone has ideas. No one wants to actually do things

    And everyone thinks their ideas are good, for some reason.

    Well

    Thinking all your ideas are garbage isn't exactly good either

    I actively wish everyone thought their ideas were good, on the caveat they be open minded about them

    Wishing people would realize how awful thier ideas are is not good for anyone.

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    T4CTT4CT BAFTA-NOMINATED NAFTA-APPROVEDRegistered User regular
    chincy do you pay for water or is it included in rent

    if it is included in rent run your shower freezing cold and buy a big fan and stick it so it sucks air from your bathroom and towards the rest of your place

    used to do it in my apartment all the time and it super helped

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    T4CTT4CT BAFTA-NOMINATED NAFTA-APPROVEDRegistered User regular
    if running the water isn't an option, have you considered becoming a nudist

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    SnowbearSnowbear Registered User regular
    AtomicTofu wrote: »
    I'm taking a professional communications class

    and i have to write up a proposal for a research project that my team can do, and one of the stipulations is that the project has to incorporate all of our majors

    i'm computer science/game design, and then we have two mechanical engineering majors and one psychology major

    what do i even


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