I'm literally brand spanking new to programming. I don't have even an ounce of experience, but I think I have some pretty good ideas for games and I think I have the patience and the perserverence to learn to program and create 3d art.
Here's the simple question (more will surely follow if I can stick to my guns):
What's the best code to use for complex games? I think I recall hearing that it is C++. Basically what I'm asking is which type of code I should learn.
PS. Are college courses necessary to become a very good programmer/ game artist, or is it possible to teach yourself pretty well?