I'm brand new to programming, simple question

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    I'm brand new to programming, simple question

    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.

    Thanks.

    PS. Are college courses necessary to become a very good programmer/ game artist, or is it possible to teach yourself pretty well?
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    Yes, C++ is generally the way to go for game programming.

    A college degree is pretty much a flat requirement if thats your career path (not simply a personal project, which wouldnt be THAT complex). Not simply because college courses would help build structure in your programming skills, but because 'experience'/education/knowledge/creativity/etc are huge requirements for programming (I believe a degree + 5 years programming experience + one hell of a resume to even be considered for most corporate game projects).
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    PS. Are college courses necessary to become a very good programmer/ game artist, or is it possible to teach yourself pretty well?
    I know some few 14 years old and below kids who programs really good. Better than me i admit . They havnt gone to college yet.. Probably better than most of our elder members here. You dont need to go to college to be good in programming.

    Ive been programming in less than 2 years and i already know most of the popular programming languages there are.. I can probably handle a job as a junior programmer or a web developer. Though i admit im not as even close good as our senior members here yet. I started programming just for fun too, now im in college and my former hobby is helping me in my college life. Programming is really fun bro you should really try it. Im planning to make games too when im ready..

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    This site will get you pointed in the right direction if you want to start making games:
    www.dperry.com
    This site has some really great 3D training videos you can download for free, pretty much all the major apps:
    www.3DBuzz.com

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