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Comment In: [Blog - 03/08/2011 - 07:43]

Whether or not you feel ...

Whether or not you feel your job might be at risk, you might do even better to always be prepared as if your job is at risk. I can assure you that most companies aren't going to blink an eye if they need to lay you off, so you really ...

Comment In: [Feature - 03/08/2011 - 04:05]

I got my first game ...

I got my first game programming job in April 2008. By January 2009 I had been laid off. I got my next job in August 2009 and got laid off in July 2010...almost made it a year The first time I was laid off I spend all of my energy ...

Comment In: [Blog - 12/06/2010 - 02:53]

Great comments everyone and great ...

Great comments everyone and great advice R

Comment In: [Blog - 11/09/2010 - 01:05]

Thanks for the great article. ...

Thanks for the great article. I think you made one typo. In the 3rd paragraph after the code you have makeNoise simply contains a switch...case statement... . I think you meant createAnimal simply contains a switch...case statement... Robert

Comment In: [Blog - 06/23/2010 - 09:39]

Thanks for the update R ...

Thanks for the update R

Comment In: [Blog - 07/19/2010 - 09:39]

Keep watching my blog. I ...

Keep watching my blog. I plan to go into more detail in the future on the types of questions that are asked on tests. Here are some examples: - Find the highest point solution to a Scrabble move given the initial board and the players tiles. - Write a small ...

Comment In: [Blog - 01/15/2010 - 04:22]

Justin: I agree that networking ...

Justin: I agree that networking is very important. I have found that many people in the industry are very open to being contacted by students and others who aspire to become a part of the industry, so the first step is to find opportunities to meet such people e.g. Game ...

Comment In: [News - 07/07/2010 - 02:43]

Some research has already been ...

Some research has already been done in using video games and bio-feedback to treat ADD. Here is only one arilce: http://www.sti.nasa.gov/tto/spinoff2003/hm 2.html. If you do a Google search there are more. Of course, this is a very specfic and tailored application of the idea, but it's a start. R

Comment In: [Blog - 03/15/2010 - 09:51]

Although it may be difficult ...

Although it may be difficult to get a job, or break-in to the game industry, the truth is that is difficult to get that first job in almost any industry, so don't let the stories of how hard it is to break in stop you from pursuing that goal. As ...

Comment In: [Blog - 02/03/2010 - 09:07]

My experience has been that ...

My experience has been that game companies are more willing to pay for relocation at least in the United States than other industries. For example, when I was looking for work, I began considering jobs in the IT arena again. None of them offered relocation, and most job postings specifically ...

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