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Offline PlayBox

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nothing special about this post but im going for IT degree (idk if i said it properly correct me if there is something wrong) next year and i wonder how many ppl joined because "i like playing video games". guess random numbers and we will see who is right. also if any of you also were/are on IT degree how it was for you?
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Re: how many ppl go for IT in school just because they are gamers
« Reply #1 on: Mon, 25 July 2022, 09:08:55 »
I did game but enjoyed building computers and messing abut with alternate operating systems too.

Landed up at a non IT campus so not surrounded by likeminded people, didn't concentrate hard enough to get good grades, chose a degree that wasn't specialised enough to get a job without relevant experience, didn't make any lifelong friends, and to top it off I'll probably still be paying off my student load when I retire.

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Re: how many ppl go for IT in school just because they are gamers
« Reply #2 on: Mon, 25 July 2022, 10:11:21 »
not a student i just finished primary school. but that is very sad, i wish there wont be only "gamer" ppl in my school so something like this wont happen to me
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Re: how many ppl go for IT in school just because they are gamers
« Reply #3 on: Mon, 25 July 2022, 21:59:50 »
I went to game design college because I was a gamer, but wound up just working in tech. I don't think companies or recruiters know or care what the differences are, if you have a degree in something computer related, apparently all your skills are transferable.

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Re: how many ppl go for IT in school just because they are gamers
« Reply #4 on: Wed, 21 September 2022, 13:38:11 »
do cs its pretty cool




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Re: how many ppl go for IT in school just because they are gamers
« Reply #5 on: Wed, 21 September 2022, 15:09:03 »


Obviously my degree did absolutely nothing to help my career, but I learned a lot and took on a ton of new skills. Despite becoming an abject failure at life over the following 7 years.

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Re: how many ppl go for IT in school just because they are gamers
« Reply #6 on: Wed, 21 September 2022, 15:55:09 »
I really thought about getting into tech but my brain is just not good with advanced math. I got a business degree and have a job that blends my love for design. creativity, business and helping people.

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Re: how many ppl go for IT in school just because they are gamers
« Reply #7 on: Mon, 26 September 2022, 00:12:58 »
i am a gamer because i went into IT :) i was not a gamer before and far less of a gamer now that i am not at school surrounded by gamers anymore
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Re: how many ppl go for IT in school just because they are gamers
« Reply #8 on: Thu, 29 September 2022, 10:55:28 »
My degree is in data science and I got into because I really like applied maths.  I'm not a huge gamer, but ironically, I often use games to train reinforcement algorithms.

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Re: how many ppl go for IT in school just because they are gamers
« Reply #9 on: Thu, 29 September 2022, 13:17:15 »
I mean.
I was a gamer before I started in IT, now I do everything else. Sure I play once in a while but it's definitely not like I used to. For one I can't sit as long any more, I get restless, gotta do something away from the PC, guess I can thank the ex wife for that habit. And for number second, my concentration skills and aim are **** compared to my young self and it's noticeable and I hate it. :P

I didn't even know I wanted to work in IT though it just sort of happened. Went from internship to getting hired and have just kinda stuck around for 9 years now. 10 this coming February, that is if they don't cut my ass because of the budget before then.

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Re: how many ppl go for IT in school just because they are gamers
« Reply #10 on: Tue, 13 December 2022, 09:46:47 »
I am one of those people who went into IT for the love of games, it turned out to be not fun at all and very difficult. I abandoned my studies, became interested in art history and became a designer with a great love for computer games and a hatred for programming. As a student, I was using stuff like these flashcards https://quizzes.studymoose.com/flashcards/abbreviations/ in order to find answers to different questions from my exams. After many years of being in the field, I realized a lot has changed; but there is still one thing that hasn't changed: the process of making games is incredibly cool.
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Re: how many ppl go for IT in school just because they are gamers
« Reply #11 on: Wed, 14 December 2022, 07:58:59 »
I was a gamer since I was 8 years old. From the moment I saw a video game, I knew I want computers to be main part of my life.
Went to uni, got Masters degree in IT (Networks), but I've been working whole life with Data and I like it.
So yes, games showed me that computers are amazing and I decided to be IT cause I wanted to be part of this world.
Now I play games very seldom, but still like it. For years I was a gamer, PC modder and for last 17 years also a keeb enthusiast :)
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Re: how many ppl go for IT in school just because they are gamers
« Reply #12 on: Wed, 14 December 2022, 08:02:16 »
Never went to school for IT, just have always loved tinkering & modding computers.  Only thing I did originally go to school for was Graphic Design and apprenticed as an Automotive tech.

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Re: how many ppl go for IT in school just because they are gamers
« Reply #13 on: Wed, 14 December 2022, 10:09:37 »
I was a gamer since I was 8 years old. From the moment I saw a video game, I knew I want computers to be main part of my life.
Went to uni, got Masters degree in IT (Networks), but I've been working whole life with Data and I like it.
So yes, games showed me that computers are amazing and I decided to be IT cause I wanted to be part of this world.
Now I play games very seldom, but still like it. For years I was a gamer, PC modder and for last 17 years also a keeb enthusiast :)
i was also a gamer for years now.i just started middle school for IT not just because i love games but also as a genuine tech enthusiast. keeb enthusiast for only a bit more than a year tho, the funny part is that being on a budget (too poor for razor) actually got me into keyboards loll
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