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Games and programming languages?

Does anyone know which languages are used to write the games (like skill games) that are seen in entertainment halls?
The games (as you know) incorporates graphics, sound and video.
As I can see, the machines on which the games are running, are normal PC machines. It seems to me that they work with DOS, but I'm not sure. Do you know what OS they use?
Thank you.
P.S. I'm talking about games that run on PC, not those that run on custom game boards and use ROMS. Also, I am talking about games that are seen in entertainment halls, not these that are sold on CDs and used at home.
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laeuchliCommented:
I am not sure what you mean by skill games in entertainment halls, but most games that they sell nowadays are writen in C++, with maybe some assembler, to optimize it.
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boodabellyCommented:
games are written either in C or C++.  Depending on the type of game and the requirements.  quake was written in C for portability factors.  Games are not written in assembly to due portability issues and most of the compilers today create the most efficient assembly code.
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laeuchliCommented:
As a matter of fact, parts of pod racer where writen in asm to optimize it for mmx.
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Lab_RatCommented:
Yep, compilers will probably never spot all the optimizations an experienced MC programmer could.
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