best way of learning java?

I'd like to learn java to write applets, only to create games, what is the best way to get started? where can I find the best online tutorial so I learn exactly what I need without having to go through all applications of Java?

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Well you can't really learn a language straight into games.
You need to learn the basics first, animation, sound, images and even applets/applications.
You wanted to know a good tutorial online? Well i'm only going to give you one because in my books it's the best!!
go there.
Once you think you are good enough at the basics get a real book like and

This should help you but learn the basics first!

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wireframAuthor Commented:
well I guess I don't have much choice.

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