so i am going to be starting to start learning to develop games soon, and i have already learned the basics of java. before i really go balls out. am i making a bad choice of language? should i stop now and move to c++ or c#? will that hinder me? is java going to hinder me worse? im kinda having regrets on saying "oh hey minecraft was made in java, it must be best!" im mainly asking, what should i do?
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You can make games in Java. (my example) The games in Java have the advantage you can run them both on desktop and on web. So don't worry... I don't know if your choice is the best one, but it is certainly not a bad choice. But there are other good choices, too.
You worry too much at this moment. First, learn programming. In any language. Most programming skills are language-independent. Learn and learn. Do many experiments. You learn programming by programming.
Don't change languages too often, or you will be the eternal beginner. On the other hand, expect that after a year or two of intensive coding you may discover a reason to use another language. Then change the language. Then you will know why you did it. Just don't do it every day, and also don't think about it every day.
At this moment you are like a child learning alphabet, trying to discuss quality of Shakespeare's works. First, learn to read and write, by reading any texts. Come back later, when you have some experience. Then you can ask the right questions, and receive meaningful answers.
tl;dr: Yes, Java is OK, just start coding, coding, coding... at least for 1000 hours.