Nintendo coup for D&A Col­lege

Evening Telegraph (First Edition) - - Uk World Today -

DUNDEE & An­gus Col­lege wel­comed a rep­re­sen­ta­tive of Nintendo this week and the stu­dents im­pressed James Steele, a se­nior soft­ware en­gi­neer with the gam­ing in­dus­try gi­ant.

Nearly 100 HNC com­put­ing games devel­op­ment stu­dents queued to hear his talk on “Op­ti­mi­sa­tion” — just a fort­night shy of the launch of the new Switch con­sole.

James ran a ques­tion and an­swer ses­sion and was pleas­antly sur­prised at the stan­dard of in­quiries from the stu­dents. He said: “I like to open the floor and talk on a face-to-face level, as this usu­ally helps peo­ple open up. It cer­tainly did to­day.”

D&A staff con­sid­ered hav­ing a rep­re­sen­ta­tive of the firm that cre­ated Mario, the Game Boy and Wii, a real coup as Nintendo doesn’t run col­lege vis­its.

James, nor­mally based in Frank­furt, said: “I was at school with lec­turer Pauline Belford, so was happy to come to Gar­dyne.”

Pic shows Pauline and James.

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