Colleges/Universities will feel like a waste of time if you choose to enter a field which is far from your area of interests. I know you have mentioned video games, maybe you will be interested in game development? Not only do you get play games but also be able to develop some cool games out there! In this case a course in Programming will definitely be of interest to you. Yes there are some basics you will need to complete before the interesting part actually starts but if it something that aligns with your passion it will be worth it!
Hi Sandy! What exactly are you referring to as possibly being a waste of your time? Let professionals know so that they can give you the best advice possible!
In my opinion, college is always a good idea especially for technology related careers. You'll get good background knowledge you can use when you graduate that you will likely use for the rest of your life. And college grads earn significantly more than just high school grads (See Pew Research Center: http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2014/02/11/the-rising-cost-of-not-going-to-college/).
FYI - I went to college for a career totally unrelated to my current career but I still use what I learned in college.
It will definitely be worth your time. Going to college will help you network with other like-minded people and help you grow in your career.
Sandy, yes it is worth buy there are some basics you will need to complete before the interesting part actually starts but if it something that aligns with your passion it will be worth it!
Hard work never goes to waste