Originally Posted by seekingKnowledge
how does a Master's Degree in a specific area such as Games Programming ruin the chances of getting a job in another field / changing to another field of work if I want to.
Not one bit. The Education section on a resume quickly becomes irrelevant as you grow older and actually gain real job experiences. 10 years from now the focus of your resume will be experience gained from previous, related job(s). No one will care where you went to school at that point.
I just think master game degrees are a waste. But that's just my opinion.