In regards to hurtful comments. I can imagine how it is difficult to see such narrow minded people in certain places here on the internet. Especially since this is such a personal, and very much real experience. People will be aggressively judgemental towards what they don't understand. In essence, first world media and modern society has created a lot of people to be that way, rather than properly educating the correct standards and understanding. As painful as it can be, this is the unfortunate world we live in.
Those sorts of people will learn the hard way though. I'm quite a vocal ambassador, and I fight for the understanding of mental health. There's a lot of Stigma surrounding that as well as a lot of misunderstanding. You can try your best to explain. But until you either experience it, or represent it in a manner that allows people to understand it, then there will always be people who will brush it off or go on the attack.
Whilst you can't force everyone to understand health matters that we as humans face. There's those that will listen, and despite knowing what lies ahead with 'That Dragon, Cancer', I certainly feel that it is important to listen. This is a story that should be told. We always hear about cancer on the news. It's always about how to avoid it, what to eat, what not to do. But we don't hear of the impact it has on the families of those with the illness, and the very people who have to fight it.
Ryan's story will open eyes, it will inspire and inform. Help people to relate to the pain, and give hope to many. But I feel it will also bring a great sense of admiration for the family, and even deeper admiration for the little warrior that Ryan's son is. He is one incredible little boy with a very incredible family around him. That impact is worth an infinite amount more than one silly little 12-15 year old teenager's misinformed opinion. That's what everyone who is working on this project has to remember.
I'm quite excited about this. Not only do I crave games like this, but I've been waiting for a big on the OUYA for a while now so its rather nice to see it as an exclusive. Can't wait to see how you guys do storytelling.
I get the logic behind making this game, but I go to gaming as an escape, to get away from the sad and depressing things in real life.
Its offensive when the game represents the real life struggle of a boy facing cancer, does GET SOME really sound appropriate?
They even issued an apology afterward, which means they acknowledged it was in bad taste.
I personally was not offended by it, but its not hard to see where a lot of people would.
Comics Reader OUYA Edition - http://ouyaforum.com/showthread.php?...TripleXXXBalla!
Contact List - http://ouyaforum.com/showthread.php?...ntact-ListOUYA
OpenBOR for OUYA - http://ouyaforum.com/showthread.php?...enBOR-for-OUYA
XBMC On OUYA Home Launcher - http://ouyaforum.com/showthread.php?...-Home-Launcher
I can also see why "this is a game about cancer... GET SOME" would be worthy of an apology. Anyway, as I was saying in the chatbox earlier today, I feel a bit proud to be part of a community that inspires the developers to actually reach out and explain a bit after being burned by youtube comments (which is the very source of ignorant internet stupidity).
For me, I don't have an entire medium I use as my escape, but I do have a sort of genre: cartoons like Adventure Time.