Okay let's be clear here folks, Schindler's list isnt a documentary. It's a MOVIE. It's an artwork even. It's not actually the Holocaust. You can compare anything in media based on merits alone without going full blown PC principle and making your thumbs blead pounding tweets about it.
There aren't many great films like Schindler's list. And so if you see something or play a game and you're trying to find a good comparison to it's artistic decisions and story telling methods/visuals etc. and the only thing that comes to mind is Schindler's List than that's OKAY. He's comparing that stuff, not the subject matter. He obviously knows the game is based on sci-fi and the movie is based on real events.
I feel like every gaming forum I've been on has the exact same thread of some dude conplaining about the combat in the first 3-4 hours. People, control yourselves. Stop sprinting to your fav forum to vent. The game takes 50-60 hrs at least to complete. You're still in the tutorial stage.
Even if it wasnt intended to say his job is as hard or demanding as a service member deployed or anything offensive at all...
its still a terrible comparison.
first off, Being deployed isnt a choice its an order.
second, you are there, on call 24/7 the entire time (anywhere from 4 months to over a year).
Third, because of 2, you may go days, if not weeks, without any way of making contact with family and friends.
fourth, unlike being an actor, theres no chance in hell your friends or family can come with you or visit you under any circumstances whatsoever.and theres no chance in hell you could fly home on a private jet whenever you have a couple of days off.
bottom line theres a million reasons the comparison is just plain stupid regardless of his intentions, which I dont think were bad in any way, im sure he was just compaing the being away part, but he is so far off its ridiculous. he should make an apology statement.
shit, you dont even have to be deployed- im stationed about 1500 miles away from my home and family have to save money and leave time to go home and visit, because its too far to just go home on the weekends without taking leave.
Haven't been nearly as active on this site as i was when it first launched (or honestly way before that, when it was just a blog, and obviously back when he was on gamespot, hold up... damn i spent half my life reading this guys work and watching his videos etc. and out of all of the gb crew i always agreed with his opinions the most... i made an account the second it was possible on GB for the first couple of years i was easily one of the top ten most active members) but i havent been so active the past couple of years because im busy being in the military. Just found this out moments ago, i noticed a lot of ryan davis art on my facebook feed and at first just thought ha thats cool. Scrolled through like ok wtf its all ryan davis did he leave the site!? Like damn huge loss but wish him the best ill obviously still follow him though. Then i saw the news and was totally shocked. Dont know what happened but damn... I've alwYs thought the guys on the forum who ran to pax to meet other members and the site staff and seemed as though they cared about the guys who created this site a little too much were, sorry, but kind of weird... But for real, ialways loved these guys and their work and i find myself shocked and very very sorry for this loss... So i feel bad for having thought like that before now. Definitely right there with everyone else who was basically a just a fan. The extent of any communication with him i ever had was a few quips on the forums but i couldve easily seen myself buyin him a drink and hangin out he was definitely cool as fuck.
Definitely going to miss this guy. No idea what happened but RIP man... And to the GB crew- keep heads up guys. Terrible news. Going to listen to the bombcast now its been a while since last time i did...
i think the ps4 looks better, they clearly cared more about its design, and its does look cool from different angles. i also love that they brought back some style from the ps2. the xone is just a shiny black box.