Sunday, 10 June 2007

Church gets cross with Sony over Resistance

The Church of England has gotten itself into a tizzy over the Playstation 3 game Resistance: Fall Of Man - a game that was released in March.

The CoE reckon that Sony did not obtain permission to use the interior of Manchester Cathedral in the game that sees the player battle aliens who are invading Earth.

From the BBC, "The Bishop of Manchester, the Right Reverend Nigel McCulloch, described the decision to feature the city's cathedral as "highly irresponsible" - especially in the light of Manchester's history of gun crime.

"It is well known that Manchester has a gun crime problem," he said.

"For a global manufacturer to re-create one of our great cathedrals with photo-realistic quality and then encourage people to have guns battles in the building is beyond belief and highly irresponsible.

"Here in Manchester we do all we can to support communities through our parish clergy. We know the reality of gun crime and the devastating effects it can have on lives. It is not a trivial matter."

Now, it seems that Nigel McCulloch has rather missed the point that it's a computer game and erm... you shoot aliens. Admittedly, it's been a little while since I've visited Manchester, but I'd be very surprised if that's the "reality of gun crime" in the area.


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