According to this article on the BBC, the Very Reverend of Manchester Cathedral is ocnsidering suing Sony for using the citys cathederal in Resistance: Fall of man. Quote:
"We are shocked to see a place of learning, prayer and heritage being presented to the youth market as a location where guns can be fired..."
Whilst I'm all for Sony gettig even more of a mauling I have my reservations when it comes to this stuff. Anyone who's read my 28 Weeks later review will know I have a big jones for entertainment that uses local buildings and locations I recognise for action.
This smells too much like 'Video games are evil' to me and the above quote just tops it off. Coming from (very) reverend people who don't play games, believe all the pseudo science around games (They make you violent, socially introverted and a child rapist) and decide that the best way to champion Christianity is to sue games manufacturers.
Again, I'm not defending Sony, hate the bastards, but the Church looks even more fuddy duddy for this crap. How about trying to get an apology for the quiessence to slavery? Something on the torture and abuse of people in the middle ages? The constant stream of sexual scandals involving choir boys? Perhaps addressing the fact that the worlds most dire violent threat is in part caused by the errant perception of Christianity leading to violent reactionism? No? No?
Oh ok we'll sue videogames instead.
Idiots (That remark includes Sony).