The Church forgives Sony for Resistance

Written by Joe Martin

October 25, 2007 | 10:41

Tags: #blair #church #england #fall-of-man #resistance

Companies: #sony

The Church of England has publicly forgiven Sony for their involvement with Resistance: Fall of Man, a PlayStation 3 FPS game which featured Manchester Cathedral as a battleground where at one point the player has to fight off a horde of aliens.

The apology comes months after Sony gave a public apology, although the Church continued to publicly oppose Sony and Insomniac Games. The Church even persuaded Tony Blair to frown on the PS3 over the issue and called for the game to be pulled from the BAFTA nomination list. So much for turning the other cheek, eh?

The game failed to win any BAFTAs last night and the Church seems to think that’s enough.

I think some important lessons have been learnt," said the Very Rev. Rogers Govender, Dean of Manchester Cathedral to the BBC.

"So we do forgive Sony for what they have done, even though they still believe they have done nothing wrong."

However, he didn’t stop there and went on to tell Sony off anyway. Yawn? Yawn.

"In an industry that is breaking new frontiers, it is important that long held traditions of film and television are maintained…These traditions include having courtesy, respecting the dignity of your subject, and admitting when mistakes have been made. In so many ways Sony have failed to live up to these standards by disrespecting people of faith and the victims of gun crime here in Manchester," he added.

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