Now Sony’s being accused of blasphemy

Sony’s in trouble again, this time because the game Resistance: Fall of Man features Manchester Cathedral.

THE CHURCH of England has threatened legal action against Sony after a violent PlayStation 3 computer game depicts Manchester Cathedral as a back-drop for a battle.

Church leaders accused Sony of “desecration” and said it had not asked permission to use the building.

The new game, Resistance: Fall of Man, sees a virtual shoot-out between warring soldiers inside a mock-up of the cathedral.

If I were a smart-arse I’d make a sarky comment about Church officials being unable to tell the difference between reality and fiction.

6 thoughts on “Now Sony’s being accused of blasphemy

  1. Squander Two says:

    Considering the number of quite serious and sometimes lethal things the Church of England isn’t taking action over, this is a bit of a piss-take, really. Genocide? Who gives a fuck? Arguable intellectual property rights? It’s an outrage, I tell you! Haemorrhaging congregations? Funny, that.

    I think they’ll have a tough time arguing that a building that old isn’t public-domain. If you don’t want your designs to feature in other people’s work, don’t go into architecture.

    Besides, isn’t defending mankind from destruction the sort of thing the Church is supposed to approve of? Sony should just make a couple of minor edits to the back-story to present the alien invaders as hellspawn demons. Sure, the C of E’s idiot leadership would still object, but would they be able to bring themselves to publicly object?

  2. Tony Kiernan says:

    I heard this on the news when I was stood outside said cathedral at the weekend. I’m sure that’s the sort of coincidence that causes people to be born again.

  3. leanne says:

    hey i worked for phonix first and it is a complete con i am very sorry if i have called you you but please dont go to this exhabision this company is just the biggest shit hole ever and they bump you out of money and they still owe my friend money wen she worked there £130 ano its not much but they dont care.

  4. julie says:

    hi my name is julie and i am leannes friend and i also worked there wen i started i didnt think of it but the more u read the script they give u you realise that it is a con i cant belive they way they treat people and i am also very sorry if i have called you plz plz plz dont go to the exhbision hang the fone up and at this exhibision they get you to buy property and stuff you do NOT get any holiday for free just remember you get NUTTHING for free

  5. Gary says:

    Hi there. Thanks for the info.

    I’m going to close comments on the Phoenix First thing, because I think everything’s been said that can be said.

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