It’s quite amazing just how violated videogames seem to make some people feel, as if any kind of link between them and a game is something dirty, filthy and shameful. When it’s not some twerp whining and complaining that Grand Theft Auto IV dares to look a bit like New York, it’s Jesus H. Christ himself on the warpath, crying because The PS3’s Resistance: Fall of Man has a section in a church. Oh nos! That’s right, Resistance features a scene inside Manchester Cathedral, and this is so terrible, the Church of England are going to sue Sony, a company that didn’t actually develop the game:
The Church of England is considering legal action against entertainment firm Sony for featuring Manchester Cathedral in a violent computer game.
Sony Playstation’s ‘Resistance: Fall of Man’ uses the interior of the cathedral’s nave without permission.
The Church said Sony did not ask for permission to use the cathedral and it has demanded an apology and the removal of the game from shop shelves – otherwise legal action will be considered.
“It is well know that Manchester has a gun crime problem … 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.”
Because of course, the first thing players will think is that they can shoot mutants in high definition at every damn Church they visit. That’s exactly where I’m going tomorrow, planning to pop into Sunday service at St. John’s with a sub-machine gun and blast the bloody vicar right in his vicar face. Then I’ll throw a grenade in the front and say something awesome like “Thou shalt ASPLODE, BITCH!” I just hope the C of E win some form of lawsuit quickly so I don’t do that thing I’m definitely going to do thanks to such an insidious videogame.
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