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Church Responds To Sony's Apology

And the saga continues. After the Church of England flipped out on Sony due to the Manchester Cathedral level in Resistance: Fall of Man, Sony has worked to issue an official apology. They issued said apology, but while the church appreciates the effort, it's clearly not enough.

The apology is here-

"Please understand that Resistance: Fall of Man is a work of science fiction…

We do not accept that there is any connection between contemporary issues of 21st century Manchester and a work of science fiction in which a fictitious 1950’s Britain is under attack by aliens…

It was not our intention to cause offence by using a representation of Manchester Cathedral in chapter 8 of the work. If we have done so we sincerely apologise.

In conclusion we note that you are consulting lawyers. We confirm that it is our policy to seek all necessary permissions for our products and services, and we believe with this particular work we have done so.

That sounds pretty reasonable to us. But the church seems to be fishing for...something else. Apparently, they have "outstanding demands." Here's their reply-

"We acknowledge the admission by Sony that the building in the game is Manchester Cathedral. We thank Sony for the apology they have made.

However, we do not move from the position that we are against violence and especially the gun violence seen in this portrayal of the Cathedral.

We are pleased that Sony wish to come and meet with us in Manchester as today we offered them such an invitation.

In the meeting with Sony we will discuss our outstanding demands, how this game came to be produced and where the images of the Cathedral came from.

'sigh' Logic and common sense is right out the window, here.

Related Game(s): Resistance: Fall of Man

6/18/2007 Ben Dutka

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