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Sunday, June 10, 2007

C of E Blasts Sony For Video Game

The Church of England is angry at Sony over the use of digitally produced images of Manchester Cathedral as a backdrop for its new Playstation video game Resistance: Fall of Man. The Church says that siting a shoot-out in the nave of the Cathedral is "highly irresponsible" and sends the wrong message to individuals who might play the game, particularly young people. Manchester has seen a rise in violence over the past few years. The Church also says that Sony did not request permission to depict the Cathedral in its game. A Sony spokesperson says that because the images were digitally produced, the company did not need such permission. Read more here in a story from the BBC website.

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