Manchester Cathedral objects to Resistance BAFTA
- Posted October 8th, 2007 at 08:48 EDT by
- 37 Comments
Earlier in the year, the Church of England created outrage in response to the depiction of Manchester Cathedral in the Insomniac Games title, Resistance: Fall of Man.
The PlayStation 3 exclusive Resistance was nominated for a BAFTA’s Gamers’ Award, arousing controversy once more, with The Dean of Manchester Cathedral, the Very Rev Rogers, wishing for BAFTA to remove the nomination immediately.
According to Rogers, Sony is moving too slowly to take action, and fears that other establishments may be under similar threat:
"There was disgust at the virtual desecration of Manchester Cathedral. We asked Sony to sign up to some digital guidelines, asking them to respect our sacred places of prayer ... Sony's response was very limited and other churches, cathedrals and historic buildings may be at risk of exploitation.” said Very Rev Rogers Govender.
"I plead with BAFTA to send a signal to the industry and to Sony and withdraw Resistance: Fall of Man from the nominations".
In June, Sony issued a formal apology for using the likeness of the cathedral without obtaining permission from the church.
The BAFTA Videogame Awards will take place October 23.
- 3:59am EDT - October 8th, 2007
It should NOT be withdrawn. Thats rediculous.. and the church doesnt own the things. They have done a hundred years ago when they were still persecuting people for not following their guidelines but this is the 21st century - and its bout time the church realised they no longer have ultimate control over what is done, and what people do.
- 4:04am EDT - October 8th, 2007
Sheesh!!! In the game we SAVE the church from aliens!!! God d*mn it!! (sorry)
- 4:37am EDT - October 8th, 2007
Just make use of the freedom of speech. Case closed. Sony owns.
- 4:45am EDT - October 8th, 2007
tthis is the most retarded thing ever right next to the xboob 350. LOL
- 4:53am EDT - October 8th, 2007
i am christian and i dont give crap and i have resistancet
- 4:55am EDT - October 8th, 2007
- 5:17am EDT - October 8th, 2007
Have they nothing better to do????????????? Does it really matter????????????
- 5:32am EDT - October 8th, 2007
It's free speech when we're defacing Prophet Muhammed (p.b.u.h.).
- 5:52am EDT - October 8th, 2007
They don't have a case... absolutely assinine. After Sony didn't give them the "contribution" they requested in compensation for using a church "Representation", they are just mad. Guess they thought they would get a payoff to help pay for all those molestation cases.
- 6:13am EDT - October 8th, 2007
arnt we protecting the church in the game........ making it completly relevent to the time fram in witch the game was deliverd in....
so its actually a positve...
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- 6:21am EDT - October 8th, 2007
The church lost soooo much attention throughout the last 50 years...
They're desperately trying to get back some of the lost attention. lol I feel nearly sad for them :P --> nope, just kidding
- 6:27am EDT - October 8th, 2007
that makes no since we use entire citys and no one can do anything whats wrong with a church. also they said something like 6 months after the game came out
- 6:46am EDT - October 8th, 2007
lol you mods have got to the point where you cant find anything interesting or new in the gaming world, so you post something this irrelevant? Who really cares, find something entertaining or new.
- 6:57am EDT - October 8th, 2007
Well, maybe they should contact the chimeran homeplanet and let the chimeran council leaders know about their displeasure with their choice of locations to pillage and capture!!!!, Ya Know what they'd say? GrrrrrrGGrrrrrrr blabrgegeg. and then they'd launch a spire right into the center of their town!!!! that's what they'd do!
- 7:07am EDT - October 8th, 2007
I really didn't think the Church could get any more pathetic, and yet they prove me wrong again. Hmm, great move CofE, this kind of nonsnece will really get the punters back in through the doors and not make you look like a bunch of out-of-touch muppets.
- 7:41am EDT - October 8th, 2007
Come on...its stupidity like this that gives unbelievers reason to dislike the Christian religion. They make it sound like you have a mission to go an distroy the building. Its a fictionary period were europe has fallen, people used the church for safe haven....our interaction with the church was to kill all the aliens in it. If anything the game lets us purify the building from the band of ominus-intented beings that are defiling the building with their very presense. Yes I can see how depicting violence in the church my be disturbing, but just looking at the setting should justify why it is being done.....jeez, you could have sworn that they showed people in the church during high mass and all of a sudden you start going ape-sh!t shooting everything. I'm a Christian believer and I think this "very rev" is blowing this way out of purportion.
- 7:53am EDT - October 8th, 2007
what I hate the most about this is that so many movies have depicted churches and other such houses of worship in scense of war, but you don't hear complaining. These people don't view video games as a viable form of entertainment, which I find offensive. The church just needs to shutup and fall into obscurity.
- 9:17am EDT - October 8th, 2007
i bet it was a M$ noob who told the church abo0ut this!
- 9:42am EDT - October 8th, 2007
Its just a videogame for crying out loud!!! These people act like, Sony actually went to the cathedral and really destroyed it.
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