Church "forgives" Sony for Resistance blunder
- Posted October 24th, 2007 at 08:29 EDT by Mike Harradence
- 36 Comments
Church officials at Manchester Cathedral have gone on record to say that they have “forgiven” Sony for failing to ask permission over the depiction of the building in Insomniac’s PlayStation 3 title, Resistance: Fall of Man.
"I think some important lessons have been learnt. So we do forgive Sony for what they have done, even though they still believe they have done nothing wrong”, stated The Dean of Manchester Cathedral, Reverend Rogers Govender.
"In an industry that is breaking new frontiers, it is important that long held traditions of film and television are maintained. These traditions include having courtesy, respecting the dignity of your subject, and admitting when mistakes have been made.”
"In so many ways Sony have failed to live up to these standards by disrespecting people of faith and the victims of gun crime here in Manchester”, he added.
Despite this, Rogers noted that the Cathedral has received a spike in the number of visitors since the discrepancy earlier this year, particularly in those of a young age as well as tourists.
- 3:37am EDT - October 24th, 2007
negative publicity seems to be good publicity :-D
Dave-The-Rave | Dave-The-Rave
- 3:39am EDT - October 24th, 2007
WOW THANK YOU CHURCH !! (Sarcasm)
- 3:41am EDT - October 24th, 2007
"we forgive them... they were still wrng but we forgive them... because we been loosing donations like crazy lately."
- 3:41am EDT - October 24th, 2007
Sony hasn't done anything wrong. Sony didn't kill anyone and they didn't blow up the Manchester Cathedral. Maybe the church should actually focus on making their community better instead of spending resources on this circus. BTW, the church "forgiving" Sony is clearly just a way for them to make themselves look good and Sony look bad in the process. It is in no way genuine.
- 3:57am EDT - October 24th, 2007
Let me go on record to say F**K the manchester cathedral
- 4:15am EDT - October 24th, 2007
Hey Sony you can use my house without permision if you like for resistance 2, and depict it in any way you like, although its not as big or grand as manchester cathedral.
- 4:21am EDT - October 24th, 2007
Tradition of film and TV? Of course the have to ask permission to physically be there. What they are asking is more akin to harrasing an artist because he painted a scene of england that has the church in it. It is there in real life, and that is what they were trying to convey.
- 4:23am EDT - October 24th, 2007
These guys are some really sick b*stards....
"thanks for putting up with our S**t! Now we have more money HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!"
- 4:27am EDT - October 24th, 2007
psn id: gingo... if they are getting more people going to their church why are they complaining lol Sony dont need permission to use a building in any of their games
- 4:35am EDT - October 24th, 2007
its just a building. jesus didnt build it lol. the fact you have to apologize for using a building in a game is wrong
- 5:15am EDT - October 24th, 2007
I would like to say its just a building, God did not send his only begotten son to save a building. To many people today think man made structures are of "Holy" value. When they are not. They almost hold them as idols which is clearly stated against Gods word. So i think its stupid. Resistance is the best game i have and i love playing it.
- 5:35am EDT - October 24th, 2007
@galaxyman14: Church genuine? That's a laugh. This has been nothing but a genuine showing of church greed from the beginning. Sony did nothing wrong. Games use representations of earth's locales all the time. They are nothing more than representations and you don't need permission to use a representation of a public area. I seem to remember that they were willing to forgive Sony in the past in lieu of a "generous" donation to the church. Guess they had to try to fund the molestation lawsuits. They need to put this crap behind them and focus on their community at hand.
- 5:56am EDT - October 24th, 2007
"In so many ways Sony have failed to live up to these standards "In so many ways Sony have failed to live up to these standards"........Sony??? I thought they were blaming insomniac?
- 5:58am EDT - October 24th, 2007
So next time when we make game that based on Mars, we should ask the alien permission first before making it
- 6:00am EDT - October 24th, 2007
"the Cathedral has received a spike in the number of visitors" Looks like they should be thanking Sony, rather than "forgiving" them.
- 6:10am EDT - October 24th, 2007
LOL, So we thank you Sony, not because we really do, but because you helped us out after all. What a bunch of hipocrits
- 6:39am EDT - October 24th, 2007
- 6:53am EDT - October 24th, 2007
- 6:59am EDT - October 24th, 2007
@ #1 not good for sony.
- 7:02am EDT - October 24th, 2007
wanna blow up my House For RFAM2 ? LOL . just don't do any thing to my PS3 [:-)
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