This weekend the news broke that the Church of England was unhappy with depictions of Manchester Cathedral
in the Insomniac developed, Sony published, game Resistance: Fall of Man
. The Church had issues with Resistance
's use of guns in the virtual cathedral and called the whole thing "highly irresponsible." Sony went ahead and finally issued a statement
stating that they take the matter seriously: "Whilst we believe that we have sought and received all permissions necessary for the creation of the game, we will be contacting the Cathedral authorities in order to better understand their concerns in more detail."
So, that's that, until dialog begins between Sony and Church of England; however, while the two groups work out their issues, CNN's headline writer is having a field day with this story. The best example is the first story they ran about the Church's issues. The headline reads: Cathedral shootout game under fire
. Who knew that Resistance
was all about a cathedral shootout? Then their latest story had the headline: Church wants cash for 'sick' game
. Funny thing is that the word "sick" never shows up once in a quote, it's merely a word supposedly used by the church to describe the situation, but there's no attribution. Get ready kids, the mainstream media might spin this story off its axis.