- Insomniac's sci-fi FPS Resistance: Fall of Man may have missed out on a couple of hard-fought nominations at last night's BAFTA awards, but it can finally go to sleep at night with a clear conscience. The Church of England -- after a long and tempestuous relationship -- has at last deigned to publicly forgive Sony for turning the in-game representation of Manchester Cathedral into a digital bloodbath.
The BBC reports the Very Reverend Rogers Govender, Dean of Manchester Cathedral, waited until Resistance had failed to clinch any BAFTA awards before issuing the benediction.
"I think some important lessons have been learnt," spoke the Reverend. "So we do forgive Sony for what they have done, even though they still believe they have done nothing wrong. In an industry that is breaking new frontiers, it is important that long held traditions of film and television are maintained," he said.
"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."
You might recall that Resistance (and Sony) drew harsh criticism from the Church of England after the company incorporated an...