A pointless and absurd fuss has been brewing in Manchester over Sony’s use of the local cathedral as the backdrop to a shoot-em-up game.
In an attempt to simultaneously conjure up the ghost of Mary Whitehouse and give the Muslims a decent run for their money in the ‘taking offence at really stupid things’ stakes, the god-botherers are trying to get the game withdrawn. Daft sods – if a building I spent my Sundays at (e.g. the pub) were included in a computer game, I’d be fucking delighted.
According to the cleric leading the
“We still fear that the next buildings to be cloned for virtual desecration could be a mosque, synagogue, temple or other church.”
I would so buy that game. You could have loads of different levels, playing as the KKK, neo-Nazis, Gujurati Hindus, Pakistani Muslims, the IDF, the Romans – the possibilities are near-endless. In ‘expert’ mode, the congregation fights back…
“Worship Desecrator IV: how many can you burn? Out now on PS3!”