Tony Blair tells Sony off

Written by Joe Martin

June 13, 2007 // 3:43 p.m.

Tags: #blair #cathedral #church #england #fall-of-man #labour #law #machester #playstation #pope #ps3 #resistance #sony #tony #uk

You may have heard about Sony's problem with the Church of England, which we covered in more detail earlier today as it seemed like things were a bit hopeless for the Church of England's legal battle.

The controversy has kicked off over the inclusion of Manchester Cathedral in the PS3 first person shooter, Resistance: Fall of Man, which the Church objects to. The Church has reportedly asked for a large donation and a public apology from Sony, in addition to having the game pulled from the shelves - despite the fact it has been on sale across the world since late last year and has already shipped a million copies.

Yet only a few hours ago a new player entered the field and told everyone what his opinion was. Normally that wouldn't have been very interesting, but in this case it was UK Prime Minister, Tony Blair.

At a weekly question time a member of parliament from Manchester asked the Prime Minister about his thoughts on the matter, especially given the high level of gun crime in Manchester.

Blair commented that Sony needs to be more sensitive and responsible and that large companies, such as Sony, should pause to think about more than just making profits. (handbags are drawn... - Ed.)

Sony has consistently refused to comment on the issue and has said only that they are liaising directly with the Church of England on the matter.

As usual, we'll be sure to keep you posted on the issue as it continues to evolve, but until then why not drop in the forums and debate whether or not the government should punish Sony for this. Given that the Church doesn't have a legal leg to stand on though, that might be hard.

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