Blair jumps on Sony Church row

UK boss (as in the boss of the UK) says it's an "immensely difficult area"

PM Tony Blair has joined in on the row over the use of a building that resembles Manchester's Cathedral in PS3 shooter, Resistance: Fall of Man.

When asked for his opinion on the issue by Labour MP Tony Lloyd during yesterday's Prime Minister's Questions, Blair replied, "I think it's important that any of the companies engaged in promoting these types of goods have some sense of responsibility and also some sensitivity to the feelings of others. This is an immensely difficult area, the relationship between what happens with these games and its impact on young people. I think it is important that people understand there is a wider social responsibility as well as an interior responsibility for profits."

We think it's important not to lose sight of the fact that it's a sci-fi game featuring spacemen jumping around shooting space aliens in an alternate reality. And not the depiction of the mass killing of innocents in Manchester Cathedral, as some news outlets have branded the game.

Speaking in Tokyo, Sony Computer Entertainment spokeswoman Nanako Kato said that the church holds a resemblance in some parts to Manchester Cathedral but the point was to depict a backdrop of an old church, not to illustrate a specific church. She also added that Sony is taking the church's views seriously.

In case you missed it, YouTube managed to catch yesterday's BBC News 24 report. And if you look closely enough, you'll spot two members of the CVG team.