The Right Reverend Mark Bryant, Bishop of Jarrow (real pic) and other members of the clergy have raised concerns about Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles on Nintendo Wii, claiming it glamorizes violence and promotes the occult.
"If we dabble in this area we open ourselves to influences and put ourselves at risk. I would regard any encouragement for children to be drawn into this behavior with extreme horror".
Leo Tan from Capcom rubbished these remarks and put out a statement defending the game:
"This is scaremongering and typical religious hysteria. You cannot blame society's ills on video games. It's just absurd. Most games (and movies) like Resident Evil show characters fighting evil not supporting it".
"Unfortunately the clergy is showing a lack of understanding of the video games industry and is too quick to splash the holy water and lump video games players into stereotypical boxes. Video games are entertainment and like horror movies or other scary films they are covered by a ratings system. Resident Evil for example is a 15 certificate and not suitable for anyone under that age. Parents have to be trusted to adhere to these age restrictions and use common sense".
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