Postal gets digital distribution

RWS says HA! to censors.

Running With Scissors has made controversial PC title Postal, along with its sequel and expansion pack, available for download.

Which means you can now get yourself a copy of the game even if you live in one of the 13 countries where the game is banned, such as Australia, New Zealand and Korea.

The first Postal game caused outrage amongst anti-videogame campaigners when it was first released in 1996, but despite this - and the fact that it was utterly rubbish - it went on to sell more than 1 million copies.

Now, thanks to a new deal with digital distributors Softwrap, the Running With Scissors online store is offering the Postal games for download, priced at $10 for the original title or $19.95 each for the sequel and add-on. As a result, according to a company statement, "There isn't a country or place on earth that can stop you from getting these hard to find game titles."

"Softwrap gives Running With Scissors the ability to deliver Postal games to every human being regardless of their state of freedom," said RWS CEO Vince Desi.

"Governments, customs agents or other traditional barriers to going Postal will become irrelevant as the Softwrap system sidesteps distributors, retailers and other would-be gate keepers to deliver the game anywhere and everywhere. "

"From the land Down Under to the mountains of Korea, the world can now go Postal in peace and privacy, as God intended. We're just glad that at last responsible kids and irresponsible adults the world over can now get their paws on the most blacklisted and banned game of all time!"


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