Video Game Law Blog

November 25, 2005

Back in 1997, game publisher Running With Scissors released a PC game called 'Postal"?, a violent shoot-em-up featuring a postal worker on a rampage. Unsurprisingly, Postal caused controversy and outrage when it was released, and was in fact banned in 13 countries (including New Zealand and Australia). Despite that, the game sold very well (over a million copies).

Now Running With Scissors has partnered with Softwrap ( ), who provides software that allows developers to distribute their products on-line without fear of piracy, to make its line of Postal games available for download. As a result, gamers in jurisdictions that banned Postal will be able to get their hands on the games by downloading them directly. Says Running With Scissors CEO Vince Desi '"?the world can now go Postal in peace and privacy, as God intended"?.

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