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Encyclopedia > Postal (computer game)
Postal Classic
Postal Plus box art
Developer(s) Running With Scissors
Publisher(s) Ripcord Games
Release date(s) November 14, 1997
Genre(s) Third-person shooter
Mode(s) Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Rating(s) ESRB: Mature
Platform(s) Windows, Linux, Mac OS X
Media CD
System requirements see System requirements
Input Keyboard

Postal is an ultraviolent and controversial computer game made by Running With Scissors and published by Ripcord Games in 1997. A trademark lawsuit was filed against Running With Scissors by the United States Postal Service, and dismissed six years later. The sequel, Postal², is perhaps better known than the original. Postal² possession, not just the sale, is forbidden in New Zealand and Australia. Image File history File links Postal_cover. ... A video game developer is a software developer (a business or an individual) that creates computer or video games. ... Running with Scissors is the tenth album by song parodist Weird Al Yankovic, released in 1999. ... Video game publishers are companies that publish video games that they have either developed internally or have had developed by a video game developer. ... November 14 is the 318th day of the year (319th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 47 days remaining until the end of the year. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This is a listing of computer and video game genres with brief descriptions and examples from each genre. ... A third-person shooter is a genre of 3D video games where the camera view is outside and thought of as usually being behind the main player character, its name chosen for the number of third-person video games whose gameplay is derivative of first-person shooters. ... In computer games and video games, single-player refers to the variant of a particular game where input from only one player is expected throughout the course of the gaming session. ... Online gaming redirects here. ... The Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) is a self-regulatory organization that applies and enforces ratings, advertising guidelines, and online privacy principles for computer and video games in the United States. ... Microsoft Windows is a family of operating systems by Microsoft. ... Linux (also known as GNU/Linux) is a Unix-like computer operating system. ... Mac OS X (officially pronounced Mac O S Ten) is a line of proprietary, graphical operating systems developed, marketed, and sold by Apple Computer, the latest of which is pre-loaded on all currently shipping Macintosh computers. ... CD may stand for: Compact Disc Canadian Forces Decoration Cash Dispenser (at least used in Japan) CD LPMud Driver Centrum-Demokraterne (Centre Democrats of Denmark) Certificate of Deposit ÄŒeské Dráhy (Czech Railways) Chad (NATO country code) Chalmers Datorförening (computer club of the Chalmers University of Technology) a 1960s... A computer keyboard is a peripheral modeled after the typewriter keyboard. ... Ultraviolence refers to acts of extreme violence, often seemingly performed at random, with no clear justification (e. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... A computer game is a game composed of a computer-controlled virtual universe that players interact with in order to achieve a defined goal or set of goals. ... RWS logo Running With Scissors, Inc. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A trademark or trade mark[1] is a distinctive sign of some kind which is used by a business to uniquely identify itself and its products and services to consumers, and to distinguish the business and its products or services from those of other businesses. ... A previous USPS logo The United States Postal Service (USPS) is an independent establishment of the executive branch of the United States government (see ) responsible for providing postal service in the United States; it is generally referred to within the United States as the post office. ... Postal² is a 2003 computer game by Running With Scissors (RWS). ...


Uwe Boll has bought the movie-rights to the game. Uwe Boll Uwe Boll (born June 22, 1965 in Wermelskirchen, Germany) is a German film director and producer of movies usually adapted from video games. ...

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General information

The game itself is an isometric shooter in which the targets are everyday human beings. An add-on to the game called Special Delivery was made in 1998 which featured four new levels (department store, shanty town, earthquake zone and nudist resort), new characters, new sounds, new modes of play (co-op and a refined deathmatch). Original and Addon were released together as Postal Plus in 2001 and ported to Linux by Loki Software. Galaga, a famous shoot-em-up from 1981. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... Linux (also known as GNU/Linux) is a Unix-like computer operating system. ... Loki Games was a software firm that ported several computer games from Microsoft Windows to Linux. ...


The title is based on the expression "Going postal". Going Postal (ISBN 0385603428, published by Doubleday) is Terry Pratchetts 33rd Discworld novel, released in the United Kingdom on September 25, 2004. ...


System requirements

The following requirements are as stated on the official Postal Plus help file.


Minimum

  • 133 MHz or higher CPU
  • 16 MB or more of RAM
  • 24 MB or more of available hard drive space.
  • Any Video Card (with at least 256 colors at 640x480 resolution)
  • 16-bit Audio Card (Sound Blaster 16 or 100% Compatible)

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Recommended

  • 300 MHz or higher CPU
  • 64 MB or more of RAM
  • 24 MB or more of available hard drive space.
  • Any Video Card (with at least 256 colors at 640x480 resolution)
  • 16-bit Audio Card (Sound Blaster 16 or 100% Compatible)

MegaHertz (MHz) is the name given to one million (106) Hertz, a measure of frequency. ... CPU redirects here. ... A megabyte is a unit of information or computer storage equal to approximately one million bytes. ... Sharma Ram (disambiguation) Ram Sharma is an amazing, talented teenager that lives in Canada His talents include rapping, comedy, and cooking He is bound to success! ... A gigabyte (derived from the SI prefix giga-) is a unit of information or computer storage equal to one billion bytes. ... Typical hard drives of the mid-1990s. ...

Montreal Shooting

Kimveer Gill, who killed two students at Dawson College and shot 18 others on September 13, 2006, expressed his love of this game on his internet blog. Several shootings at schools in Montreal, Canada have been dubbed the Montreal shooting or Montreal massacre: The École Polytechnique massacre in 1989 The Concordia University massacre in 1992 The Dawson College shooting in 2006 Category: ... Kimveer Gill, from his vampirefreaks. ...


See also

Postal² is a 2003 computer game by Running With Scissors (RWS). ... Postal 3 is the sequel to Postal², developed by Running With Scissors, Inc. ... Postal is the film adaptation of the 1997 PC/Mac video game created by Running With Scissors, Inc. ...

External links

  • Go Postal: The official website
  • Resurrection Studios: Eternal Damnation - a mod for Postal 2.
  • Postal Plus: Loki Software port to Linux
  • An article about the dismissal of the lawsuit at GameSpot
  • Postal at MobyGames

GameSpot is a website that was launched in June of 1996 by Pete Deemer, Vince Broady, and Jon Epstein. ...

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  Results from FactBites:
 
Postal (computer game) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (420 words)
Postal is an ultraviolent and controversial computer game made by Running With Scissors and published by Ripcord Games in 1997.
The fictional protagonist of the games is the Postal Dude.
Postal dudes mentality cannot be judged on his comments throughout the game alone as the player takes control of his physical activities.
Postal 2 - PC Preview - Game Revolution (1234 words)
Postal 2 will be a strictly first-person romp through a typical week in the combat boots of the Postal Dude as he "goes postal" on the fully-populated, free-roaming, fictional town of Paradise, Arizona.
Especially entertaining targets are videogame protester nut-jobs (who suddenly storm the in-game RWS offices with an arsenal of automatic weapons), at least three distinct types of Taliban, overweight gibbering game geeks, and even the recognizable employees of Running With Scissors themselves, easily spotted by their fl, distinctive-logo T-shirts.
Postal 2's slightly goofy body physics smack loudly of the rag-doll mechanics found in the recent Minority Report, particularly when foes are booted around with the player's Kick command (a last-ditch but satisfying attack when ammo for all other weapons is temporarily depleted).
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