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RWS: Postal III is "Looking Good"

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Postal III seems to be on track for the PC for a 2010 release.

Last week Vince Desi of Running with Scissors sent along a coupon for the Krotchy doll listed on the RWS online store. Measuring four inches tall with additional 2-inch-long legs, Postal fans will know what this character is all about, so we'll leave the description alone. The coupon knocks $5 off the original price.

However, curious to know the status of Postal III, I fired back an email. "[It's] looking good," Vince Desi said. "The PC version [will be] this year, and [we're] in talks with publishers now for [the Xbox] 360." There was no word on the Linux, Mac OS X, and PlayStation 3 versions (although the latter is slated to be released after the PC and Xbox 360 versions).

While I'll admit that I thoroughly enjoyed the original isometric Postal game released on the PC back in 1997, I never picked up 2003's Postal II. But according to RWS, the newest installment will supposedly expand upon the sandbox-design used in the previous game. RWS has also kicked out Epic's Unreal Engine for Valve's Source, and has switched from the 1st-person perspective used in Postal II to a 3rd-person viewpoint. Hopefully RWS will implement a toggle for those who prefer the personal touch.

Due to the nature of the Postal series, it will be interesting to see if Postal III will even make it to the consoles without heavy-duty censoring. Hopefully we'll see more of this game at E3 2010 this June... if it's not out already.

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    captaincharisma , February 8, 2010 5:18 PM
    sweet!! i don't care if this will make it to the PS3 i would just love to play it on my PC. i think i will go find my old copy of postal 2 now
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    zebow2002 , February 8, 2010 5:30 PM
    Postal 2 was awesome fun and very funny.
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    Pei-chen , February 8, 2010 6:25 PM
    Graphic kinda sux. I like Source engine but it is getting old even with all the updates.
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    falchard , February 8, 2010 6:47 PM
    The engine has very little to do with the quality of the graphics. The Source Engine still offers good graphical effects, they are just hard to tap into. Not many engines today can out-do source when it comes to adding graphic options. Graphics win or fail dependant on the artist, and in this case the textures are amateurish.
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    bison88 , February 8, 2010 6:59 PM
    Postal was never on par with modern day graphics, usually a year or two behind the times but its usually pretty fair priced and the laugh out loud and replay value is priceless. Postal 2 reminded me of Duke Nukem meets mindless GTA III violence :D . What's not to love? :p 
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    Anonymous , February 8, 2010 9:06 PM
    I never played Postal, but I very much enjoyed Postal 2. It's too bad they switched from Unreal to Source, since I personally think the former looks better. I'm guessing the game will require Steam then, though it could be worse.
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    TheDuke , February 8, 2010 9:20 PM
    its been so long I can't remember when it was announced.
    nice to get games that focus entirely on the dun unrealistic nature of video games
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    one-shot , February 8, 2010 10:59 PM
    The game is worth the price just for the laughs.
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    extremepcs , February 9, 2010 11:38 AM
    As long as they don't censor the console version and THEN port it to PC... Postal II was AWESOME!
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    captaincharisma , February 9, 2010 4:01 PM
    geez man i don't know. i was able to run postal 2 with no issues on a P4 2.4GHZ with 512 ram and a geforce FX 5500 GPU back in the day