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This ‘The Witcher’ Postage Stamp Is Badass In A Way Stamps Have No Right To Be

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chris-littlechild - September 20, 2016

  The more dedicated gamers among us probably have something snarky to say about the rise of mobile gaming. No doubt there’ll be mentions of ‘casuals’ and a general e-peen stroking feeling of superiority involved. If you’re not being a cynical ol’ dude, though, this mainstreamification (yep, that’s a thing) of games can be seen as a positive.  

Just look at the crap-your-pants success of Pokémon Go. I saw a huge-ass tattooed dude shriek like a lil’ girl because he’d found himself a Pikachu, and that sure says something about how well the game’s done. A lot of different publishers since have said that they want to get on that gravy train; Go is subtly changing the future of video games.

The industry is becoming more mainstream in all kinds of ways. Street Fighter V tournament finals on ESPN? That was a thing. Vitalina Batsarashkina winning the silver in the 100m air pistol in Rio, while repping a Witcher pendant? That totally happened too. Now there’s an official The Witcher postage stamp.

Now, I’m from Merry Olde England, and I can tell you that our stamps aren’t cool at all. If you want dear ol’ Queen Lizzie with a face like she’s sitting on the shitter with a blockage, then we’ve got you covered, but otherwise? Nah. Down Poland way, though, they’ve just released a limited run of this bad boy:

 Because Geralt with a face like he’s sitting on the shitter with a blockage is infinitely cooler. Good job, Poland. For the confused souls among you, this does make a kind of sense: Poland is the home of the Witcher, a game series based on the novels of Polish writer Adrzej Sawpkowski.

Via Kotaku.

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