Amidst the relentless sound and fury that is the spectacle of E3, one game trailer stands alone, above and apart from all the rest: Postal III.
For those of us who can't make it to the real deal, E3 is all about the trailers. Whether it's a brand-new game being announced or an epic bit of mini-cinema designed to keep us interested while we wait for the dev team to get it in gear, nothing says "E3 week" like an endless stream of videogame trailers. Speaking of endless streams, here's my early pick for Best of Show: the hot new Grindhouse-style trailer for Postal III.
Let's face it, this is not the kind of thing you see every day. Badgers! AIDS-infected cats! Hyperactive lab monkeys! (Good lord, monkey.) All this plus Al-Qaeda, Sarah Palin - sorry, unnamed gun-toting nut-slash-Alaskan hockey mom - and, for the second time in history, a man with a machine gun, dressed like a giant ballsack. "Your mind will never erase the spectacle of the Rhino Rodeo!" the trailer warns.
Gary Coleman, sadly, could not be involved with the project.
I was going to make a joke, but you know what? I've got nothing. So instead, I will simply say this: ladies and gentlemen, I believe we have our winner. Postal III will be out when it's done, maybe later this year, for the PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.