France puts game icons on stamps

Donkey Kong, Link, Lara Croft, and others go postal; 10-piece set celebrates <i>jeux video</i>.


France is known for being one of the hotbeds of game development, with big names such as Eidos, Infogrames, and Ubisoft calling the country home. But apparently France takes the industry so seriously that providing citizens with good jobs isn't good enough.

The country has issued postage stamps with 10 of gaming's most popular characters. Nintendo's Mario, Link from The Legend of Zelda, and Donkey Kong are joined by Pac-Man, Prince of Persia's title character, Rayman, Lara Croft, The Sims, Spyro the Dragon, and French game character Adibou. A 60-page book celebrating the stamps and gaming is also available, and it features an introduction from Sony's Ken Kutaragi.

For more information, check out the La Boutique du Timbre Web site (which is mostly in French).

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Lara Croft and Zelda sounds kinda --Nice--

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Cool idea... and I betcha that people who are b*tching about the idea are Americans... they are just jealous they didn't come up with the idea first.

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The stamps are under the 'Books and products for young people' category :D They really are taking this seriously :D ...and why are they including Adibou !! French are so chauvinistic.....

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kind of kewl.... i suppose i might get these since i collect stamps.

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...So? Ok they have stamps now. Thats nice.. I guess...

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Hey im french and i think they're right , France doesn't give a damn they just wanna make some quick cash that they're gonna lose as quickly because you can't run a country like this one.

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I swear to god that you guys have something against the French. What's wrong with it? I mean, just because they're the first country to do such a thing doesn't mean that they should be told they suck... ...It's a way for gaming to become more mainstream through out the world.

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Eidos is British not French.

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It can be good for kids, only think of it: good old games in one book - it's like history book! :roll: :lol:

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I agree with deckards , France is like the third world of video games :)

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'France takes the industry so seriously that providing citizens with good jobs isn't good enough.' what the *** ??? What a great joke :D France is the last country in the world that provide good jobs in the industry, and doesn't care about video games at all.. except the fact that they can earn money from other people games.....

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That would make me a stamp's collector or phi ... lan , well whatever they are called I'm not sure.

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i think doc drank too much tonic >_>

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That is one of the worst sentences I have ever read.

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It is great too see that the french is going something for the game evry one else need too get on broad .