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Download Games Roundup

Download Games Roundup

Dead! Kirby! Hero! Laser! Proun!

It's the nearing the middle of summer, there are no games out, there's no football on. What the hell are you going to do? Sample the latest in the world of downloadable games, that's what.

On an average week, you're usually weighing up whether to bother throwing a few pennies at the latest indie suggestion or a few more quid at something a little more meaty. You can definitely do that this week, too, with the likes of Half Minute Hero and Block the Laser standing on parade with their hands out.

But this week's most interesting title, Proun, doesn't expect you to pay anything. Instead, you can just pay what you want, in a move more readily associated with bands like Radiohead - but Joost van Dongen doesn't have a lengthy career and the world's press watching his every move. He just has an exceptionally pretty racing game, a truckload of talent and the hope that people like you will spread the word. Maybe he'll even make some money out of his work.

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Out This Week - 08/07/11

SSFIV: Arcade Edition PC! Air Conflict!

Thank goodness it's the summer. When else would you get a game like Air Conflicts: Secret Wars? It's not even about secret wars! What a brazen beast! Secret Wars tackles the untouched topics of World War I and World War II. Oh they've been used before? Still, two wars for the price of one - no point separating them as they're basically the same aren't they? Oh they're not? Still, can't argue with an aerial combat game at budget price can you? Oh you can? Jolly good.

Dead Block dated for PSN, XBLA

Another zombie hoard attacks next month.

"Zombie defense" game Dead Block shambles onto Xbox Live Arcade on 6th July, and PlayStation Network on 20th July, publisher Digital Reality has announced.