The Dishwasher: Vampire Smile

The Dishwasher: Vampire Smile unofficially ported to PC, but the original dev doesn't mind... much

UPDATE: Ska Studios responds to the hacker's assertion that, "this is not piracy. This is restoration of justice."

Update: Ska founder James Silva has responded to this bizarre turn events further by stating to Eurogamer, "I should add that I'm totally giving the guy the benefit of the doubt and saying he probably didn't mean to come across quite the way he did with that restoration of justice stuff."

Download Games Roundup

Download Games Roundup

Dishwasher! Machinarium! Faction! Chime! Cell!

The sun's shining. The sky is blue. That can mean only one thing: it's time to reduce your risk of skin cancer and sit inside and play games until your eyeballs bleed.

This week there were way too many releases to do the download scene full justice, so we'll try to get to G-Rev's shooter Strania next week, as well as the likes of Dino D-Day (Dinosaurs! In World War II!), Dungeon Hunter and the various PSP Minis and DSiWare nuggets that invariably look rubbish at first glance, but turn out to be rather good.

So, queue up those downloads, draw the blinds and ignore the warmest start to April in living memory.

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Out This Week - 08/04/2011

Duke Nukem! Dynasty Warriors 7!

Ah, the quiet lull of early April. Financial years are over and the money men around the world are pounding calculators to make ends meet. You won't find many blockbusters here. Luckily it's not an entirely barren month, as Portal 2, Operation Flashpoint: Red River, Mortal Kombat and Virtua Tennis 4 are all still to come. But this week, I'm afraid, offers little.

Dishwasher: Vampire Smile release date

Dishwasher: Vampire Smile release date

XBLA-exclusive sequel goes Bosch!

Bloodthirsty Xbox Live Arcade exclusive The Dishwasher: Vampire Smile will be released on 6th April.

The cost? A palatable 800 Microsoft Points.

Vampire Smile does what previous game The Dishwasher: Dead Samurai did on a bigger, ballsier scale. You romp, sideways, through stylish stages as a dead samurai, performing slashing combos that slice foes to smithereens.

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Silva has third Dishwasher game planned

And a new game called Charlie Murder.

The Dishwasher: Dead Samurai creator James Silva may have only recently unveiled a sequel, but already he's told Eurogamer that plans for a third game are laid down.

Dishwasher: Vampire Smile revealed

"More badass" follow-up to Dead Samurai.

Developer Ska Studios has lifted the lid on The Dishwasher: Vampire Smile, an Xbox Live Arcade follow-up to The Dishwasher: Dead Samurai.