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Network Security Toolkit 30-11210

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We are pleased to announce the latest NST release: "NST 30 SVN:11210". This release is based on Fedora 30 using Linux Kernel: "kernel-5.1.17-300.fc30.x86_64". This release brings the NST distribution on par with Fedora 30.

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  • Side-scrolling rogue-like brawler Ascendant is now free on GOG

    It's coming close to the weekend so how about trying out a new FREE game? During GOG's current big Summer Sale which runs for another few days, they've made Ascendant free. Ascendant is an action-platformer that's also a rogue-like brawler, with a very colourful and inviting style. You are a demigod who invades a plane controlled by your rivals. They will stop at nothing to eliminate you. Only the most impressive warriors will triumph over their armies of zealots and beasts. By exploring the world to discover new weapons, spells, and blessings, and learning how to survive in this brutal realm, you may have a small chance at winning.

  • Colourful cyberpunk adventure Read Only Memories: NEURODIVER coming to Linux

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  • The Zone: Stalker Stories blends exploration, card battles and an RPG

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  • Theme Hospital game engine CorsixTH new release in testing

    CorsixTH is a brilliant free and open source game engine for Theme Hospital, enabling it to play smoothly on modern systems and other improvements. Theme Hospital is a true classic, one that absolutely should be kept alive. I may be a little biased there though, as it was a game I played a great many hours of in my youth. It's been over a year since the last CorsixTH release but it's coming soon! CorsixTH 0.64 has a first Release Candidate now up and in need of some testing. A big new experimental feature landed enabling ISO images of the game to be used as a data source. In addition many game bugs have been fixed, multiple of which were somewhat game-breaking with rooms being stuck and level errors. Memory leaks were also plugged up, some UI elements are now sized properly in all languages and Epidemic patients previously couldn't be treated while they were seeking a room.

  • AMD Wattman-like open source app CoreCtrl adds NAVI support

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  • WRATH: Aeon of Ruin to officially launch in February 2021

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  • Warhammer 40,000: Mechanicus adds gamepad support

    Warhammer 40,000: Mechanicus just became more accessible than ever, thanks to Bulwark Studios adding full gamepad support and it appears to work great. Turn-based strategy games like this are a fantastic fit for gamepad support too. You don't need super-fast responsive times or any kind of accuracy, as you're not directly controlling actions but rather picking positions and executing plans. Warhammer 40,000: Mechanicus is an incredibly stylish and very well done strategy game too, one that does Warhammer well and controlling The Adeptus Mechanicus is certainly interesting.

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