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Takoway is a cute looking puzzle game, with a focus on shifting perspective, that’s heading to mobile in October – Pocket Gamer

Takoway is an upcoming puzzle game from Hexagoon studios that focuses its brainteaser on the idea of being able to shift perspective. It's heading to both iOS and Android on October 3rd.

The game follows a little hexapus that's an octopus with 6 tentacles as I'm sure you've guessed called Tako who's going on an adventure to find a place to belong after escaping captivity. It has a very cute aesthetic and Toko herself is that 'squishable' variant of adorable.

Each level will see you trying to get Tako from one part of the stage to the other. To do this you will have to swap perspectives between the interior and exterior of the level so that you can successfully navigate your way through it.

This was inspired by the Necker Cube Illusion, an image you'd probably recognise if you looked it up. The Necker Cube's whole schtick is that the orientation of the cube can be interpreted in many different ways whilst looking at it. This concept is how Takoway works, based on the trailer, though of course, you can expect additional mechanics to get thrown in too as it gets more complex.

The game will also have dual-tracked music so when you decide to switch between perspectives you'll notice that the music shifts slightly. I always enjoy little details like this so it's awesome they've gone to the trouble to add this feature to the game.

Similarly, the levels will also have two variations of the in-game art style depending on the perspective, it's not just the box you have to navigate that changes. The background may change colour slightly too which can give the stage a surprisingly different, often darker, look.

Takoway is heading to both the App Store and Google Play on October 2nd. It will be a premium game that will cost $2.99.

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New Xbox games September 16-20: Puzzle, platformers, and simulation – Techaeris

Here we are again with the latest feature here at Techaeris where well try and keep you informed of new Xbox games as they release. This week, September 16-20th, there are 11 new Xbox games for you to pick up and enjoy, including a couple of simulators.

This week, five of the titles are Xbox One X Enhanced while one is included with Games with Gold. Without further ado, lets see the new Xbox Games September 16-20th list and whats in store for Xbox gamers this week!

Team up with a friend or a stranger online to escape an abandoned castle in We Were Here. This challenging puzzler finds you and one other player trapped alone in different parts of a mysterious castle with only your walkie-talkie and voice to help you. Communication and collaboration with your partner are key, as every room will challenge your wits and only your voice and teamwork will allow you to escape.

Release date: September 16Price: US$4.99 (*Free with Games with Gold through September 30th)

Whether in the industrial or harbour zone, downtown, in the surrounding villages or the business park, in Bus Simulator, you experience up-close the exciting everyday life of a bus driver in a vast and freely drivable urban area. Get behind the wheel of your 8 original licensed city buses from the great brands of Mercedes-Benz, Setra, MAN, and IVECO and transport your passengers safely and punctually to their destinations, either solo in single player mode, or with friends in real-time multiplayer mode.

As a bus driver in the 12 different districts, youll face the challenges of the traffic in a big city and everything that entails. Dont be deterred by freak weather conditions, potholes, traffic jams, fare evaders, accidents, construction sites, night driving and specific passenger requests. On the contrary, take full control of your bus, earn money, gain a good reputation owing to your safe and punctual driving style and enjoy almost limitless driving pleasure in the authentic urban locations. Use the thousands of miles of virtual roads and streets to gain new districts, new buses and new customisation options.

But drive carefully with the buses you build! Dont cause any damage or accidents and watch out for the speed cameras located around the city, or it could have a negative effect on your reputation, not to mention your wallet.

So, what are you waiting for? Your shift has already started!

Release date: September 17Price: US$39.99

Lead a rag-tag squad of cops in rebellion against their towns new criminal power, and see how long you can hold out when youre constantly short on supplies, and a single shot can cost a cop his life in this spin-off from This Is the Police featuring the series turn-based tactical gameplay.

Release date: September 17Price: TBA

Xbox One X Enhanced

Stela is a cinematic, atmospheric platformer about a young woman witnessing the final days of a mysterious ancient world.

Overcome daunting challenges, treacherous terrain, and gargantuan beasts while traversing a decaying land. Manipulate the environment to solve elaborate puzzles and creep past dangerous creatures under cover of muted landscapes, all set to an original soundtrack. Survive sweeping environments including mysterious towns, haunting forests, and massive subterranean ruins brought to life in an atmospheric experience.

Release date: September 17Price: TBA

Mable & The Wood is a Metroidvania where you can take the form of the bosses that you kill, changing how youre able to explore the interconnected world. Its also a Metroidvania where you dont have to kill anyone.

The strange cult that resurrected you speak of an ancient prophecy that says you will hunt down the great beasts, take their shape, and use their powers to save this dying world. But what if theyre wrong? The prophecy is old, and words lose their meaning with time

When the world is falling apart around you, what will you do? In Mable & The Wood, its up to you to make that choice. You dont have to kill anyone, but you might kill everyone.

Will you banish the darkness, or will you become it?

Release date: September 18Price:TBA

This is a story about a father and a daughter.

The story about Sally, the girl loved by the goddess of fortune, and her father.

Sally, who left her home to become a picture book writer, hears that her father has become ill and heads toward her beloved home.

The clumsy father and Sally who is trying hard to make her dream come true.

On her path to meet her father, the two feel a change of heart.

The players will control the 2 characters and help them reunite at their beloved home in the game.

Sally is always at her own pace.

She will jump through the stairs, cliffs and valleys.

Any dangerous-looking branches or fences would never stop her!

Her father will remove anything that comes in her way.

He will follow Sallys route and make sure nothing would harm her.

There will be numerous gimmicks along the way.

Help Sally using the time stop and warp holes.

Sallys Law on XBox has multiplayer mode and also prologue and epilogue videos that were not included in the smartphone version.

In addition, players can obtain Sally and her fathers unique avatars!

Play the touching game which shed every players to tears on Xbox!

Release date: September 18Price: US$12.99

Still with us? Were at the halfway point through the new Xbox Games September 16-20th list what do you think of the games so far?

Join retired salesman rabbit, Hank, and his canine pal, Larry, in part one of this story-driven game series as they use their knowledge of influence and persuasion to make their way through the apocalypse. With a mixture of dark comedy and the use of real-life influence tactics, this story-driven game puts you behind the wheel of the characters choices.

Release date: September 18Price:TBA

Xbox One X Enhanced

When you inherit a truck from your father, you take your chances and move to a new city. Here, its up to you to make a name for yourself and earn the respect of the local community. Drive through a seamless open world, work with all kinds of people ranging from a constructor to a lumberjack and honor your father by making it as a Truck Driver!

Release date: September 19Price: US$39.99

Xbox One X Enhanced

Your avatar is a brave warrior who has fallen in battle. But instead of finding well-deserved peace in Asgard, his soul is trapped in the harsh world of Niffelheim. Survive in this hostile world, ransack the neighboring lands, explore dangerous dungeons and find your way to Valhalla.

Warriors remain warriors even after death. Set out on the path to the last challenge and prove yourself to the Gods. In life you were never frightened by the cold, darkness and death, and you wont fear now. make sure you have enough provision, defend yourself and unravel the mysteries of these lands.

Crush anyone who dares to attack your lands. Each fallen enemy brings you closer to Asgard! Bones, teeth, fur use all of that as your weapons and armor. Build a fortress that will cover you from enemy attacks as well as help you destroy the attackers. The Death Priests will issue ultimatums. Will you comply or reject their orders and join the fight of their dead minions?

Collect all the pieces of the portal to Asgard. But be careful these are fiercely guarded by mighty giants, undead and deadly spiders.

Brew various potions from mushrooms and slayed beats to become stronger. Cook the best dishes to feed all you friends. Brew poison that will kill the most powerful troll.

Reach the very heart of the world to find powerful artefacts that will help you win the final battle. Find out what is hidden in the darkness.

Release date: September 20Price: US$14.99

Xbox One X Enhanced

Rebound is a fast, competitive, multiplayer Sci-fi themed dodgeball game. The top down camera and twin stick shooter controls makes it easy to just pick up and play however the fast-paced nature of the game gives it a high skill ceiling. Players can team up and play against each other both online and offline with any combination of maps, Mutators, and gamemodes.

Mutators greatly change up the rules of Rebound by changing the behaviour of the dodgeballs or through adding new abilities. Instead of slowing down over time, Nitro Ball speed the ball up with each collision resulting in a hectic game that only gets more dangerous over time. Time Glitch throws a spanner in the works by throwing everyone back in time to where they were shortly before, pay attention and you can save your past self from a dodgeball!

With over 15 unique maps you must adapt quickly to take advantage of the new geometry and stage hazards to ensure the win. Watch out for portals!

Rebound can be played both locally and online with up to 4 players. Team up with your friends or play free-for-all to see who truly is the dodgeball champion.

Create a playlist with any combination of maps and Mutators for the ultimate customised experience or play one of the pre-made recommended a themed playlists.

Release date: September 20Price: US$14.99

Xbox One X Enhanced

A tale of light, darkness, and the nature of reality.

Traverse a thought-provoking puzzle game and its immersive colour-drenched world of light and shadow.

In The Sojourn you arrive in a mysterious land, where lights guide you forward. Its not long until the world reveals itself to be full of challenges. Now, you must overcome these intricate and ever more demanding obstacles to uncover the nature of reality.

Release date: September 20Price: US$24.99

And thats your new Xbox Games September 16-20th list. What do you think about the new Xbox games coming this week? Are you going to be picking up one of the above titles? Let us know in the comments below or on Twitter, Facebook, or MeWe.

Last Updated on September 16, 2019

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Cartoon Network unveils virtual reality game ‘Journeys VR’ – Los Angeles Times

Cartoon Network Studios has unveiled new immersive story experiences.

Announced Tuesday, Cartoon Network Journeys VR is a new virtual reality game that will allow players to experience the stories of a one-winged bee, a court jester and a potential Supreme Being after an encounter with a traveling wizard in a cosmic desert oasis. After meeting with Gormlorm (voiced by Reggie Watts), who serves as a guide through the games multiverse, players can explore the stories in three different dimensions: Beyond Beeville, Jest to Impress and Kosma Kwest.

Each of the three experiences is imbued with a distinct charm from its art, stories and gameplay.

In Beyond Beeville, players will venture as a one-winged bee that must save its colony from collapse. Joined by pollen companion Penny, players will hop from flower to flower while exploring the garden, solving puzzles and discovering the secrets beyond the hive.

Jest to Impress will see players assume the role of a court jester who must keep the king and his court entertained. Everything is fine as long as the king is laughing, but if the jesters comedic attempts fail to land, they can expect to meet their doom.

Kosma the Supreme Being is looking for a successor in Kosma Kwest. The player has been summoned to complete four lessons of the cosmos to prove he or she has what it takes to sit on the celestial throne.

Multiple teams of artists and animators collaborated on the project through a series of workshops at the Burbank studios VR lab, where each team became better acquainted with VR animation and storytelling tools. The VR lab is Cartoon Network Studios latest initiative for artists to grow personally and professionally both within the studio and the community.

Compatible with the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, Cartoon Network Journeys VR will be available for free on Steam on Oct. 1.

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One Of The Best Games Of The Year Is Offering A Free First Chapter And A Short-Lived Sale – Forbes

'A Plague Tale: Innocence'

There are few, if any, games quite like A Plague Tale: Innocence. Over the course of her adventure, Amicia, the central character, grows from a vulnerable and frightened young girl to a confident and competent young woman. Her transformation isnt based on gaining levels, stat increases and abilities, but on coming to grips with and accepting responsibility for mistakes she made while coping with and surviving the horrific circumstances that surround her. Innocence is a game that fully engages your emotions as you become invested in its characters and story.

It also fully engages your game playing skills. From the outset, Innocencecombines combat and stealth mechanics in puzzle solving scenarios in fresh and interesting ways. And thats just the beginning. The developers manage to combine and recombine their basic gameplay mechanics in new ways as the game progresses. As a result, Amicia and the player continue to face fresh challenges from the beginning to the end. I cant remember another game Ive played that does this so well.

All of this takes place in a game thats very well executed on a technical level. The story is well written. The voice acting is excellent. The graphics are beautifully done although beautiful is the last word that comes to mind when experiencing some of the horrible events in the story.

If you havent played A Plague Tale: Innocence, you can download the entire first chapter for free on Xbox One, PS4 or Steam. If want to play the whole game, its on sale for Gold members on Xbox, PS Plus members in Europe and everyone on Steam. The sale ends Monday, September 16, so youll have to hurry.A Plague Tale: Innocenceis one of the best games I've played this year.It's at least worth a try and free is hard to beat.

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Pixel Puzzle Game ‘Treehouse Riddle’ Coming West to PC and Switch – Noisy Pixel

Fruitbat Factory announced that the Marudice developed escape puzzle game, Treehouse Riddle, will launch on PC and Nintendo Switch in the west this winter.

Treehouse Riddletells the story of a girl who wakes up only to find out that she is trapped in a room in what seems to be a treehouse. Left with not much of a choice, she searched through the room and everything she can to unlock doors and figure out more about this mysterious place.

Through the game, players will need to solve more than 30 puzzles that have been made out of wood in order to progress the game. These puzzles are meant to be challenging, but solvable and each have a series of hints that can be turned on or off for those worrying about getting stuck.

The Switch version of the game will include an Extra Mode that allows players access to additional puzzles and challenges. The global release of the game has planned text support forEnglish, Japanese, Chinese and Korean.

You can check out a trailer for the game from 2018 below, which shows the games pixel art style and puzzle designs. The trailer also gives players a look at some of the environments in the game.

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Can You Help Dakota Jones Raid The Lost Arc? – FiveThirtyEight

Welcome to The Riddler. Every week, I offer up problems related to the things we hold dear around here: math, logic and probability. Two puzzles are presented each week: the Riddler Express for those of you who want something bite-size and the Riddler Classic for those of you in the slow-puzzle movement. Submit a correct answer for either, and you may get a shoutout in next weeks column. If you need a hint or have a favorite puzzle collecting dust in your attic, find me on Twitter.

At long last, Dakota Jones is close to finding the Lost Arc, a geometric antiquity buried deep in the sands of Egypt. Along the way, she discovered what she described as a highly symmetric crystal thats needed to precisely locate the Arc. Dakota measured the crystal using her laser scanner and relayed the results to you. But nefarious agents have gotten wind of her plans, and Dakota and the crystal are nowhere to be found.

Locating the Arc is now up to you. To do that, you must recreate the crystal using the data from Dakotas laser scanner. The scanner takes a 3D object, and records 2D cross-sectional slices along the third dimension. Heres the looping animation file the scanner produced for the crystal:

What sort of three-dimensional shape is the crystal? No pressure Dakota Jones, nay, the entire world, is counting on you to locate the Lost Arc and ensure its place in a museum!

Submit your answer

Recent Riddlers have tackled Scrabble Superstrings and road trips through 48 states. For this weeks Riddler Classic, Max Maguire combines these two puzzles into one:

The challenge is to find the longest string of letters in which (1) every pair of consecutive letters is a two-letter state or territory abbreviation, and (2) no state abbreviation occurs more than once. For example, Guam, Utah and Texas can be combined into the valid four-letter string GUTX. Another valid string is ALAK (Alabama, Louisiana and Alaska), while ALAL (Alabama, Louisiana and Alabama) is invalid because it includes the same state, Alabama, twice.

For reference, the full list of abbreviations is available here, courtesy of the United States Postal Service.

Submit your answer

Congratulations to Dan Anderson of Encinitas, California, winner of last weeks Riddler Express.

Last week, you and your friend played a game of Acchi, Muite, Hoi (also known as the lookaway challenge). In the first round, you randomly pointed up, down, left or right, while your friend randomly looked in one of those four directions. If your friend looked in the same direction you pointed, you won. Otherwise, as long as no one wins, you kept switching off who pointed and who looked.

Your chances of winning were exactly 4/7. There are a couple ways to go about finding that number.

As solver Alison Lynch observed, you can calculate the probabilities of winning each round and add them all up. You could only win the game when you were the one doing the pointing, which happened in the first round, the third round, the fifth round and all the other odd-numbered rounds. Furthermore, within each round, the pointer had a 1/4 chance of winning, since only one out of the four directions up, down, left and right matched what the looker did. Your chances of winning in the first round were therefore 1/4. To win in the third round, you must have failed to win in the first round (which had a 3/4 chance of happening), your opponent must have failed to win in the second round (again, with probability 3/4), and then you won in the third round (with probability 1/4). Multiplying these together, you had a 3/4 3/4 1/4 = 9/64 chance of winning in the third round, while in the fifth round your chances were 3/4 3/4 3/4 3/4 1/4. Continuing with this logic, adding up the infinitely many probabilities from all the odd-numbered rounds gave you a geometric series whose sum was exactly 4/7.

The students of The Hewitt School in New York City, meanwhile, thought about it another way. They called your chances of winning b. What are your opponents chances of winning? Well, first your opponent needs the game to proceed to the second round, which happens 3/4 of the time (the other 1/4 of the time you win in the first round). At this point, their chances of winning must also be b their situation is identical to yours back in the first round. In fact, any time one of you is the designated pointer, that persons probability of winning is b.

Since one of you must be the winner, you and your opponents chances of winning have to add up to 1. That means b + 3/4b = 1, which means, sure enough, that b = 4/7, or about 57 percent.

Just to be super-duper sure, solver Angelos Tzelepis simulated 10 million games, finding that whoever goes first wins a shade over 57 percent of the time.

Why isnt the answer just 50 percent? Because pointing in the first round and having that very first opportunity to win offers you a slight edge. So who says its not polite to point? (I do. Dont point.)

Congratulations to Matt Friedrichsen of Overland Park, Kansas, winner of last weeks Riddler Classic.

Last week, you competed at the U.S. Open, where you were slightly better than the competition: Your chances of winning any given point were exactly 55 percent. What were your chances of winning a three-set match and a five-set match? And what were your chances of winning the whole tournament?

As solver Dennis Okon figured out, one way to solve this problem is to work backwards. Once you find the probabilities of winning from deuce, advantage-in and advantage-out, you can find the chances of winning a single game from lower and lower scores. For example, suppose youre up 30-0 in a game. 55 percent of the time youll win the point, and the score will become 40-0, while the other 45 percent of the time youll lose the point, and the score will become 30-15. Your probability of winning the game at 30-0 turns out to be a weighted average of those other two scores: 55 percent of the probability youll win at 40-0 plus 45 percent of the probability youll win at 30-15.

You can use this technique to work all the way back to a score of 0-0, which represents your chances of winning a game at the start. If you do the same analysis for a set, you will find the probability of winning the set from different game scores, as shown in the table below.

The probability youll win a set of tennis given the number of games you and your opponent have won so far, assuming you have a 55 percent chance of winning each point

The percentage when the score is 0-0 is equivalent to your chances of winning any given set: 81.5 percent. Your chances of winning two out of three sets are then 91 percent, and they are 95.3 percent for winning three out of five sets. Raising these probabilities to the seventh power gives you your chances of winning the entire U.S. Open: 51.7 percent in the womens tournament and 71.4 percent in the mens. As you can see, playing more sets gives stronger players a better chance at winning. So let the women play five sets, I say.

Its a little shocking just how high your chances of winning are when you start with what seemed like a slight advantage on every point. Scoring in tennis is highly nonlinear: A tiny advantage in winning a point snowballs into a big probability shift over the course of an entire match. Riddler Nation Hall-of-Famer Diarmuid Early elegantly captured this nonlinearity in a single graph, where you can see how quickly your chances of winning a set and a match change as your probability of winning each point crosses 50 percent:

Sure enough, winning 55 percent of points does not make you slightly better than the competition, as the puzzle stated instead, it puts you squarely in the pantheon of tenniss all-time greats! Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic have all won approximately 55 percent of their career points.

Finally, if youd like to play around with these percentages for yourself, check out this tennis calculator by Mark Bennett. It will serve you well.

Well, arent you lucky? Theres a whole book full of the best puzzles from this column and some never-before-seen head-scratchers. Its called The Riddler, and its in stores now!

Email Zach Wissner-Gross at riddlercolumn@gmail.com.

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Will the Clippers’ new broadcasters be a hit with fans? – Los Angeles Times

Its one super-sized leap for the Clippers to bring in All-Star forwards Kawhi Leonard and Paul George this summer. But it could be argued that for the franchises long-term success, the more impactful decisions to be made this off-season focused on how to go forward with the broadcasting roster following the retirement of Ralph Lawler.

Fasten your seatbelts. As the process for the latter was a bit of a roller-coaster ride for all involved, it also may be more indicative of how modern-day broadcasters seek more flexibility than perceived stability with a franchise.

Just two weeks from training camp in Hawaii, the Clippers are finally able to officially announce Monday that Brian Sieman will move from radio to TV play by play on Prime Ticket, paired with Chauncey Billups. Since Billups still has ESPN work and can only commit to about two-thirds of the regular-season schedule, Corey Maggette and Mike Fratello will rotate in for 20-something games.

Recent Syracuse grad Noah Eagle lands in the radio role for games broadcast on KLAC-AM (570), and Armando Garcia returns for his ninth season on the Spanish language ESPN Deportes KWKW-AM (1330).

Did the Clippers get it right? All things considered, it could have gone sideways if one starts connecting the dots.

Its not just a matter of Sieman cashing in loyalty rewards points to force an upgrade from radio row to TV first-class seating. In his 12 seasons as a highly entertaining solo act as a hybrid play-by-play, analysis and sports-talk host, the 44-year-old Sieman revealed himself as smart and creative with a rapid-fire delivery the city hasnt enjoyed since the days of Chick Hearn. Now maybe the secret is out.

Sieman was ripe for another NBA franchise to lure him away. There were no guarantees that those who make decisions within the Clippers management, working somewhat in concert with the Prime Ticket/Fox Sports West executives, would understand his value when weighing the applications, resumes and referrals from other national star-power talent as well as considering other local up-and-comers.

Thankfully, Sieman stays in the picture, as confirmed by the Times in July. The objective is TV wont temper the skill set he has created from his radio days.

One outcome of the Clippers process in vetting possible replacements for Lawler, who less than two weeks ago was honored by the Basketball Hall of Fame for his 40-year run with the team, was a reach-out to Ian Eagle, who has been with the Brooklyn Nets TV package for 25 seasons. It ended up producing the recommendation of his 22-year-old son, Noah, who has been working on NBATVs summer league. Its a low-risk, high-reward opportunity for both parties that could cultivate another franchise voice in the coming decade.

More problematic was securing a TV analyst. Looking outside again, the Clippers pursued Richard Jefferson and Sarah Kustok, both of whom worked with Ian Eagle on the Nets YES network telecasts. After coming in for interviews and auditions with the Clippers, each of them declined. Kustok in particular could have been a statement-making hire for the franchise. The Clippers also considered Ann Meyers, the Basketball Hall of Famer out of UCLA living in Huntington Beach who has more than 25 years in the basketball broadcasting business and was recently doing games for the Phoenix Suns.

Eventually, they banked on Billups, a Clippers player near the end of his 17-year NBA career trying to gain traction in the ESPN talent pool as a studio and game analyst. But when Billups confirmed his hiring to the Times in August, the understanding was he wasnt keen on relinquishing his ties with ESPN and could not to commit to the full schedule. But this world of the modern, nimble broadcaster, this is something the Clippers and Prime Ticket have been navigating the last three seasons.

Don MacLean, another former Clippers player living locally who has been part of the Prime Ticket pre- and-post-game shows for years, also has a full schedule of college basketball games for the Pac-12 Network. He ended up as Lawlers final TV partner last season and remains the teams best option, but his choice to stay aligned with the Pac-12 and its closer-to-home travel opens preclude his full-time status, according to people with knowledge of the hiring process.

Instead, the Clippers decided tto fill holes in Billups schedule split with the 72-year-old Fratello, the former team head coach and TV analyst with Lawler in the early 1990s, and Maggette, a Clippers player from 2000-08 part of the TV analyst rotation last season until he was taken off the package last February to clear up some personal legal matters.

With the jigsaw dust settled, how does the puzzle fit together for Clippers followers?

Its challenging anytime to find the perfect fit, especially with the analyst, said Sieman, who will launch this TV role with the exhibition season opener in Hawaii on Oct. 3. Its a tough process to find the person who understands the team, can deliver thought-provoking ideas, bring up stories that the casual fan wants to hear but also knows about advanced analytics.

I think the Clippers nailed it with these three (analysts). They all come from different eras with their connections. Even if I say a third or less of what I did before, Im great with that because I want people to learn from all of us.

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Senior News – Trumbull Times

The Trumbull Senior Center, 23 Priscilla Place is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information and to RSVP for events, call 203-452-5199, unless otherwise noted.

The Town has announced the Senior Discount Program for Trumbull residents 65+.

The programs purpose is to increase patronage at our local establishments, many of which are Trumbull owned and managed, while at the same time offering an incentive for our senior residents to shop and eat locally.

The Directory can be found online at http://bit.ly/seniordiscountprogram.

Any interested Trumbull business that would like to participate can contact Mary Isaac: mary.isaac@trumbull-ct.gov.

The center provides transportation for medical, social and nutritional needs to Trumbull residents who are age 60 and over and/or age 55-59 and disabled, five days a week. Rides are for those traveling to and from the senior center, medical appointments, legal appointments and nutrition programs.

The center provides medical transportation within the following towns/cities: Trumbull, Bridgeport, Stratford, Monroe and Shelton. To schedule a ride, contact Ashley Grace a 203-452-5135.

September

AARP Safe Drivers Course Friday, Sept. 20, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. AARP will present their Safe Drivers Course. $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. Checks only; you will pay the instructor the day of the class. RSVP.

How to Properly Communicate with Your Doctor Wednesday, Sept. 25, 10:30 a.m. Join Marcie Carlson, MSW, LCSW, from Bayada Home Health Care, for an informative presentation about the importance of properly communicating with your physicians and being your own healthcare advocate. Call to RSVP or for more information.

Caregiver Support Group Monday, Sept. 30, 2 p.m. Join this group and share your feelings in a safe environment among others who are going through the same experiences. You can learn about resources, caregiving strategies and other valuable tools to provide support. RSVP.

Upcoming Program Mlimas Tale at the Westport Country Playhouse, Wednesday, Oct. 16, at 2 p.m. Payment due Friday, Sept. 27. $32, checks only; written out to Westport Country Playhouse. From the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of Ruined and Sweat. Mlimas Tale is a powerful, theatrical fable about a magnificent and beloved Kenyan elephant named Mlima hunted for his coveted ivory tusks. Playwright Lynn Nottage recently made the list of Times 100 Most Influential People in 2019. Transportation available. Maximum 20 seats on the bus. To RSVP, please sign up and pay at the front desk.

October

Trumbull Senior Cookbook A collection of recipe favorites by Trumbull seniors. The Senior Commission is gathering recipes from 55+ residents to create a Trumbull Seniors Cookbook which will be published and for sale in our community. All proceeds will support senior programs and services. For more information, call 203-452-5199.

Flu Clinic Thursday, Oct. 17,10-11:30 a.m.,Trumbull Health Department.Stop in and get your flu shot. Insurance accepted. Bring your drivers license, I.D. and insurance card. For those without insurance,the cost is: $50 (cash/check) High Dose Flu Vaccine(65-years plus;) $30 (cash/check) Standard Flu Vaccine.

Caregiver Support Group New Facilitator, Counselor

Monday, Oct. 7, Monday, Oct. 21,

2 p.m.

Join this group and share your feelings in a safe environment among others who are going through the same experiences. You can learn about resources, caregiving strategies and other valuable tools to provide support. To RSVP, please call Cornelia Morris at (203) 452-5193.

Art Expo The second annual Art Expo will take place at the Center at Priscilla Place on Friday, Oct. 25, at 11 a.m. Meet and greet with the art instructors and students and view their work, some available for sale. Refreshments will be served by Sunrise Senior Living.

Family Conflict Group New facilitator, Thursday, Oct. 10, Thursday, Oct. 24, 10-11 a.m. Meets on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month. Come meet the new group facilitator, Cornelia Morris. For any questions, contact Cornelia Morris, cmorris@trumbull-ct.gov; phone number: 203-452-5193.

Wellness Talk with Michiko Friday, Oct. 4, 11 a.m. Join Michiko, a Rite Aid Wellness Ambassador, for a Wellness Talk about fall allergies. Call for more information and to RSVP.

Breakfast and Brain Games Tuesday, Oct. 8, 9:30 a.m. Join Danielle Ramos, CDP, Director of Community Relations for Cambridge Health & Rehabilitation Center for breakfast and to participate in fun, stimulating brain games. Call for more information and to RSVP.

History Talks with Historian, Arthur Gottlieb Tuesday, Oct. 15, (Cuban Missile Crisis), 1 p.m.;

Tuesday, Oct. 22, (Appomattox) 1 p.m. Gottlieb returns to the Center for informative history talks on the Cuban Missile Crisis and Appomattox. RSVP.

Preventing Caregiver Burnout Monday, Oct. 21, 10:30 a.m. Open to the public. Join Arthur Gottlieb, LCSW, for an informative discussion about the importance of preventing caregiver burnout and respite care. Call for more information and to RSVP.

2020 Medicare Updates Wednesday, Oct. 23, 10:30 a.m. Join Nancy Lombard from the Southwestern Connecticut Agency on Aging for a presentation about recent updates and changes to Medicare for 2020. Call for more information and to RSVP.

Collette Tours Presents Thursday, Oct. 24, 1 p.m. Join Collette Tours for an informative presentation about their upcoming 2020 overnight trips on Imperial Cities and Pacific Northwest and California. Refreshments will be served. Call for more information and to RSVP.

Author Talk with Brien Brown Tuesday, Oct. 29, 10:30 a.m. Connecticut author, Brien Brown, returns to the Center for a discussion on his new book The Fourth Son. The Fourth Son is a work of historical fiction following the young son of a French noble family from France into colonial America. RSVP.

Cooking Demo Wednesday, Oct. 30, 11 a.m. Join St. Joseph's Center, Chef Ed Hutwagner, for an exciting cooking demonstration of Pumpkin Risotto with Fig and Asiago Cheese. RSVP.

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Living Life To Its Fullest! – Version Weekly

It involves the feeling of contentment, of enjoying the simple pleasures of life, of self-confidence, a sense of worth and high self-esteem

We hear, see and read about multitudes of advice regarding our physical health and illness, but how often do we ponder on our mental well-being? Mental well-being is truly essential to help fight the bodys physical troubles and does not just end with the idea of happiness. It involves the feeling of contentment, of enjoying the simple pleasures of life, of self-confidence, a sense of worth and high self-esteem. Here are some ways to kick stress and boredom out of your life and to live it to the fullest!

Have A Good LaughThere is nothing like laughter to lighten up the mind the effect is both immediate and long-term, if you have a good laugh with a group of friends, or by watching a comedy film or a show, or by reading of some classics. Our facial and neck muscles relax and sorrows disappear. Laughter helps lower blood pressure, reduces stress levels by releasing endorphins which act as pain relievers and also boosts immunity.

Laugh Your Way To Good Health

Get ActiveBe it walking, cycling, swimming or aerobics, regular exercise is a potent weapon against stress. A sustained exercise regime is known to release endorphins from our brain. These feel-good neurotransmitters have a specific effect on improving our mental well-being. Yoga can also be practised for a disciplined mind and body.

Pay Attention To Your Diet

A balanced diet with adequate complex carbohydrates, protein, low fat, vitamins and fluids is essential especially during the growing phases of life. Hence, a number of dietary deficiencies can insidiously affect mental well-being. Essential focus should be on certain substances like thiamine a vitamin found in whole grain cereals, pulses, fruits and vegetables, folate found in greens, vitamin B 12 a useful constituent in meat, fish, sprouts and whole grain cereals. Tryptophan, a constituent of protein is known to boost mental health.

A good serving of protein either in lentils, meat, eggs, milk or nuts should be an essential component of every meal. Look for variety in your diet. This will help supply micronutrients, which we often lose out on.

Fish or flax seeds are rich in omega 3 fatty oils and are essential foods known to improve mental health. Adequate fluid intake to compensate for an average daily loss of two to two and a half litres per day is necessary too, as dehydration leads to confusion, poor mental reasoning and a general lack of energy. Also avoid excessive caffeine as it is not recommended for long-term health.

Hear Music That Soothes YouMusic therapy is a well known tool in the treatment of various ailments and has a tremendous psychological benefit. Your favourite music not only has the potential to provide you with entertainment, it can also have a calming effect on you and can act as a natural pain soother by releasing endorphins.

Rely On Your Support Systems

Feelings of sadness, facing a tragedy or a change in finances are occasional setbacks in everyones life. Your partner and immediate family are your support group in times like these and help you cope. However, each bad phase should motivate you to come out and go ahead with the help of your family.

Learning a new skill or activity helps increase self-esteem and confidence. Learning to play a musical instrument, a new language or group activities like brain games, or revisiting a long forgotten hobby can cheer you up greatly. It sharpens the mind and with improved reflexes and most problems can be tackled with renewed vigour.

A good serving of protein either in lentils, meat, eggs, milk or nuts should be an essential component of every meal

Renew Old TiesMaking new friends, renewing old ties with childhood friends, or revisiting memories with school mates help you refocus on what you have achieved. They increase your level of worthiness and the ability to face more challenges ahead.

Dont Miss Out On Being Happy

These simple everyday tools should help you attain a sense of calm and contentment in your life. Savour and live each moment with your family and friends. Simple pleasures of life like admiring a sunset, the fragrance of flowers or a lovely piece of art dont miss out on lifes golden opportunities to be happy.

Live not just for yourself but for others too. A sense of giving and sharing, being in a good relationship, a good home and work environment, boosts your ability to take whatever life gives you and live it to the fullest.

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Stay Sharp at Any Age: 3 of the Best Brain Games for Seniors – South Florida Caribbean News

Worried about cognitive decline? There are different ways you can keep your mind sharp in your golden years. Here are 3 of the best brain games for seniors.

Indeed, between 2000 and 2016, the global average life expectancy grew by 5.5 years.

Greater life longevity is good news for everybody! But it isnt without its challenges. After all, old age is full of trials and tribulations.

Among them all, cognitive decline can be a particularly scary prospect. The good news, though, is that brain training can slow the process. Want to learn more?

Read on for the 3 top brain games for seniors looking to stay sharp.

Sudoku is wildly popular around the world.

The concept is simple. Your task is to fill the gaps in a 99 grid with numbers 1 through 9. There are nine 33 blocks. Each block and every column and row must contain the digits from 1 to 9.

You cant have the same number twice in either a block, row or column.

Sound easy? It isnt! Sudokus great for working up a mental sweat. Puzzles have different difficulty ratings, ranging from easy to exceptionally tough.

They require problem-solving skills, memory utilization, and pattern recognition.

Chess is a classic game thats been played for centuries.

Played online, on a mobile app, or the old-fashioned way (on an actual chessboard), youre sure to feel the cognitive benefits.

Chess is a game of strategy. Played against an opponent, each chess piece is lined up in specific formation; each piece moves around the board in different ways.

Taking it in turns, the aim is to take your opponents pieces and, eventually, get checkmate.

This addictive game requires you to plan ahead. To win, players must hold multiple moves and potentialities in mind at once. Memory, problem-solving, forward-planning, and clear-thinking are all important.

Its one of the best and oldest brain games on the market.

Crosswords are another classic game that can keep your mind in good health.

Youve almost certainly come across them before! Again, you can find crosswords in all sorts of different places.

From the daily newspaper to specific crossword books, and on the computer (FYI, many other traditional games are on the computer these days too. For instance, you can play Bingo online as well).

The rules are simple, but the process is often far from easy.

Using the clues provided, youre tasked with finding the appropriate word to fit in the boxes. The crossword gets easier as you find more answers.

There you have it: 3 of the best brain games for seniors looking for stay sharp.

As we all know, getting old comes with issues. Rates of cognitive decline, for instance, are highly correlated with aging. Old-age often leads to reduced mental capacity and even neurological illness.

Thankfully, there are relatively straightforward ways to slow down that deterioration. The brain games above represent a few of them. Theyll help you stay sharper for longer while providing some fun in the process.

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