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Rune Factory 4 Special Game Poster Image
age 13+
Farming and monster fighting combine for fantasy fun.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2020)
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Flint: The Poisoning of an American City Movie Poster Image
age 13+
Toxic water supply devastates Michigan city in earnest docu.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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Frostpunk: The Last Autumn Game Poster Image
age 13+
Hard expansion prequel tests pre-apocalypse strategy skills.
Platforms: Windows
(2020)
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Little Joe Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Sci-fi dirge may create false worry for kids; mild violence.
In Theaters Now
(Release Year: 2019)
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The Climb Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Climb fast, climb high, and don't look down.
Platforms: Oculus Quest, Oculus Rift
(2019)
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Shenmue III Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Decent installment to franchise held back by outdated play.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows
(2019)
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Age of Wonders: Planetfall - Revelations Game Poster Image
age 16+
Expansion is light on content, lays groundwork for future.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
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Jumprope: How-to Videos App Poster Image
age 13+
Create and view cool how-tos; some have commercialism.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2019)
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The Wanderer: Frankenstein's Creature Game Poster Image
age 13+
Revisiting classic stories with new, modern-day twists.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, Windows
(2019)
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The Current War: Director's Cut Movie Poster Image
age 13+
Drama shines light on dark actions; electrocution, smoking.
In Theaters Now
(Release Year: 2019)
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Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth Complete Edition Game Poster Image
age 13+
Digimon franchise grows up in adventure collection.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, Windows
(2019)
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The Bradwell Conspiracy Game Poster Image
age 13+
Mystery tale that's debunked by gameplay issues.
Platforms: Apple Arcade, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
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Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered Game Poster Image
age 13+
For supernatural fun and action, who you gonna call?
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
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Almost Family TV Poster Image
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age 16+
Unsettling family drama is profoundly ill-conceived.
Network: Fox
(2019)
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Risk of Rain 2 Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Repetitive, fast-paced loot shooter best played with others.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
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Wreckfest Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Combative racing in this demolition derby is a smash.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
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The Cycle Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Space shooter focuses on co-op and story-driven quests.
Platforms: Windows
(2019)
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Age of Wonders: Planetfall Game Poster Image
age 16+
Great strategy goes sci-fi with complex yet familiar entry.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
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The Great Courses Plus App Poster Image
age 13+
Streaming videos feature engaging teachers, topics galore.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Mac, Android, Chromebook
(2019)
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Zooniverse App Poster Image
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age 13+
Crowd-sourced research engages kids in science exploration.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2019)
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