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Rive Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Hard, fast-paced space shooter both tests, mocks skills.
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2016)
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ReCore Game Poster Image
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age 12+
Sci-fi action has strong female lead, loads of tech issues.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox One
(2016)
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Halcyon 6: Starbase Commander Game Poster Image
age 10+
Old-school strategy has too much unexplored potential.
Platforms: Windows
(2016)
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Livelock Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Arcade game with lots of fast-paced robot destruction.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2016)
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Paths & Portals: Secret Coders, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Programs and plot get more complex in clever installment.
By Gene Luen Yang
(2016)
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Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Game Poster Image
age 18+
Violent, mature sci-fi sequel raises big moral dilemmas.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2016)
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Ask the Storybots TV Poster Image
age 3+
Kids' big questions get answered by friendly, funny bots.
Network: Netflix
(2016)
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Metroid Prime: Federation Force Game Poster Image
age 14+
Fun, flawed co-op shooter has tame alien-focused violence.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2016)
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Monsters and Monocles Game Poster Image
age 13+
Victorian-themed twin-stick shooter feels way too difficult.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows
(2016)
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Paragon Game Poster Image
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age 16+
Online battle arena game has mild but constant violence.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows
(2016)
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Starbound Game Poster Image
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age 12+
Sandbox adventure is fun, gratifying, but has odd controls.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2016)
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Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot Series Book Poster Image
age 7+
A mouse and robot fight evildoers in fun graphic novels.
By Dav Pilkey
(2014)
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Boid Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Fun, fast, easy-to-play strategy requires fast thinking.
Platforms: Windows
(2016)
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Pokémon the Movie: Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel Movie Poster Image
age 6+
Confusing story with too many characters; for fans only.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme VS-Force Game Poster Image
age 12+
Big robot battles for fans, but team fights can be tedious.
Platforms: PlayStation Vita
(2016)
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Hawken Game Poster Image
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age 14+
Rock 'Em Sock 'Em robots, but free-to-play fun doesn't last.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One
(2016)
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Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens Game Poster Image
age 10+
A fun, fun romp through a galaxy far, far away.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2016)
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Hard Reset Redux Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Old-school bot shooter updated, but play still feels rusty.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2016)
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Saving the Whole Wide World: Hilo, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Alien robot fights alien invasion in fun page-turner.
By Judd Winick
(2016)
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Lego Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures TV Poster Image
age 7+
Hilarious saga add-on features new Padawan, new lore.
Network: Disney XD
(2016)
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