Did The X-Files Go Out on Top or as a Flop?

Warning: Full spoilers for the episode below.

So was that it for The X-Files? With Gillian Anderson saying she's done with the series after this season, and the fact that this finale seemed to sew a nice button on most everything, signs point to this being, possibly, Mulder and Scully's last stand.

The Chris Carter-driven, mythology-centric "My Struggle IV" was an improvement over the season premiere, "My Struggle III" (and also Season 10's My Struggle Part Deux), as there was no weird David Duchovny audiobook narration and even less "It was all a dream/vision"-type shenanigans, but it still struggled to fit in, tonally and pacing-wise, with most everything else this season.

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Battle Royale’s Players Helped Epic Find Fortnite’s Voice

Before Fortnite Battle Royale became the 40-million-plus players, live-streamed-by-Drake phenomenon it is today, Epic Games treated the competitive mode and its original with a more serious-minded tone.

But a certain player benchmark, and a realization of the excitement players had while playing Fortnite, caused a huge tonal shift in how Epic marketed its Battle Royale mode, and the game as a whole.

Speaking at GDC in a panel titled “Fortnite: An Unconventional Launch,” Ed Zobrist, head of publishing at Epic Games for Fortnite, Spyjinx, and Fortnite: Battle Royale touched on the surprising aspects of both the original and Battle Royale launches of Fortnite.

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The Giant Monsters That Have Come Closest to Destroying the World

As John Boyega and the rest of our heroes prepare to battle the big baddies of Pacific Rim Uprising, we thought it would be a good time to take stock of just how well the Earth has fared when facing the giant monsters of the past.

The kaiju genre has a long and venerable tradition, stretching all the way back to one particular giant monster in the ’30s (King Kong), through the atomic-irradiated nightmare of the ’50s (Beast from 20,000 Fathoms, Them!, Godzilla, and so on), all the way up to the CGI-generated enormous apparitions of the present day (Cloverfield, Pacific Rim, Colossal). But which of these huge hulking brutes actually came closest to destroying the planet? That’s hard to say, but we can nominate a few possibilities…

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Why Ubisoft Hasn’t Reworked Rainbow 6 Siege’s ‘Lord Tachanka’

Speaking at GDC today, Rainbow Six Siege game director Leroy Athanassof addressed one of the game’s least picked operators, Tachanka, and the possibility of a rework. Athanassof said Ubisoft knows he’s in a bad place strength-wise, but that his cult meme status within the community has stopped them from reworking him yet.

Tachanka, or Lord Tachanka as much of the community refers to him, has become one of Siege’s most prominent memes. He's also potentially the worst operator in the roster, sporting both microscopic pick and win rates in the last competitive season.

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ESO’s New Expansion Returns to Summerset Isle

The Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset, the next expansion for Bethesda Softworks' online RPG, has been announced.

In the new expansion, which will be released for PS4, Xbox One, and PC/Mac on June 5, players will get to explore the Isle of Summerset for the first time since The Elder Scrolls: Arena. In addition to the new zone, which is even larger than Vvardenfell from ESO: Morrowind, The Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset features a main story that concludes the Daedric drama, which started in the Orisium DLC.

Players will also be able to join the Psijic Order, explore their home city of Artaeum, and acquire a new combat skill line. Additionally, the expansion will introduce jewelry crafting—allowing you to create new powerful gear—and will add new group PvE challenges, including a new 12-player trial, new delves and bosses, and more.

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Every PS4, PSVR, and Vita Release This Week

20 games hit the PS4, PSVR, and PS Vita this week, including Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom, as well as brand new titles like A Way Out.

For all of the new releases, including links to any IGN reviews of this week's releases and official descriptions via the PlayStation Blog, check out the gallery below:

And the full list:

Guest Column: Why Paddington 2 Is the Film We Need Right Now

This guest column was written by Hannah McCarthy, a producer and writer at Rooster Teeth.

Paddington 2 might genuinely stand as one of the best films of 2018, and no, I’m not being facetious or hyperbolic.

With the movie coming to home video on Wednesday, March 21, it seems like a good time to remind everyone that not only is Paddington 2 uplifting and beautifully animated, it’s also incredibly smartly written, even when it doesn’t need to be to get laughs. So, prepare yourselves a stack of marmalade sandwiches and allow me to plead my case as to why Paddington 2 is the film we all need, right now.

Paddington 2 leans into the whimsy of a world in which bears can learn to speak, hold jobs in London, and make a mean sandwich, however none of this strikes any of the film’s near-equally loveable characters as strange (with the exception of Peter Capaldi's alarmist neighborhood watchman, Mr. Curry). There are no spit-takes or gasping, no cheesy record scratches, and no pointed exclamations of “a talking BEAR?!” Paddington’s anthropomorphism is acknowledged as slightly odd, but no more unheard of than a teenager learning how to drive steam trains in his bedroom. Paddington’s a bear with two families (bear and human), a staunch work ethic, and big dreams. And it just so happens he can talk, and that’s totally fine.

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Tomb Raider 1-3 Remasters Seemingly No Longer Happening

Update: It appears Realtech VR is no longer remastering the first three Tomb Raider games for PC.

According to Game Informer, Realtech VR announced the cancelation in a post on Twitter, which as since been deleted. The studio later posted the following statement: "After this episode, we are refocusing on new projects involving Augmented Reality on iOS and VR on PC. We are not more committed on third party license anymore."

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The Best 4K HDTV Deals of 2018

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Manufacturers feel a need to release a new model each and every year, despite the fact that TV technology actually progresses relatively slowly. That's not a bad thing. With every new model release, previous year models take a significant price cut. Even now, just one month into 2018, there are plenty of TV deals that match or beat the prices we saw on Black Friday. I'm here to lay out the best deals that are currently available, and I'll keep this page updated throughout the year.

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