The X-Files (1993– )
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First Person Shooter 

A murder inside the high-tech world of a virtual reality game leads Scully to battle a deadly digital character in order to save Mulder's life.

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Jade Blue Afterglow / Maitreya
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Ivan Martinez
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Phoebe
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Retro
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Melvin Frohike
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Richard 'Ringo' Langly
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John Fitzgerald Byers
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Lo-Fat (as Michael Ray Bower)
Ryan Todd ...
Moxie
James Geralden ...
Detective Lacoeur
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Christopher Ng ...
Darryl Musashi
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The Lone Gunmen request Mulder and Scully's assistance in a murder case at a video game company. A virtual reality game has gone haywire, and players are dying for real at the hands of Maitreya, the central character in this game. Mulder and Scully enter the game in an attempt to find and stop the killer. Written by Muldernscully

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Trivia

It won 2 Emmy Awards for Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Drama Series and Outstanding Special Visual Effects for a Series. See more »

Goofs

At about 18:10, when Scully is examining Retro's body, the body is clearly moving. See more »

Quotes

Fox Mulder: [Mulder prepares to enter the gamezone] Bring it on.
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Connections

Featured in The X-Files: Jump the Shark (2002) See more »

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The X-Files
Written by Mark Snow
Performed by John Beal
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"Now thats entertainment"
30 July 2008 | by See all my reviews

I honestly do not understand why this episode received so many negative reviews, i felt i had to comment on this.

In the past few months i have worked my way through all seasons up to 7 so far and this episode definitely stands out to be one of the more memorable ones, please do not, i repeat not take this episode seriously, its just for laughs and a nod to game nerds.

Duchovny is on top form with his one liners and humour, and the fx for its time and budget are actually pretty good.

I have skipped a few episodes in past seasons due to poor ratings on IMDb and i very nearly done the same with this one, but trust me give it a shot, you will be hooked.


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