The X-Files May Bring Back Familiar Actor for Season 11

It looks like we may see Robert Patrick reprise his role as Agent John Doggett in season 11 of The X-Files.

In an interview with TVLine, the series creator Chris Carter revealed that Doggett was originally going to appear in an early episode of Season 11.

“I actually wrote him into an episode,” Carter explained. “But then I found out he wasn’t going to be available to us

 so I had to write him out of the episode… Scorpion is his first priority.”

Carter then teased fans by adding “That’s not to say you won’t see him this season…”

Patrick is also on board to step back into the role, according to TVLine and has confirmed that conflicting schedules with his TV drama Scorpion were what kept him from reappearing earlier.

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IGN’s Next Big Game Looks at Assassin’s Creed Origins

IGN’s new video series Next Big Game is taking you to ancient Egypt by way of the upcoming Assassin’s Creed Origins.

With Next Big Game, we give you a look at the biggest and most exciting games coming down the pike, and break them down with the latest and greatest info from developers. That means you get the best look at new gameplay, behind the scenes secrets, development, and more.

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Shadow of War Exploit Lets Players Get Unlimited Loot Boxes

An exploit in Monolith’s latest Middle-earth adventure Shadow of War allows players to get unlimited loot boxes.

PC Gamer reports players on PC can generate the in-game currency Mirian using Cheat Engine scripts. While it’s not the premium purchasable currency, Mirian still allows players to purchase silver chests, giving them infinite loot and uruks.

Cheat Engine is a third-party tool allowing players to make changes to game files. This kind of player-based alteration has been a long-standing tradition among PC gamers, however, the rise of online requirements and microtransactions has seen a significant decline.

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Injustice 2 Director Discusses Possibility of Switch Version

Injustice 2 creative director Ed Boon thinks it may be possible to bring the game to the Nintendo Switch, but a few compromises would have to be made.

In an interview with GameSpot, Boon discussed the possibilities of a Switch version of the fighting game. According to the creative director, while a Switch port could happen, it may come with some technical shortcomings.

“Yeah, I think at the end of the day you can make almost any game… there are inevitable compromises, but you know, you can make some version of Injustice on the Atari 2600,” said Boon. “It’s not going to be great, but I bet you can make something.”

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Dragon Age Creative Director Mike Laidlaw Leaves BioWare

Veteran BioWare game designer and Senior Game Director Mike Laidlaw left his position with the company.

Laidlaw made the public announcement on his personal Twitter account, saying “it’s time for me to move on.” Laidlaw has been with the company for 14 years, working on huge BioWare games like Mass Effect and Dragon Age.

“It’s been an honor to be a part of the Dragon Age team,” he said in his statement. No immediate future plans were laid out beyond “reconnecting with all the amazing games and worlds” video gaming has to offer.

In June, another force behind the Mass Effect and Dragon Age franchises, Aaryn Flynn, left BioWare after 17 years. The project director on the original Mass Effect, Casey Hudson, took over as BioWare’s new general manager.

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EA Addresses Battlefront 2 Loot Crates, Shares Beta Feedback

EA has addressed feedback from the Star Wars Battlefront 2 beta, including issues around loot crates.

In a post thanking players for engaging with the beta, EA discusses likely changes that will appear in the full game.

One of the most contentious issues in the beta was the use of loot crates, which raised fears the game might be pay-to-win. EA has attempted to clarify what these crates will do in the full game.

Star Cards, Outfits, Emotes and Victory Poses will all be available in loot crates, purchasable with both in-game credits and premium currency.

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