Official X-Files Online Site Contains Tests, Enables Fans to Create an Original Show Storyline and Chat With Fellow Enthusiasts

New York, NY, October 31, 1996 _ iGUIDE, a leading source for original online entertainment content, today announced a new season of the popular X-Test for X-Philes weekly trivia quiz. Fans of the popular science-fiction TV show, The X-Files, can test their show knowledge with weekly X-Test questions, follow and original fan-developed storyline and share show conspiracy theories with fellow sleuths in the forum section. The X-Test is located at the iGUIDE site at

"With the opportunity to test episode knowledge, submit original story chapters, communicate with fellow enthusiasts and win prizes, iGUIDE has created the premiere source for The X-Files fans," said Larry Closs, editor of TV Guide Online. "Engaging X-Files content is just one example of iGUIDE's commitment to providing exclusive entertainment resources for TV, movie and music enthusiasts."

The X-Files X-Test is the source for fans to recall past characters, mysteries and paranormal events that agents Scully and Mulder have encountered. Each week during the season, a new 10-question, multiple-choice test is posted. Questions range from Mulder's chase scene in the catacombs to Scully's birth date. For extra X-Test practice, last year's 33 weekly tests are located in The X-Files Vault. Show fans who correctly answer all weekly questions receive show-related prizes.

Show followers can also demonstrate their creativity by submitting story segments to the X-Story, an evolving plot completely developed by fans. With few clues from a scenario to use, each week the X-Test Committee reviews submissions and adds the most intriguing chapter to the evolving story. In addition to winning top-secret X-Files prizes, each winner's personal profile is posted on the site. Last year's complete X-Story is also available on the site.

To engage in lively debate about the show's mysterious plot and characters, fans can share their theories and show anecdotes with other enthusiasts at the X-Philes Forum. The active forum allows fans to follow discussion threads, address comments to individuals or make general comments.

About iGUIDE
iGUIDE is News Corporation's wholly owned Internet site that features branded entertainment content areas including TV Guide Online, FOX Sports Online, The X-Files X-Test, as well as the most extensive and reliable movie and television search/directory databases on the World Wide Web. Original news, interviews and interactive features, designed for the Web and its users are updated daily in all entertainment areas. iGUIDE appeals to a diverse number of target groups, from avid television users to savvy movie and music buffs. iGUIDE is located at

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