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Review: The Witcher III – Wild Hunt (PC)

July 24, 2015 // 0 Comments

The Witcher 3:Wild Hunt (PC [Reviewed], Xbox One, PS4) Developer(s): CD Projekt RED Publisher: CD Projekt RED Genre(s): Open world, Action RPG Released: May 19, 2015 ESRB Rating: M – Mature This gaming series has been a frustration for me. Frustrating because I have played and tried each game in this series and did my darnedest to fall in love with the games and just couldn’t because some of the gameplay and combat mechanics were not to my liking. I just couldn’t get on board and get excited. Until now. The third time really is the charm for me and likely a lot of other [...]

New Video Games Releases for the Week of June 28 – July 4th

June 28, 2015 // 0 Comments

It’s the slow period for gaming, but here’s the list of games releasing this week. June 30th: BlazBlue: Chrone Phantasma Extend (PS4, XONE, PS3, PSV) Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 3: V Generation (PSV) J-Stars Victory Vs+ (PS4, PS3, PSV) Red Goddess: Inner World (PS4) Whispering Willows (PS4, PSV) Samurai Warriors Chronicles 3 (PSV) Arcade Archives Scramble (PS4) Quiplash (PC, PS4, XONE, PS3) Scrabble (Ps4) July 1st: Rise of Incarnates (PC) July 2nd: Ar nosurge Plus (PSV) Roving Rogue (Wii U) July 3rd: Subspace Continuum [...]

New Video Game Releases for the Week of May 31st – June 6th

May 31, 2015 // 0 Comments

It’s a big week according to the list, but not much of note comes out this week, especially for you retail loving gamers. There is a hugely controversial title coming out tomorrow for PC called Hatred, and there’s a delightful looking non-combat, non-competitive MMO coming to Steam and PS4 called Wander. Sparkle Unleashed also hits PlayStation platforms. Below is the list of games releasing this week. Lots for Steam and PlayStation owners, very little for others. June 1st: Hatred (PC) Massive Chalice (XONE, PC) Dungeon Crawlers HD (Steam) stratO (Steam) Avenging Angel (Steam) [...]

Review: R.B.I. Baseball ’15

April 20, 2015 // 2 Comments

R.B.I. Baseball ’15 (PS4 [Reviewed], Xbox One, PC, Mac, iOS, Android) Developer(s): MLB Advanced Media Publisher: MLB Advanced Media Genre(s): Sports, Baseball Released: March 31, 2015 ESRB Rating: E – Everyone It’s been just about a year since the classic R.B.I. Baseball franchise was resurrected by MLB Advanced Media. I gave last year’s title two and a half stars, which is decent/average on our scale. My main complaints with the game from a year ago were the lack of stat tracking and the camera when fielding. In my conclusion from that review I stated, “Hopefully the [...]

Not An Official Review: Dying Light

February 9, 2015 // 1 Comment

I’ve had Dying Light since release when I received a digital code to review the game. That was a few weeks ago. I am progressing extremely slowly, but at this point I’ve seen enough of the game to write the review. However it comes with the caveat that I will not be assigning a score to the game, for two reasons: I haven’t completed the campaign or tried the multiplayer, and my problem with the game that has slowed my progression probably isn’t an issue for most gamers. I play a lot of video games, and play a lot of first person games. Destiny immediately springs to [...]

New Video Game Releases for the Week of February 8th – 14th

February 8, 2015 // 1 Comment

There’s A LOT of games dropping this week. Well for PC, Playstation systems, and 3DS owners anyway. Some of them are big releases, like Evolve, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, and The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D. February 9th: – Plazma Being (PC) – MyRPG Master (PC) – StaudSoft’s Synthetic World (PC) – Tom vs. The Armies of Hell (PC) – HIT (PC) – Reverse Side (PC) – Samudia (PC) February 10th: – Evolve (PC, PS4, XONE) – Chivalry: Medieval Warfare (PS3) – Aeterno Blade (PSV) – Super Stardust Ultra (PS4) [...]

Review: Assassin’s Creed Unity (PC)

January 22, 2015 // 1 Comment

Assassin’s Creed Unity (PC [Reviewed], Xbox One,  PS4,) Developer: Ubisoft Montreal Publisher: Ubisoft Genre(s): Open World, Third Person Stealth, Third Person Action Adventure Released: November 11, 2014 ESRB Rating: M – Mature Game Version Reviewed: 1.4   I deliberately held off on doing this review because very few if any outlets have bothered to give this game a fair shake post patches. The bulk of what you see out there is either 1.0 or 1.1 when the game was in a far worse state. As of the date I write this: January 1, 2015, the game is vastly improved and evolved from its [...]

Now Gaming: What We’re Playing This Week (January Week 3)

January 22, 2015 // 0 Comments

It’s been awhile since we last did this, but we’re hoping to get back in the groove of making it a weekly feature.  It’s just three of us this time around; Brian, Jules, and myself. These are the games that we’re playing this week. Fallout (PC) I’m still chipping away at Fallout and still enjoying it quite a bit. It’s just a really good story and there’s a lot of neat stuff to play with. Obviously for a PC game, the game play is a lot of point and click, but if you set up your character right, there are so many options you can do in regards to [...]

New Video Game Releases for the Week of January 4th – 10th

January 4, 2015 // 0 Comments

It’s another slow week for gaming. Here’s the rundown of releases happening this week. January 5th: – Dark Gates 1.0 (PC) January 6th: – Bold (PC) – Whoa Dave! (PSV) – Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition (PS3, PSV) January 7th: – Castle (PC) – Warhammer Quest (PC) January 9th: – Mechs & Mercs – Black Talons (PC) – Funk of Titans [...]

Vortex Effect’s Most Anticipated Games of 2015

December 31, 2014 // 3 Comments

It’s hard to believe, but it’s already New Year’s Eve. Man, 2014 just flew by. A lot happened in gaming during the course of the year; some big titles released for all systems, PS4 and Xbox One celebrated their first year on the market, and Christmas was ruined for plenty of gamers thanks to DDOS attacks on PSN and Xbox Live. Looking back on the year, 2014 had its fair share of big release titles and a lot of them surprisingly were plagued by launch issues whether it be because it of online issues or just bugs in general. Hopefully 2015 won’t continue the trend of [...]

Blood Bowl II Gets A Kick Off Trailer, Is Coming to PS4, Xbox One, and PC

December 4, 2014 // 0 Comments

Developers Cyanide Studios have announced Blood Bowl II, the sequel to the 2009 title (for PC, X360, PSP, and DS) is coming in Spring 2015 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. It’s the video game adaptation of Game Workshop’s board game of the same name that combines American football with the world of Warhammer. Check out the trailer below: From the press release: Blood Bowl 2 is even more ambitious than its predecessor in all aspects of the game, with numerous extra features and the highest production values. Its brand new graphics engine has been specially developed for this sequel [...]

Now Gaming: What We’re Playing This Week (December Week 1)

December 2, 2014 // 0 Comments

It’s a new month, and one that is historically pretty quite following a massive November. Brian returns to the feature this week, joining myself and Jules as we give our gaming run down for the week. Eric’s hasn’t changed any, so he isn’t joining us this time around. With that out of the way, here are the games we’re playing this week. Path of Exile (PC) This free-to-play action RPG released last year, but I’ve only just started playing it Sunday. I’m very early into it, but thus far I’m enjoying it. I wish the map did a better job of explaining [...]
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