Happy Holidays From Vortex Effect; Site Updates Resume January 1st

Hard to believe that Christmas is only two days away (a day away for those of us who do presents on Christmas Eve), and yet it is. This year has absolutely flown by.

We’re taking the week + a couple of days off for Christmas. Site updates will resume January 1, 2013. 2012 was a pretty good year for the site and we’re going to end the year shy of 1,500 posts. 2013 will be a much better year for the site though.

Yes, we have big plans in store for the site in the new year. We’ve primarily been a gaming site over the past year and a half, and games will remain our focus, but we’re also going to get back more to our roots of having a wide variety of content. We’ve always had the movie stuff, but in 2013 movies will have a much bigger role with the site.

The menu below the banner has already been updated to show some of the features that are coming in 2013.

Of course there’s the already announced Quick Daily Reviews and Classic Cinema Wednesday’s which I detailed here. In addition to those, you’ll notice something called “Level Up!” and “Deadly Venom” on the menu.

Level Up! is a new a video game column series that I’ll be debuting on January 1st. It’s not going to be a weekly thing, but there will at least be a new entry in the series every month.

Deadly Venom is a wrestling column that I’ll be doing on mostly bi-weekly basis. Some of you might remember “A View From the Rafters” and “Deadly Venom” from my time at I left LOP in April 2011 to start this site, and haven’t written a real solo wrestling column since then. That changes in January when Deadly Venom returns to its new home, TVE.

These are just a few of the things we have in store for 2013 outside of our normal game/movie/book reviews. The idea is to get away from simply posting re-worded press releases and trailers and instead focus almost entirely on original content. That’s not say that we won’t still have the gaming news, because we will; it’s just be more opinionated.

Those of you who used to follow our previous blog venture, The HeelZone Blog, might remember a weekly feature we did called “The Babe of the Week” that was in conjunction with a forum we had on the then HeelZone Forums called “The Babe Lounge.” That will feature will also return in January, albeit heavily modified. And by heavily modified, I mean more than just an image gallery designed for people to gawk at a woman being objectified. It’ll return under the new name, “Cool Chick of the Week,” as an end of the week special posted every Saturday night.

2013 is also when our new unified review scale officially debuts even though we’ve been using it for the past month. You can see the new scale breakdown here.

Plenty more stuff coming in 2013 that we’re not talking about at the moment, but you can also expect even more new game reviews and new movie reviews as well.

Join us here on January 1st for the debut of the Quick Daily Reviews and the debut of Level Up!.

On behalf of the entire staff, have a joy and love filled Christmas and a great New Year as well. Stay safe, and we’ll see you on January 1st.

About Gary Smith (1032 Articles)
I'm Gary Smith, aka "PatriotPaine." I'm the Editor-in-Chief of I'm usually posting news and reviews, and doing all the back end stuff as well. I like to play games, watch movies, wrestling, and college football (Roll Tide Roll).

1 Comment on Happy Holidays From Vortex Effect; Site Updates Resume January 1st

  1. Happy holidays, guys! Here’s to an even better 2013.


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