TVE Celebrates 7 Year Anniversary

TVE Announcement

Seven years ago, The Vortex Effect launched as a hybrid wrestling and gaming blog thanks to a review copy of WWE All Stars from THQ.

During these seven years, and it’s really hard to believe it has been that long, the site has seen its fair share of ups and downs. Periods of tons of updates for months followed by several months of very sporadic updates. It’s been consistently inconsistent in that regard, and it’s differently hindered some growth progress.

Through it all, we’ve been right here on freely hosted the entire time save two months when we tried to go the self-hosted route and ran into issues. And we’ll be remaining here. I’m still cheap, after all.

To celebrate our seventh year, we’ve slightly tweaked the look of the home page. It more promptly displays some content, mainly the Pro Wrestling Post stuff, and generally looks a little more appealing (at least it does to me).

We’ve been infrequently doing Destiny Daily content, and that will become an actual daily feature once again beginning May 8th with the release of the Warmind expansion. We’ll also be doing extensive coverage of Defiance 2050, more so when the game launches later this year but that content will start next weekend when the closed beta begins. We’ll likely be doing some Defiance giveaways then, so if you’re interested in that then stay tuned.

More game reviews are coming. Titan Quest, Far Cry 5 and Kingdom Come: Deliverance are all being played through. They’ll all be reviewed within the next month. I didn’t review Curse of Osiris, but I will be reviewing Warmind as well.

There will be a lot more wrestling stuff posted in the near future. News sure, but more original pieces. I want to get back into the habit of writing a regular wrestling column, and without that background this site wouldn’t exist anyway. So it’ll be fun to get back to that. I want to put more spotlight on stuff outside of WWE as well.

Cinema Vortex is where things remain in limbo. I don’t watch much television anymore, I pretty much only watch Supernatural, Vikings and The Walking Dead. Will be watching Westworld and Game of Thrones when that comes back. I also don’t really watch a lot of movies anymore either, so I’m not likely to start back reviewing them again anytime soon. I don’t want to completely ditch the entertainment stuff though, so we’ll see what happens there.

If you’re a subscriber or WordPress follower, we appreciate your support. If you just stop by on occasion to read a post and never return again, we appreciate you too. Here’s to seven more years!

About Gary Smith (866 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).

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