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Articles by Gary Smith

About Gary Smith (902 Articles)
I'm Gary Smith, aka "PatriotPaine." I'm the Editor-in-Chief of VortexEffect.net. 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).

Call of Duty: WWII Announced

April 21, 2017 // 0 Comments

Activision has announced the next Call of Duty game, and it’s titled Call of Duty: WWII. Yes, Call of Duty is going back to its roots with a World War 2 setting, the first time a game in the series has been set in the second world war since 2008’s World at War. WWII is being developed by Sledgehammer Games, the team behind 2014’s [...]

The Surge’s Hardcore Action RPG Combat Trailer

April 20, 2017 // 1 Comment

Deck 13 and Focus Home Interactive have released a new trailer showing off the combat in their upcoming Souls’ like action RPG The Surge. You can check it out below. The Surge is set in a dystopian future where Earth is nearing the end of its life. “As the intelligence of technology incrementally increased over the years, many jobs for [...]

Portal Knights Free Trial Available For PS4 and Xbox One

April 20, 2017 // 0 Comments

The hit independent PC title Portal Knights is coming to PS4 and Xbox One on May 23rd (and Nintendo Switch at a later date), but you can get your hands on the game today. Keen Games and 505 Games have released a free trial of the game that you can download and play today on your PS4 or Xbox One. The free trial is limited to the starting island and [...]

NXT 4/19/17 Preview: Steel Cage Showdown

April 19, 2017 // 0 Comments

Tonight on NXT, recent Smackdown addition Tye Dillinger looks to leave NXT by settling the score with his rival Eric Young. This time the two will battle it out inside of a Steel Cage. Can “the Perfect 10” overcome the odds and prevail against Eric Young (and undoubtedly the rest of Sanity) and leave NXT the victor of the war between [...]

Nintendo Set to Release SNES Classic This Year

April 19, 2017 // 0 Comments

Last week Nintendo left a lot people angry and confused when it was revealed that they were discontinuing the highly popular NES Classic despite it constantly selling out and being notoriously difficult to get. Now Eurogamer is reporting that Nintendo is set to release a SNES Classic Edition later this year, in time for the Christmas holiday [...]

WWE 205 Live 4/18/17 Results

April 18, 2017 // 0 Comments

Tonight’s episode of 205 Live on WWE Network saw Austin Aries square off against TJ Perkins in the main event. Last week on RAW, TJP managed to upset Austin Aries thanks to a distraction from Neville. After the match, TJP attacked Aries from behind. Tonight Austin Aries got some revenge as he defeated TJP in a little over 11 minutes. [...]

WWE Smackdown 4/18/17 Results

April 18, 2017 // 0 Comments

Below are the results from tonight’s episode of Smackdown Live. The show featured a Six Pack Challenge match between Luke Harper, Erick Rowan, Dolph Ziggler, Jinder Mahal, Mojo Rawley, and Sami Zayn. The match was won by Jinder Mahal, with a little help from the Bollywood Boys. As a result, Jinder was named the #1 Contender to the WWE [...]

Mike Bennett and Maria Are Smackdown Bound

April 18, 2017 // 0 Comments

The Superstar Shake-up is over with, but it looks like the blue brand is about to get a quality pick up as Mike Bennett and Maria are reportedly signing with WWE and will be heading to Smackdown Live. Maria of course has previously enjoyed a stay in WWE from 2004 to 2010. After WWE, Maria ended up in ROH with her then boyfriend Mike Bennett. The [...]

WWE 205 Live 4/18/17 Preview: Aries vs. TJP

April 18, 2017 // 0 Comments

Tonight on 205 Live, Austin Aries takes on TJ Perkins. Last week on RAW, TJP took advantage of a distraction by Neville and picked up a big win against Austin Aries. After the mach, TJP  got back in the ring and attacked Aries from behind. Tonight, Aries has the chance to get revenge while also sending a message to the Cruiserweight Champion [...]

WWE Smackdown 4/18/17 Preview: Six Pack Challenge

April 18, 2017 // 0 Comments

Tonight, WWE brings Smackdown LIVE to the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, KY. WWE Champion Randy Orton is set to defend his championship against RAW’s Bray Wyatt at the RAW pay-per-view Payback on April 30th in a House of Horrors Match. With that match looming, Smackdown looks to the future tonight as we’ll see a Six Pack Challenge [...]

Matt Anoa’i Passes Away at 47

April 18, 2017 // 0 Comments

Matt Anoa’i, better known to WWE fans as Rosey, has passed away at the age of 47. Rosey was one-half of the tag team 3-Minute Warning on RAW back in 2002. After the team split, Rosey entered into a comedic team with The Hurricane where he became a “super hero in training” and captured WWE Tag Team gold. The son of Wild Samoan Sika, [...]

WWE Smackdown 4/11/17 Preview: Superstar Shake-up Continues

April 11, 2017 // 0 Comments

Tonight the Superstar Shake-up continues on Smackdown Live from TD Garden in Boston, MA. Last night on RAW, the following superstars shifted from Smackdown to RAW: The Miz & Maryse Intercontinental Champion Dean Ambrose Bray Wyatt Alexa Bliss Mickie James Apollo Crews Kalisto Heath Slater & Rhyno Curt Hawkins David Otunga Already announced [...]