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About Gary Smith (1001 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).

First 47 Superstars Revealed for WWE 2K18 + Screenshots

August 16, 2017 // 0 Comments

WWE and IGN today revealed the first 47 superstars that will be playable in WWE 2K18. Today’s roster reveal show was just the first of four reveal shows. The 47 men and women listed below join cover star Seth Rollins and the pre-order exclusive Kurt Angle. WWE 2K18 hits stores on October 17th for PS4 and Xbox One, but if you pre-order the [...]

WWE Smackdown 8/15/17 Preview: Cena vs. Mahal

August 15, 2017 // 0 Comments

WWE Smackdown comes to the Dunkin Donuts Center in Providence, RI tonight just five days before Summer Slam. Here’s what WWE is advertising for tonight’s show: WWE Champion Jinder Mahal vs. John Cena (non-title) Natalya vs. Becky Lynch Will Shane McMahon accept AJ Styles’ apology? Breezango returns to  Fashion Peaks one last [...]

Rock of Ages II Drops on PS4, Xbox One, and Steam End of August

August 15, 2017 // 0 Comments

Rock of Ages 2: Bigger & Boulder will digitally roll onto PS4, Xbox One, and Steam at the end of this month. It’ll be hitting Steam and PS4 on August 28th, and Xbox One on August 29th. In Bigger and Boulder, Atlas, the Greek Titan of holding up really heavy things, needs some help running away from a certain being that created the entire [...]

Watch the Destiny 2 PC Open Beta Trailer

August 15, 2017 // 0 Comments

The open beta for the PC version of Destiny 2 begins August 29th, but the trailer for the beta is now available in 4K at 60fps. Check it out below for your first glimpse at the new Control map Javelin-4. The PC version is only available through Blizzard’s Battle.net. You can get 24 hour early access to the PC beta by pre-ordering. Like the [...]

Ric Flair In Medically Induced Coma

August 14, 2017 // 1 Comment

The legendary “Nature Boy” Ric Flair is in a medically induced coma and being prepared for surgery, according to a report on TMZ via WWE sources. Flair was admitted to the hospital on Saturday morning for what is rumored to be heart related issues and his condition has gotten worse. Ric Flair’s talent rep took to Twitter this [...]

Developer Spotlight: Bungie

August 3, 2017 // 0 Comments

The first person shooter genre has become one of the most popular in gaming. While the genre was predominantly a PC and Mac genre in the early and mid 90s, the 1997 release of GoldenEye 007 on Nintendo 64 paved the way for a to move into home consoles. In 2001, Microsoft released a new console called Xbox and one of its launch titles would [...]

WWE Battleground 2017 “Review”

July 23, 2017 // 2 Comments

Well, when I mentioned in the preview post that’d we have a review up sometime after the show I honestly assumed I’d write a traditional review. You know, one where the matches are reviewed in the order they happened in and given star ratings. But what can realistically be said about what we witnessed? It seems a waste of time and [...]

WWE Battleground 2017 Preview & Kickoff Show Livestream

July 23, 2017 // 0 Comments

Tonight, WWE‘s Smackdown brand presents Battleground 2017 LIVE on WWE Network and pay-per-view from the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA. The Punjabi Prison match returns to WWE for the first time in a decade and only the third time in history. Jinder Mahal will climb into the structure to put his WWE Championship on the line [...]

Checkout the Westworld Season 2 Trailer

July 23, 2017 // 0 Comments

The trailer for the second season of HBO’s Westworld premiered at Comic Con, and it’s looking real good. As you can see in the trailer below, Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood) and Teddy (James Marsden) are on the warpath gunning down what we can only assume are humans. Meanwhile, William seems to be as happy as ever now that he’s [...]

Destiny 2 Open Beta Extended through 7/25

July 23, 2017 // 0 Comments

If you’re enjoying the Destiny 2 beta, then there’s some good news today. You’re going to get a little extra time with the open beta as it is being extended through Tuesday, July 25th. The beta is expected to end at roughly 8pm CT on Tuesday. The beta was originally set to end tonight. The Destiny 2 Open Beta has been extended [...]

Deadly Venom: WWE Battleground 2017 Predictions

July 23, 2017 // 1 Comment

Tonight, WWE‘s Smackdown brand presents Battleground 2017 LIVE on WWE Network and pay-per-view from the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA. The Punjabi Prison match returns to WWE for the first time in a decade and only the third time in history. Jinder Mahal will climb into the structure to put his WWE Championship on the line against [...]

Cinema Vortex: New in Theaters for the Week of July 23rd – 29th

July 23, 2017 // 0 Comments

This week sees a thriller for adults in the Charlize Theron flick Atomic Blonde as well as an animated family comedy from Sony in The Emoji Movie. Charlize Theron can also be seen in The Last Face, the 2016 film making its theatrical debut in limited theaters but will also be available via On Demand. Also, Paramount Pictures has a documentary [...]