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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).

Tom ‘Z-Man’ Zenk Passes Away at 59

December 17, 2017 // 0 Comments

Former WCW, WWE, and All Japan Pro Wrestling star Tom Zenk passed away at in Robbinsdale, MN on December  9th. He was 59. Zenk worked in WWE in the mid 80’s as one half of the tag team The Can-Am Connection with Rick Martel. The duo competed at WrestleMania III in the opening bout and were victorious over Don Muraco and Bob Orton Jr. Zenk [...]

WWE Clash of Champions 2017 Preview

December 17, 2017 // 0 Comments

Tonight, the Smackdown brand heads to TD Garden in Boston, MA for Clash of Champions LIVE on WWE Network and pay-per-view. Every championship is on the line tonight in addition to a huge tag team match with two special guest referees. Below is the full card for tonight’s event: WWE Champion AJ Styles vs. Jinder Mahal SmackDown Women’s [...]

Vince McMahon Bringing Back the XFL?

December 17, 2017 // 2 Comments

Football fans, things could be about to get interesting once again. Brad Shepard broke the news on Twitter that Vince McMahon is looking at bringing back with the XFL and may announce it in January: EXCLUSIVE: Vince McMahon is looking to bring back the XFL and may announce it on January 25th, 2018. — Brad Shepard 🤘🏻 (@TheBradShepard) [...]

The Dawning Comes to Destiny 2 on December 19th

December 14, 2017 // 0 Comments

Bungie has released the following information regarding The Dawning winter event coming to Destiny 2 beginning December 19th and running through January 9th: “The Traveler is awake. For Humanity, a new Golden Age has begun. This year’s Dawning is unlike any other—it’s not just the renewal that a new year brings, but the dawn of [...]

Destiny Daily 12/14/17: Challenges, Modifiers, Gunsmith Mods

December 14, 2017 // 0 Comments

It’s a new day in Destiny, ripe with new challenges and unfortunately no change in the vendors purchasable weapon from yesterday. I don’t know about you folks, but the patch this week as really reignited my joy of the game. Some of the armor pieces that I wanted but didn’t care for the heavy RNG of a rankup reward to get, can be [...]

Destiny Daily 12/13/17: Challenges, Vendor Weapons

December 13, 2017 // 0 Comments

Destiny Daily finally returns to the site, after a long absence. There’s finally some stuff that resets daily (or is suppose too anyway) that isn’t just challenges that few folks care about. I’ll be tweaking the format eventually, but this layout will do for now. So let’s get to it: Daily Milestone Complete 3 strike [...]

WWE TLC 2017 Preview & Predictions

October 22, 2017 // 0 Comments

Tonight, WWE’s RAW brand comes to the Target Center in Minneapolis, MN for the huge Tables, Ladders & Chairs 2017 event LIVE on WWE Network and pay-per-view. This show has been heavily hyped up as being the return of The Shield as Roman Reigns was set to join Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins in a 5-on-3 Handicap TLC match against Miz, [...]

Destiny 2 Hot Fix 1.0.5 Patch Notes

October 19, 2017 // 0 Comments

Bungie has deployed Hot Fix 1.0.5 to Destiny 2. This hotfix addresses some issues with raid keys, as well as some companion app functionality. It’s a 430mb download for PS4 and Xbox One. Check out the full hot fix notes below: 1.0.5 The one about raid keys. General To avoid erroneous removal of raid keys, they will no longer be removed upon [...]

Bungie Changes Nightfall Strike Due To Bug

October 18, 2017 // 0 Comments

Yesterday’s weekly reset in Destiny brought Exodus Crash back as the Nightfall, and just like the first time it was the Nightfall there was a bug in the Prestige version were certain mission objectives would not spawn. As a result, Bungie today has changed the Nightfall to The Pyramidion with the modifiers Torrent and Time Warp: Zero Hour. [...]