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About Gary Smith (938 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).

HBO Releases Game of Thrones Season 7 Trailer

May 24, 2017 // 0 Comments

HBO has released the official trailer for the seventh season of Game of Thrones. You can check it out below. Game of Thrones fans, as Jon Snow says in the voice over in the trailer, “the great war has begun.” The seventh season, the penultimate season for the series, will premiere on HBO on July 16th at 8pm CT and will consist of seven [...]

Seasons After Fall Review

May 24, 2017 // 1 Comment

Seasons After Fall is a 2D platforming puzzle game for PS4, Xbox One, and PC from French developer Swing Swing Submarine and published by Focus Home Interactive. In it, you play a spirit that possesses a wild fox and set off on an adventure through a forest. You have the power to manipulate the four seasons, changing them on the fly to complete [...]

WWE 2K18 Announced for This Fall

May 23, 2017 // 0 Comments

2K held a earnings call today and during it WWE 2K18 was officially announced for this Fall, although platforms were not mentioned. Obviously, this was expected. We usually hear a little bit about the next WWE game before E3 (2K typically doesn’t have a large presence at the event itself), and now that it has been officially announced to [...]

Marvel Heroes Omega Now in Open Beta on PS4

May 23, 2017 // 0 Comments

Do you own a PS4? If yes, go download Marvel Heroes Omega. The excellent free-to-play title is now available in Open Beta, and there will be no progression wipe. I’ve got three characters at level 60, a few more on the way, and have completed the Cosmic Trial using Blade (who surprisingly for me has become my main). What I’m saying is, [...]

Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen Coming to PS4, Xbox One This Fall

May 23, 2017 // 0 Comments

Oh my! Capcom has announced that it’ll be celebrating the 5th anniversary of Dragon’s Dogma by releasing Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen on PS4 and Xbox One this fall. That’s all we know. No idea if it’s a true remastering of it, or just a port. At the very least, I’d imagine it’d be closer to the PC version [...]

Free Xbox Games With Gold For June Announced

May 23, 2017 // 0 Comments

Microsoft has released the list of free games coming in June with the Games With Gold program for Xbox Live subscribers, and it’s a really great list of games. The full lineup and when they’ll be available is: SpeedRunners — June 1-30 (Xbox One) Watch Dogs — June 16 – July 15 (Xbox One) Assassin’s Creed III — June [...]

Roger Moore Dead at 89

May 23, 2017 // 0 Comments

Some sad news today as actor Roger Moore, perhaps best known for his lengthy run as James Bond, has passed away at the age of 89 following a short battle with cancer his family has revealed. “The love with which he was surrounded in his final days was so great it cannot be quantified in words alone,” his family wrote in a statement. “We [...]

Red Dead Redemption 2 Delayed to Spring 2018

May 22, 2017 // 2 Comments

Rockstar Games took their newswire today to make an announcement regarding Red Dead Redemption 2, but unfortunately it was to announce a delay. While no date had been set for the highly anticipated follow-up to 2010’s mega hit, it was supposed to come this Fall. Now Rockstar has pushed the game back to Spring 2018, some eight years after Red [...]

WWE Backlash 5/21/17 Preview

May 21, 2017 // 0 Comments

Tonight the Smackdown brand comes to the Allstate Arena in Chicago, IL for the Backlash pay-per-view where Shinsuke Nakamura will make his highly anticipated in-ring WWE debut against Dolph Ziggler. Also tonight, three championships are on the line. Randy Orton will defend the WWE Championship against Jinder Mahal, Kevin Owens defends the US [...]

WWE NXT TakeOver: Chicago Preview

May 20, 2017 // 2 Comments

Tonight NXT presents TakeOver: Chicago. The NXT brand storms into Chicago’s Allstate Arena where Bobby Roode will defend the NXT Championship against Hideo Itami. Itami is healthy, hungry, and ready to show the world what we can do. Since I've come to WWE. I haven't lived up to my expectations. But finally I will have the opportunity [...]

Marvel Heroes Omega PS4 Early Access Beta Begins, Patch Notes

May 19, 2017 // 0 Comments

The closed beta for Marvel Heroes Omega came to an end yesterday and all progress has been wiped. Luckily you don’t have to wait long to dive back in. If you participated in the closed beta or have bought a Founder’s Pack, you’ll be able to start playing the game again right now as it has entered Early Access ahead of the May [...]