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Articles by Gary Smith

About Gary Smith (1032 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).

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. [...]

PlayStation Store Begins Sale of the Dead 2017

October 17, 2017 // 1 Comment

It’s that time of the year folks, Sony has kicked off the first week of their annual PlayStation Store Sale of the Dead. Select games are available up to 50% off, or 60% off for PlayStation Plus members. Week 1 runs until 10am CT on Tuesday, October 24th. This first week includes some big hitters such as The Witcher 3: Complete Edition, [...]

EA Closes Visceral Games, Star Wars Game Being Retooled

October 17, 2017 // 0 Comments

Sad day in gaming today as EA has announced that it is shutting down developer Visceral Games. Visceral was of course responsible for the Dead Space franchise, but also the fun hack and slash Dante’s Inferno. The former EA Redwood Shores studio, which was active from 1998 until its closure here in 2017, last shipped Battlefield: Hardline in [...]

WWE Smackdown 10/17/17 Preview

October 17, 2017 // 0 Comments

WWE brings Smackdown Live to KeyArena in Seattle, WA tonight where Sami Zayn will kick the show off. Sami shocked everyone at Hell in a Cell when he saved and helped Kevin Owens defeat Shane McMahon. Last week, the two embraced in the ring once again as best friends and brothers. Tonight, Sami Zayn will address the WWE Universe and further explain [...]

Patriot’s Playing: Rediscovering ‘Warframe’

October 17, 2017 // 1 Comment

It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these for the site, and so now seems like a good time to bring back this weekly blog series. Over the past week, and continuing on to this week, I’ve been playing a lot of Warframe. If you asked me a month and a half ago what I’d be playing at this time in October, I would’ve [...]

Destiny 2 Weekly Reset 10/17/17: Exodus Crash

October 17, 2017 // 0 Comments

It’s Tuesday, and that can only mean the weekly reset in Destiny 2 has rolled around. There are milestones to be completed, clan XP to earn, and raid loot to acquire (probably via tokens). Of course tomorrow is a big day in Destiny 2 as well. The Prestige version of the Leviathan Raid goes live tomorrow at 12pm CT. Of course there will be no [...]

WWE RAW 10/16/17 Preview: Reigns vs. Strowman Steel Cage Match

October 16, 2017 // 0 Comments

Tonight, WWE brings RAW to the Moda Center in Portland, OR for the final stop before Sunday’s big TLC event. Last week, RAW Tag Team Champions Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins officially reunited with Roman Reigns to reform The Shield. The trio took out their TLC opponents Miz, Cesaro, and Sheamus, and then later in the night took out Braun [...]

Destiny 2 Review

October 16, 2017 // 1 Comment

Destiny 2 has been out for over a month, and I feel like it’s the time for me to finally get this full review out even if it is “late” (although the PC version doesn’t release for another week). I came into Destiny 2 as a hardcore, dedicated Destiny player with over 2,500 hours logged in the first game. It’s because [...]

WWE Absolutely Everything You Need to Know Review

October 11, 2017 // 0 Comments

The latest book release from the DK Publishing/WWE partnership dropped at the beginning of the month, and as you would expect it’s a pretty good one. If you’re a fan of pop culture books, you may have seen some other DK’s other “Absolutely Everything You Need To Know” books for Star Wars, Marvel, and LEGO. WWE: [...]