@wildfire At first I thought making some sort of purchasable theme, but then I realized that my two first themes were free and people pirate & sell them as their work anyways. If I sell the files they will be soon in any link free to download. I think I will set a kickstarter style support system. If people is able to support the effort, theme will progress and if it goes live it will be a collective achievement.
So this what I have. The grid actually works and all I really need to do now is add in all the Metadata and positioning of everything. I used <autoLayout>1 5</autoLayout> under imagegrid to specify how many columns I have as well as how many games are shown in the grid. Anyway, thanks again for the help, even though I ended up figuring it out for myself. At least I know that what I did matched your suggestion to a T.
@mitu i remember adjusting that to see what it does. now i know! looks like i had set it to 0. reset it to 100 and looks like the issues are fixed. think i was over looking this as it was one of the menu options that was opaque when selected, making it hard to read.