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TheEffect.net | December 8, 2016

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REVIEW: Watch Dogs 2

November 14, 2016 |

NOTE: ***We will be adding our final review score for the game once the online multiplayer feature has been re-enabled and we can test it properly***

So the day has finally come and the release of Watch Dogs 2 is … Read More

REVIEW: Here They Lie

November 8, 2016 |

Here They Lie is a first-person explorer with a distinct horror flavouring. It’s not really a game whose plot I can summarise easily. Not for fear of spoilers, but rather because I don’t really have the first clue what was … Read More

REVIEW: Robinson: The Journey

November 7, 2016 |

With PSVR out and selling like hotcakes if Sony are to be believed, it looks like the headset has been a success so far. We’re all to aware though that this success will now only continue if high quality content … Read More

REVIEW: Battlefield 1

November 3, 2016 |

There’s no denying that when EA DICE decided to take such an unbelievably traumatic time in human history, many were worried that they would carry out a grave injustice to a period in time that so drastically changed the world. Previous … Read More

Apple Announce New 13″ & 15″ MacBook Pros with ‘Touch Bar’

October 27, 2016 |

So Apple’s San Francisco MacBook refresh event has just wrapped up and there really wasn’t all that much announced. After years of iterative updates, Apple have final upgraded the overall look and performance of the Macbook Pro line by, you … Read More

REVIEW: Batman: Arkham VR

October 26, 2016 |

Seen as one of the flagship launch titles for Sony’s new VR headset, Batman: Arkham VR from Rocksteady games, had a lot to live up to in our books. Would it be able to replicate the fantastic sense of place … Read More

REVIEW: Rez Infinite

October 21, 2016 |

To start and to bring everyone up to speed, Rez can be described as an on-rails 3D-shooter much like the Panzer Dragoon games that came out on the SEGA Saturn. What makes Rez Infinite different from games like Panzer is that you’re … Read More

Samsung Gear 360 Now Available In Ireland

October 20, 2016 |

Samsung Ireland has just announced the availability of the spherical little camera that lets you capture instant 360 degree photos and videos on your Samsung phone. Important to note though, the new Gear 360 camera only works with the Galaxy … Read More

NEWS: Nintendo Switch Announced

October 20, 2016 |

So, after years of Nintendo floundering in the console space but smashing it in the portable gaming arena, they’ve ‘switched’ it up (be prepared for years of that joke). Nintendo have merged their portable and home consoles together to form … Read More

REVIEW: Lenovo Yoga 900S

October 19, 2016 |

When it comes to laptops, Lenovo are famous for their Yoga line of ultra portable convertible laptops and it’s easy to see why. Their super slim profiles, impressive battery life and form-defying capabilities make them extremely impressive pieces of kit … Read More

REVIEW: Harmonix Music VR

October 19, 2016 |

As we slowly make our way through the many reviews for Sony’s new VR headset, we come to our review of Harmonix Music VR. Some of you may remember the Harmonix brand from your Guitar Hero and Rock Band days … Read More

The Microsoft Band 2 is dead in the water, Band 3 cancelled

October 18, 2016 |

Microsoft has announced that there are no plans to announce a new Microsoft Band device while claiming that they’ve sold all of their existing Band 2 inventory, signalling an end to their involvement in the fitness market.

On the online … Read More

REVIEW: Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes (PSVR)

October 17, 2016 |

Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes is one of those games that sounds ridiculous (even its name makes people pull a confused looking face) and even a little boring in the grander scheme of things but that couldn’t be further from … Read More

REVIEW: Driveclub VR

October 17, 2016 |

Much like its older sibling, Driveclub VR is helping launch one of Sony’s new pieces of hardware, admittedly, this release has been a lot more streamlined then the first iteration of the title, but does it show off the true … Read More

WATCH: New Titanfall 2 Single Player Campaign Trailer

October 15, 2016 |

Respawn Entertainment have just released a brand new trailer of Titanfall 2, which will release on October 28th on PS4, Xbox One and PC.

In this new trailer, We get an in-depth look at the game’s single player campaign, from the … Read More

REVIEW: RIGS Mechanized Combat League (PSVR)

October 13, 2016 |

RIGS Mechanized Combat League is a PSVR launch title from Guerrilla Games, the guys who brought us the Killzone franchise, a staple developer for many Playstation hardware releases. Thankfully, the team in Guerrilla didn’t try and shoehorn a Killzone FPS VR … Read More

REVIEW: Playstation VR

October 13, 2016 |

It’s 2016 and it’s the year of VR. With the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive already out in the wild for quite large sums of money for both the headsets themselves and their compatible PCs, Sony have decided to enter … Read More

REVIEW: FIFA 17

October 10, 2016 |

EA Sports are back with the latest edition of the hugely popular FIFA franchise. The 2017 version will have the same questions asked of it as its predecessors; what has changed and is it better than last year’s instalment? Read … Read More

Star Wars Battlefront, Mirror’s Edge Catalyst & More Coming To EA Access This Year

October 7, 2016 |

EA has officially announced the next free Xbox One games coming to the EA Access program and it’s a very impressive offering. Star Wars Battlefront, Mirror’s Edge Catalyst and EA Sports UFC 2 will be making their way to the platform … Read More

Twitter Moments launches in Ireland

October 6, 2016 |

Having already launched in a few regions around the world, Twitter is finally ready to launch their ‘Moments’ feature in Ireland.

Moments is basically a curated newsfeed made up of stories which are put together by editors within Twitter and select partners. … Read More

REVIEW: Gears of War 4

October 6, 2016 |

So, Gears of War 4 has finally arrived on Xbox One and PC and marks the 5th instalment in the franchise (including Gears of War: Judgement). New to the franchise, Developers ‘The Coalition’ took up the reins to develop the … Read More

Google Officially Announce Their Pixel & Pixel XL Smartphones & More

October 4, 2016 |

So, Google have just wrapped up one of their biggest announcement events to date with the star, or should I say stars, of the show being Google’s first entry into smartphone hardware with the announcement (after weeks and weeks of … Read More

REVIEW: Aragami

October 4, 2016 |

Aragami, from the guys at Lince Works, is a third-person stealth game which allows players to ‘control the shadows’ and has just arrived on the Playstation 4, PC, Mac and Linux with an Xbox One version on the way. With … Read More

Sky Launches VR App Featuring Star Wars, David Beckham & More

October 3, 2016 |

Sky is showing its commitment to the world of VR and 360 degree videos by launching its very own VR app which is available on Android, iOS and Oculus headsets and will give you access to film, sports, racing, music … Read More

WATCH: Brand New Battlefield 1 Single Player Campaign Trailer

September 27, 2016 |

EA has just release a brand new 2 minute video showing off some of the characters and scenarios you’re going to find yourself in as part of the single player campaign for Battlefield 1. From previously leaked material, we have … Read More