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REVIEW: Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds

November 7, 2017 |

Back in February of this year, Guerilla Games took the world by surprise and released a game that wasn’t connected to their iconic Killzone franchise. That game was Horizon Zero Dawn and it became one of the most critically acclaimed … Read More

REVIEW: Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

November 3, 2017 |

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus is finally here. The sequel to 2014’s reboot of the iconic franchise, Wolfenstein: The New Order, Wolfenstein II is filled with even more carnage, blood, and some pretty great set pieces. Aside from all these … Read More

Alexa, HomeKit now have support for IKEA’s TRÅDFRI smart lights

November 3, 2017 |

Earlier this year IKEA announced the initiative to add functionality to its smart lighting range by enabling people to voice control their lighting with others on the market. From November 1st you can steer IKEA Smart lighting with Amazon Alexa … Read More

REVIEW: Xbox One X

November 3, 2017 |

Cast your minds back to E3 2016, when Microsoft took to the stage at one of the world’s largest gaming conventions to announce their official entry into the 4K gaming console market and its direct competitor to Sony’s PS4 Pro. … Read More

REVIEW: Assassin’s Creed Origins

November 2, 2017 |

The Assassin’s Creed franchise goes back to its roots with the latest installment: Assassin’s Creed Origins. Having taken 4 years to develop and having missed their usual yearly launch cycle, Ubisoft has put a lot of work into their latest AC title … Read More

HTC Ireland announce the HTC U11 life

November 2, 2017 |

At a Tapei event earlier this morning, HTC took the wraps off their brand new HTC U11 life handset which is set to launch in Ireland on November 17th. As the newest addition to the U11 family, the U11 life … Read More

Razer announce new Razer Phone: Will be Three Ireland Exclusive

November 2, 2017 |

Razer has just taken the wraps of their very first smartphone, The Razer Phone, and it’s an absolute beast. The new handset (seen as the first creation from Razer’s acquisition of Nextbit earlier this year) comes with an all-metal unibody, a large 5.7″ … Read More

REVIEW: Sony Xperia XZ1 & XZ1 Compact

November 1, 2017 |

We’ve just spent the last two weeks with the new Sony Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact smartphones and put them through their paces. Much like their predecessors, these new handsets are designed in a very recognisable ‘Xperia’ way with their … Read More

Playstation @Paris Games Week: Watch All The Trailers Here

October 30, 2017 |

Earlier this evening, Playstation used both their one hour pre-show and 45 minute main presentation at this year’s Paris Games Week to show off a plethora of new game trailers and brand new games. Below, we’ve included all the trailers … Read More

REVIEW: Hive System

October 26, 2017 |

The Hive heating system has been around for a few years and received an upgrade a couple of years ago, and we’re not on Hive 2! The system has expanded a lot beyond the heating system and now covers bulbs, … Read More

REVIEW: The Evil Within 2

October 25, 2017 |

In video games of recent years, there have been very few instances where a sequel turns out to be much better than the already original. In the case of The Evil Within 2, the original wasn’t exactly a classic, but … Read More

Star Trek: Discovery is getting a second season

October 24, 2017 |

Netflix has announced that Star Trek: Discovery will get a second season, although no release date has been given just yet.

The first six episodes are currently available to stream on Netflix, and Chapter One of Season One will end with the … Read More

REVIEW: Samsung Galaxy Note8

October 22, 2017 |

Is bigger always better? It’s a question often asked around theEffect.net office and I’m not so sure that this hands-on review will answer. The review will probably give you some answers to questions that you probably already knew so let’s … Read More

REVIEW: Gran Turismo Sport

October 20, 2017 |

Gran Turismo Sport is the 7th installment in Sony Playstation’s iconic racing simulator franchise. The first Gran Turismo to release on the Playstation 4, it has quite a bit of expectation from fans to deliver on all fronts. Does it fully … Read More

HANDS-ON PREVIEW: Samsung’s QLED TVs

October 18, 2017 |

We recently got some hands-on time with a selection of Samsung’s newest QLED TVs along with an extremely impressive Dolby Atmos audio demo from one of their HW-K850 3.1 soundbars. These new models from Samsung are definitely easy on the … Read More

REVIEW: Middle-earth: Shadow of War

October 18, 2017 |

Middle-earth: Shadow of War, the sequel to 2014’s critically acclaimed Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, is a feature-rich, epic adventure that both fans and newcomers to the series will love. With a mix of army-building, orc-hunting and a new story from the … Read More

WATCH: New Call of Duty: WWII Live-Action Trailer “Reassemble!”

October 17, 2017 |

Activision and Sledgehammer Games have just released a brand new Call of Duty: WWII live-action trailer to remind you it’s time to ‘reassemble’ your squad for some all out World War II action. The trailer has 5 (very different) gaming friends reunite to tackle the new challenges … Read More

REVIEW: South Park: The Fractured But Whole

October 17, 2017 |

We’ve been waiting quite a while now to get our hands on the highly anticipated second instalment of the re-imagined South Park gaming franchise but the question is, was the wait worth it in the end? Read on to find … Read More

REVIEW: Rayman: Legends Definitive Edition (Nintendo Switch)

October 12, 2017 |

Ubisoft has finally brought one of their most loved franchises and one of this generation’s best platformers to the Nintendo Switch. Rayman Legends has just landed on Nintendo’s new hybrid console and we’ve been playing it for a while to … Read More

HP Announces New HP Spectre 13 & HP Spectre x360

October 10, 2017 |

HP Inc has just announced new HP Spectre 13 and HP Spectre x360 13 laptops. The new products feature updated processors, up to 16.5 hours of battery life and new displays capable of 4K in some models.

The HP Spectre … Read More

REVIEW: FIFA 18

October 9, 2017 |

So it’s that time of year again, EA Sports has released their annual homage to ‘The World’s Game’ in the form of FIFA 18. Being honest, this year’s edition is what I wanted FIFA 17 to be. It brings the world’s … Read More

TheEffect.Net voted ‘Best Digital & Technology Blog’ in Ireland!

October 6, 2017 |

WE DID IT!! On behalf of everyone here in TheEffect.Net HQ, I’m delighted to announce that we’ve just been awarded ‘Best Digital & Technology Blog’ in Ireland at last night’s V By Very Blog Awards Ireland 2017 in Dublin city centre!

Not only … Read More

Google announces Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL & Much More

October 4, 2017 |

So that’s a wrap on Google’s now annual hardware event in San Francisco and boy did they have a lot of new tech to show off. Throughout the event’s almost 2 hour running time, Google unveiled their brand new smartphones, the Pixel … Read More

Sony is releasing an updated PS VR Headset

October 3, 2017 |

Sony has just announced that they will be releasing an updated PS VR headset. The new headset features a very slight redesign with the cable connecting the headset to the console now slimmer and the headphone jack being moved from … Read More

GameStop Ireland launch partnership with Make-A-Wish

October 3, 2017 |

GameStop Ireland & Make-A-Wish have just announced a new partnership and to celebrate the announcement, they’ve granted 10 year old Oliver Hand’s wish of “the whole game console package”. They’ve also announced that GameStop will donate €1 for every FIFA ultimate team jersey … Read More