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REVIEW: Nioh

February 8, 2017 |

Nioh is probably the hardest game you will ever play in 2017. However if you are skilled enough, there is a lot to see and do in this game. Nioh is developed by Team Ninja who is the same team that is … Read More

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas For That Special Geek In Your Life

February 6, 2017 |

So it’s that time of year again and many a couple are booking tables in restaurants, buying flowers and boxes of chocolate and doing all round nice things for each other for Valentine’s Day. Being the tech fanatics that we … Read More

WATCH: Halo Wars 2 Official Launch Trailer

February 6, 2017 |

Microsoft Studios and 343 Industries have just released the official launch trailer for upcoming RTS game, Halo Wars 2, for Xbox One and PC.

Halo Wars 2 is set to include not only a story campaign and multiplayer, but a … Read More

REVIEW: The Last Guardian

February 6, 2017 |

The last guardian has been in development limbo for 10 years, but it’s finally out and we’ve had some time with the latest game from the makers of Ico and Shadow of the Colossus (2 of my all time favourite … Read More

REVIEW: Lenovo Moto Z & Moto Mods

January 30, 2017 |

Announced back in June of last year, Lenovo’s Moto Z and Moto Mods have finally landed on Irish shores. We’ve been playing with both the phone and its attachable ‘Mods’ and we’re definitely impressed with what Lenovo has created here. With its … Read More

Twitter launches ‘Explore’

January 28, 2017 |

So nearly four months after launching Moments in Ireland, Twitter has just announced that the new tab is going to be renamed ‘Explore’ and it will be your one stop shop to find trends, Moments, search and the best of live … Read More

WATCH: 3 New Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands Trailers – Closed Beta Begins Feb. 3rd

January 25, 2017 | 1

Today is a good day as Ubisoft not only released 3 new trailers for their upcoming Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands game but they also announced that the closed beta will be kicking off on Feb 3rd until Feb. 6th. … Read More

(Updated) RUMOUR: Android Wear 2.0 Launching Feb. 9th with 2 New Google/LG Smartwatches

January 18, 2017 |

***UPDATED*** 24/1/17: Thanks to TechnoBuffalo, we have now a blurry image of what are expected to he the new Google/LG smartwatches that are rumoured to be announced on Feb. 9th with Android 2.0.

 

 

Announced all the way … Read More

WATCH: New Injustice 2 “The Lines are Redrawn” Story Trailer

January 17, 2017 |

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment today revealed the Official Injustice 2 Story Trailer – “The Lines are Redrawn.” The story follows on from Injustice: Gods Among Us as new DC characters join the fight and shape the actions that unfold in … Read More

(UPDATED) Nintendo Switch: Everything You Need To Know

January 14, 2017 |

So it’s been a long time since Nintendo last launched a home console, 2012 to be exact, and we all know how that went.. (The Wii U was a major flop). Not one to throw in the towel, Nintendo are … Read More

HTC Announce New HTC U Ultra & HTC U Play Smartphones

January 12, 2017 |

HTC have just announced their newest line of phones in the form of the HTC U Ultra and HTC U Play. We’ve seen signs of both devices appear online in blurry photos and alleged spec leaks but now both devices … Read More

WATCH: New Horizon: Zero Dawn Cinematic Trailer

January 11, 2017 |

So it’s not long now until Guerrilla Games newest IP, Horizon: Zero Dawn launches here in Ireland, March 1st to be exact, but to tide us over until then, they’ve released a brand new cinematic trailer depicting new friends and … Read More

REVIEW: Forza Horizon 3: Blizzard Mountain

January 10, 2017 |

Forza Horizon 3 was already a near perfect game but its first expansion takes it to even greater heights. The “Blizzard Mountain” downloadable content released earlier this month bringing with it – for the first time ever in a Forza game … Read More

Samsung Announce New Galaxy A3 & A5 Smartphones

January 2, 2017 |

Samsung today announced the latest Galaxy A series which will be available in Ireland in two variants, the 5.2-inch A5 and 4.7-inch A3 models.

The Galaxy A and a metal frame and 3D glass back that can be seen as … Read More

REVIEW: Steep

December 27, 2016 |

Steep is something entirely new for this generation, a winter sports game! It’s been a pretty quiet genre since SSX and Amped hung up their snowboards but Ubisoft Annecy have brought the genre back, throwing in skiing, paragliding and wingsuiting … Read More

REVIEW: Dead Rising 4

December 21, 2016 |

Like many other gamers out there, I was surprised to hear that we were going to be “treated” to another instalment of Capcom’s Dead Rising series. What to many was thought of as a dead rubber of a series has … Read More

REVIEW: Samsung Galaxy TabPro S

December 19, 2016 |

Our Samsung Galaxy TabPro S review takes a look at a true 2-in-1 Windows 10 tablet with a large screen, removable keyboard, and more.

 

Build Quality

Right out of the box, you definitely notice how sleek, thin, and light … Read More

WATCH: For Honor Story Campaign Gameplay Trailer

December 16, 2016 |

Ubisoft have just launched a brand new story campaign Gameplay trailer for ‘For Honor’ which you can watch above.

The trailer tells us more about the single-player or co-op experience in the story campaign. Three legendary warrior factions – The noble … Read More

Amazon Prime Video Now Available In Ireland

December 14, 2016 |

After previously being announced by Jeremy Clarkson and Co. a few weeks back, Amazon Prime Video has now been made available to customers in over 200 countries with Ireland being one of them. The massive expansion can be seen as … Read More

You Can Now Shazam Songs Within Snapchat

December 14, 2016 |

We’re well aware of Instagram’s efforts to do everything cool Snapchat is doing so it looks like the guys at Snap Inc. have just added another feature for Instagram to copy. Starting today, you will be able to Shazam songs … Read More

REVIEW: Playstation 4 Pro

December 13, 2016 |

So it’s been just over a month since the PS4 Pro was released into the world and we’ve had some time to get to grips with “the world’s most powerful console”. Touting itself as the first ‘Dynamic 4K-gaming’ console for … Read More

Netflix is now available on Virgin Media Horizon TV

December 12, 2016 |

Virgin Media Ireland have just announced that, starting today, Virgin Media Horizon TV users will be able to use their Netflix subscription right inside the Virgin Media TV service at no additional cost.

You can access the new app/channel by going … Read More

Irish Company Using NASA Technology To Create “World’s Coolest Beer Glass”

December 7, 2016 |

Here in TheEffect.Net HQ, we love our tech but, not surprisingly, we also love our beer (cider, stout, lager; you name it, we drink it!) so when we heard about an Irish start up company developing “The World’s Coolest Beer … Read More

REVIEW: Titanfall 2

December 6, 2016 |

Titanfall 2. A game that saw criticism on it’s Xbox One exclusive debut due to it’s lack of a campaign is back and Respawn Entertainment have sought to silence a lot of critics with it’s release. Titanfall 2 adds a … Read More

REVIEW: Box – Accessories worth getting excited about

November 30, 2016 |

Box, a company that you might not have heard of yet but is one you might start hearing a lot more about. They’re a UK based tech company who make peripherals for your phone, tablet or laptop and they gave … Read More