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REVIEW: Forza Horizon 3 Hot Wheels

May 16, 2017 |

Having already reviewed Forza Horizon 3, you’ll know that we here at TheEffect.Net HQ are big fans of the game but this latest piece of DLC really adds to the overall package. Pairing the fantastic visuals and well-honed controls of … Read More

HANDS-ON PREVIEW: HTC U 11 – The ‘Squeezable’ Smartphone

May 16, 2017 |

So, after a number of leaks over the past couple of weeks, HTC has finally unveiled its newest flagship in the form of the HTC U 11. Announced at an event in Taipei this morning, we were lucky enough to … Read More

Parkpnp, the parking marketplace, officially launches in Ireland

May 12, 2017 |

Parkpnp, a new platform which is aiming revolutionise the car parking experience for motorists and parking space owners, has officially launched in Ireland.

Parkpnp is a marketplace for under-used parking spaces which is available online, on iOS and Android. Parkpnp helps … Read More

Amazon Unveils Echo Show: An Echo with a 7″ touchscreen

May 9, 2017 |

Amazon has just taken the wraps off Echo Show, a WiFi-enabled home device with a 7″ screen that is the latest addition to its Alexa-powered Echo range of home hubs from Amazon that plays media and responds to voice commands.

 

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#NuggsForCarter is now the most Retweeted Tweet of all time

May 9, 2017 |

It’s official. Carter Wilkerson’s (@carterjwm) call for a year’s supply of free nuggets from @Wendys has become the Tweet heard around the world. With 3.42M Retweets, it has officially surpassed Ellen’s infamous selfie as the most Retweeted Tweet of all … Read More

Panasonic Announces New Lumix DC-TZ90 with 4K Photo

May 5, 2017 |

Panasonic has just announced a new “travel zoom” pocket-friendly camera, the LUMIX DC-TZ90, featuring high image quality and utilising unique Panasonic features including 4K Photo. The camera includes a range of features such as a 30x optical zoom (35mm camera … Read More

REVIEW: Mass Effect: Andromeda

April 24, 2017 |

When is a prequel not a prequel? When it takes place 600 years in the future. That’s the rather unusual set-up of Mass Effect: Andromeda, a game that shares a universe with the Mass Effect trilogy, but forges its own … Read More

WATCH: New Story Trailer for PSVR Exclusive, Farpoint: Launching May 17th

April 18, 2017 |

Impluse Gear upcoming new IP, Farpoint, is definitely one of the most anticipated PlayStation VR (PSVR) games of the year. Ever since Sony displayed a giant banner at the top of the LA Convention Center for E3 2016 we knew … Read More

REVIEW: Yooka-Laylee (PS4)

April 18, 2017 |

Playtonic and Team17’s latest platformer, Yooka-Laylee, is quite an enjoyable (if not a little childish) platformer and definitely one of the better ones out there.

You may not agree, but Yooka-Laylee is one of those puzzle-platformer adventure titles that gives … Read More

REVIEW: Starblood Arena (PSVR)

April 17, 2017 |

Launched last October, the PSVR is still somewhat finding its feet in the VR world but that’s not stopping Sony’s efforts to have it as the go-to for all things VR and gaming. This is where White Moon Studios comes … Read More

REVIEW: Snake Pass (Nintendo Switch)

March 31, 2017 |

Snake Pass, from Sumo Digital is a physics-based puzzle platform game that has you slither, coil and climb your way through the colourful world of Haven Tor. As one of the first proper cross-platform titles launching on the Nintendo Switch, … Read More

REVIEW: Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands

March 31, 2017 |

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands as it is officially known, is the latest Ghost Recon title. It moves away from the classic features of the series in favour of an open world and puts you in command of a four-member squad of elite US … Read More

HANDS-ON PREVIEW: Samsung Galaxy S8 & S8+

March 29, 2017 |

So Samsung’s newest flagships, the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are finally official and we’ve been lucky enough to get some hands-on time with the new units at a press event in London this week. To start and, unsurprisingly, the … Read More

REVIEW: FATED: The Silent Oath (PSVR)

March 29, 2017 |

Original launched for the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, Frima Studio’s VR title, FATED: The Silent Oath, is now available on Playstation VR. Have they done enough to create a stand-out experience? Read on to find out what we thought … Read More

Samsung Introduces New Lifestyle TVs – QLED Range and ‘The Frame’

March 23, 2017 |

Samsung Electronics recently unveiled new details surrounding its premium line-up of QLED TVs and The Frame at a global TV launch event in Paris.

“At Samsung, we strive to provide our customers with the most advanced technology to deliver unrivaled viewing … Read More

Samsung Unveils Bixby, Its New AI Assistant, Ahead of Galaxy S8 Launch

March 20, 2017 | 1

So, with just over a week to go until Samsung official unveil their latest flagships in the form of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+, they’ve decided to make their new rumoured AI assistant, Bixby, official.

In an official press release, … Read More

Apple Pay Launches in Ireland

March 7, 2017 | 1

Today, Apple and a selection of banks operating in Ireland have announced the availability of the contactless payment service, Apple Pay. The service launched in the United States approximately two years ago and has seen mixed success so … Read More

REVIEW: Nintendo Switch

March 6, 2017 |

So here’s something that doesn’t come round too often, a proper new console review! Instead of having a portable and home console, Nintendo are going all in with the Nintendo Switch. A portable games console you can dock. Or, depending on … Read More

REVIEW: Halo Wars 2

March 2, 2017 |

Halo Wars 2 is the newest edition in the massively successful Halo franchise but not part of the core FPS series of games, this is a spin off that sees the player controlling multiple units in a top down strategic … Read More

REVIEW: Samsung Gear 360

March 1, 2017 |

So we’ve just finished up testing out Samsung’s very own 360 degree camera, the Gear 360. Does it have what it takes to capture effective and detailed 360 degree imagery and media? Is the battery up to the challenge and … Read More

REVIEW: For Honor

March 1, 2017 |

For the last two weeks I’ve been playing Ubisoft’s For Honor and to be truthful the emotion rollercoaster I’ve been on has seen me swing between absolutely loving the unique online fighting game and wanting to throw my controller through … Read More

NEWS: Xbox Game Pass Announced – Over 100 titles available on demand

February 28, 2017 |

Here’s something we weren’t expecting, Xbox have announced a Netflix style on-demand subscription for Xbox One featuring the best of Xbox One and backward compatible Xbox 360 titles.

 

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WATCH: Brand New Trailer for Middle-earth: Shadow of War

February 27, 2017 |

Today, publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and developer Monolith Productions announced Middle-earth: Shadow of War.

A sequel to the critically-acclaimed Shadow of Mordor, Middle-earth: Shadow of War will see players wielding a new Ring of Power and confronting the deadliest of enemies, including Sauron and his … Read More

REVIEW: Earin M1 Wireless Earbuds

February 27, 2017 |

With the recent fad of truly wireless headphones booming in the market, we have had the chance to look at one of the originals and see how the compare in 2017.

The Earin M1’s are earplug … Read More

REVIEW: Horizon: Zero Dawn

February 20, 2017 |

So Guerrilla Games’ newest Playstation 4 exclusive, Horizon Zero Dawn, is finally upon us. Is Sony’s newest flagship IP going to live up to the immense hype that has been created around it? Has Guerrilla Games, famous for their FPS franchise, Killzone, … Read More