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| April 22, 2018

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REVIEW: A Way Out

April 3, 2018 |

The team at Hazelight Studios had quite a bit to live up to given how much hype Josef Fares, Writer and Director of A Way Out, built up for this game. Having just finished a playthrough with my twin brother … Read More

REVIEW: Amazon Echo (2nd Gen)

April 2, 2018 |

We recently got a chance to spend some time with the updated Amazon Echo (the middle child Echo, not the Dot and not the Echo Plus). Amazon has put a lot of effort into its Echo Platform with 5 main … Read More

REVIEW: Google Wifi

March 30, 2018 |

This month saw the launch of Google Wifi in Ireland, a ‘mesh’ router, or set of routers, that promises better connectivity around the home that’s easier to manage. Does it live up to the hype?

First, let’s clear up … Read More

Huawei unveil the P20, P20 Pro and Porsche Design Mate RS

March 27, 2018 |

At an official launch event today at the Grand Palais in Paris (in which TheEffect.Net was in attendance) Huawei finally took the wraps of their latest flagship phones. With 3 handsets announced in total, Huawei had quite a bit to … Read More

REVIEW: Far Cry 5

March 27, 2018 |

Far Cry 5 is an open-world first-person shooter for the Playstation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PCs set in the fictional Hope County area of Montana, USA. In it, you assume the persona of a rookie deputy whose first day … Read More

REVIEW: Sea of Thieves

March 26, 2018 |

Sea of Thieves is a unique type of multiplayer game, one that’s been built on the basis of community engagement. This very foundation not only provides a decent experience, but one that encourages social activity. On that score, Sea of … Read More

FEATURE: Making Your First Video Game – Part 1

March 25, 2018 |

So, time for something a bit different! Friend of the site Paul Froggatt went ahead and made an actual game – with zero experience! Now, we love to support our own so do take a minute to download the game … Read More

GameStop Launch the C64 Mini

March 23, 2018 |

GameStop has just announced that they are launching one of the most anticipated retro gaming console of 2018 on March 29th, the C64 Mini. After the success of the SNES Mini and the surge in retro gaming in … Read More

PlayStation Now Available Today in Ireland

March 21, 2018 |

Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe has just announced that it is launching PlayStation Now (PS Now) game streaming subscription service in Ireland. With one subscription, PS4 and Windows PC gamers can play more than 500 PlayStation 3 and PS4 games. Windows PC … Read More

Google Launches its Google Wifi Devices in Ireland

March 13, 2018 |

Today Google launches its Google Wifi devices in Ireland. A replacement for your existing traditional router, Google Wifi is a new type of connected system that provides aims to provide Wi-Fi coverage for your whole home. Individual units can be … Read More

REVIEW: Frantics (PlayLink)

March 11, 2018 |

The list of PlayLink games for the PS4 is growing and Frantics is here to give you a party-style game for you and your friends to challenge, co-operate and sabotage with each other. It is time to put down the … Read More

REVIEW: Blasters of the Universe (PSVR)

March 6, 2018 |

Throwing yourself directly into the action of a game is what makes virtual reality such an immersive experience and why most VR gamers enjoy it so much. Bullet hell games though, are scary enough as it is when they’re on … Read More

Sky and Netflix Announce a New Partnership

March 1, 2018 |

Sky and Netflix have just announced a new partnership to bundle the full Netflix service into a brand new Sky TV subscription pack. This partnership will give millions of Sky Q customers access to Netflix through the Sky … Read More

REVIEW: Moss (PSVR)

February 28, 2018 |

Having dabbled in the short Moss demo that was part of the new PSVR Demo Disk collection a while back, I knew it was going to be something special. Now, having played through the full game, my expectations were definitely … Read More

Spotify and HDR upgrades coming to Sky Q

February 27, 2018 |

Sky Ireland has just announced a slew of new features coming to its Sky Q platform in the coming weeks and months with the most notable being the implementation of Spotify onto the platform and HDR being rolled out in … Read More

HANDS-ON PREVIEW: Sony Xperia XZ2 & XZ2 Compact

February 26, 2018 |

Sony has just unveiled their latest flagship devices, the Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact at MWC 2018 in Barcelona this morning but we managed to get some hands-on times with both devices at a pre-briefing event last week in Dublin. … Read More

Samsung unveil the new Samsung Galaxy S9 & Galaxy S9+ @MWC 2018

February 25, 2018 |

Samsung has just taking the wraps of their latest flagship phones and they’re just what most people expected. In comparison to last year’s models, the S9 and S9+ have slight design tweaks and improved software and camera optics along with … Read More

HMD Global announce the new Nokia 8 Sirocco, Nokia 7 Plus & Much More @MWC 2018

February 25, 2018 |

HMD Global, ‘the new home of Nokia phones’ has just finished up their MWC press conference after announcing a range of new phones including the Nokia 8 Sirocco and Nokia 7 Plus. Below is a breakdown of the features in … Read More

REVIEW: Apex Construct (PS VR)

February 21, 2018 |

As one of the bigger PS VR titles to launch in this half of 2018, Apex Construct has quite a bit to live up to. A creation of Stockholm-based Fast Travel Games, Apex Construct was built from the ground up as … Read More

VR Conference & Exhibition, ‘Immersive Stories’, Taking Place at ADIFF 2018

February 20, 2018 |

The final line-up and schedule has been released for the Immersive Stories: Virtual Reality Conference & Exhibition, which takes place at the Round Room in the Mansion House, Dublin on 24th & 25th February 2018 as part of the … Read More

REVIEW: Razer Phone

February 15, 2018 |

As most PC gamers already know, Razer is famous for its own brand of gaming products and peripherals such as keyboards, laptops mice and tablets. After acquiring Nextbit in January 2017, Razer obviously wanted a piece of the smartphone market … Read More

REVIEW: Huawei Mate 10 Pro

February 13, 2018 |

Artificial Intelligence or AI is fast becoming the hot topic for 2018 and beyond. Consumer products are increasingly taking advantage of this capability. The Huawei Mate 10 Pro is one of the first new mobile phones with built-in AI Processing … Read More

Huawei Unveil the P Smart

February 13, 2018 |

Huawei has just announced the Huawei P smart, a new addition to the P Series range of mobile devices. The Huawei P smart joins the wider P Series and highlights Huawei’s efforts to bring their latest features and … Read More

Vodafone hosts Ireland’s first live 5G test

February 7, 2018 |

Vodafone Ireland, in partnership with Ericsson, have today announced Ireland’s first successful live demonstration of pre-standard 5G technology in Ireland. The event, which was held at the Douglas Hyde Gallery at Trinity College Dublin, showcased Vodafone Ireland and Ericsson achieving almost 15 Gigabit per second speeds with a latency of less than five milliseconds, demonstrating … Read More

Amazon’s Echo products now available at Currys PC World

February 6, 2018 |

Following  the announcement late last month that a few of Amazon’s Echo devices (Echo Dot, Echo 2nd Gen and Echo Plus) were available to buy on Amazon.co.uk for Irish users and the Alexa app for Android and iOS was also … Read More