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GameStop Offering 20% Extra Credit on All Trade-Ins Until June 5th

May 16, 2018 |

GameStop has announced that, up until June 5th 2018, customers can get 20% extra trade-in credit for all their old games, consoles and accessories. Customers can pick up a Trade Bag at their local GameStop store and take it home to … Read More

Panasonic announce the rugged new LUMIX FT7

May 15, 2018 |

Panasonic has just announced the new Lumix FT7, their latest rugged compact camera for those great outdoors adventurers out there.

The new camera is waterproof (up to 31m / 102ft), shockproof (to 2m/6.6ft), freeze proof (to -10°C), dustproof and pressure resistant … Read More

REVIEW: Nokia 7 plus

May 11, 2018 |

HMD Global, the company behind the new Nokia branded smartphones, have finally come out with a smartphone that does almost everything. Mid-range smartphones are tricky when it comes to specifications and performance, some have a great camera and horrible innards … Read More

REVIEW: Sony Xperia XZ2

May 3, 2018 |

With pretty much all of the major players having launched their flagship phones onto the Irish market, Sony’s own smartphone department has quite a bit of work to do to stand out from the crowd. Their latest handset, the Sony … Read More

Amazon Echo Spot Now Available in Ireland

May 3, 2018 |

Amazon today announced that Echo Spot, the newest addition to the Echo family, is now available in Ireland. Customers can order from www.amazon.co.uk/echospot and pay in Euro at checkout.

Echo Spot features second-generation far-field technology with four microphones, acoustic … Read More

REVIEW: Samsung Galaxy S9+

May 2, 2018 |

The best of the best? Is Samsung’s latest flagship the best Android phone on the market at present? With such a crowded ecosystem and competitors really pulling out all the stops, can the majority of sales still go Samsung’s … Read More

‘Dublin Games Summit’ comes to Dublin July 19th

April 27, 2018 |

We’re big fans of gaming and the gaming industry getting the recognition it deserves here in Ireland so we were really excited to hear that Aeonspark events has just announced that their newest gaming-related event, Dublin Games Summit, will commence … Read More

REVIEW: Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality (PSVR)

April 20, 2018 |

Back in 2016, Owlchemy Labs released Job Simulator on the Rift, Vive, and PlayStation VR. Judging from the title alone, you’d be forgiven if you thought the game represented the antithesis of what you’d want from your daily dose of virtual escapism. However, … Read More

REVIEW: God of War

April 18, 2018 |

Ever since its official reveal at E3 2016, God of War has been one of those titles PS4 gamers have been dying to get their hands on. With its new take on the franchise, Santa Monica Studio has been … Read More

REVIEW: Huawei P20 Pro

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Having spent the last two weeks with Huawei’s latest flagship, we’ve learnt a lot about their approach to photography, usability and overall functionality. Huawei are striving to become one of the top players in the flagship smartphones market and they’re … Read More

FEATURE: Making Your First Video Game – Part 2

April 5, 2018 |

So, following up on Paul’s first post, he is back with the final part in his series on how to make your first video game and his experiences in building his own – Zombles (Google Play – Free). Over to … Read More

Spyro the Dragon is back: Landing September 21st 2018

April 5, 2018 |

Spyro Reignited Trilogy has been official announced and will arrive 21st September, 2018. In Spyro Reignited Trilogy, you’ll be able to take control of the iconic purple dragon in all his HD graphical glory on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 4 Pro, Xbox … Read More

Dell Announces New 6 Core 8th Gen Intel Core XPS 15 & Much More

April 4, 2018 |

Dell Ireland has just announced a new family of Inspiron All-in-Ones, an updated XPS 15 and the availability of the XPS 15 2-in-1.

Packing Intel’s latest 8th Gen Core processors, Dell’s new Inspiron and XPS devices are some of … Read More

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