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REVIEW: Tekken 7

June 12, 2017 |

With its recent release on home consoles, many would believe that Tekken 7 is fresh off the production line from Bandai Namco but, in actually fact, the title has been in arcades, on a limited run, for around 2 years. … Read More

Xbox @E3 2017: Watch All The Trailers Here

June 11, 2017 |

So Microsoft has just wrapped up their E3 outing for this year and boy did they cram a lot in. With everything from a full official reveal of Bioware’s newest IP, Anthem, to the exact details of when and where … Read More

EA @E3 2017: Watch All The Trailers Here

June 10, 2017 |

So EA got this year’s Entertainment Electronic Exposition, or E3 to you and me, off to a good start with 8 different games to show off, including two new IP’s.

Below are the videos for each of the games announced … Read More

REVIEW: Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100

June 9, 2017 |

Everyone wants more megapixels, but instead of asking about resolution, savvy travellers should be more concerned about the size of the sensor in any prospective travel camera. When it comes to a compact, pocket-sized camera like the Panasonic Lumix TZ100, that … Read More

REVIEW: Star Trek: Bridge Crew (PSVR)

June 8, 2017 |

Star Trek: Bridge Crew is the VR title many have been waiting for. Developed by Red Storm Entertainment and published by Ubisoft, Bridge Crew puts you in the role of one of 4 key bridge crew members on the USS Aegis … Read More

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

June 8, 2017 |

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has just unveiled a new story trailer for Middle-earth: Shadow of War, showcasing Talion and Celebrimbor as they use the power of the New Ring to forge an army and confront the deadliest of enemies, including … Read More

Project CARS 2 Release Date Announced: Arriving September 22nd 2017

June 8, 2017 |

Slightly Mad Studios and Bandai Namco Entertainment today announce that Project CARS 2 is slated for a worldwide release on the 22nd September, 2017.

Along with announcing the official street date for the game, Slightly Mad Studios also released an … Read More

Sony Xperia XZ Premium Now Available in Ireland

June 7, 2017 |

Following the unveiling of Sony’s newest flagship Xperia smartphone, XZ Premium, at this year’s Mobile World Congress, Sony Mobile Ireland has announced the new handset is available to purchase in Ireland now.

 

 

Xperia XZ Premium features Sony’s most … Read More

REVIEW: Samsung Gear 360 (2017)

June 6, 2017 |

So, not only did we get to play with the new Samsung Galaxy S8 for the past couple of weeks, we also got some hands on time with their new revamped, redesigned 360-degree camera: the new-for-2017 Samsung Gear 360.

 

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WATCH: New DiRT 4 Launch Trailer

June 6, 2017 |

Codemasters has just released a brand new launch trailer for their critically acclaimed and newest installment in the DiRT franchise, DiRT 4.

Launching this Friday on Xbox One, PS4 and PC, DiRT is already getting rave reviews and we can’t … Read More

BREAKING: EA Announces Need For Speed Payback

June 2, 2017 |

EA has just taken the wraps of the latest installment in their Need for Speed franchise, Need for Speed Payback.

Set in Fortune City, Need for Speed Payback will see you will take the steering wheel of many gorgeous super cars … Read More

Nest Announce New Nest Cam IQ with 4K Sensor

May 31, 2017 |

Nest has just announced their latest edition to their camera line-up in the form of the Nest Cam IQ. Similar in design to their Nest Cam Outdoor, this new camera is a lot more sophisticated and also includes a 4K … Read More

Xbox Game Pass Launches Tomorrow For All Xbox Live Users

May 31, 2017 |

Last week, the Xbox team announced that Xbox Game Pass will be launching broadly tomorrow, June 1st with exclusive Early Access now open to Xbox Live Gold members.

Xbox Game Pass is a new digital subscription service that gives you … Read More

REVIEW: Farpoint & PSVR Aim Controller

May 30, 2017 |

The day has come and one of PSVR’s flagship titles is now available. Farpoint, from Impulse Gear game studio has arrived on Sony’s VR headset along with a brand new peripheral in the form of the PSVR Aim Controller.

 

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REVIEW: Samsung Galaxy S8

May 29, 2017 |

Now that Samsung’s latest and greatest flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S8 and S8+, are available pretty much everywhere, we thought it was time to give our thoughts on the devices. Having had a chance to get some hands-on time with … Read More

WATCH: Far Cry 5 Announcement Trailer & Character Bio Trailers

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Ubisoft has just released not 1 but 4 new trailers for their latest installment in the Far Cry Franchise. Set in modern day Montana, N. America, in the fictional area of Hope County, Far cry 5 will see you fight … Read More

REVIEW: Injustice 2

May 23, 2017 |

So Injustice 2 is finally out and we’ve been playing NetherRealm Studios’ latest fighting title for the best part of a week and can honestly say that we love it. A successor to 2014’s Injustice: Gods Among Us, Injustice 2 … Read More

REVIEW: Prey

May 19, 2017 |

A big welcome back to a franchise that many originally thought went without the recognition it deserved, Prey. With the first Prey title being released back in 2006 and a few failed attempts at a second by a number of … Read More

WATCH: New ‘Middle-earth: Shadow of War’ open world trailer

May 18, 2017 |

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has just released a brand new trailer showcasing the diverse and dynamic open-world of Middle-earth: Shadow of War.

The video introduces viewers to the various environments within Middle-earth, stretching beyond Mordor, and give fans the first glimpse … Read More

Google Announce New Standalone Daydream-Ready VR Headsets

May 18, 2017 |

At their annual I/O event yesterday, Google had quite a bit to talk about but one of the more interesting announcements from the day was that, in partnership with HTC and Lenovo, they would be launching new standalone Daydream-ready VR … Read More

GameStop Ireland Offering Exclusive Trade-in Deals for Customers

May 17, 2017 |

GameStop have just announced that they are offering Irish gamers the chance to get more bang for their buck when they trade in their consoles and games at their local GameStop store.

Customers can now get an added bonus when … Read More

WATCH: Launch Trailer for Injustice 2 – Out 19th May

May 16, 2017 |

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment have just released a brand new trailer for Injustice 2 which launches officially in the US today and on the 19th of May in Ireland.

Injustice 2 is the super-powered sequel to … Read More

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