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REVIEW: Nokia True Wireless Earbuds

April 1, 2019 |

With the Nokia True Wireless Earbuds, HMD Global are offering a lightweight yet functional pair of wireless earbuds that offer a pretty impressive sound output also. On top of this, If you’re looking to pick up a new Nokia 7.1 … Read More

REVIEW: Tom Clancy’s The Division 2

March 29, 2019 |

Our Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 review has been a long time coming, but with a game this absolutely massive and filled with things to do, there’s a lot to take in and analyze. The Division 2 is an absolute … Read More

WATCH: Wolfenstein: Youngblood reveal trailer

March 28, 2019 |

Machine Games, in collaboration with Arkane Studios Lyon, have just releases a brand new reveal trailer for their upcoming cooperative game Wolfenstein: Youngblood, which, as you may have guessed, is set in the same fantastically dystopian world as previous Wolfenstein titles. … Read More

Samsung Ireland announce Galaxy A70 with massive 4500mAh battery

March 28, 2019 |

​Hot on the heels of Huawei, Samsung has just unveiled their latest handset, The Samsung Galaxy A70, which is targeted more at the upper-mid range market given its price point but still packs some impressive tech. Featuring a … Read More

HANDS-ON PREVIEW: The Brand New Huawei P30 Pro

March 26, 2019 |

Huawei has just unveiled their latest flagship device in their P series in the form of the P30 and P30 Pro but we were lucky enough to get some hands-on time with the device earlier in the month at a … Read More

REVIEW: Trials Rising

March 18, 2019 |

Most of us have probably played a motocross platforming game (or something like it) over the last 20 years. Maybe in a browser game, an app or on console. Out of all of them, Ubisoft’s ‘Trials’ series has always … Read More

Samsung Galaxy S10 Experience arriving in cities across Ireland next week

March 7, 2019 |

With the new Samsung Galaxy S10 family of phones arriving in Ireland tomorrow, Samsung Ireland are looking to bring the new set of devices on a road trip around Ireland to let potential buyers get up close and … Read More

REVIEW: Anthem

March 5, 2019 |

With all the noise around the staggered launch and roll-out of accessibility to Bioware’s newest RPG, we decided to let the dust settle on Anthem. First things first, as I’m sure  many of you will know, Anthem has gotten off to … Read More

REVIEW: Zero Latency Dublin – A Multiplayer Free Roam VR Experience

March 3, 2019 |

When it comes to virtual reality, the team here in TheEffect.Net HQ have tried pretty much all forms. We’ve played with Google Cardboard all the way up to testing out The VOID experience in London. Needless to say, we’re big … Read More

REVIEW: Far Cry New Dawn

February 28, 2019 |

Far Cry New Dawn is set 17 years after Far Cry 5. There has been a nuclear doomsday that has changed the look and feel of Hope County. Before we get into the review, we’ll be keeping spoilers to a … Read More

REVIEW: Nissan LEAF v2.0

February 27, 2019 | 1

We are delighted to be kicking of our new series on Electric Vehicles with the best selling EV in Ireland, the new and improved Nissan LEAF v2.0.Read More

Nokia unveil the Nokia 9 PureView with FIVE Rear Cameras & More at MWC 2019

February 25, 2019 |

Nokia has just announced a range of new handsets at MWC 2019 with their new flagship, the Nokia 9 PureView, grabbing the most attention. The new handset features the world’s first five camera array with ZEISS Optics.

Sony Announce New Xperia 1 – World’s first 4K HDR OLED Display in a Smartphone & More

February 25, 2019 |

Sony have just finished up their MWC 2019 press conference and unveiled 4 new smartphones with their flagship XZ line becoming the new Xperia 1. The Sony Xperia 1 packs all the bells and whistles you’d come to expect from … Read More

Huawei Unveil the €2299 Huawei Mate X: The World’s Fastest Foldable 5G Phone

February 24, 2019 |

Hot on the heels of Samsung, who unveiled their folding Samsung Galaxy Fold smartphone at an event in San Francisco earlier in the week, Huawei decided to use their time at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2019 to unveil the new … Read More

REVIEW: Anker Soundcore Liberty Air Wireless Earphones

February 22, 2019 |

Following on from our review of the Anker Soundcore Spirit X Wireless Earphones, we’ve also had the chance to test out their Soundcore Liberty Air true-wireless earphones which, for better or for worse, will always be compared to Apple’s AirPods. Coming … Read More

Samsung Announce New Galaxy S10, S10+ & S10e

February 20, 2019 |

When you thought the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL suffered a lot of leaks prior to their launch last October, along comes Samsung’s latest offerings. After weeks of pretty substantial leaks appearing online in the lead up to … Read More

REVIEW: Crackdown 3

February 19, 2019 |

Way back in E3 2014, Microsoft unveiled one of their big first-party sequels, their blockbuster Xbox One title Crackdown 3. Crackdown 3 was on the way, scheduled to release in 2016. After the much-maligned diversion that was Crackdown 2, … Read More

REVIEW: Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 Private Beta

February 19, 2019 |

Following on from the well received first installment of Tom Clancy’s tactical third person shooter, The Division, we had the chance to try private beta and, after a good few hours of running around Washington wasteland, here is what we … Read More

WATCH: Metro Exodus Launch Trailer

February 15, 2019 |

Metro Exodus is finally out today and it brings an action-packed launch trailer with it, albeit a devastatingly bleak one. The trailer depicts what the Artyom, the game’s protagonist, will come up against as he jumps aboard the massive Aurora … Read More

PREVIEW: Anthem Demos 1 & 2 – TheEffect.Net’s Thoughts Ahead Of The Release

February 13, 2019 |

My thoughts…

Anthem is the first major online multiplayer game from studio BioWare, of Mass Effect and Dragon Age fame, a shooter that falls roughly in the vein of The Division and Destiny. Set in a sci-fi world overrun with … Read More

REVIEW: Skullcandy Push Wireless Earbuds

February 13, 2019 |

When it comes to audio products, Skullcandy has always been a brand I was aware of from a distance but never actually owned any of their equipment. Now, with the introduction of their first ever truly wireless earbuds, the Skullcandy … Read More

Microsoft’s new Surface Pro 6, Surface laptop 2 & Surface Studio 2 available in Ireland today – Surface Headphones coming in March

February 7, 2019 |

Back in October 2018, Microsoft announced 4 new products in their Surface line. Fast forward to February 2019 and Microsoft has just announced that these 3 of these new products, the Surface Pro 6, the Surface Laptop 2 … Read More

EStars featuring Fortnite taking over Croke Park, February 16th, 2019

February 6, 2019 |

Next Saturday, February 16th, Croke Park will be playing host to the Irish leg of the EStars featuring Fortnite tournament that will see a few lucky Irish gamers winning a chance to play at Stamford Bridge, London at the Final in … Read More

REVIEW: Anker Soundcore Spirit X Wireless Earphones

February 1, 2019 | 1

Anker’s Soundcore is a brand many of you may not have heard of but they’re slowly making more and more waves in the audio technology industry with their well-priced earphones, speakers and headphones. As our first review of Anker’s Soundcore … Read More

WATCH: New ‘Metro Exodus Uncovered’ Gameplay Video

January 31, 2019 |

Publisher Deep Silver and developer 4A Games have released a new trailer for Metro Exodus called  ‘Uncovered’ which welcomes newcomers to the world of Metro.

Here is an overview of the game and video, via Deep Silver:

Famed for their gripping atmosphere, intense … Read More