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David McGinley

David McGinley

Irish Writer, Ad man and lover of tea, all things digital, gaming, coffee, photography, gadgets, writer @TheEffectDotNet. Views are my own.

Posts By David McGinley

REVIEW: Need for Speed Heat

November 27, 2019 |

It’s been a while since we last had an instalment in the Need for Speed series from EA. This is a game which in my view, tries to scrub off some of the barnacles that have developed on the … Read More

Ubisoft @ E3 2019: Watch All The Trailers Right Here

June 10, 2019 |

Another year, another Ubisoft E3 conference and this post is a first for us, I think this is the first time we’ve had to write about on Brexit on here. Nice while it lasted eh! We got plenty … 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

REVIEW: Battlefield V

November 20, 2018 |

Ah Battlefield. The ever-dependable FPS from EA takes another trip into the past with Battlefield V – a game that hasn’t had the smoothest of journeys to launch but it’s finally here. EA’s looking to innovate; promising a touching … Read More

REVIEW: Forza Horizon 4

September 25, 2018 |

Forza Horizon 4 has a hard job to do, its predecessor was one of my favourite racing games of all time. It mixed great graphics, multiplayer and soundtrack with a deep career mode and sheer sense of fun. So, how … Read More

REVIEW: Unravel Two

July 7, 2018 |

Unravel Two is EA’s indie sequel to 2016’s first instalment – aiming to give players a more connected and engaging experience. How did it fare? Find out below.

 

 

Unravel isn’t a game that necessarily needed a sequel … 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

REVIEW: Star Wars Battlefront II

December 21, 2017 |

Star Wars Battlefront II – Did EA’s sequel learn from its predecessor’s mistakes or is it doomed to repeat it? Find out in our review.

Star Wars Battlefront II starts out promisingly, fixing one of the first game’s biggest flaws. … Read More

NEWS: Xbox One gets a new Dashboard & More

August 7, 2017 |

Well, with the new Xbox One X on the horizon, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that Xbox will be refreshing the OS of their console building on your feedback right? Well, here is the new Xbox One Dashboard!

 

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REVIEW: MXGP3

June 20, 2017 |

MXGP3 is the latest in the series, developed by Italian developer ‘Milestone’. Will it be a roaring success or fail to learn from its past mistakes? Read on to find out!

MXGP3 is Milestone’s latest attempt to bring the … Read More