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AboutJohn Reilly

John Reilly

John Reilly

John is co-founder and editor-in-chief of TheEffect.Net. His favourite gaming series is Uncharted and his favourite film is Interstellar. He is also known to quote 'Father Ted' and Keith Lemon more than is normal. John@theeffect.net

Posts By John Reilly

WATCH: New Story Trailer for PSVR Exclusive, Farpoint: Launching May 17th

April 18, 2017 |

Impluse Gear upcoming new IP, Farpoint, is definitely one of the most anticipated PlayStation VR (PSVR) games of the year. Ever since Sony displayed a giant banner at the top of the LA Convention Center for E3 2016 we knew … Read More

REVIEW: Yooka-Laylee (PS4)

April 18, 2017 |

Playtonic and Team17’s latest platformer, Yooka-Laylee, is quite an enjoyable (if not a little childish) platformer and definitely one of the better ones out there.

You may not agree, but Yooka-Laylee is one of those puzzle-platformer adventure titles that gives … Read More

REVIEW: Starblood Arena (PSVR)

April 17, 2017 |

Launched last October, the PSVR is still somewhat finding its feet in the VR world but that’s not stopping Sony’s efforts to have it as the go-to for all things VR and gaming. This is where White Moon Studios comes … Read More

REVIEW: Snake Pass (Nintendo Switch)

March 31, 2017 |

Snake Pass, from Sumo Digital is a physics-based puzzle platform game that has you slither, coil and climb your way through the colourful world of Haven Tor. As one of the first proper cross-platform titles launching on the Nintendo Switch, … Read More

REVIEW: Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands

March 31, 2017 |

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands as it is officially known, is the latest Ghost Recon title. It moves away from the classic features of the series in favour of an open world and puts you in command of a four-member squad of elite US … Read More

HANDS-ON PREVIEW: Samsung Galaxy S8 & S8+

March 29, 2017 |

So Samsung’s newest flagships, the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are finally official and we’ve been lucky enough to get some hands-on time with the new units at a press event in London this week. To start and, unsurprisingly, the … Read More

REVIEW: FATED: The Silent Oath (PSVR)

March 29, 2017 |

Original launched for the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, Frima Studio’s VR title, FATED: The Silent Oath, is now available on Playstation VR. Have they done enough to create a stand-out experience? Read on to find out what we thought … Read More

Samsung Introduces New Lifestyle TVs – QLED Range and ‘The Frame’

March 23, 2017 |

Samsung Electronics recently unveiled new details surrounding its premium line-up of QLED TVs and The Frame at a global TV launch event in Paris.

“At Samsung, we strive to provide our customers with the most advanced technology to deliver unrivaled viewing … Read More

Samsung Unveils Bixby, Its New AI Assistant, Ahead of Galaxy S8 Launch

March 20, 2017 | 1

So, with just over a week to go until Samsung official unveil their latest flagships in the form of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+, they’ve decided to make their new rumoured AI assistant, Bixby, official.

In an official press release, … Read More

REVIEW: Samsung Gear 360

March 1, 2017 |

So we’ve just finished up testing out Samsung’s very own 360 degree camera, the Gear 360. Does it have what it takes to capture effective and detailed 360 degree imagery and media? Is the battery up to the challenge and … Read More