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AboutJohn Reilly

John Reilly

John Reilly

John is 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

Irish Adults Vote PlayStation 1 as the Best Games Console Santa Ever Brought

December 17, 2018 |

With Christmas fast approaching and letters to Santa flying out to lapland at breakneck speeds, all you gamers out there will have those handful of titles or even a new console you hope are under the tree come Christmas morning. … Read More

First big names for Dublin Comic Con 2019 announced

December 11, 2018 |

With Dublin Comic Con just a few months away, the organisers have just announced the first major names that will be in attendance over the course of the weekend. The line up is made up of stars of both the … Read More

WATCH: Mortal Kombat 11 Reveal Trailer – Game Launching April 23rd 2019

December 7, 2018 |

At the Game Awards 2018 last night, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announced Mortal Kombat 11. The official Mortal Kombat 11 Announce trailer (above) sets the stage for what looks like an epic, time bending story and features an original music track created … Read More

WATCH: New RAGE 2 Game Awards Trailer – Game launching May 14th 2019

December 7, 2018 |

Last night at The Game Awards in Los Angeles, id Software and Avalanche Studios debuted the latest trailer for RAGE 2, showcasing the massive open world, multiple biomes,  gyrocopters, massive monster trucks, big-ass guns and some Mutant Bash TV mayhem. They … Read More

REVIEW: Panasonic SC-GA10 Smart Speaker with Google Assistant

December 4, 2018 |

After its unveiling at IFA last year, the Panasonic SC-GA10 Smart Speaker with Google Assistant has finally made its way to Irish shores. For me, it’s great to see Panasonic entering this smart speaker category in the market as they’ve … Read More

REVIEW: Xiaomi Redmi Note 5

November 29, 2018 |

After an impressive Irish launch in partnership with Three Ireland earlier this month, Xiaomi have entered the market with a slew of handsets and devices. Having already reviewed their e-scooter, we’ve also got our handsets on their entry level handset … Read More

Sony announce the PlayStation Classic: Will include 20 pre-installed games

November 28, 2018 |

It’s been almost 25 years since the original PlayStation was introduced to the world. Developed by then Sony Computer Entertainment, it was the first home console in video game history to ship an unprecedented 100 million units worldwide. Its ability … Read More

Just Eat giving away €10,000 in gift cards to celebrate 25 million journeys on dublinbikes

November 27, 2018 |

Just Eat dublinbikes has just announced that over 25 million journeys have been taken on their bike hire scheme since 2009 and, to celebrate, Just Eat are giving away €10,000 worth of gift cards to lucky users of the service. … Read More

‘Black Shark’ Gaming Phone Available in Ireland Today

November 16, 2018 |

Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi recently made its official debut into the Irish market in an exclusive partnership with Three Ireland and now their mobile gaming division is arriving on Irish shores also. Starting today, Irish consumers will be able to pick … Read More

Fossil Sport Smartwatch with Qualcomm 3100 announced

November 8, 2018 |

2018 is a busy year for Fossil with the launch of a number of new smartwatches back at IFA 2018 that unfortunately had the old 2100 Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 chip. They’ve now just taken the wraps of their latest … Read More