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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

REVIEW: Razer Phone

February 15, 2018 |

As most PC gamers already know, Razer is famous for its own brand of gaming products and peripherals such as keyboards, laptops mice and tablets. After acquiring Nextbit in January 2017, Razer obviously wanted a piece of the smartphone market … Read More

REVIEW: Huawei Mate 10 Pro

February 13, 2018 |

Artificial Intelligence or AI is fast becoming the hot topic for 2018 and beyond. Consumer products are increasingly taking advantage of this capability. The Huawei Mate 10 Pro is one of the first new mobile phones with built-in AI Processing … Read More

Huawei Unveil the P Smart

February 13, 2018 |

Huawei has just announced the Huawei P smart, a new addition to the P Series range of mobile devices. The Huawei P smart joins the wider P Series and highlights Huawei’s efforts to bring their latest features and … Read More

Vodafone hosts Ireland’s first live 5G test

February 7, 2018 |

Vodafone Ireland, in partnership with Ericsson, have today announced Ireland’s first successful live demonstration of pre-standard 5G technology in Ireland. The event, which was held at the Douglas Hyde Gallery at Trinity College Dublin, showcased Vodafone Ireland and Ericsson achieving almost 15 Gigabit per second speeds with a latency of less than five milliseconds, demonstrating … Read More

Amazon’s Echo products now available at Currys PC World

February 6, 2018 |

Following  the announcement late last month that a few of Amazon’s Echo devices (Echo Dot, Echo 2nd Gen and Echo Plus) were available to buy on Amazon.co.uk for Irish users and the Alexa app for Android and iOS was also … Read More

Sea of Thieves Beta Impressions

February 3, 2018 |

You don’t need to play Sea of Thieves for very long to realise this is a game not terribly bothered about following recent video game design conventions. I came to this realisation when, after deciding with my crew to attempt … Read More

Vodafone Launches ‘Fantastic Days’ Rewards Programme

February 1, 2018 |

Vodafone Ireland has just announced the launch of their brand new ‘Fantastic Days‘ Rewards Programme. Vodafone’s Fantastic Days programme’s is to “surprise all current customers with special, more personalised gifts tailored to individuals’ interests”. Vodafone say that the new programme will … Read More

REVIEW: Shadow of the Colossus (PS4)

January 30, 2018 |

When Sony officially announced a ‘ground up’ remake of the cult classic that is Shadow of the Colossus for PS4, there was some skepticism to say the least. This PS2 classic from Team Ico had already received the ‘remastered’ treatment … Read More

Alexa and Amazon Echo Devices Now Available to Irish Customers

January 25, 2018 | 1

Amazon today announced that Amazon Alexa and Amazon Echo are now available in Ireland. Customers in Ireland can get the Alexa experience available in the United Kingdom on the all-new Amazon Echo, Echo Dot and Echo Plus, with … Read More

REVIEW: The Inpatient (PS VR)

January 23, 2018 |

The Inpatient has me wanting to jump back into Supermassive Games’ Until Dawn again… but also terrifies me that I’ll end up ruining cherished memories. Essentially a triple-A Telltale Games’ experience, Until Dawn surprised critics and fans alike. A choose-your-own-adventure title, Supermassive … Read More