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FEATURE: Making Your First Video Game – Part 2

April 5, 2018 |

So, following up on Paul’s first post, he is back with the final part in his series on how to make your first video game and his experiences in building his own – Zombles (Google Play – Free). Over to … 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

VR Conference & Exhibition, ‘Immersive Stories’, Taking Place at ADIFF 2018

February 20, 2018 |

The final line-up and schedule has been released for the Immersive Stories: Virtual Reality Conference & Exhibition, which takes place at the Round Room in the Mansion House, Dublin on 24th & 25th February 2018 as part of the … 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

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

The Big Consumer Tech Trends of 2018

January 14, 2018 |

Happy New Year! January is already flying by and the Christmas cobwebs have most definitely been dusted off. 2018 looks to be quite an impressive year for potential innovation and radical shifts in the world of consumer technology so we … Read More

TheEffect.Net voted ‘Best Digital & Technology Blog’ in Ireland!

October 6, 2017 |

WE DID IT!! On behalf of everyone here in TheEffect.Net HQ, I’m delighted to announce that we’ve just been awarded ‘Best Digital & Technology Blog’ in Ireland at last night’s V By Very Blog Awards Ireland 2017 in Dublin city centre!

Not only … Read More

GameStop Ireland launch partnership with Make-A-Wish

October 3, 2017 |

GameStop Ireland & Make-A-Wish have just announced a new partnership and to celebrate the announcement, they’ve granted 10 year old Oliver Hand’s wish of “the whole game console package”. They’ve also announced that GameStop will donate €1 for every FIFA ultimate team jersey … Read More

Dublin International Game Music Festival (iDIG) to headline at PlayersXpo 2017

September 18, 2017 |

PlayersXpo has just announced the Dublin International Game Music Festival (iDIG) as the latest act to join the PlayersXpo bill taking place on October 28th and 29th in the Convention Centre Dublin. iDIG will present two unique concerts across the bank holiday weekend, with a … Read More

FEATURE: Nostalgia is a Powerful Thing!

September 18, 2017 |

We’re hurtling through 2017 at break-neck speed but if you take one look at the year’s biggest films and must have games and gadgets, you’d be forgiven in thinking we’re still in the 80’s or 90’s. With re-imagined classics from … Read More