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Happy Sunday! It’s the third last installment of ‘The Sunday Effect’ and we’re all getting ready for Christmas and writing our lists to Santa. We’ve been pretty good this year so here’s hoping! If you haven’t got your list ready for Santa just yet, we have our Christmas Gift Guide for you so you can check out the best gifts this Christmas. Apart from that, we interviewed Fergal Gara from PlayStation at it’s anniversary last week and reviewed the new Pokémon game and high-spec Toshiba HD TV. Lets get to it!

This week’s big stories:

TheEffect.Net’s Christmas Gift Guide 2014


Buying the right present for someone is always a daunting task, especially if it’s a special someone who “has everything”. So, we decided that we would put our collectively large heads together to offer some guidance when it comes to that lovely techie in your life.

We surveyed our team to find out what the most popular (and hopefully well educated) answers are to the following burning questions. Find out what you should be picking up in our guide!

INTERVIEW: Playstation UK’s Fergal Gara


Sony just recently celebrated a momentous occasion with the Playstation’s 20th birthday and we went along to the official party in London where we got a chance to chat with Fergal Gara, Managing Director of Sony Computer Entertain UK. Read on.

REVIEW: Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Review


What did we think of the latest in the Pokémon series? Find out more here.

REVIEW: Toshiba 47L74 Review


So we recently got the chance to have some ‘eyes-on’ time with the Toshiba 47L74 and we were extremely impressed by it. The L7 series is on the top end of Toshiba’s offerings but it really is a fantastic piece of kit. Has it got what it takes to go up against the heavy hitters? Read on to find out.

Free App of the week:

Peggle Blast

Peggle Blast

If you’ve not played Peggle by now, it’s an arcade game inspired by old Japanese arcade games (pachinko and bagatelle). Wait! Come back! It’s actually a ton of fun, it’s hugely addictive and this time it’s free! Of course it’s filled with Free-To-Play mechanics but to be honest, not much of it got in my way of progressing through it and it’s added a few new things to the formula so it’s great for Peggle-Pros too.

Download for free – iOS / Android

That’s it for this week! What do you think? Let us know in the comments below or on our Facebook or Twitter pages. Don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel for reviews, previews, hands-ons and more.

Additional Sources: EA

David McGinley

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

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