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Onto April, May and June in our 2014 Rewind now. As you probably know, we had E3 in May with a ton of news, we seen one of the best designed Android phones ever and we even got to sit down with the developers behind Watch_Dogs. Lets get cracking.


HTC One (M8)


The HTC One M8 is arguably the phone of the year with good specs in every area and a killer design. With the M9 on the horizon, check out our review. You can also pick it up for free on contract with most providers!

Octodad: Dadliest Catch

Nobody suspects a thing… We dare you to get that theme tune out of your head after you play. Find out what we thought of the eight legged wonder in our review.

Nokia Lumia 1320

Nokia Lumia 1320 official press shot

Microsoft joined the phablet race with a 6″ Lumia device earlier this year. With mid-range specs but decent performance, see what we thought in our review.

Trials Fusion


Trials, one of the most rewarding and simultaneously frustrating games out there got it’s latest sequel. With a track editor and 000s of new levels, see what we thought of the shinier Trials game.



Fez reached consoles this year launching on current and next gen consoles. With mind-bending gameplay and 8-bit style graphics, it’s worth a download. Check out our review here.

E3 Round Ups:

E3 Games

Catch up with E3 in our round-ups. Round-ups in a round-up? How meta!


OnePlus One: The New Super Smartphone on the Block for under €350


The OnePlus One launched this year with killer specs and a killer price point. We’ll have a review soon now that we finally have one but in the meantime, check out our initial post.

Is There Digital Life After Death? One Company Thinks There Is


In something that is seemingly taken straight out of a Black Mirror episode, a US company wants to ‘download’ your personality into a virtual avatar thanks to your social networks. It’s a tough subject, find out more here.

What’s on your Homescreen?: The Effect.Net team show theirs

Luke Hoare Greene's homescreen on his Nokia Lumia 925 running Windows Phone 8.1

We dared the team to show us their home screens so you can get a jist of what apps we can’t live without. Check them out!

Watch_Dogs Developer Q&A

Watch Dogs Title

We got a rare chance to sit down with the Ubisoft team behind Watch_Dogs for a Q&A. Check it out!

Watch the world go by live in HD from the International Space Station

International Space Station - HD Camera

Want to see the Earth at any time? Thanks to the ISS, you can!


Lastly, we reviewed loads of movies this year, here is some of our favourite reviews.

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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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