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AboutDavid McGinley, Author at

David McGinley

David McGinley

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

Posts By David McGinley

REVIEW: Returnal

April 30, 2021 |

Returnal might have flown under your radar over the last few months, it’s a rogue-like arcade/adventure game made by Housemarque (part of PlayStation Studios). If you’re lucky enough to have picked up a PlayStation 5 in Ireland (or further afield), … Read More

REVIEW: Sony WH-1000XM4

February 17, 2021 |

Working from home? Missing going to gigs? Are you working out or just looking to escape and chill for a bit? Headphones have become even more vital in our day to day lives over the last 12 months so it … Read More

Review: Immortals Fenyx Rising

December 7, 2020 |

Ubisoft are back with their third release in just a few weeks and this time it is a brand new IP – Immortals Fenyx Rising that aims to reach a younger audience but also appeal to adults through combining the … Read More

REVIEW: Samsung Galaxy Fold2 5G

November 26, 2020 |

The Samsung Galaxy Fold2 5G, quite the mouthful and quite the phone. You probably already knew this from the immense amount of hype the phone saw over the last few months and for good reason – have Samsung fully realised … Read More

Apple launches new M1 Processor, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and Mac Mini

November 10, 2020 |

As Apple teased back at WWDC, Apple in 2020 would start making it’s first move away from Intel based processors to it’s own SOC (aka System on a Chip) for it’s Mac line. It was a huge move, bringing iOS … Read More

FIRST IMPRESSIONS: Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

November 9, 2020 |

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is Ubisoft’s twelfth major title in the series (22nd if you count spin offs!) – does it still do enough to keep you coming back? Find out in our initial impressions.

Full transparency, we’ve spent about 10+ … Read More

REVIEW: DIRT 5

November 7, 2020 |

DIRT 5 is Codemasters’ fourteenth game in the Colin McRae Rally series and marks one of the biggest shake ups in the franchise’s history. Does it build on its excellent lineage and deliver a great racing game that ends one … Read More

REVIEW: Watch Dogs Legion

November 1, 2020 |

Watch Dogs Legion might have flown under your radar with the hype levels for Cyberpunk 2077’s upcoming release but is it worth adding to your Santa list too? Watch Dogs has had 4 years between instalments too meaning Ubisoft has … Read More

New iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro and HomePod Mini | Apple’s ‘Hi, Speed’ Event Recap

October 13, 2020 |

Apple just held it’s latest event direct from Apple Park in California titled “Hi, Speed”. Want the lowdown about the latest iPhones and product announcements? Sure you do! 

If you were going to play a drinking game for today’s … Read More

Fall Guys: Season 2 Now Live

October 8, 2020 |

If you hadn’t caught our review of Fall Guys for PS4/PC then do make sure to check it out if you have no idea what we’re talking about but if you do… you know you’ve been waiting for this day. … Read More