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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: 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

REVIEW: Marvel’s Avengers

October 5, 2020 |

It’s surprising it took us so long to get an Avengers game given it’s ruled the cinema screen for so long. But was it worth the wait for it to come to gaming with Square Enix’s ‘Marvel’s Avengers‘? Let’s find … Read More

REVIEW: Fall Guys

August 23, 2020 |

Have you ever heard of Fall Guys? If you’ve been on gaming twitter or reddit over the last few weeks you certainly will have. It’s shot to the top of the most played charts on Steam and I have no … Read More

REVIEW: Battletoads

August 20, 2020 |

Xbox Game Studios and Rare are back with another game this month after Grounded and Minecraft Dungeons and it’s something completely different again, a 2020 reboot of a classic game series much beloved by it’s fans… Battletoads. Did they do … Read More