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AboutJohn Reilly

John Reilly

John Reilly

John is Founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheEffect.Net. His favourite gaming series is Uncharted and his favourite film is Interstellar. He is also known to quote 'Father Ted' and Keith Lemon more than is normal. John@theeffect.net

Posts By John Reilly

REVIEW: Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath – A Painfully Good Package

June 3, 2020 |

When the final scene played out on of Mortal Kombat 11, ‘s story, I couldn’t help but feel a little despirited. While the storytelling of Netherrealm Studios is some of the best in fighting games, the ending felt rather vague. … Read More

Samsung Galaxy Book S, Galaxy Book Ion & Galaxy Book Flex Coming to Ireland

May 29, 2020 |

Samsung Ireland has just announced that a trio of its new Galaxy Book ultra-portable devices are coming to Ireland. Starting in June, (exact date is TBC) the new Galaxy Book S, Galaxy Book Ion and Galaxy Book Ion will be … Read More

Red Bull reveals first Global CS:GO Competition – Now Open For Entry

May 28, 2020 |

Red Bull and FACEIT have just announced Red Bull Flick, the online 2v2 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament with a twist. The Pro-Am event, now open for entry through RedBull.com/Flick, features multiple championships and qualifier types including National and … Read More

REVIEW: Google Nest Wifi – User Friendly & Reliable Mesh Network

May 26, 2020 |

For better or for worse, we’re all aware of how our WiFi performs in our home environment. We’re also very aware of those dreaded ‘black spots’ in our homes where WiFi just can’t penetrate. Now, hardware manufacturers are aware of … Read More

REVIEW: Nokia 2.3 – Entry level handset with outstanding battery

May 18, 2020 |

​​Right before 2019 came to a close, HMD Global introduced a new entry-level Android One phone with the Nokia 2.3. As a successor—or more like a “plus” version—of the Nokia 2.2, the Nokia 2.3 gets a bigger display, beefier (but … Read More

Huawei launch their NEXT-IMAGE 2020 Smartphone Photography & Video Competition

May 8, 2020 |

Huawei has just launched their international smartphone photography and video competition for 2020 called NEXT-IMAGE 2020. Open to Huawei owners, the competition will offer amateur smartphone photographers and visual storytellers who share their images, over 70 chances to … Read More

WATCH: Brand New Xbox Series X Gameplay Trailers from Ubisoft & More

May 7, 2020 |

Microsoft is on a roll lately when it comes to delivering a steady stream of next gen news and announcements and today’s event helped continue that streak. For May’s Inside Xbox event, Microsoft decided to focus their attention on the … Read More

Microsoft launches Surface Go 2, Surface Book 3, Surface Headphones 2 and Surface Earbuds

May 7, 2020 |

Usually, when Microsoft announces their newest Surface product portfolio, they do so at their flagship retail store in New York with the world’s tech media in attendance. Things are obviously different for this announcement and Microsoft has opted to go … Read More

WATCH: New Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath DLC Trailer

May 6, 2020 |

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and developer NetherRealms Studios have announced Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath, a new expansion for Mortal Kombat 11. The expansion includes a new cinematic story, three new characters, Fujin, Sheeva, and guest character RoboCop, and three new skins … Read More

REVIEW: Predator: Hunting Grounds

May 6, 2020 |

​Predator: Hunting Grounds is a game developed by IllFonic and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment and is available on the PS4 and PC. The game is based on the Predator film franchise which first began in 1987 and has since … Read More