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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: DOOM Eternal

March 24, 2020 |

In 2016, id Software rebooted DOOM by taking the franchise back to its roots of fast-paced, in-your-face shooting. It was more intense and graphic than DOOM had ever been before thanks to the glory kills system which pushed players … Read More

HMD Global announces Nokia 8.3: A 5G, quad-camera smartphone for €599

March 19, 2020 |

HMD Global has just announced the Nokia 8.3 5G and it is officially the first 5G Nokia phone from the company. The Nokia 8.3 5G is a premium mid-range smartphone as the company aims to offer an affordable 5G phone … Read More

REVIEW: Ori and the Will of the Wisps

March 19, 2020 |

In 2015 Ori and the Blind Forest released, quickly garnering attention from press and fans alike. Its 2D world captured the imagination of players, despite some wonky gameplay mechanics and brutal save system. Now five years later, developer Moon Studios follow-up has … Read More

REVIEW: Sony Xperia 5

March 18, 2020 |

Small premium phones went through a kind of mini-renaissance recently, but one smartphone maker has been squeezing the flagship power into a compact form factor for years. Sony’s beloved Compact smartphone series skipped the Xperia XZ3 generation. When Sony half-booted … Read More

WATCH: DOOM Eternal Launch Trailer

March 12, 2020 |

Bethesda Softworks and id software has just released the final trailer for their upcoming gory FPS, DOOM Eternal, ahead of its global release on March 20th on Xbox One, PS4, PC, Stadia and Nintendo Switch.

 

 

DOOM Eternal is … Read More

REVIEW: Sony WF-1000MX3 Wireless Earbuds

March 9, 2020 |

When it comes to ‘best in class’ true wireless earbuds, you really can’t talk about the options available without mentioning Sony. Having had a bit of a wobble with the launch of the original WF-1000X Wireless Earbuds, Sony really managed … Read More

Jameson launches 1.5 million ‘digitally connected’ bottles in Ireland

March 4, 2020 |

Jameson Irish Whiskey has just announced Jameson Connects. Described as ‘the new immersive digital platform’, consumers and fans of the brand will be able to ‘get more from their bottle and get closer to the brand’ using Near Field … Read More

REVIEW: Samsung Galaxy Buds+

March 4, 2020 |

Together with the launch of the brand new Galaxy S20 line of smartphones, Samsung also launched their upgraded Galaxy Buds+. The improved wireless Bluetooth earbuds arrive a year after the first generation of Buds with quite a few noticeable improvements. We spent the last two weeks … Read More

REVIEW: Lenovo Yoga S940

February 25, 2020 |

If you’ve been shopping around for a new laptop or notebooks lately, then you’ll notice that brands are opting for either of the following two approaches to make their offerings stand out from the crowd. They’re either trimming the size … Read More

HANDS ON PREVIEW: Huawei announce the new €2499 Mate Xs Foldable Smartphone

February 24, 2020 |

Things have just wrapped up at the official Huawei Irish media event for the announcement of the new Huawei Mate Xs foldable smartphone. This new device can be seen as Huawei’s upgraded answer to Samsung’s Galaxy Fold and Galaxy Z … Read More