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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

New Assassin’s Creed 4 Gameplay Video

July 11, 2013 |

Ubisoft has just released a brand new gameplay video for Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag. The video focuses on naval exploration in the game and shows off how big the pirate-riden world in the game really is. The sheer scale … Read More

GTA V Gameplay trailer released

July 9, 2013 | 1

So Rockstar Games has finally released a video showing off gameplay footage of their upcoming instalment in the Grand Theft Auto franchise. The video depicts many of the different gameplay aspects and mechanics to be found in the game and … Read More

‘Xbox President’ Don Mattrick leaves to become CEO of Zynga

July 3, 2013 |

Well the rumours were true. Don Mattrick, former Microsoft Interactive Entertainment Business President (that’s a mouthful) has left the company to become the new CEO of social and mobile developer Zynga. The reasoning behind his impromptu departure is said to be … Read More

Sony announce the Xperia Z Ultra, the World’s thinnest smartphone with the largest full HD display

June 27, 2013 |

Sony have just entered themselves into the ‘phablet’ market with the introduction of their latest smartphone, the Xperia Z Ultra. This is one beast of a phone with a whopping 6.4″ full HD screen, the World’s fatest processor clocking at … Read More

3 Ireland has just bought O2 Ireland for over €780 million

June 24, 2013 |

This morning, struggling Spanish group Telefonica has just agreed to sell it’s O2 Mobile Ireland Business to Hucthinsons Whampoa’s Irish division, 3 Ireland for over €780 million euro to help cut rising debt.

The sale, said to be finalised in … Read More

Motorola RAZR i Now Available in White

June 21, 2013 |

Motorola has just made their infamouse Intel powered smartphone available in white. When the phone original launched, we were impressed by it’s speed,  even for a single core phone and it’s large display in such a small form factor although … Read More

Here’s a look at the PS4’s user interface

June 20, 2013 |

In this video from Sony which was published yesterday, we get to have a good look at what the PS4’s user interface will look like. You also get to see how the sharing functionality will work along with a handy download … Read More

Hashtags now work on Facebook

June 14, 2013 |

In a bid to stay relevant and up to date, Facebook have added hashtag support to their desktop site with mobile being added soon.

“To date, there has not been a simple way to see the larger view of what’s … Read More

The Last of Us Review

June 13, 2013 |

As the end credits roll, I am still reeling from it all. The Last of Us is the definition of an emotional rollercoaster and it simply does not let you go once you start.

Coming from one of the the … Read More

The First Gameplay Trailer for Destiny

June 11, 2013 | 1

At Sony’s E3 press conference yesterday, Bungie Studios decided to show of the very first gameplay trailer for their upcoming blockbuster game, Destiny. The trailer shows of some acrobatic combat and the different classes of character. It all looks pretty … Read More