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Four years later, I still love the Nintendo Switch

Four years, eh? Where does the time go? On the anniversary of possibly the most important Games console of our generation I thought I’d share a personal piece. Something that shows that while it’s likely halfway through its life-cycle it’s still the single greatest...
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Bolt Confirms Intention To Launch Shared Scooters In Ireland

We're still waiting for electric scooters to be legalised in Ireland, despite yet another seemingly false dawn. It's no secret that shared scooter companies...
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40% Of Irish Shoppers Have Bought From Amazon.co.uk Since Brexit

Many expected Amazon.co.uk to struggle in 2021 when it came to the Irish market. Between expected delivery delays and customs charges Brough by Brexit...
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Getting Started With Your New PlayStation 5: Games And Subs

This article will be a sore find for some readers. Today, many still dream of turning on a PlayStation 5 and getting down to...

Xbox Gamepass; Cloud Gaming’s Bright Future

Cloud gaming is nothing new. In fact, it’s been around for longer than you think. When they first hear the phrase most people will...
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SpaceX Starlink In Ireland: Everything You Need To Know

Rural broadband in Ireland is catmalogen. I would say people working from home has shown how bad it is, but the truth is we...

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Soundcore Liberty Air 2 Pro Review: Light With Lots Of Battery

Not that long ago, ear buds were expensive with an absolute maximum of three hours battery. Noise cancelling was fancy technology only found in top of the range headphones. These key specs are thankfully much more accessible these days. A fantastic example of that is the Soundcore Liberty Air 2 Pro ear buds. I've been using these for a few weeks. I'm happy to confirm that if you're in the market for a pair of earbuds, at €130, these are absolutely worth considering. Here's why. Sound I often find some reason to talk about some other feature of audio equipment other...

Demon’s Souls; If at first, you don’t succeed, try, try, try again.

Until this year, I had never played Demon’s Souls. I know that many in the gaming community view this as some kind of cardinal sin but there it is. I’m not ashamed to admit it anymore. I guess I missed out on playing it because I was more invested in the Xbox environment at the time, not paying much attention to the PS3 and its exclusives (like the original Demon’s Souls), though the PS3 controller’s terrible design didn’t help. Seriously, that thing is the worst piece of design in modern gaming and I will not be convinced otherwise. Anyway, once...
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Sage Bambino Plus Review: The Best Espresso Machine For Working From Home

It's been a terrible year. I'm not going to dance around that. But when we look at the legacy of this pandemic, global acceptance of remote working or working from home will be one of the few positives we remember. The Irish government has introduced new legislation to encourage remote working and I would imagine the goal here is to decentralise the Irish workforce from Dublin. As one of the "home office" generation, I noticed I was spending far too much in the local coffee shop. It's all well and good "supporting local business" but it was going to...

Melomania Touch Review: The Best Earbuds For Sleeping

During the middle of lockdown, where we had to behave but were allowed travel the country and go shopping, I went to Kildare Village. Working at home had left me short on sweatpants so I popped into Under Armour to pick up some bits and pieces. The guy behind the counter was horrified to hear I was buying fitness clothing to sit at my desk. I couldn't have cared less. Buying the right products for the right usage is always the right thing to do. Cambridge Audio sent over a pair of their new Melomania Touch true wireless earbuds...

2020 Game: An Hilarious Look At An Awful Year

The very worst things in life deserve to be laughed about at some stage. While the year 2077 made headlines for all the wrong reasons, we can now also celebrate the steaming dumpster fire that was 2020 in game form. What Is 2020 Game? 2020 Game is a trip down memory lane for the year that was 2020. It starts with the Australian bush fires and immediately makes you say "oh yeah, that was 2020 too". Yep, that was 2020 too. Take a second to appreciate that. From there you go through it all from Black Lives Matter to the US...

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Getting Started With Your New PlayStation 5: Games And Subs

This article will be a sore find for some readers. Today, many still dream of turning on a PlayStation 5 and getting down to some gaming. The consoles are still really tough to find, but if you do manage to get your hands on one, here's everything you need to know about getting started. Set Your PlayStation 5 Up This guide isn't really a setup guide. It's more what apps, services and games you should download to make yourself feel right at home. But, of course, you will need to setup your new console. Sony provides a great guide online, but...

Here’s Everything from Last Night’s Nintendo Direct

Someone pinch me, I must be dreaming. After a prolonged absence (543 days to be exact) we finally got our first full Nintendo Direct in a long, long time. While there have been one-off special Directs like the Mario 35 event, the odd Smash character reveal and a few Pokémon announcements, we haven’t seen a full general Direct since September 2019! I know that may seem like it was the last time any of us outside in the real world but as I said up top it was a good year and a half ago. The drought was so...

Destruction Allstars: An Absolute Wreck

While it may be a fun time to jump in and cause car-based chaos, Destruction Allstars is ultimately let down by poor design choices in its presentation as well as absolutely unforgivable monetization. Pick it up for free now until April on PS+ or wait for the complete edition to go on sale next year.

Demon’s Souls; If at first, you don’t succeed, try, try, try again.

Until this year, I had never played Demon’s Souls. I know that many in the gaming community view this as some kind of cardinal sin but there it is. I’m not ashamed to admit it anymore. I guess I missed out on playing it because I was more invested in the Xbox environment at the time, not paying much attention to the PS3 and its exclusives (like the original Demon’s Souls), though the PS3 controller’s terrible design didn’t help. Seriously, that thing is the worst piece of design in modern gaming and I will not be convinced otherwise. Anyway, once...

Spider-Man Miles Morales: Back in the Swing of Things

So, the PS5 is having a bit of a rocky start. 2 months after its release, people around the globe are still struggling to get their hands on the highly anticipated console. This is in spite of the fact that there were more units produced for this launch than there have been for any launch in Sony’s history. The issue seems to be caused by a combination of scalpers buying up the consoles and reselling them at a premium, and an insane demand for the console from regular consumers. But what makes the PS5 so much more desirable than...