Sonic archive

  • App of the Day: Sonic Dash review (iPhone, iPad)
    Gaming

    App of the Day: Sonic Dash review (iPhone, iPad)

    By 20 March 2013

    Sonic the Hedgehog seems to be as youthful today as he was when we first played Sonic the Hedgehog on the Sega Megadrive all those years ago, but is his latest adventure worth the bother? We got playing Sonic Dash to find out Sonic Dash Format iPhone...

  • APP OF THE DAY: Sonic CD review (iPhone)
    Apps

    APP OF THE DAY: Sonic CD review (iPhone)

    By 21 December 2011

    Arguably the best Sonic game ever made and easily one of the least played, Sonic CD was a classic that never found its way to the mainstream. This in theory is about to change with its arrival on iOS.   But is the lack of a physical controller enough...

  • Sonic Generations review
    Gaming 4 out of 5

    Sonic Generations review

    By 8 November 2011

    There is a reason this review is slightly late. For years the blue hedgehog has been on a downward spiral of gaming drossdom. This led us to believe Sonic Generations would be like any other game in the Sonic series. As such, we weren't in a huge rush...

  • APP OF THE DAY: Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing review (iOS)
    Gaming

    APP OF THE DAY: Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing review (iOS)

    By 24 June 2011

    The world's most famous hedgehog turned 20 this week. No, not Espinete - the pink hedgehog giant from Barrio Sésamo, the Spanish version of Sesame Street - we're talking the former air freshener, Sonic, of course. And despite not being as good as Mario,...

  • Sonic Generations Demo hits PSN and Xbox
    Online

    Sonic Generations Demo hits PSN and Xbox

    By 23 June 2011

    Still recovering from his 20th birthday celebrations this morning and already Sonic has turned up on the PSN and Xbox Live. The Sonic Generations demo is out on both of the consoles and should be available to download as we speak. The download will let...

  • Sonic vs Mario
    Gaming

    Sonic vs Mario

    By 23 June 2011

    Darth vs Luke, Superman and kryptonite, ketchup against gravy - these are some of the all time great battles that have been fought out between our heroes. There is however one face-off that has always ruled above all else, the tale of a pesky plumber...

  • Mario & Sonic land in London for the 2012 Olympics
    Gaming

    Mario & Sonic land in London for the 2012 Olympics

    By 22 April 2011

    There's a new plumber in town just in time for the Olympic games. Nope, the Stratford stadium loos don't need fixing, it's Mario and he's brought his old pal / nemesis Sonic along for a new Sega title. Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games is...

  • Stiletto speakers for all of your Jimmy Choons
    Audio

    Stiletto speakers for all of your Jimmy Choons

    By 17 June 2010

    We love a novelty bit of tech. And when it comes to novelty tech we say the dafter the better. In the past we've reported on hair dryer headsets, skull shaped phones, banana USB drives and TVs that are shaped like footballs. But we've never reported on...

  • Five fine facts to celebrate Sonic the Hedgehog's return
    Gaming

    Five fine facts to celebrate Sonic the Hedgehog's return

    By 4 February 2010

    There's a not so small section of the world's population out there rejoicing today at the news that Sega will be bringing Sonic back with the announcement of Sonic the Hedgehog 4. The title appears to be just the first of many with the sub-header "Episode...

  • Nvidia demos 3D Blu-ray playback from PC
    Home Cinema

    Nvidia demos 3D Blu-ray playback from PC

    By 9 December 2009

    With the forthcoming 3D Blu-ray specification expected to be announced soon, Nvidia is pushing its tech that will enable 3D to branch out from the cinema to your lounge. Nvidia has been demoing a complete 3D movie solution, made up of a PC equipped with...

  • Classic Sonic collection headed for next-gen consoles?
    Gaming

    Classic Sonic collection headed for next-gen consoles?

    By 25 September 2008

    It looks like 16bit Sonic classics could be headed for PS3 and Xbox 360. Retailer listings are at the root of the buzz, with Amazon featuring an upcoming title called Sonic Genesis Collection for both next-gen consoles. For those who can't remember that...

  • Audio

    Sonic launches Roxio Venue for burning copy-protected DVDs

    By 8 August 2006

    Sonic Solutions has come up with software designed to help online video distributors protect content by burning copy-protected DVDs that are able to play in standalone DVD players. Roxio Venue is built on Sonic’s AuthorScript DVD on Demand engine, which...

  • Online

    Roxio Adds Blu-ray Disc support to Mac Toast 7

    By 25 July 2006

    Roxio has released a new version of its Toast application that supports Blu-ray Discs - the first application of its kind for the Mac. Although the discs are yet to become available in the UK, the software offers Mac users with the ability to store as...

  • Home Cinema

    Movielink licenses technology to sell downloads to burn to DVD

    By 18 July 2006

    Movielink is one step closer to offering download-to-own movies that can be played on a standalone DVD player. The video download site has signed an agreement with Sonic to license its DVD-on-Demand technology. But Movielink's content providers, which...

  • Online

    Roxio Labs lets consumers test software

    By 15 June 2006

    Techies will be pleased to hear that Sonic is launching Roxio Labs so that users can test the latest cutting-edge digital media applications before the full version are released. At http://www.roxiolabs.com, consumers can download emerging technologies...

  • Record now review
    Online 4 out of 5

    Record now review

    By 12 April 2005

    Roxio have a long history when it comes to music software, and Record now! Is their latest ‘everything’ burner, which to put it simply, does everything that Media Player does, but looks a bit better. With Windows now looking to ship without Media...

  • BackUp MyPC review
    Online 4 out of 5

    BackUp MyPC review

    By 5 April 2005

    Backing-up your PC is one of those mundane tasks that you generally ignore - until you have a drive fail. Generally speaking, drives last for quite a while, but can you, or your small business afford to take the chance? Windows comes with built-in backup...