Yet another streaming media device is released to the market, to tempt us into expanding the capabilities of our television screens. We are becoming swamped by a never ending mountain of hardware that is designed to bring digital content to our homes via the Internet and even with this rampant frequency, I find myself intrigued by a new box released by Sky.
Why I hear you ask? Well, quite simply… price!
Although subscription services for UK television including Sky and Virgin Media have for years been considered a ‘premium’ viewing experience, non-subscription alternatives are now pushing back hard to show their impressive credentials. Recording, On Demand, media streaming and many more features are steadily appearing on purchasable set-top boxes, with the idea of tempting you away from the typical subscription based service providers you may have originally exclusively considered.
The HDR-1000S is one of the latest set-top boxes from Humax to take advantage of Freesat (via a satellite dish), as well as offering a new feature known as Free Time.
In 1991, Sonic the Hedgehog released on SEGA’s 16-bit console with much fanfare and for very good reason. It was fast, slick and so ridiculously enjoyable featuring memorable music, beautiful level design while also presenting the world with the stark reality the then hardware was fully capable of. There is no doubt Sonic the Hedgehog enjoyed quite a few years of success in this era, but over the last two decades the frequency of average to absolutely terrible releases have damaged the reputation of the franchise immensely.
Even since the first Sonic the Hedgehog was released twenty years ago, countless sequels and titles featuring Sonic and his friends have made an appearance on various platforms. More often than not, SEGA have failed quite miserably to reignite the same sensations we all felt playing the original Sonic the Hedgehog games, however this has all changed with Sonic Generations.
Sonic Generations celebrates Sonic’s 20th anniversary in style, so what better way to share this Sonic rebirth than to record a gameplay video for you all from the Xbox 360 version to share some of the fantastic splendours this title now boasts.