So the guys at Axion just announced a TV tuner and Sega gaming controller for their proprietary Axi-port enabled portable DVD players. I’ve personally never heard of the company, which is an immediate indication that this type of thing could be a good way to get them some press. The “ergonomically designed controller” is likely to provide “hours of entertainment” with help from the seven Sega games stored in its memory:
•Super Shinobi III
•Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle
I remember Altered Beast and Gain Ground (a personal favorite) from the arcades. Old school. Damn. We here at LD might just have to make an effort to get our mitts on one of these babies (in addition to a device with one of these so-called “Axi ports”) to see just how engrossing the experiene can be. Cheers to the idea of a portable TV tuner – portable DVD players have been hot for a while now as parents find new ways to keep AV-deprived children happy. Kidding. Snagging free cable signals from the ether for their viewing pleasure could bring much-needed relief when the kids want to watch Lilo & Stitch AGAIN. Make them watch the Food Network or something – that way they could get a few ideas about what they’d like for dinner while watching chefs compete to design the best carp dishes.