R.I.P. Etika

It’s with a heavy heart to report that our friend Etika, prominent YouTuber/twitcher and Team1upem supporter has passed away. Etika had been dealing with some serious mental issues and sadly he succumbed to his illness and took his own life. Instead of dwelling on the sadness of this situation, perhaps we can turn it into a learning expierience and take a moment to appreciate our loved ones and friends and reach out to someone who may need help and is dealing with pain. Thanks for the memories, R.I.P. Etika.

 

What’s good everyone, my homies Edd and Ray are in the 2nd season of their podcast called Goblin On The Couch. I will be a regular contributor this season, just telling wild stories, in the vein of Phonetap. 1st episode just went live on YouTube. You can peep it above my segment is around 27 minutes. Peace to Edd, Ray, Benny, and @fridaypizzaparty for the amazing artwork.

Kanye Courage In Yeezy Zones


Instagrasm user @turbocr1ck3t put me on to this incredible rom hack of Keith Courage in Alpha Zones done as Kanye Courage In Yeezy Zones. This slightly alters the graphics and some of the text and sprites, overall pretty hilarious and awesome. You will need a PC Engine/Turbografx everdrive or emulator to run this rom and is easily playable on Retropie.

Kanye Courage In Yeezy Zones (181 downloads)

Sim City for NES is a Christmas Miracle!


The incredible Frank Cifaldi has given the gaming community a special gift for Christmas, Sim City for NES. This prototype was thought to be lost forever until Frank and his team of preservationists got their hands on a pair of copies. Theyve released the rom and you can download it below along with a bunch of bonus’s this is just the type of stuff we like to see at team1upem.com.

Sim City NES DOWNLOAD

The Story of Punch-Out | Gaming Historian


The Gaming Historian is back with The Story of Punch-Out, when I met him a few months back he was talking about working on this video and he really nailed it and dives deep and leaves no stone unturned.

Flight of Pigarus New Master System Homebrew

Flight of Pigarus is a new Master System Homebrew game and it looks fantastic very reminiscent of Parodious. Kagesan from SMS Forums did some amazing work on this one. If you want to download hit the link below.

Flight of Pigarus INFO
Flight of Pigarus DOWNLOAD
FlightOfPigarus-SMS-1.00.zip (165 downloads)

The Paprium and Watermelon Games Debacle

Watermelon Games are throwing a party this weekend for the release of their long awaited games Paprium. While people are excited for the release there’s still a lot of drama and shadiness on the heels of this celebration. Vega weighs in.

Analogue Is Introducing The MEGA SG, FPGA Sega Console

Analogue, the company behind the Analogue NT and Super NT, premium Nintendo console maker running on FPGA hardware has released news that theyre now going the Sega route and I personally couldnt be happier! Finally Sega lovers rejoice. Here’s what I know so far, The Mega SG by Analogue will play US Sega Genesis Games, European and Japanese Mega Drive games. Video output will be via HDMI in 720p or 1080p not exactly sure yet but one of those. There will be cartridge adapters so you can play other legacy consoles such as SG-1000, SC-3000, Mark III and Game Gear and those are speculated to retail for $10 a piece (F you Polymega) but its rumored that Master System Adapter will come packed in. The Mega SG will retail for $189 and will come in 4 colorways, classic Genesis (Red, Grey, Black), classic MD (black, blue, red), model 2 (grey and black) and all new white! They look really good! Sega CD compatibility is a go, 32x looks like it might be out of the question at the moment due to the daisy chaining of video output, I wouldnt count it out completely but as of right now its a no go but Analogue is working on it.

How awesome is this news!? Im very excited for it oh and its coming this april, heres some footage!