What is the Roblox Oof? Where did the Roblox Oof come from? Who made the Roblox Oof? Where am I, Roblox Oof? Can you help me?

Guinness World Records:
Dinosaur Statue Collection:
Official Skateboard Sound Compilation:

00:00:00 Intro
00:03:51 Messiah Is Weird (And Here’s Why)
00:07:51 Tommy Tallarico
00:11:31 The Amico Disaster
00:18:06 Tommy Wants Money
00:29:46 The End (Normal People Stop Watching Here)
00:32:30 So, Who Really Made the Oof?
00:48:51 Tommy’s Lies
01:00:24 So, About Those Guinness World Records
01:23:26 The Tallarico Event Horizon
01:35:22 Crime Time
01:43:57 Conclusion
01:54:28 Credits

Female Credit: Excavating Recognition for the Capcom Sound Team
by Andrew Lemon and Hillegonda C. Rietveld

The Street Fighter LadyInvisibility and Gender in Game Composition
also by Andy Lemon and Hillegonda C Rietveld

Music (will update with more when I escape from the pit):

“The Entertainer” Kevin MacLeod (
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License

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36 Responses

  1. Lindsay Ellis says:

    I’m just glad OSHA has finally got people taking guardrail violations seriously

  2. godorninja says:

    Can we all just appreciate Hbombs effort in keeping all these props and somehow convincing his mother to keep a broken dry wall in her garage

  3. apleno says:

    It’s strange how much Joey Kuras, a person who’s name I didn’t even know till like a few hours ago cause I watch long videos like these in chunks, had such an impact on my childhood. I grew up playing the Tony Hawk games, but then I also played Roblox, both with my older brother which are some of the best memories of my life, and some of these sounds, in a short 3~ish second clip throws me back into the moment.
    Thank you Joey Kuras, I’m sorry your work went so underappreciated for all these years, and I thank you for all of the sounds that bring me back to simpler, easier times.

  4. Krunklehorn says:

    Tommy’s demo disk music being some of the first sounds to come from Playstations is genuinely a great sentiment. It’s weird he feels the need to pad his ego with everything else.

    • Joshua Cole says:

      right, like the lie about the amount of people who had seen his concerts blew my mind! Guiness proved 2k people were in the building watching him! that’s really cool! ive played in front of an audience half that size and it was a huge crowd! brag about the real thing, because the truth is still a cool accomplishment!

    • Majuular says:

      That is the oddest thing about the whole ordeal. He had a perfectly respectable career. Nothing mind blowing but some cool collaborations, getting to work with symphony orchestras, pioneering the television video game review format with Victor Lucas, etc. A perfectly respectable list of accomplishments. Yet because of his total lack of humility & desire for recognition, even the smallest of his accomplishments will forever be dubious. I used to love watching Reviews on the Run. Yeah, Tommy was a firebrand and a bit of a jackass, but his cocky attitude bounced of Lucas so well. Very disappointed and yet totally fascinated by this constructed life he’s lived. Truly the Dan Nainan of the video game industry.

    • DekuFireMage says:

      It actually boggles the mind how he has genuine accomplishments to be proud of- early video game composer with tons of created tracks, his own sound company, one of the earliest successful video game review shows, live concerts, but yet that just isn’t enough for him. He has to exaggerate all of it to the point of parody and insert himself into every gaming milestone he can tenuously connect himself to. It’s not enough that his company worked on Metroid Prime or Tony Hawk Pro Skater- he has to be a key figure in the creations of those games. He can’t just be a successful video game composer, he has to be THE GREATEST video game composer.

  5. Papercraft B says:

    So…Tommy’s definitely adding this video to the list of things he’s worked on

  6. Shilag says:

    I can’t believe Hbomberguy can make these well-researched and well-produced long-form videos all by himself, without the help of anyone such as a Producer! He’s such a veritable Youtube industry icon!

    • tp_HedgeLingHog says:

      @Schayla K he made a joke early on in the first 10 or so minutes about it, because it was gonna be about Tallerico, it will make sense at the half hour mark.

    • Willow Arkan says:

      @Skahg i was trying to be polite when pointing out that it was likely a joke. I contend it’s satirical, not necessarily sarcastic.

      It’s the way the comment is phrased and the fact that this very video contradicts the assertions made about hbomberguy’s content production.
      I am not claiming the status of icon is necessarily undeserved, I am saying that that particular phrasing also relates back to the video, specifically to how Tommy Tallarico is described several times in overly flattering terms, including as an icon of his industry.

    • Willow Arkan says:

      @grAyDHD he mentions several people he works with in the video, at minimum one Kat, not sure about the spelling. As well as a camera woman he works with and made a joke about not having her for this video, near the beginning.
      Also I referred to the last line in the original comment, the phrasing of “a veritable YouTube industry icon” is a reference to the way the video’s subject is described in several articles about him, specifically “industry icon”. Hence why I determined the original comment was meant to poke fun at the way the video’s subject is described in articles and applying that style to hbomberguy.

    • luluchave says:

      @grAyDHD the video is all about how Tommy talarico lies constantly and takes credit for things hid employee did,he literally cites himself as a “veritable video games industry icon” hence the veritable YouTube icon here.

    • Coffee Wolf Productions says:

      @Skahg Maybe you should actually watch the video to get the joke.

  7. Clem Errol Pearson says:

    I once played violin in the orchestra for a Video Games Live concert. The conductor was a good guy, from what I remember. From the few interactions I had with Tommy, he seemed only interested in self-aggrandizement, fan service and spectacle. He never expressed any actual artistic interest in the music we were playing. Knowing all this about him years later makes it an even weirder experience to look back on. It was still a fun concert though. The Halo theme rocked.

    • William Manning says:

      I went to one a long time ago, and it was Jack Wall conducting (who made much of the music for Mass Effect 1 and 2).

  8. Cola-cat says:

    This was such a wild and niche but interesting deep dive, and then the final chapter about history and legacy really struck a chord with me. So much knowledge is being lost to time, with only a handful of people left who remember certain things, which was perfectly illustrated by that bookmark at the end – Only a handful of people know the story behind that bookmark ending up in that book, and it’s honestly fascinating to me how you can find these little signs of life almost anywhere, like in a 2008 video game records book. Great video, will definitely be coming back to rewatch it later!

  9. Tru C says:

    Thank you for bringing my attention to Joey Kuras’ work. This seems so damn relevant right now, especially with the news about the Mick Gordon situation on Doom Eternal – credited, sure, and popular, but if what he’s said is true, he crunched while not being paid for eleven months, half his music stolen by the bosses… The way games treat their artists is appalling. Even if you’re lucky enough to be well-known, you’re still left to the whims of the company.

    • James says:

      Not to mention that Marty Stratton literally accepted awards for the OST of Doom 2016. Mick wasn’t even invited to accept a token of recognition for his work, only to perform it.

  10. Michael Poorman says:

    Thank you for making content that I can comfortably show my 13 year old son. No unneeded weirdly sexual jokes or crude swearing. Truly the PG-13 of video game investigative journalism. Love it. Perfect.

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