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Music / Tommy Tallarico

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Tommy Tallarico (born February 18, 1968) is a video game composer and musician who has allegedly worked on over 68 games, winning over 25 awards for best video game audio. He also co-created the Video Games Live concert and co-hosted Reviews on the Run which was known as Judgement Day in America. He founded Tallarico Studios in 1994 and the Game Audio Network Guild, of which he is also president, in 2002. In May 2018, he was named CEO/President of Intellivision Entertainment.

He claims to be a cousin of Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler, whose legal name is Steven Tallarico.

The memetic "Oof" Roblox death sound was originally created by Tallarico's company for the video game Messiah. He is credited as a sound designer on Messiah along with Tallarico Studios' lead sound designer, Joey Kuras, whose name was listed in the metadata of the original audio file. Tallarico, who holds the copyright to all sound effects made at his company, got into a dispute with Roblox over their unlicensed use of the sound. Eventually, Roblox and Tallarico settled the dispute with the sound planned to be replaced by another death sound and later resold in the Library for the equivalent of $1.

His website can be found here.

Games with music by Tommy Tallarico or Tommy Tallarico Studios, Inc.: