Court Bans Toxic Roblox Player

Awards $150,000 in damages.

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Roblox Files Lawsuit Against YouTuber

For $1.6 million.

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Roblox Outage Totally Not Chipotle’s Fault

Servers remain offline after a day but it’s not Chipotle’s fault.

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Roblox Hit With $200 Million Lawsuit

Over use of music without authorization.

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The Whole Roblox “Oof” Fight Has Been Settled

It looks like Tommy came out on top.

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Roblox Claims Tommy Tallarico Does Not Own “Oof” Sound

If you haven’t been paying attention to his Twitter account over the past while, Tommy Tallarico of the Amico Tallarico clan has been in a back and forth kerfuffle with Roblox over allegations that Tommy owns the rights to the “oof” sound effect that has become iconic to Roblox over the past decade or so, and that Roblox is continuing to use the sound effect without his permission and without compensation. Tommy has been attempting to negotiate a settlement to avoid a potential legal battle but has yet to have any luck.

Roblox has officially responded to the allegations, claiming that the oof sound was obtained from a stock sound CD-ROM that was legally purchased consisting of copyright free sounds. They further claim that Tommy has furnished no proof of ownership, although admit that they have been working to reach a fair resolution (which would be needless if Tommy didn’t own the sound).

Roblox’s founders, Erik and David, got the oof sound (along with all the original Roblox sounds) from a stock sound CD-ROM they purchased of licensed, copyright free sounds (not from an illegal website as Tommy has suggested on social media).

We deeply respect the rights of IP creators, and we have built our platform over the past 12+ years based on respecting and honoring creators.
Despite the fact that Tommy has no copyright to the “oof” sound (and in response to our requests he has presented us no proof of ownership to it) we’ve nevertheless been working in good faith to reach a fair resolution with him. As part of that, we have asked Tommy to become part of our creative community and we look forward to exploring that opportunity with him further.

The full statement can be found at the following link. Tommy alleges that he created the sound effect for the game Messiah which readers can listen to at the embedded video below. Tommy has also stated that he has possession of the original recordings of the sound.


Return to ROBLOX: A Highlight in Creativity

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I’ve been meaning to dive back into ROBLOX and see what the community is up to these days. Luckily for me, I had some free time in the couple of days leading up to my septum surgery to look about and come up with a few more creative highlights to show you all. The creation pictured above is Hunting Simulator 2015 Beta, which I haven’t listed because it currently costs 25 Robux to get in.

I’ll be doing more of these in the future. If you’d like to submit a creation for future pieces, throw me a message on my ROBLOX account.

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1. Call of Robloxia 5

Whenever I return to Roblox, I have to stop and see how Call of Robloxia is progressing. This is easily the most impressive game I’ve seen on ROBLOX, not just on the technical side of the vast number of weapons/attachments, but the dedication of its creator(s) to keep the project going after six years. The end result, so far, is a game that handles as fluidly as something you’d expect to pay for, tied to a progression system that’s bound to keep you addicted.

I usually try to get what I can in a timely manner with these spotlights, but I have to admit this one wound up taking a fair bit of my time. Also I have no idea what this is, but it gave me a good chuckle.

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Check out Call of Robloxia here.

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2. Fall Down The Longest Hole

Mini-game collections are like the bread and butter of ROBLOX, and I have to say hold a special place in my heart. It’s the simplicity of their design that makes these collections so much fun, and I love looking through each version to see how the creator has added his own touch. You can also see how Roblox happens to be trending at the time based on the theme of the levels.

Check out Fall Down The Longest Hole here.

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3. Speed Run 4

I spent a lot more time than expected while checking out this creation, before resigning myself to defeat at the last five feet of the last level. Speed Run 4 is a speed run game (go figure) where you run quickly and jump across obstacles while collecting cards. This one was pretty challenging, and I will admit ultimately beat me out in the end, on the last level.

Check out Speed Run 4 here.

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[Special Mention]  Apocalypse Rising

I discovered this one thanks to its creator in the comments section of another creation. The comment said “don’t visit my creation,” so I didn’t.

It’s closed to the public now.

Meet Roblox’s New CFO And CMO


Roblox has announced the hiring of two new top executives, Rick Silvestrini and Andrew Chmyz, to the positions of chief marketing officer and chief financial officer respectively. The two sat down for an interview with Games Industry to discuss their plans for the future of Roblox, including increasing staff count by over 30%.

You can follow the link below for the full interview, but for now here is a small comment by Silvestrini about Roblox’s competition.

We are part of a media revolution as entertainment becomes more participatory and is driven by individual creativity. So I like to think of competition as any passive entertainment form that doesn’t encourage to kids to explore, to create, and to connect.


MMOrning Shots: Trainride To ROBLOX


Today’s MMOrning Shot comes to us from ROBLOX, showcasing the creation of user Geico480. Alpine Valley, while still in heavy development, features a graphically impressive and functional train system. You would be excused for not believing that this screenshot is from ROBLOX.

Pull into MMOrning Shots station every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. For now, check out a couple more screenshots from Alpine Valley.



Roblox Kicks Off Winter Games Competition


Grab your virtual snowboard and tobaggen and suit up for cold weather, because the ROBLOX Winter Games has officially begun. Beginning today and heading through February 10th, ROBLOX players will be able to compete in five different events, including snowboarding, snowball fights, racing, and even a tank battle. Each event has a leaderboard, badges, and a set of hats to earn for completing said badges. Furthermore, players will receive medals for placing in each event.

So what’s special about this? Every event featured in the Winter Games, including the ski lodge lobby, was developed by a select group of developers under 18 years old. It is incredible to see what people are capable of with ROBLOX.

(Source: ROBLOX press release)

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