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Hey hey hey! I promised you a big treat, and a big treat you shall have!

You all are so very important to TSG. All year you people have helped out the marathons by promoting, watching, and donating. Together we helped raise money for Susan G. Komen, the Earth Day Network, and The Diabetes Research and Wellness Foundation. We were even able to raise $50,000 for ACT Today, and soon we’ll help out Ally’s House. I think it’s wonderful how so many people have united to help these great causes.

So as a special gift to everyone, I commissioned the first ever Obligatory Ice Level Soundtrack! Yeah, that’s right, this event has its own SOUNDTRACK. Just go to that page and grab it for yourself! I even made printable cover art if you want to burn it to CD!


1) “Holiday” (“Penguin” from Pop n’ Music) by Posu Yan
2) “Frost Bossa” (“Frost Man” from Mega Man 8 ) by Joshua Morse
3) “Ice Cold Retro” (“Ice Cap Zone” from Sonic the Hedgehog 3) by Joshua Morse
4) “A Wish” (from The Secret of Mana) by Select Start
5) “Route 216” (from Pokémon Diamond/Pearl) by Select Start

These artists are some of the raddest in the game remixing community. And what’s more, they were all very friendly and helpful! You wouldn’t believe how enthusiastic these people were. It was such an honor to work with each of them. In fact, this went so well that I hope we can work together again in the future! Expect to be driven mad by my constant praise, because I’m going to be plugging these folks’ work all month. I want everyone to know their greatness!

Speaking of which, there’s something I want you to do for me. You see, these artists deserve to have their talents recognized. I want each and every one of you to spread the word of their greatness. Show your friends the OILD soundtrack and link to these musicians’ pages. Tell your friends to tell their friends. Post about them in your personal blogs and link to them on your sites. Join the Facebook groups and follow the Twitters! Turn these people into superstars! Let everyone know how they helped make this event even more awesome! Do this for me and I will be eternally grateful.

Here’s where you can find these folks! Promote them like crazy! You’ll be glad you did.

Posu Yan – Website: posuyan.com and wushuplaya.com
Joshua Morse – Website: jmflava.com Other: Joshua Morse on Facebook Joshua Morse on Twitter
Select Start – Website: selectstartband.com Other: Select Start Facebook Group Select Start on Twitter Select Start on Myspace

OILD: Freezeezy Peak

So as our first ice level for Obligatory Ice Level Day, we have that wonderfully cheery, snowy land from Banjo-Kazooie. It’s Freezeezy Peak!


Freezeezy Peak is first because it’s pretty much the quintessential ice level. There was snow everywhere, slippery icy floors were all over the place, and there was even a frigid cave. Frozen lakes and angry snowmen proved to be dangerous, but they were easily avoided. You could race a polar bear named Boggy, or even visit Wozza, a walrus who was terrified of bears. You could even go inside a giant, brightly-lit tree and stand on huge presents as platforms!

The most outstanding landmark in Freezeezy Peak was the giant snowman. The snowman towered above all else, but it wasn’t just for show. You could walk up its scarf and collect items on its head. You could even find a rare Jiggy Piece and free a trapped Jinjo from there! When you were done, you could ride a sled all the way back down the scarf, landing on poor Boggy. This world was also home to the infamous Ice Key, which was meant to be collected and used in the sequel Banjo-Tooie.


Here’s the thumbnail for the wallpaper! Want the full resolution? Get it here!

And now for today’s music! Here’s Freezeezy Peak’s theme! Variations of this song played in different parts of the world. In Banjo-Tooie there was a world called Hailfire Peaks, which had an icy side and a volcanic side, and here’s the music to the icy side! What, haven’t had enough? Well Diddy Kong Racing, also made by Rare, had a whole collection of snowy tracks. Here’s Walrus Cove, Frosty Village, Everfrost Peak, and Snowflake Mountain!

And now for some bonus remixes! The bonus remixes won’t always have to do with the featured games, though sometimes they will. Anyway, here’s Just a Little More (Prime Edit), a remix of the Phendrana Drifts music from Metroid Prime, by DarkeSword!

Remember, tonight we’ll unveil an even better Obligatory Ice Level present for you fans out there. I won’t reveal what it is just yet, but I will say this: IT. IS. AWESOME.


Hello everyone! Remember when Britt said I have something big for December? Know how I’ve been kind of busy lately? Know how you deserve something awesome this month? Well here it is! I present to you…


Yes, that’s right! Obligatory Ice Level Day! The winter holiday that celebrates one of the biggest, most famous staples of video games: THE ICE LEVEL! We all know ice levels, right? Covered in snow, full of deadly penguins? Well all this month I’ll be posting about various ice levels.

But wait, there’s more! I’ll also be linking to some great songs, both official and remixed. And as a special gift, I’m even posting wallpapers every day! There’s one additional treat as well, but I can’t show it until later today so stay tuned!

Since this holiday is completely absurd and isn’t to be taken seriously, anyone can join in! Make this into an event everyone can enjoy! Just follow these simple rules:

HELP OUT CHARITIES: Of course we all know about The Speed Gamers’ Pokémon marathon for Ally’s House on December 18th. This would be the perfect time to join in the fun. Donate during the show and help out a great cause! Make sure to promote the marathon long before it even starts! Spread the word! Get others to donate! Even if you can’t give yourself, you can do your part by promoting. Outside of that, you can volunteer some time at local charities or support other causes. In other words, if you can help out anyone in any way, please do.

GIVE SOME CHEER: You can do this however you want. Sing some songs, make art, put up awesome OILD-themed decorations. Make everyone’s life a little bit brighter!

GIVE MORE THAN YOU GET: If someone does something to make you happy, then make them TWICE as happy. Get into the happiest, most obnoxiously cheery rivalry of one-upmanship ever.

SPREAD OBLIGATORY ICE LEVEL DAY!: Tell everyone about this holiday. Link to this page! Make sigs about it! Tip off gaming websites! Turn this into a THING.

So sit tight, because in a moment I’ll make my first O.I.L.D. post of the month!

… uh, not counting this one.