We here at the Outerhaven want you to know us not only for our passions surrounding gaming, tech, television, movies, anime, manga, etc. Every week we’re going to deliver to you a list of videos we have been checking out while cyberloafing the internet. It gives you a chance to see another side to us, one that isn’t focused on covering the latest news or reviews. While this list will be largely safe for work, we must warn against things that may incite any phobias that you may have. Enjoy!


Todd’s Pick:


Death Battle has had some interesting matchups over the years, but this one could go down as one of the strangest, but most epic. Animated by Blind Ferret, Smokey The Bear vs. McGruff The Crime Dog is something you definitely need to see.

Cause remember kids, only you can take a bite out of Death Battle!

Sara’s Pick:

Finally! October has arrived! Time to get creepy. This four part audio drama is a great way to kick the way off the month. Following a mysterious epidemic which turns people into cackling, awful creatures, these audio records are the only proof that anything happened in a world that has no recollection of it. But why would we forget such a horrific occurrence? Or perhaps the better question is not why, but how.


Veronica’s Pick:

Digital Foundry videos provide great in-depth analyses on games and tech, and the latest breakdown of the Red Dead Redemption 2 trailer isn’t any different. They discuss the improvements we see in the RAGE engine from the last Red Dead, and what we might expect in the sequel from a technical standpoint. I’ve also just been consuming all the Red Dead related content I can since the last trailer reveal, so there’s that. 

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Aaron’s Pick:

Having been a band nerd way back in high school, I find 8-bit Music Theory’s breakdowns of gaming music to be absolutely fascinating. In this episode, Kazuki Katsuta’s saxophone solo in the Dolphin Shoals track from Mario Kart 8 is analyzed, with attention to its interest curve, Kazuki’s strategies for building interesting lines, and his musical vocabulary. This is (in my opinion) one of the standout tunes from the game, and this deconstruction only made me appreciate it more.

Josh’s Pick:

I love the anime Made in Abyss, just as much as I love Blizzard’s Overwatch. There have been plenty Play of the Game parodies on the internet since the game launched and while I have shied away from them in recent times, this one brought me back and made me love them once again! Plus, this guy’s channel is all about doing anime versions so that’s a plus!


That’s all for week’s roundup. Tune back in next week to see what we are sharing next!

About The Author

Josh Piedra

Josh (or J.J. as some have come to call him), is a long-time geek culture enthusiast with a deep passion for anime, manga and Japanese culture. Josh also has a Bachelor of Arts in Game Design and is a creative writer who has created original content for over 20 years! He is also the author of the original English light novels Final Hope, A.R. Dragonfly, and From Ashe..