Tales from The Game Grid Issue #34

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Reggie Fils-Aime Tribute

It started with a man.
Or rather, one quote.

But just who is Reggie Fils-Aime?  What is his “secret origin” story?

Well, it turns out he was born in New York – specifically the Bronx and then grew up in Long Island – to a couple that had immigrated to the US from Haiti in the 1950s.  From there he had a pretty ideal childhood, attending and graduating from Cornell University.  After that he ended up having some very notable stints in different places like Proctor & Gamble, and even had worked at Pizza-Hut for a time where he played a part in the introduction of the Bigfoot Pizza.

(Anyone remember this commercial?)

In the early 2000s Reggie found his way to VH1 where he not only helped with organizing a charity concert for the victims of 9/11 but he also helped lead an initiative in helping the channel target younger audiences as well as retain their core ones as well.  This experience would unknowingly prepare him for his next big gig, and one that would change his life as well as the lives of many gamers from the Nintendo camp.

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At the end of 2003 Reggie joined Nintendo as Vice President of Sales and Marketing and in E3 of the following year made perhaps the biggest splash of all with the aforementioned line.

Was it the way he said it?  No one really knows, but the interesting thing about it is that Reggie himself didn’t even come up with that line.  Instead it was someone from Nintendo’s Public-Relations dept. and it did take some convincing for Reggie to go through with it but once he did…the rest was history in more ways than one.

And in not too long of a time after that Reggie was then promoted to President/COO of Nintendo of America, a position he held until this past April.

But beyond that, Reggie was also a hard-worker who lead by example and didn’t take no for an answer.

“I push people really hard.  I push our agencies hard and I push our business partners hard.  What I think people respect that I do what I’m asking then to do – long nights, long weekends – whatever it takes to get the job done.”

-Reggie Fils-Aime

And through the Wii’s golden years, to the ups and downs of the WiiU, and then Nintendo’s resurgence with the Switch, Reggie has definitely been a guiding light on Nintendo, right alongside Shigeru Miyamoto and the late Satoru Iwata.

And while his Nintendo quest has come to a close, I can definitely say as a Nintendo fan that it has been one heck of a quest to witness, and seeing a company whose games left an indelible mark on my childhood come back into the limelight in the most genuine of ways is nothing short of amazing and incredible.

So enjoy your retirement Reggie, for after all you’ve done for Nintendo and gamers all over it is well deserved, and whatever your new quest will be, may it be a great one.

And of course,
Thank you for playing!

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Some helpful link:

https://www.seattletimes.com/business/putting-nintendo-back-in-the-game/

 

Nintendo Switch 2-Year Anniversary

two years old

 

Two years ago, a new Nintendo system was introduced that once again changed how console games were played, as well as mobile games to some extents.

Now, fast forward to now, with so many games both familiar and original having found their home here on this system, and many more folks rediscovering how to play once again.

So Happy Second Birthday Nintendo Switch, and here’s to some more years of fun!

 

Episode 14: Jam-Packed – Beyond the Start Button Podcast Season 2

Ready to go beyond? Then welcome to the Beyond the Start Button Podcast Each month Danny the Ultra-Sonic Player and Joshua the Ubernerd take a look at Nerd Life through what they are passionate about from TV, Movies, Comics,  to Anime and Manga, and of course video games. This month @ultrasonic9 , @ubernerd527 , @raygunn1 have a jam-packed episode with trailer reviews for Wreck-it-Ralph 2: Ralph Breaks the Internet, The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, and Spider-Man: Into the Spider Verse. Ubernerd’s thoughts on Solo: A Star Wars Story and Voltron: Legendary Defender. We’ll  also be talking about Mega Man Legacy Collection, Let’s Go Pikachu/Evee, and BlazeBlue Crosstag Battle  for the Nintendo Switch. As well as our reactions to Cobra Kia, Power Rangers, Thundercats Roar!  With an Episode this jam-packed you better make sure that you are strapped in to go “BEYOND THE START BUTTON” season 2!

If you like our show then please like and share it with your friends plus give us a review on iTunes, Google Play, or your favorite pod-catcher!

if you would like to listen to us on iTunes go to https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/beyond-the-start-button-the-arcade-archives/id1223841606?mt=2 

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Hey do you want to tell us what you’re passionate about this month or comment on anything we talked about? Then comment below or you can contact us at any the following places: on Twitter @arcadeanetwork, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Arcade1981/ , or on instagram @thearcadearchivesnetwork .

Music used for the title was created by: Ross Bugden https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQKGLOK2FqmVgVwYferltKQ

The Beyond the Start Button Podcast is a Rebellion Production and is part of the Arcade Archives Network. This podcast is indented for entertainment purposes only all sound bites, and clips used are product of their copyright holders. No part of this podcast can be reproduced, reused, or re-broadcasted without written consent or either Rebellion Productions or The Arcade Archives Network.

Episode 10: RWBY vs Voltron – Beyond the Start Button Podcast Season 2

Ready to go beyond? Then welcome to the Beyond the Start Button Podcast Each month Danny the Ultra-Sonic Player and Joshua the Ubernerd take a look at Nerd Life through what they are passionate about from TV, Movies, Comics,  to Anime and Manga, and of course video games. This month @ultrasonic9 and @ubernerd527  swap their favorite shows RWBY and Voltron Legendary Defender and give you a first impressions review of each. Also we Celebrate our one year anniversary, talk about the Nintendo Switch’s upcoming releases, give our impressions of the Nintendo Labo, and Review the brand new RWBY manga from Viz Media. So strap in and get ready to go “BEYOND THE START BUTTON” season 2!

If you like our show then please like and share it with your friends plus give us a review on iTunes, Google Play, or your favorite pod-catcher!

Hey do you want to tell us what you’re passionate about this month or comment on anything we talked about? Then comment below or you can contact us at any the following places: on Twitter @arcadeanetwork, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Arcade1981/ , or on instagram @thearcadearchivesnetwork .

Music used for the title was created by: Ross Bugden https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQKGLOK2FqmVgVwYferltKQ

if you would like to listen to us on iTunes go to https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/beyond-the-start-button-the-arcade-archives/id1223841606?mt=2 

The Beyond the Start Button Podcast is a Rebellion Production and is part of the Arcade Archives Network. This podcast is indented for entertainment purposes only all sound bites, and clips used are product of their copyright holders. No part of this podcast can be reproduced, reused, or re-broadcasted without written consent or either Rebellion Productions or The Arcade Archives Network.