Retiring Nintendo President Reggie Shares Heartfelt Message With Fans

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After more than 15 years with the company, Nintendo of America president and COO Reggie Fils-Aime is retiring this April. Shortly after the news broke, the company shared a heartfelt farewell message from Fils-Aime himself on Twitter.

"I wanted to reach out directly to you, the Nintendo community, because there's one thing I really want to say: thank you," Fils-Aime said in the video below. "Thank you for your never-ending support, and for your passionate love of Nintendo. And personally, for giving me a Mushroom Kingdom full of incredible memories that I will never forget, ever.

"From the first time I saw the nickname 'Regginator,' I realized that Nintendo fans share a unique sense of community, a bond that goes beyond just a love of video games. For these past 15 years, I've been honored to be included as part of your family."

Valve Is Removing Steam's Video Section; Retiring Non-Gaming Content

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Valve has announced it's retiring the Video section from the Steam store. You'll keep any videos you've already purchased from Steam, though, so you don't have to worry about losing anything you've bought.

"In reviewing what Steam users actually watch, it became clear we should focus our effort on offering content that is either directly related to gaming or, is accessory content for games or software sold on Steam," Valve wrote in a blog post. "As part of this refocus, we have retired the Video section of the Steam Store menu with an expectation that video content is discovered via the associated game or software store page, or through search, user tags, recommendations, etc."

As part of the company's renewed focus on gaming, in the next few weeks, Valve will be retiring "a number of non-gaming videos" which "will no longer be available for purchase." As stated above, you'll still have access to these videos provided you've bought them already. Otherwise, they'll be gone from the Steam Store for good.

As Reggie Fils-Aime Retires From Nintendo, Games Industry Says Goodbye

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Reggie Fils-Aime, the affable president of Nintendo of America, announced that he'll be retiring in April. The shadow of Fils-Aime looms large--in part because he is just very physically large--but mostly because he was well-known as an friendly figure and public face, not just for Nintendo but for the video games industry as a whole.

As a result, his retirement is bittersweet, and the industry is gathering to let him know he'll be missed. Several industry leaders have stepped forward to issue congratulations and thanks on Twitter, including his ostensible competitors like Phil Spencer from Microsoft.

"All the best to Reggie Fils-Aime on the next phase of his life and career," said Spencer. "Great leader, industry partner and friend."

With Nintendo's Reggie Fils-Aime Retiring, Games Industry Says Goodbye

about X hours ago from

Reggie Fils-Aime, the affable president of Nintendo of America, announced that he'll be retiring in April. The shadow of Fils-Aime looms large--in part because he is just very physically large--but mostly because he was well-known as an friendly figure and public face, not just for Nintendo but for the video games industry as a whole.

As a result, his retirement is bittersweet, and the industry is gathering to let him know he'll be missed. Several industry leaders have stepped forward to issue congratulations and thanks on Twitter, including his ostensible competitors like Phil Spencer from Microsoft.

"All the best to Reggie Fils-Aime on the next phase of his life and career," said Spencer. "Great leader, industry partner and friend."

As Reggie Fils-Aime Retires From Nintendo, Game Industry Says Goodbye

about X hours ago from

Reggie Fils-Aime, the affable president of Nintendo of America, announced that he'll be retiring in April. The shadow of Fils-Aime looms large--in part because he is just very physically large--but mostly because he was well-known as an friendly figure and public face, not just for Nintendo but for the video games industry as a whole.

As a result, his retirement is bittersweet, and the industry is gathering to let him know he'll be missed. Several industry leaders have stepped forward to issue congratulations and thanks on Twitter, including his ostensible competitors like Phil Spencer from Microsoft.

"All the best to Reggie Fils-Aime on the next phase of his life and career," said Spencer. "Great leader, industry partner and friend."

With Nintendo's Reggie Fils-Aime Retiring, The Games Industry Says Goodbye

about X hours ago from

Reggie Fils-Aime, the affable president of Nintendo of America, announced that he'll be retiring in April. The shadow of Fils-Aime looms large--in part because he is just very physically large--but mostly because he was well-known as an friendly figure and public face, not just for Nintendo but for the video games industry as a whole.

As a result, his retirement is bittersweet, and the industry is gathering to let him know he'll be missed. Several industry leaders have stepped forward to issue congratulations and thanks on Twitter, including his ostensible competitors like Phil Spencer from Microsoft.

"All the best to Reggie Fils-Aime on the next phase of his life and career," said Spencer. "Great leader, industry partner and friend."

10 Times The Oscars Got It Wrong In The Last 30 Years

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10 Times The Oscars Got It Wrong In The Last 30 Years

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The Oscars are "Hollywood's Biggest Night," the occasion when we should be celebrating the best, most ambitious motion pictures of the past year. But it rarely works out that way. Oftentimes, the best, most groundbreaking picture of the year does not win Best Picture; the Academy gives its biggest award to the most "Oscar-y" movie, that deals with important issues in a sweeping, yet safe manner. Genres like fantasy and science fiction are also at an extreme disadvantage on Oscar night.

As for the acting Academy Awards, they do not reward subtlety and rarely reward comedy. You need to chew some scenery to get into the final five. And sometimes, the Oscar is awarded to right a wrong--a past performance that was overlooked or otherwise snubbed in prior years. Thus, the current crop of deserving stars is overlooked. And the cycle is doomed to repeat itself.

The 91st Academy Awards air Sunday, February 24. In recognition of this landmark, we're counting down the 10 most undeserved Oscar wins from the past 30 years. Yes, we all know that How Green Was My Valley beat Citizen Kane for Best Picture in 1942. But that's all most people know about the John Ford film these days. The Oscar wins in this gallery are recent enough to still sting.

Nintendo President Reggie Fils-Aime Is Retiring

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Nintendo of America's iconic president and COO, Reggie Fils-Aime, is set to retire this spring, the company announced today. He'll be replaced by the company's senior VP of sales and marketing, the aptly named Doug Bowser.

Fils-Aime has been in the role for more than a decade, serving as the company's face in North American territories. He's often seen in Nintendo Direct streams and was often the primary presenter back when the company did live E3 media briefings. Fils-Aime stood out both due to his Terminator-like stature and meme-friendly antics, like when he danced in an attempt to convince a western audience to take notice of Yo-Kai Watch.

"Nintendo owns a part of my heart forever," Fils-Aime said in a press release revealing his departure. "It's a part that is filled with gratitude--for the incredibly talented people I've worked with, for the opportunity to represent such a wonderful brand, and most of all, to feel like a member of the world's most positive and enduring gamer community. As I look forward to departing in both good health and good humor, this is not 'game over' for me, but instead 'leveling up' to more time with my wife, family and friends."

Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo Of America President, Is Retiring

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Nintendo of America's iconic president and COO, Reggie Fils-Aime, is set to retire this spring, the company announced today. He'll be replaced by the company's senior VP of sales and marketing, Doug Bowser, a man whose name requires a "yes, really" after every mention.

Fils-Aime has been in the role for more than a decade, serving as the company's face in North American territories. He's often seen in Nintendo Direct streams and was often the primary presenter back when the company did live E3 media briefings. Fils-Aime stood out both due to his Terminator-like stature and meme-friendly antics, like when he danced in an attempt to convince a western audience to take notice of Yo-Kai Watch.

"Nintendo owns a part of my heart forever," Fils-Aime said in a press release revealing his departure. "It's a part that is filled with gratitude--for the incredibly talented people I've worked with, for the opportunity to represent such a wonderful brand, and most of all, to feel like a member of the world's most positive and enduring gamer community. As I look forward to departing in both good health and good humor, this is not 'game over' for me, but instead 'leveling up' to more time with my wife, family and friends."