Nintendo Of America President Reggie Fils-Aimé To Retire, Succeeded By Doug Bowser

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Nintendo Of America President Reggie Fils-Aimé To Retire, Succeeded By Doug Bowser

When Reggie Fils-Aimé took the stage at Nintendo's E3 2004 press conference to announce that he was there to "kick a** and take names," he instantly became a household name himself. Then a recent hire for Nintendo's marketing and sales department, Fils-Aimé took the aggressive attitude from his previous ventures at Pizza Hut and VH1 to a video game company that was increasingly finding itself boxed in by a juvenile reputation. It was not long until Fils-Aimé was named president of Nintendo of America, a position he has held for thirteen years and is now retiring from in April.

Fils-Aimé was a larger than life figure at Nintendo, often said to be one of the loudest voices at Nintendo board meetings. As president of Nintendo of America, Fils-Aimé was the first Amerian to hold the title, and was often consulted by Nintendo's Kyoto headquarters for his thoughts on appealing to the western market. 

Perhaps more than Fils-Aimé's career and influence at Nintendo, the corporate executive might be best known for being the often-jokey face of the company. Quotes like "My body is ready" when stepping onto a Wii Balance Board on stage, videos of him in Nintendo Direct skits tapping a watch while dancing in rhythm, a muppet version of him hanging out at E3, fans are on a first-name basis with the now-retiring exec after years of memes.

Black Mirror And Peaky Blinders Director Set To Helm Halo Television Series

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Black Mirror And Peaky Blinders Director Set To Helm Halo Television Series

Director Otto Bathurst has joined the ever-growing cast and crew of Showtime's upcoming Halo television series. Bathurst is notable for his work on Black Mirror's pilot episode "The National Anthem." He also helmed the first three episodes of BBC's Peaky Blinders, which each garnered general acclaim and earned him a BAFTA Television Craft Award for Best Director. His latest project was the action-packed Robin Hood film that came out last fall. 

A release date for the Halo series has not been confirmed, and overall information on its development has been kept under wraps. While you wait for the eventual release of more Halo news, 343 Industries announced Halo: Infinite at last year's E3. Check out the trailer for the game here.

[Source: @Showtime]

Black Mirror And Peaky Blinders Director Set To Helm Halo Television Series

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Black Mirror And Peaky Blinders Director Set To Helm Halo Television Series

Director Otto Bathurst has joined the ever-growing cast and crew of Showtime's upcoming Halo television series. Bathurst is notable for his work on Black Mirror's pilot episode "The National Anthem." He also helmed the first three episodes of BBC's Peaky Blinders, which each garnered general acclaim and earned him a BAFTA Television Craft Award for Best Director. His latest project was the action-packed Robin Hood film that came out last fall. 

A release date for the Halo series has not been confirmed, and overall information on its development has been kept under wraps. While you wait for the eventual release of more Halo news, 343 Industries announced Halo: Infinite at last year's E3. Check out the trailer for the game here.

[Source: @Showtime]

Capcom Has No Post-Launch DLC Plans For Devil May Cry 5

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Capcom Has No Post-Launch DLC Plans For Devil May Cry 5

In what has become a break from the norm, Capcom is not releasing any post-launch DLC for Devil May Cry 5 with the exception of the free Bloody Palace update. Matt Walker, a producer on the game, announced the lack of plans in answer to a fan on Twitter. 

The previous two Devil May Cry games, DmC: Devil May Cry and Devil May Cry 4, were both replete with costumes and weapons to buy post-launch, so it's nice to know in advance that what you're buying is all you're going to need going forward.

[Source: Twitter via Destructoid]

Capcom Has No Post-Launch DLC Plans For Devil May Cry 5

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Capcom Has No Post-Launch DLC Plans For Devil May Cry 5

In what has become a break from the norm, Capcom is not releasing any post-launch DLC for Devil May Cry 5 with the exception of the free Bloody Palace update. Matt Walker, a producer on the game, announced the lack of plans in answer to a fan on Twitter. 

The previous two Devil May Cry games, DmC: Devil May Cry and Devil May Cry 4, were both replete with costumes and weapons to buy post-launch, so it's nice to know in advance that what you're buying is all you're going to need going forward.

[Source: Twitter via Destructoid]

Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu And Let's Go, Eevee Demo Added To Nintendo Eshop

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Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu And Let's Go, Eevee Demo Added To Nintendo Eshop

Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu/Eevee came out last November, but in case you missed it or finally have some time on your hands to give the game your attention, Nintendo has added a demo to the eShop.

Players can explore Viridian Forest, collect Pokémon, and battle trainers with either Pikachu or Eevee (the demo picks one at random). However, your progress in the demo does not transfer to the full title if you buy it.

For more on the game, check out Kyle's review as well as this episode of New Gameplay Today featuring the title.

Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu And Let's Go, Eevee Demo Added To Nintendo Eshop

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Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu And Let's Go, Eevee Demo Added To Nintendo Eshop

Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu/Eevee came out last November, but in case you missed it or finally have some time on your hands to give the game your attention, Nintendo has added a demo to the eShop.

Players can explore Viridian Forest, collect Pokémon, and battle trainers with either Pikachu or Eevee (the demo picks one at random). However, your progress in the demo does not transfer to the full title if you buy it.

For more on the game, check out Kyle's review as well as this episode of New Gameplay Today featuring the title.

Steam To Remove Video Section From Store

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Steam To Remove Video Section From Store

For the last several years in addition to selling games, Steam also sold movies in a video section. Though the section included hits like John Wick and The Conjuring, it was never packed to the gills with big releases and trailed behind other platforms that sold videos online like Amazon. Today Steam revealed that it was removing the section after conducting a review that unsurprisingly showed its customers were much more interested in gaming content

Here's the statement in full:

For more on Steam, check out some of the changes coming to the platform this year.

Steam To Remove Video Section From Store

about X hours ago from
Steam To Remove Video Section From Store

For the last several years in addition to selling games, Steam also sold movies in a video section. Though the section included hits like John Wick and The Conjuring, it was never packed to the gills with big releases and trailed behind other platforms that sold videos online like Amazon. Today Steam revealed that it was removing the section after conducting a review that unsurprisingly showed its customers were much more interested in gaming content

Here's the statement in full:

For more on Steam, check out some of the changes coming to the platform this year.

US Government Stole Yoshi's Island Music For Flash Game About Recycling

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US Government Stole Yoshi's Island Music For Flash Game About Recycling

The United States' Environmental Protection Agency has an educational flash game on its site called Recycle City Challenge. That in itself is not special. However, what is interesting is that when you clicked the Let's Get Started button, a familiar tune for Mario fans played.

Keen-eared listeners have noted that the song in the background is taken from Yoshi's Island DS. The song no longer plays in the flash game (having probably been removed) but we've heard it with our own ears, and there was no mistaking it was this tune:

The Verge reached out to the EPA for comment after the incident. Here's what the EPA told the publication: