With Nintendo's Reggie Fils-Aime Retiring, 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."

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

And the Academy Award goes to…

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's 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.

The exec will officially step down on April 15, at which point Bowser will assume the title of president of Nintendo of America.

Nintendo President Reggie Fils-Aime Is Retiring

about X hours ago from

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

about X hours ago from

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."

Nintendo's Reggie Fils-Aime Retiring; Doug Bowser To Take Over

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Reggie Fils-Aime, the longtime president and COO of Nintendo of America, will retire this spring, he and the company announced in a joint statement on Thursday. Taking over his role will be the company's current senior vice president of sales and marketing, Doug Bowser, a man whose name requires a "yes, really" after every mention.

Fils-Aime has been in this role for more than a decade, having gotten the job in May 2006 following a three-year stint as the executive VP of sales and marketing. He has effectively served as the company's face in North American territories for much of his tenure as president; 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.

Xbox One Adds Four New Backwards Compatible Games

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Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb has announced four more games are now backwards compatible on Xbox One. The first three are all a part of the Lost Planet series, while the fourth is a Resident Evil game.

All three of the mainline Lost Planet games--Lost Planet: Extreme Condition, Lost Planet 2, and Lost Planet 3--are now backwards compatible, as is the gold edition of the first game, titled Lost Planet: Colonies. Resident Evil Code: Veronica X, an extended cut version of a game that originally released on Dreamcast, is also now backwards compatible.

Published by Capcom, the Lost Planet franchise consists of a series of shooters that follow the struggles of different protagonists that all live on a planet that's in the midst of an ice age. Gameplay evolves throughout the series, but each title primarily focuses on survival in the harsh environment, as well as shootouts with alien creatures or soldiers from corporations hell bent on controlling the planet. At the time of its release in 2007, we enjoyed Lost Planet: Extreme Condition--calling it "a great action game because it focuses on tense, thrilling battles." We weren't quite as fond of Lost Planet 2 or its sequel, criticizing the former for its "broken, tedious, or downright frustrating" missions and the latter for struggling to maintain the series' identity.

GameStop PS4 And Xbox One Deals: Pro Days And Tax Sale Discounts Revealed

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GameStop has announced another "Pro Day" sale, with special deals and discounts reserved exclusively for its reward members. In the same announcement, the shop also announced this year's "tax sale," running for the week just after Pro Day, in case that tax refund is burning a hole in your pocket.

Pro Day will take place on Saturday, February 23. It includes $100 off a Fallout 76 Xbox One X 1TB bundle, $50 off Xbox One S bundles, and a download code for Gears of War 4 with any Xbox One. You can also snag some good prices on software like Assassin's Creed Odyssey ($20), Black Ops 4 ($30), and Battlefield 5 ($25). There's also a buy-two-get-one-free offer on used PS4 and Xbox One games. Plus accessories, Xbox Live memberships, and collectibles will be discounted.

The Tax Sale, which lasts February 24 through March 5, has similar deals on Xbox One hardware, and some of the same software deals. You can pick up Red Dead Redemption 2 and Fallout 76 for $40, alongside some of the deals that Pro members had access to before.