Reggie Fils-Aime, former president of Nintendo America, has joined the International Video Game Hall of Fame. At the same time, he also received the prestigious Walter Day Life Time Achievement Award, dedicated to the founder of Twin Galaxies, an association that collects and catalogs records in video games.
Reggie Fils-Aime left the presidency of Nintendo America last April, in favor of Doug Bowser. He has contributed significantly to the successes of the Kyoto house over the last 15 years, so it is not surprising that his merits have also been recognized by the organization of the Video Game Hall of Fame. Unfortunately, Reggie was able to take part in the awards ceremony, but he also published a video message of thanks.which you can view at the beginning of the news. The former president said he was honored for the award of this award, especially in a year when Nintendo is gathering considerable support. The curators, for their part, honored him with a video that retraces the highlights of his career (found below).
Although he no longer plays such an important role, Reggie continues to be active in the videogame scene. He joined the New York Videogame Critics Circle as a member of the board of directors, started teaching at Cornell, participated in the December Game Awards and held a keynote at the South by Southwest (SXSW) which will take place on March 2020.
The International Video Game Hall of Fame & Museum is located in Ottumwa, Iowa. This year, the holders of various Guinness World Records and some games of the caliber of DOOM, Super Mario 64, Galaga, Fortnite and Assassin’s Creed have also joined.