Reggie Fils-Aimé, still actively animated by a passion for video games, is embarking this year on a new non-profit project.
After fifteen years of loyal service to the head of Nintendo of America, Reggie Fils-Aimé recently took a seat on the board of directors of GameStop, giant of the distribution of video games and parent company of Micromania. A place he has officially occupied since April 20. And as this week reports on Washington Post, the former CEO is also preparing a new project, the launch of a seven-part podcast co-hosted with journalist Harold Goldberg.
The discussions will be animated around video game themes. Distinguished guests are expected, the first of whom is Geoff Keighley, founder of the Game Awards. The progr am called "Talking Games with Reggie and Harold" will notably apply to raise funds for the New York Videogame Critics Circle association
The latter helps students in precarious situations, and offers them, among other things, courses and internships in the video game sector. The podcasts will thus highlight some of the young people helped by the program, but also renowned developers. Money raised via the platform GoFundMe
While the programs will be free to listen to, donors will have access to certain exclusive content, including private auctions offering items that are usually difficult to obtain., such as an issue of Nintendo Power magazine signed by creator Shigeru Miyamoto; it will also be possible for participants to ask Reggie Fils-Aimé a question personally.
The airing of this new series should start in the middle of May. In the columns of the Washington Post, the former Nintendo tenor states:
Our vision is to create a fun, entertaining and informative podcast that aims to generate non-profit profit. If I was drawn to the Circle to the point of becoming a member of the board of directors, it was because I was born in the Bronx … where I spent time supervising students near where I spent the first eight years of my life. I know how difficult it is, but with the right opportunities and the right experiences, we are looking to create future leaders.
By Tiraxa, Editing igamesnews.com