View Thread : Are you a part of the Reggie-lution?


Smoke-X
My name is Reggie, I'm about kickin' ass, I'm about takin' names, and we're about makin' games.
http://cubemedia.ign.com/cube/image/article/514/514769/the-nintendo-reggie-lution-20040513010853492.jpg[/img]


The Reggie-lution is in full swing! Viva la Reggie-lution!

Reggie Fils-Aime BIO (http://www.gcadvanced.com/article.php?artid=2104):

Nintendo's Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Reginald Fils-Aime, has been a hot topic among Nintendo fans this week following his presence at Nintendo's press conference and the now semi-famous opening line above. So hot a topic is Fils-Amie that the upcoming Revolution from Nintendo has been nicknamed the [i]Reggie-lution, with even IGN Cube (http://cube.ign.com/) having a news story (http://cube.ign.com/articles/514/514769p1.html) about Fils-Aime. You can read Nintendo's bio for Fils-Aime below.

<small>Reggie Fils-Aime
Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing
Nintendo of America Inc.
Redmond, Washington

Reggie Fils-Aime (pronounced FEES-oe-MEY) joined Nintendo of America Inc. in December 2003. Fils-Aime is responsible for all sales and marketing activities for Nintendo in the United States, Canada and Latin America. Nintendo products include Nintendo GameCube™, Game Boy® Advance and Nintendo DS, as well as software and peripherals.

Prior to joining the company, Fils-Aime most recently was senior vice president of marketing at VH1, part of the MTV networks.

A graduate of Cornell University, Fils-Aime began his career at Procter & Gamble, and later became senior vice president for Panda Management Co., the world's leading Chinese food-service company. He also served as senior director for national marketing at Pizza Hut, where he launched the Bigfoot Pizza.

As U.S. marketing chief for Guinness Import Co., Fils-Aime oversaw all brands, including Guinness stout, Bass ale, Harp lager and Pilsner Urquell, as well as managing brand relationships with third-party owners in the United Kingdom, Jamaica and the Czech Republic. As chief marketing officer for Derby Cycle Corp., he not only directed worldwide sales and marketing for eight separate brands, including Raleigh, Diamondback and Univega, but also was acting managing director of the company's United Kingdom operations.

During his tenure at VH1, Fils-Aime engineered the channel's redirection to young viewers that resulted in an overall 30 percent rating growth, and he created and executed the marketing plans for The Concert for New York City, which raised more than $35 million for disaster relief in the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks.

Fils-Aime's professional awards include a Clio, two Gold EFFIEs, an AICP award for advertising excellence and a Silver Edison from the American Marketing Institute. He also was named to the "Marketing 100" by Advertising Age in 1998.
</small>Reggie Fils-Aime Photograph (0.1 MB, JPEG) (http://www.gcadvanced.com/images/content/misc/Reggie.jpg)
Reggie Fils-Aime's Opening Words [MP3] (7 seconds, 0.12 MB, MP3) (http://home.csumb.edu/m/millerrobert/world/GCA_E3_2004/Nintendo/Tuesday/Reggie/Reggie_Fils-Aime_Opening-Words.mp3)
Reggie Fils-Aime's Opening Words [VIDEO] (9 seconds, 0.28 MB, Windows Media) (http://home.csumb.edu/m/millerrobert/world/GCA_E3_2004/Nintendo/Tuesday/Reggie/Reggie_Fils-Aime_Opening-Words.wmv)

Dark Jaguar
That man represents everything I HATE about the motivational speaker.

Chris Farley should have been their speaker! Let's get our shovels!

Smoke-X
I thought this was the most interesting part:

Prior to joining the company, Fils-Aime most recently was senior vice president of marketing at VH1, part of the MTV networks.

Gives you an idea of the direction Nintendo's going in.

Smoke-X
This picture is the greatest thing ever.

http://img6.photobucket.com/albums/v19/luketabor/reggie.jpg

Great Rumbler
That pic is awesome. :)

Viva la Reggie-lution!!

Laser Link
*gasp* He was Senior VP for Panda Express?!?! If he can find a way to get into Nintendo's games the same addictive drug they put into Orange Chicken, Nintendo will have nothing to worry about.

OB1
Haha, Reggie is great. He's exactly what Nintendo needs to counter the super annoying reps at Microsoft. And Nintendo can only go up from here in terms of marketing so hopefully he will do his job well.

Great Rumbler
Go, Reggie! Use your amazing marketing powers to fight the forces of evil!!

Dark Jaguar
It's marketting though, this guy will have no power over the games themselves, being that it's over in Japan where the magic happens. The only thing he can do is a marketting blitz, and loot he shall!

DMiller
I love this guys background. Turning VH1 around from the "old people's" channel to the hip station it is now is exactly what Nintendo needs to do except replace "old people" with "little kids." Reggie does kick ass!

Dark Jaguar
Too bad that he, as a person, AND his methods, will sicken me to the core. Good for Nintendo, but honestly I have a feeling I'm going to personally despise the upcoming advertising blitz, assuming this guy gets the money he needs to actual do a blitz. I won't be the sort the blitz is aimed at, nor will most of you. It's those who DON'T have a brain that these advertisments will focus on. Oh well, I can't fault them for wanting to change their image in the US, and I figure this will work just as they want it to.

A Black Falcon
Um, and you know this how?

lazyfatbum
This will help Nintendo.

Nintendo should release a game console cover that can make your Nintendo console look like different consoles so that your peers wont refer to you as "gay" or "homo".

Nintendo commercials 1 year from now:

"*Nintendo Gamecube symbol*

MAKE THE LADIES CUM, MAKE THE LADIES CUM, MAKE THE LADIES CUM!

AND TREAT 'EM LIKE SHIT!

GOTTA HARD ON... AND I USE IT ON MY BITCHES

NEED TO MAKE A BEER RUN... I GAVE MY GIRLFRIEND STITCHES

I HURT THE BITCH! HURT THE BITCH! SMACK HER CUNT AND HURT THE BITCH!

The Legend of Zelda: Dark Reign, Only for the Nintendo Gamecube console.

SHINE MOTHERFUCKING GET!

*Micheal Moore explodes*"

EdenMaster
I saw an ad in GameInformer for the navy which made a reference to Reggie. It showed a bunch of guys in a boat with guns, with the subtitle of "Kicking ass is mandatory, taking names is optional."

Yvan eht nioj!

OB1
DJ, NOA's marketing cannot get any worse than it already is, so I have no idea why you're complaining about this.

Pfft... girls... :p

A Black Falcon
DJ dislikes Reggie... huh. Most people seem to like his talk... me? I don't know, I didn't actually watch the thing...

geoboy
http://reggielution.ytmnd.com/

You'll need Internet Explorer to hear it.

Great Rumbler
*Micheal Moore explodes*"

Woo!!

http://reggielution.ytmnd.com/

You'll need Internet Explorer to hear it.

Dance Dance Reggie-Lution!!

DMiller
http://reggielution.ytmnd.com/

You'll need Internet Explorer to hear it.

Who says you need IE to hear it?

A Black Falcon
Well I'm using Netscape and hear nothing, so I guess so... :)

But my install of Netscape has never been able to play music embedded into web pages. Not exactly a big loss, so I've never really tried to fix it.

EdenMaster
Well I'm using Netscape...

Stop right there. You're using Netscape, that's your problem. Whatever problem you may have online at any time, that is why.

Dark Jaguar
Exactly, sorry to say this ABF, but whether you like it or not, web pages are designed with IE in mind first, only THEN will they... ignore Netscape. Mozilla may be a nice rendering engine, but it doesn't mean a thing if no one uses it. The thing is, there are too many things it either does differently or isn't able to do. I'm sure there's things it can do over ie, likely a lot, but that's a moot point if no one designes anything for it. An online standard code is sorta a must, and that's the one everyone has agreed upon. I will say this, when the HTML standard is owned by a company, it's not good in the long run. An open source standard would be better, but good luck getting one adopted by the masses.

Great Rumbler
Netscape is a good program, but IE is the industry standard and almost everything single website out there will work perfectly with it.

A Black Falcon
As I said, I'm sure that many people using Mozilla can hear webpage sound. Unless it's a .ASP page, but that's relatively rare... no, it's not some intrinsic flaw in Mozilla. It's just me and my not caring about trying to fix it.

Dark Jaguar
Yes, it can. The page is coded for IE's specific method though, using the BGSOUND tag, which apparently mozilla doesn't support. Anyway, there ARE codes that will work in BOTH, and to be honest, that's what they should have done here, but they didn't, choosing the IE thing. A chunk of pages do that.

A Black Falcon
My point is that NO pages with sound embedded work on my system... not just this specific one. Including ones I seem to remember that worked on previous versions of Netscape, like, oh, Tendo City? :)

Dark Jaguar
Ah nuts, my various embedded sound files have all gone for naught! TC, if you don't know, doesn't really have any specific command for adding sound... that I'm aware of. So, I've just been using whatever sound embed tag I feel like. In other words, some of them could work, while others don't, all because different files are embeded with different code.

Try http://www.avantbrowser.com/ for a while. It's basically just a shell for what your system already has, IE. Make sure you activate sounds and such in the tools drop down box. It basically adds all that stuff you like about Netscape, except for it using IE. It's only like 2 megabytes total. It's got the whole multiple document interface you love so much, as well as two buttons you can use to turn off pop-ups and flash animation whenever you like. Also a button for pictures, but honestly only GR would find that useful.

A Black Falcon
Oh, by "previous versions of Netscape" what I really meant was "on other computers". :)

I'm not sure if they work in IE on my comp either, actually...

Oh, and if you think I'll use IE again (for anything other than a site that will not work at all in Netscape -- and generally that's a site I won't be back to) you are insane.

Dark Jaguar
You should at least give it a chance. If ya can't at least try this out, then why did I bother trying to help you?

A Black Falcon
I have no idea, because IE is stupid. Microsoft makes mediocre programs at best and IE is no exception. Even if it ran better and stuff I'd still use Netscape if just because the interface is so much nicer... IE is so ugly...

And of course not using a Microsoft program is always good.

Ryan
I use Mozilla, because IE is less stable and it is rife with popups. I NEVER see popups with Mozilla. I would never switch back.

And here's the kicker: Without doing anything out of the ordinary or out of my way, I hear the music on that site perfectly fine with Mozilla.

A Black Falcon
As I said, if I cared about fixing it I probably could. :)

Dark Jaguar
Probably, but in any case, things are fine the way I have it set up now, and I don't feel so very inefficient. I just have no reason to eat up disk space.

geoboy
Fucking Firefox. <img src="http://www.tcforums.com/ubb/icons/icon8.gif"> Back to regular Mozilla for me.

Great Rumbler
Reggie for President!!

Smoke-X
An online standard code is sorta a must You mean like the World Wide Web Consortium (http://www.w3.org/)'s web standards? Unfortunatly Microsoft doesn't follow them very well. Get a modern browser, http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/buttons/firefox_80x15.png (http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/).


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