Reggie Fils-Aime Receives Life Time Achievement Award from Video Game Hall of Fame

A big congratulations for Reggie Fils-Aime are in order.

On October 5, the former Nintendo of America president, Reggie Fils-Aime appeared in a video on the International Video Game Hall of Fame and Museum YouTube channel. Reggie has received the prestigious Walter Day Life Time Achievement Award and expresses his thanks and appreciation in the touching video.

The International Video Game Hall of Fame is a planned museum that will be dedicated to honoring “excellence in the field of electronic gaming” and will feature “champions, industries, and professionals” who are a notable part of the industry. Plans are to build an interactive facility based in Ottumwa, Iowa and will showcase historical archive exhibits with information surrounding the milestones of the video game industry. There will also be preserved relics, memorabilia, and artifacts from the past to the present.

The Walter Day Life Time Achievement Award itself is named after Walter Day, the founder of Twin Galaxies. Founded in 1981, Twin Galaxies is “dedicated to the recognition, promotion, support, and elevation of all video game players throughout the world.” Twin Galaxies tracks video game world records.

The speech from Reggie tells of how honored he feels to be associated with Walter Day himself as well as previous recipients of the award. He also goes on to state how wonderful it is to be recognized in a year where so much Nintendo content is also being recognized.

Reggie also thanks Isiah ‘Triforce’ Johnson who put forward the nomination, saying that the two met back in 2004 at E3, and later that year Reggie presented Triforce with the very first Nintendo DS to be sold in the Americas. He thanks Triforce for being such a “force in the industry”. For those unaware, Triforce is the CEO and Founder of Empire Arcadia and is the Guinness World Records holder of the “most documented tournament winning eSports team.”

The last thanks given in the video is to the players, saying that the love of the community is a large part of why he is able to receive the award.

Additionally, a montage video was released showing some of the most memorable and notable moments of Reggie’s career with Nintendo. And yes, that includes the video of Reggie pushing a man in a cardboard box to the floor. You can check out the video below.

Reggie Fils-Aimé in April earlier this year, said a farewell as he stepped down as president of Nintendo of America. Since retiring, Reggie has announced that he will be teaching at Cornell University in New York and has also joined the board of directors of the New York Videogame Critics Circle. Taking his place as president of Nintendo of America was Doug Bowser and has recently expressed his interest in streaming technology.

I’m sure you’ll join us in wishing a warm congratulations to Reggie. His personality in the industry will be forever remembered and he is well-deserving of the award.

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Ben Bayliss

Based in the UK and adores venturing through FPS horrors and taking photos in pretty much anything with a functioning photo mode. Also likes car games.

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