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Reggie Fils-Aime Starts A Podcast For Charity

The former Nintendo of America president is launching a new podcast series featuring interviews with gaming executives.


Reggie Fils-Aime, the beloved former Nintendo of America president, is getting in on the podcast bandwagon. He is starting a new show alongside games journalist Harold Goldberg that is very appropriately called "Talking Games with Reggie and Harold." [Update: The first episode of Talking Games is now live.]

The series features Fils-Aime and Goldberg speaking to "high-profile" executives in the gaming world, as well as developers and students from New York. Video game media veteran Geoff Keighley, who organizes The Game Awards, is the first guest.

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The podcast will also serve to help raise money for the New York Video Game Critics Circle, a non-profit charity that provides scholarships and other help to students in New York. Fils-Aime and Goldberg will call on their audience to donate to a GoFundMe campaign that will give games and consoles to young people in homeless shelters.

People who donate will receive bonuses, including access to an auction of rare Nintendo items, including a copy of Nintendo Power signed by Shigeru Miyamoto.

"Our vision is to create a fun, entertaining, informative podcast with its goal to benefit the nonprofit," Fils-Aime told The Washington Post. "I was born in the Bronx … where I have spent time mentoring students literally within miles of where I spent the first eight years of my life. I know how challenging it is, but with the right opportunities and the right experiences, we’re looking to create some future leaders."

Fils-Aime is known for his long run as Nintendo of America's president, while Goldberg is a veteran New York City games journalist who, among other things, conducted an interview with Rockstar Games founder Dan Houser regarding the company's 100-hour work weeks.

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