Doug Bowser on the words of wisdom Reggie Fils-Aime shared before he left, and wanting fans to know he and Bowser are different

Sure you are, Doug...sure you are

Doug Bowser has been Nintendo of America's president for a hot minute now, and he's filled the role quite nicely. Fans took to Doug Bowser right away due to his last name, which was an easy point of entry for poking fun. In an interview with Mashable, Doug Bowser took a moment to let everyone know that he and Bowser are very, very different.

"I think we have to separate Doug Bowser from Bowser the character and clearly Bowser the character is under the supervision of many at the [Nintendo] development community. It's been fun to share the name, to embrace it a bit, have some fun with it. But also recognize that we are very, very different."

Doug Bowser is also very different from Reggie Fils-Aime, his predecessor. The big guy is kicking back in retirement now, but his impact on the world of Nintendo will forever be remembered. Reggie played a huge part in Nintendo's path forward, as well as the community of Nintendo fans out there. Before Reggie left his position, he made sure to share some words of wisdom with Bowser.

"I think ... the most important thing that he shared with me was really just the importance and, if you will, admiration for our great characters and immersive worlds. And then also the passion our fans have for that. [I need] to make sure that that's always our focus, to bring smiles to those people's faces. And that's been my job since day one, from the moment I arrived at Nintendo all the way until I came into this role."

Reggie shares a fan-made tribute featuring himself, Miyamoto, and Satoru Iwata

Reggie shows the fans some love

What's Reggie doing in his retirement? He's tweeting about Nintendo, of course! One of his most recent tweets shows off a neat 3D tribute to Reggie, Miyamoto, and the late Satoru Iwata, which was created by a fan. Nice to see Reggie still showing love for Nintendo, and all the fans out there.

Samuel L. Jackson says he's going to kick ass and take names at E3 2019 since Reggie won't be attending

Do I look like a Reggie?

Well, this has to be one of the strangest E3 2019 promos I've seen, but I just of like it! It's just so surreal to see Samuel L. Jackson talking about Reggie Fils-Aime and spouting his catchphrase. I'm guessing Samuel doesn't have a clue as to what he's referencing, but I'll be damned if he's not convincing.

Reggie talks about his start at Nintendo, why fans gravitated towards him, public reaction to his retirement, and more

The big guy speaks

Reggie Fils-Aime recently sat down for an interview with the Sarasota Herald-Tribune to talk about a number of things, and of course there was some Nintendo chatter in there. Reggie touches on his start at Nintendo, working to spread the word on Nintendo's games, the company's major successes, Pokemon GO, his status with fans, the reaction to his retirement, and more. The first bit of Nintendo talk kicks off at the 2:38 mark.

Watch Reggie's Ringling College commencement address

The big guy is back!

Reggie Fils-Aime's first public event after leaving Nintendo was a commencement address for Ringling College. Obviously Reggie talked a bit about his time at Nintendo, but isn't exactly in a position to share Nintendo news anymore! If you still want to check out what he said, you can watch the full speech here, or via the video above.

Fan petition for Reggie to get a new desk chair ends in success

You might want to sit down for this one...

When Reggie took to Twitter to share some of his final days at Nintendo, fans noticed one constant in the big guy's office. For over 13 years, it seemed that Reggie had been sitting in the same, basic Herman Miller chair. Nintendo fans felt Reggie deserved something a bit better to sit in, and soon after created a petition to make that happen.

After receiving over 23k signatures, Reggie has announced that the campaign was a success. Herman Miller has reached out to let Reggie know that they're sending him a top-of-the-line Aeron office chair. Reggie has promised to share pics once the chair comes in.

Reggie to deliver the 2019 Commencement Address for Ringling College of Art and Design

His first post-Nintendo gig

What's one of Reggie's first gigs after leaving Nintendo? He's been asked to deliver the 2019 Commencement Address for Ringling College of Art and Design. The event takes place on May 9th, 2019, and Reggie is sure to mention Nintendo during the ceremony. It'll be interesting to hear how Reggie speaks of Nintendo now that he's not working for them!

Reggie shares another touching gift he received for his retirement

RIP Iwata

Reggie may have saved the best retirement gift for last. As you can see, Reggie received a custom Iwata amiibo from Nintendo's David Young. The amiibo was created by the amazing MissGandaKris, who has created some fantastic custom amiibo in the past. This is probably her best work yet, and that's saying a lot!

Retro's retirement gift to Reggie has fans looking for hidden clues

Hidden nods, or wishful thinking?

Reggie put up another tweet showcasing a number of retirement gifts he's received, including a piece of custom art from Retro Studios. It's that piece of art that has fans salivating at the thought of teases for things to come.

First up, we have the artwork for Samus. While the details are a bit iffy, it seems most fans can agree that the design of Samus is new. The head-portion seems to combine the visor from Other M, but the helmet of the Prime series. There's also a slight difference in the Arm Cannon below the elbow. Is this all just artistic license, or is there something more to it?

Moving on, there's also a mystery robot-like hand in the image. This is the one that's really confusing fans, as a specific point of origin can't seem to be nailed down. It doesn't help that the Mario statue is blocking the way either! There was some dicussion that the hand is from Metroid Prime: Federation Force, but that was quickly shot down for a number of reasons. That leaves us with no clear-cut explanation as to what it's from!

Last and least, people have noticed that the font in the image comes from Banjo-Kazooie. Some are hopeful that means something, but I wouldn't put much weight in that.

Well, Nintendo sleuths, what say you? Can you glean any information from this, or is everyone diving a bit too deep?

Thanks to KingBroly for the heads up!

Geoff Keighley gives Reggie Fils-Aime an amazing retirement poster

This is so bad-ass

Geoff Keighley has given Reggie Fils-Aime an amazing going away gift. Keighley had a special poster commissioned from wonderful artist Sam Spratt. I imagine that a lot of fans would love to have this poster as well. I know I'd order one right away!


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