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.
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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