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Reggie's ethnicity?[edit]

Does anyone know Reggie's ethnicity? He looks like he could be of African or possibly Indian descent. Just curious. --M.Neko 08:31, 28 August 2006 (UTC)

I'm curious to this as well. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Salty! (talkcontribs).
He's parents are both from Haïti.Fågelina 19:09, 14 January 2007 (UTC)
I've added the information to the article. Just64helpin 17:20, 3 May 2007 (UTC)

Requests[edit]

I hereby request a "Names Taken" and "Asses Kicked" section to be added. Thank you.

See Reggie's Wikiquote page. 129.8.206.111 10:56, 3 March 2007 (UTC)

Shouldn't someone update this, as to include mario kart ds online event of dec.20 2005? and maybe also add a picture? What do you think? ~spotco

Reggie for President[edit]

http://press.nintendo.com/articles.jsp?id=9653

Irrelevant paragraph[edit]

The fourth paragraph (the one composed entirely of a quote from Iwata) seems to be completely pointless. Is there some reason to keep it there? - Jaytan 11:15, 28 May 2006 (UTC)

Ryan Aime Trivia[edit]

"Ryan Aime was a prolific supporter of the civil rights movement in America and is rumoured to be related to Eddie Murphy"

Does this really belong in the opening sentence? Seems more appropriate for a trivia section. Xnolanx 20:26, 30 May 2006 (UTC)

Info removal[edit]

IT seems like lots of stuff has been removed. I think there should really be lots added. Has things like the Quote section been taken off? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Drewboy64 (talkcontribs)

The removals I've seen look reasonable, though perhaps some of the information should have been simply moved around in the article instead of taken out. The quotations section is still there although there's only a few since we have the wikiquote link. Xnolanx 16:49, 6 June 2006 (UTC)

New info on Reggie?[edit]

It seems a bit ridiculous we can't even find Reggie's birthday. The article really needs a lot more background information such as where he was born and to who and how he began his career.Throw 00:35, 11 August 2006 (UTC)

On the March 25th (2011) episode of NBC's Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Fallon thanked Fils-Aime for being on the show on Fils-Aime's birthday. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.99.171.66 (talk) 07:29, 26 March 2011 (UTC)

Reggie's last name[edit]

Could somebody explain to me how his last name is pronounced? I've heard countless pronounciations but never heard a confirmed one. --TonicBH 23:51, 21 August 2006 (UTC)

His name is pronounced the way it's displayed on this article "FEEZ-oh-MAY". Here's an interview done with Fils-Aime where the interview pronounces it "FEEZ-oh-MAY" to his face, so if it's pronounced wrong he probably would have corrected him: http://youtube.com/watch?v=20UzMTxGn2U Throw 16:11, 28 August 2006 (UTC)
According to Seattle Times it's "Fees-uh-mey".
I editted the article in accordance. JackSparrow Ninja 18:55, 13 November 2006 (UTC)
I went back to the previous version. The IPA construction is the correct way of displaying such information. However, it could be possible to add this "familiar" pronunciation in the article after the correct IPA construction, for those readers who can't understand it. -- ReyBrujo 02:48, 15 November 2006 (UTC)
There's a link to the IPA pronunciation page now, for anyone who might need it. 129.8.206.111 09:52, 3 March 2007 (UTC)
So I have to read that whole page, then study the IPA, before I can get past the first line of the article? Seems a tad contorted for the sake of two words being added.81.149.182.210 19:04, 17 April 2007 (UTC)

Does Fils-Aime have that apostrophe thing on top of his name? Can someone confirm it? If so, shouldn't this page be moved to the appropriate title? I tried checking on some sites, but all of them generally refer to him as the plain Fils-Aime. I don't know how we'd find out unless we somehow got a copy of his birth certificate or something... Hbdragon88 03:41, 22 May 2006 (UTC)

Do you mean an acute accent? Yes, there's an acute accent on the last "e." In French it is spelled "Fils-Aimé" Fågelina 19:13, 14 January 2007 (UTC)


...And "fils aimé" means "loved son" in french... useless trivia but still :) --Dez26 22:02, 2 October 2007 (UTC)


The real French pronunciation would be closer to fee-zhah-maa, or, as he says it, fee-suh-may.

--UnicornTapestry (talk) 14:51, 18 December 2007 (UTC)

If there is an acute accent on the E, then why is it not present in this article? I for one wouldn't want for the acute accent in my name to be omitted in Wikipedia, if I was deserving of an article of course. In French, accents are essential, and if his name is indeed French in nature, I believe the accent should be included. --142.213.254.2 (talk) 13:02, 2 June 2010 (UTC)

Oh and, by the way, I do believe the IPA spelling is a bit wrong, the LS part in "Fils" has an S sound in French, not a Z sound. Unless Haiti French has it pronounced that way, which I doubt... Gotta say I haven't met many Haitians in my life, though. --142.213.254.2 (talk) 13:09, 2 June 2010 (UTC)

I've corrected the IPA transcription in the article to [ˈfiːsɛmeɪ] and added the respelling key FEESS-em-ay. This is based on the link Nintendo's Reggie Fils-Aime Tells Us How To Say His Name which was already cited in the article, but for some reason the previous IPA transcription was not consistent with the pronunciation Fils-Aime gives us in the link. Note that Fils-Aime clearly uses a front vowel in the middle which I write as an unreduced [ɛ], but reducing it to a schwa and pronouncing [ˈfiːsəmeɪ] would probably also be acceptable as [ɛ] in unstressed syllables is often reduced. By the way, the French pronunciation of Fils-Aimé is [fisɛme] in more careful pronunciation or [fiseme] more casually, with an unvoiced [s], not [z]. --Iceager (talk) 12:21, 29 January 2011 (UTC)

New article about him[edit]

There is an article at seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/businesstechnology/2003405192_nintendo12.html that may be useful. -- ReyBrujo 05:03, 13 November 2006 (UTC)

Front page of The Seattle Times. I added some stuff, but everyone is encouraged to add more. Scepia 05:29, 13 November 2006 (UTC)

Photograph of Reggie[edit]

I laughed so hard at the picture along with his entry, he looks so insane, can we PLEASE get a new one where he looks a little more normal?

I agree. That picture is terrible. I've uploaded a new one that looks much more professional and he looks more dignified. I would like to add another one where he's speaking publicly. He looks better in action. Throw 06:25, 9 August 2006 (UTC)

Unfortuantely, that image is a free one, and we'd have to find another free image that would be better. Free image trumps fair use every time. Hbdragon88 07:25, 28 August 2006 (UTC)

Can someone update that picture? Reggie looks, well, pretty terrible in it. This pic <http://www.joystiq.com/media/2006/01/Reginald_Fils-Aimejoy.jpg> seems to be a good one, especialyl sicne it reflects him working for Nintendo. I can't figure out how to host the image on Wikipedia and not steal the bandwidth of that other site.

You don't, you have to upload it to these servers. However, you must verify the copyright status of the image. Hbdragon88 04:50, 21 May 2006 (UTC)
yes, please, something about that it just not right.(65.115.123.226 18:46, 14 June 2006 (UTC))

Again, we desperatly need a better picture of the poor chap. SOMEONE must have an image we can use: has anyone tried asking nintendo if he has a useable biography picture? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 81.137.159.61 (talkcontribs).

We are not here to make people look nice in articles, we are to give information that is verifiable and free. This image is free, and Nintendo always copyrights their content, so any image they can supply is very likely to be unusable by us. -- ReyBrujo 13:16, 4 April 2007 (UTC)
Agree, but that picture makes him look less respectalbe IMO, it would be nice to show something that look respectful and professional, since he is the president of Nintendo. IMO, I rather have no picture than use that one. It is unfortunately that we have to follow the copyright term. Nauto 04:19, 16 April 2007 (UTC)

Reggie's picture on the article is a little creepy. I would change it. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 70.58.197.239 (talk) 18:09, 5 April 2009 (UTC)

Almost a year later, we're still using the same picture... I agree with the IP above, it's pretty terrible and we should replace it. Unfortunately, it seems to be the only free image of him we have, so it's that or nothing; but I think the picture is so bad that nothing might be preferable. Robofish (talk) 20:52, 12 March 2010 (UTC)
Here's a photo of him that can be used: http://img811.imageshack.us/img811/3324/reggie.jpg Zcomuto 02:13, 25 January 2011 (GMT)
Are you the owner of this photo? The photo may not meet the standard of free-use, since it contains copyrighted imagery (i.e. Mario sprites). He also appears to have one eye closed, and his face is partially obscured. jhsounds (talk) 22:49, 7 March 2011 (UTC)

Quotes[edit]

That half of this article (or more) is dedicated to bulleted quotes is a problem. It's why Wikiquote exists. It's why there is a transwiki to Wikiquote. Can someone please weed through the quotes in this article and transwiki the ones that aren't on Wikiquote to Wikiquote and those that are, just delete? --PsyphicsΨΦ 21:50, 18 January 2007 (UTC)

Done.[1] 129.8.206.111 10:57, 3 March 2007 (UTC)
I was responsible for that quote farm. Nice job on the transfer. - Throw 21:12, 5 March 2007 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:Reginald Fils-Aime Reggielutionpic CheReggie.jpg[edit]

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BetacommandBot (talk) 04:26, 24 January 2008 (UTC)

Criticism[edit]

where's some criticism about the way he's running nintendo of america? 67.40.38.194 (talk) 00:59, 29 December 2009 (UTC)

Reggie cameo in Wii Sports?[edit]

Can anyone confirm whether the trainer character (named Reggie) in Wii Sports and Wii Sports Resort is a cameo appearance of this Reggie? Bpenguin17 (talk) 17:07, 16 March 2010 (UTC)

The article's title (Fils-Aime vs. Fils-Aimé)[edit]

So, to bring up a question that has already been asked four years ago, but apparently never been addressed: What's with the discrepancy between the article's title and its content? Shouldn't the page be moved to "Reggie Fils-Aimé"? -- Socob (talk) 15:35, 19 March 2010 (UTC)

It was moved to "Reggie Fils-Aimé", but was moved back recently. The reasoning was that there is "no source that he uses an accent, and all written sources don't use one". just64helpin (talk) 16:30, 19 March 2010 (UTC)
Well, there's this source, for example, which uses the accent (even though it uses "Fils-Aime" once, too). Regardless, can it really be that hard to figure out what the guy is actually called? I mean, I wouldn't know how to go about finding a some proof, but surely, there must be a way. -- 20:20, 22 March 2010

Edit request from PartyHard, 11 September 2010[edit]

I was thinking, in the photo in Reggie's page he looks a bit odd, so i wanted to change it, seing as 4chan messed with it i couldn't so i would like someone to edit the photo and put this one in: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Reggie-1-.jpg —Preceding unsigned comment added by PartyHard (talkcontribs) 23:37, 11 September 2010 (UTC)

That photo does not have sufficient information on its copyright status, and therefore cannot be used to replace a free image. jhsounds (talk) 17:03, 12 September 2010 (UTC)

Edit request from Jjcisneros, 30 April 2011[edit]

Add http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/my-body-is-ready as a source for the sentence stating that "my body is read" is considered an internet meme.

Jjcisneros (talk) 22:15, 30 April 2011 (UTC)

This reference was refused by another user on the grounds that knowyourmeme.com is an open, wiki-like site and is therefore not considered a reliable source. jhsounds (talk) 22:54, 30 April 2011 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done not reliable. CTJF83 21:17, 1 May 2011 (UTC)

Edit request from Clint2011, 28 May 2011[edit]

Please change: Fils-Aime was previously married and divorced. Fils-Aime is the father of three children. He has a long-term girlfriend, Stacey Sanner, whom he met at his previous career at VH1 <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VH1> .[3] <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reggie_Fils_Aime#cite_note-Seattle_Times-2> To: Fils-Aime is married to Stacey Sanner, whom he met while he was at VH1 <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VH1>. Because: Fils-Aime and Sanner are now married. The current version is out of date and inaccurate, as is the citation. Clint2011 (talk) 06:22, 28 May 2011 (UTC)

Could you provide a source that states he is married? A quick Google search doesn't turn anything up but maybe I'm using the wrong keywords. Intelligentsium 01:29, 31 May 2011 (UTC)
Not done: please provide reliable sources that support the change you want to be made.I can't find anything to support this either, if a reliable source WP:RS is found then it can be added. --wintonian talk 02:31, 31 May 2011 (UTC)

Appropriateness of personal life section[edit]

does there really even need to be a section about his personal life like his marital and dating status? Couldn't this kind of information be better woven into the biography section ... if at all?

It just seems that the topic opens up that kind of celebrity gossip, TMZ-style information for inclusion. --J.C. Martinez-Sifre (talk) 17:51, 10 October 2011 (UTC)

nintendo is the best company ever — Preceding unsigned comment added by 173.57.129.62 (talk) 00:19, 2 May 2013 (UTC)

Smash petition?[edit]

Should this petition be mentioned, or is it not notable enough? 65.37.32.135 (talk) 16:38, 30 July 2013 (UTC)