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Nintendo Direct features get an unofficial gesture



Notice anything similar above? In both the Japanese and North American Nintendo Direct features, we see the 'host' making a very specific hand gesture when mentioning the word 'direct'. Whether it's Iwata or Bill Trinen, both make sure to gesture when saying 'direct'. Internet, have fun with your new meme!

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28 Nov 2012 05:42

But has Reggie done it? If Reggie hasn't, then it's nothing.

OR, Reggie is all "I'm too cool for gestures. I'm gonna make that gesture at you with my eyes"
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28 Nov 2012 06:46

MoldyClay wrote:But has Reggie done it? If Reggie hasn't, then it's nothing.

OR, Reggie is all "I'm too cool for gestures. I'm gonna make that gesture at you with my eyes"


Well, since Iwata has done it. It's meme worthy because he's God tier troll when it comes to Nintendo.
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28 Nov 2012 07:26

I think Reggie's gesture is the "knuckle point" he does when he means business or about to announce something important!
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28 Nov 2012 08:04

"You didn’t see anything"

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28 Nov 2012 08:04

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Reggie does it too. ;)
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28 Nov 2012 08:19

Elfteiroh wrote:Image
Reggie does it too. ;)


First the fruit, now this?! Nintendo Direct is just awesome. I want a new one. D:
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28 Nov 2012 09:15

Too much marketing manipulation crap like this and not enough polish on their actual console and services imo.
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28 Nov 2012 10:24

Yeah I noticed that before.

Iwata is creatng an Iwata-style and an Iwata character with sentences, gestures and humour.

This is a very good move communication wise. Sort of like Reggie is the meme part of Nintendo's communication, Iwata is characterized as well.

It's very important to communicate a certain image of your firm and this is one of the ingredients. Yamauchi used to be quite a strong-tempered president himself. Iwata has created his own style and it has an impact on how Nintendo is seen.
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28 Nov 2012 10:36

Freeload wrote:Too much marketing manipulation crap like this and not enough polish on their actual console and services imo.

The first time I read this, I read polish as Polish, as in the nationality. And I'm thinking, "Polish? Polish what, sausage?"
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28 Nov 2012 11:56

Unofficial? Iwata's been doing it on purpose every time he says 直接 (direct(ly)).
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28 Nov 2012 12:48

I like it when they add a little humour to the directs. It adds personality to something that could otherwise be very boring.
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28 Nov 2012 14:18

They're just showing their size...
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28 Nov 2012 14:21

AmicableWalrus wrote: "Polish what, sausage?"


I see what you did there.

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