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Reggie Fils-Aime joins Rogue Games' board of directors

Following his retirement from president of Nintendo of America (and then joining the board of directors for both GameStop and Spin Master), Reggie will continue his business streak by becoming a strategic advisor at Rogue Games. Check out what those involved (including Fils-Aime himself) had to say about him joining the team below, thanks to Businesswire, or check out an interview with Reggie from GamesBeat here for more info!

“Rogue has assembled an all-star team of industry leaders whose North Star is publishing fresh, innovative, stylish, and oftentimes outrageous games that stand out in a crowded marketplace. Reggie brings to the table his unrivaled experience in the console arena which is invaluable to us as we expand our portfolio to include incredible games on Nintendo Switch, Microsoft Xbox, Sony PlayStation and PC.” - Matt Casamassina (Co-founder and CEO of Rogue Games)

“When Rogue shared its console vision with me and I saw the first games that will be arriving this summer on platforms like Nintendo Switch, I was immediately impressed by the levels of ambition and innovation. I’m always on the lookout for fast-growing and innovative companies that are ready to shape the future of games and I’m excited to join Rogue in their mission to unite and simplify games publishing across all platforms.” - Reggie Fils-Aimé

“Games are constantly taking new shapes and forms with pick-up-and-play instant action on any device or screen size. We’re really excited about our deep pipeline of fun and innovative games built by passionate developers and can’t wait to launch these titles on console and PC platforms beginning this summer.” - Chris Archer (Chief Strategy Officer at Rogue Games)

In an interview with VentureBeat, Reggie explained in a bit more detail why he's joining up with Rogue Games.

Fils-Aimé: The benefit of being retired is that I get to work with people I like and companies that I feel are doing unique and valuable things. In Rogue’s case, I have known Matt Casamassina and Chris Archer for years. They do things the right way and are willing to benefit from my years of experience. And they are leading an incredibly talented team who have a fresh vision for how to do digital games publishing. They have a great eye for games, some of which you’ll start to hear about soon, and Rogue is building a brand that I think players will come to recognize and appreciate. Meanwhile, despite being relatively new to the scene, Rogue’s already emerged as one of the leaders in the growing “Netflix of Games” subscription option announced by Apple, Google, and others. So all of this is very exciting to me. And I think my experience and relationships are very attractive to Rogue as it expands its portfolio to include more traditional gaming platforms.

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Good to see he's found many new ventures!

A company focused on small sessions games, with only mobile releases contracts Reggie to expand this initiative to the console universe? I'm curious...

Matt Cassamancina was the head of IGN Nintendo at one point. I want to say back in the Wii days he left.

Yeah he was. Left to go to Apple when they were starting to push games in their App Store. Didn’t realise he left Apple.

He was good at IGN. He really pushed Zack and Wiki coverage for Wii back in the day. Influenced me to buy the game and I don’t regret it.

Same. It definitely helped me be more open about seemingly weird games.

Good for him. But I thought he was retiring from Nintendo to have more time with wife, family and friends.

"As I look forward to departing in both good health and good humor, this is not ‘game over’ for me, but instead ‘leveling up’ to more time with my wife, family and friends.”

https://www.polygon.com/2019/2/21/18235072/nintendo-reggie-fils-aime-retires-doug-bowser-president

There is no doubt he has tons of more free time now. Members of Boards of Directors aren’t heavily involved. Often it’s more of a figure head position.

Board of directors position is a pretty cushy position. Money but little direct involvement or work aside from having experience to help with matters and a nice rolodex.

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