Not long after he was appointed as the Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Nintendo, Reggie Fils-Aimé became one of the most recognised faces within the video game industry when he walked out on stage at the company's 2004 E3 press conference and announced to the world he was all about kickin' ass, takin' names and makin' games.
While some fans might consider that to perhaps be his greatest moment during his time in the spotlight, there are plenty of other famous Reggie lines that could easily take the crown.
Speaking to IGN recently, the now-former Nintendo of America president was asked "what his favourite Reggie meme" was, after 15 years at the company. Of course, it's that moment on-stage at Nintendo's E3 2007 press conference, when the world was introduced to Wii Fit and the Wii Balance Board.
There’s a meme compilation on YouTube that I got a kick out of seeing; all my funny and epic moments in one place! If I’m pressed to pick just one favorite meme, it would have to be when we launched the Wii Fit, and I was quoted as saying, ‘My body is ready!
Here's the special moment (thanks, Nintendo Prime), which also happens to feature a younger-looking Bill Trinen and the one and only Shigeru Miyamoto:
Is this your favourite Reggie meme as well? Tell us down below.
My body is Reggie
The tomodachi direct really got me rolling. It showed that the big N was listening to fans, even the memes
“I’m all about kickin ass and makin memes.” That’s the quote right? 😆
"...a younger-looking Bill Trinen!" Burrrn! 🤣🤣🤣
Finally... I never knew where the "my body is ready" came from. I've wondered for a while, but never searched. Thanks @Liam_Doolan!
My god, Reggie sounds like a super hero when he says it.
a younger-looking Bill Trinen and also Miyamoto's there, who apparently never ages
Can we categorise every Reggie article under "awesome" from now on instead of random?
I'm sad he's left Nintendo, but I'm excited for the future with Mr. Bowser.
Can we get a link to the compilation video?
I really haven't followed Mr. Bowser like I should but, Reggie, ya he's just so cool.
My body was not ready for Reggie to leave 😢
Reggie left too soon, "My body is ready" should've been a marketing slogan for Ring-Fit Adventure.
Or, maybe he left because he knew Nintendo will make him do exercise commercials for Ring-fit. Can you imagine Reggie wearing aerobics outfit, doing squats and saying "My body is ready"?
@PBandSmelly I distinctly remember one part where the voiceover talks about your Miis having "favourite activities" over footage of Bill Trinen's Mii rolling around on the floor.
Reggie Fils-A-Mech was golden, too. That's my favorite.
@NerdyBoutKirby the reginator
@NImH He's surely in the club where 12 years doesn't feel like a long time but feels like forever ago when you look back at it.
My body is ready for more NL articles about Reggie based on that IGN interview!
The Wii era is special to me. It brought me back to videogames after years not playing - and I enjoyed every single E3 from 2010 onwards. The Wii was absolute magic.
"My body is ready" is my favorite too, but there are many great gifs online from those"board meeting" yokai watch ads
"There’s a meme compilation on YouTube that I got a kick out of seeing; all my funny and epic moments in one place!" Seeing Reggie say this just seems so bizarre, weird, and cool to me
@ALinkttPresent It looks like asian folks are aging inside-out and western folks do it the other way round!
Reggie has grown on me over the years, but I've gotta say he really annoyed me in those earlier years. It actually all started with the 2007 E3, in fact. Both Reggie and Cammie were on stage playing Wii Fit and didn't really seem like they knew what they were doing. They just seemed like a couple suits trying to look good, but who didn't actually care about the product.
Perhaps Reggie didn't care much about games at the time, but I will say he has definitely gone on to prove that he does care about them now and I was quite sad to hear of him leaving. Funny to hear that this was his favorite meme.
I'm thinking it may not have been Wii Fit and E3 2007, but instead when they played Wii Sports Resort in 2008:
Crazy that the first use of "My Body is Ready" did not get a chuckle. Still so popular here (and gleefully used before each Direct)!
Maybe link to said compilation?
It's such a well known meme. Gears 5 has an achievement with that name (for completing the tutorial I believe)!
@Woomy_NNYes No problem, glad to hear you now know.
Reggie fils-a-mech was how i got introduced to him. I also liked the yokai watch skits.
It must be so strange, to have memes about yourself.
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