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The Richard Simmons of Gaming?

by Mickey DeLorenzoMay 6, 2007

“The Richard Simmons of Gaming” They made me say it, I swear!

Anyway, I just did an interview with E-Gear Magazine and they did a great job asking great questions and editing, so I thought you guys would enjoy.

I hate watching myself on camera I always look like a giddy school girl and have an awkward grin on my face…ugh.

I’m starting to feel like a sales rep for Nintendo…

Thanks to E-Gear for your interest.

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25 Comments
  • flamingsquirrel
    May 7, 2007 at 3:51 am

    dude, Richard Simmons… really? That’s not really what i would like to be compared to…

    All of a sudden you started talking about VT, and I was like wtf, what’s this and had to rewind, it totally seemed out of place with the rest of the video.

    And your Gf/wife/whatever was like “Wii’s are in nursing homes and preschools and…” I was like, “oh god, that’s all the press the wii needs, IT’S IN NURSING HOMES! OLD PEOPLE LIKE IT!”
    lolz…
    ad who ever heard of a wii in a preschool?

  • flamingsquirrel
    May 7, 2007 at 3:51 am

    dude, Richard Simmons… really? That’s not really what i would like to be compared to…

    All of a sudden you started talking about VT, and I was like wtf, what’s this and had to rewind, it totally seemed out of place with the rest of the video.

    And your Gf/wife/whatever was like “Wii’s are in nursing homes and preschools and…” I was like, “oh god, that’s all the press the wii needs, IT’S IN NURSING HOMES! OLD PEOPLE LIKE IT!”
    lolz…
    ad who ever heard of a wii in a preschool?

  • flamingsquirrel
    May 7, 2007 at 3:51 am

    dude, Richard Simmons… really? That’s not really what i would like to be compared to…

    All of a sudden you started talking about VT, and I was like wtf, what’s this and had to rewind, it totally seemed out of place with the rest of the video.

    And your Gf/wife/whatever was like “Wii’s are in nursing homes and preschools and…” I was like, “oh god, that’s all the press the wii needs, IT’S IN NURSING HOMES! OLD PEOPLE LIKE IT!”
    lolz…
    ad who ever heard of a wii in a preschool?

  • flamingsquirrel
    May 7, 2007 at 3:51 am

    dude, Richard Simmons… really? That’s not really what i would like to be compared to…

    All of a sudden you started talking about VT, and I was like wtf, what’s this and had to rewind, it totally seemed out of place with the rest of the video.

    And your Gf/wife/whatever was like “Wii’s are in nursing homes and preschools and…” I was like, “oh god, that’s all the press the wii needs, IT’S IN NURSING HOMES! OLD PEOPLE LIKE IT!”
    lolz…
    ad who ever heard of a wii in a preschool?

  • flamingsquirrel
    May 7, 2007 at 3:51 am

    dude, Richard Simmons… really? That’s not really what i would like to be compared to…

    All of a sudden you started talking about VT, and I was like wtf, what’s this and had to rewind, it totally seemed out of place with the rest of the video.

    And your Gf/wife/whatever was like “Wii’s are in nursing homes and preschools and…” I was like, “oh god, that’s all the press the wii needs, IT’S IN NURSING HOMES! OLD PEOPLE LIKE IT!”
    lolz…
    ad who ever heard of a wii in a preschool?

  • flamingsquirrel
    May 7, 2007 at 3:51 am

    dude, Richard Simmons… really? That’s not really what i would like to be compared to…

    All of a sudden you started talking about VT, and I was like wtf, what’s this and had to rewind, it totally seemed out of place with the rest of the video.

    And your Gf/wife/whatever was like “Wii’s are in nursing homes and preschools and…” I was like, “oh god, that’s all the press the wii needs, IT’S IN NURSING HOMES! OLD PEOPLE LIKE IT!”
    lolz…
    ad who ever heard of a wii in a preschool?

  • flamingsquirrel
    May 6, 2007 at 10:51 pm

    dude, Richard Simmons… really? That’s not really what i would like to be compared to…

    All of a sudden you started talking about VT, and I was like wtf, what’s this and had to rewind, it totally seemed out of place with the rest of the video.

    And your Gf/wife/whatever was like “Wii’s are in nursing homes and preschools and…” I was like, “oh god, that’s all the press the wii needs, IT’S IN NURSING HOMES! OLD PEOPLE LIKE IT!”
    lolz…
    ad who ever heard of a wii in a preschool?

  • May 7, 2007 at 4:10 am

    hahaha.

    I know it’s embarrassing. The whole Richard Simmons thing came about because (like him) I have people writing to me and telling me about their success stories.

    The whole VT thing came up because the reporter asked about it and the media blaming video games. (I went on a Jack Thompson rant, but that was cut)

    Also, my fiance meant to say “retirement homes and school phys. ed classes are getting into video games as fitness tools”. It’s hard being put on the spot.

    You don’t see the other 30+ minutes of uncut video and the questions being asked, so it look like I’m rambling on without being prompted by the reporter.

  • May 6, 2007 at 11:10 pm

    hahaha.

    I know it’s embarrassing. The whole Richard Simmons thing came about because (like him) I have people writing to me and telling me about their success stories.

    The whole VT thing came up because the reporter asked about it and the media blaming video games. (I went on a Jack Thompson rant, but that was cut)

    Also, my fiance meant to say “retirement homes and school phys. ed classes are getting into video games as fitness tools”. It’s hard being put on the spot.

    You don’t see the other 30+ minutes of uncut video and the questions being asked, so it look like I’m rambling on without being prompted by the reporter.

  • DC3fanboyWii_NL
    May 7, 2007 at 12:34 pm

    hahhaa, nice intervieuw, and a great oportunitie to get more people visit your website.WOOOW WiiNintendo.Com all over the NEWZZZ. hahah

  • DC3fanboyWii_NL
    May 7, 2007 at 7:34 am

    hahhaa, nice intervieuw, and a great oportunitie to get more people visit your website.WOOOW WiiNintendo.Com all over the NEWZZZ. hahah

  • May 7, 2007 at 1:06 pm

    nice man..and good advertisement!
    bnut i think you handled it well and explained everything prettgood!
    great job

  • May 7, 2007 at 1:06 pm

    nice man..and good advertisement!
    bnut i think you handled it well and explained everything prettgood!
    great job

  • May 7, 2007 at 8:06 am

    nice man..and good advertisement!
    bnut i think you handled it well and explained everything prettgood!
    great job

  • Catarax
    May 7, 2007 at 1:32 pm

    Very nice interview. Well done man :)

    The “gimmick” in Wii has seriously got people excited about gaming who never liked it before. It’s such a simple concept in the end but Nintendo dared try it. Lookin’ good for the big N!

  • Catarax
    May 7, 2007 at 8:32 am

    Very nice interview. Well done man :)

    The “gimmick” in Wii has seriously got people excited about gaming who never liked it before. It’s such a simple concept in the end but Nintendo dared try it. Lookin’ good for the big N!

  • phantome snake
    May 7, 2007 at 7:17 pm

    yea has nintendo contacted richard yet?

  • phantome snake
    May 7, 2007 at 2:17 pm

    yea has nintendo contacted richard yet?

  • Will
    May 7, 2007 at 8:28 pm

    I think seeing ourselves on video is kind of like hearing our recorded voice. I think you’re being too harsh on yourself. Didn’t know you had a little pug either, hope my gf doesn’t see this.

  • Will
    May 7, 2007 at 3:28 pm

    I think seeing ourselves on video is kind of like hearing our recorded voice. I think you’re being too harsh on yourself. Didn’t know you had a little pug either, hope my gf doesn’t see this.

  • Catarax
    May 8, 2007 at 2:34 pm

    If you’re not an actor or singer (or something similar) and don’t see yourself on a screen/hear yourself often then it’ll feel weird and almost always to an extent embarrassing even. Being a singer in a band myself I know that you get over it when you hear your voice a lot so trust me, only you’re thinking of it in a bad way, to the rest of us you sound perfectly normal. :)

  • Catarax
    May 8, 2007 at 2:34 pm

    If you’re not an actor or singer (or something similar) and don’t see yourself on a screen/hear yourself often then it’ll feel weird and almost always to an extent embarrassing even. Being a singer in a band myself I know that you get over it when you hear your voice a lot so trust me, only you’re thinking of it in a bad way, to the rest of us you sound perfectly normal. :)

  • Catarax
    May 8, 2007 at 9:34 am

    If you’re not an actor or singer (or something similar) and don’t see yourself on a screen/hear yourself often then it’ll feel weird and almost always to an extent embarrassing even. Being a singer in a band myself I know that you get over it when you hear your voice a lot so trust me, only you’re thinking of it in a bad way, to the rest of us you sound perfectly normal. :)

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