Submitted by stylishjerk 457d ago | opinion piece

Why Do Gamers Hate Pachter?

Michael Pachter has been vilified by many gamers. He receives almost as much hate as Activision and EA. There are memes all over the internet making fun of Pachter’s actions and predictions. Honestly, Pachter does not deserve all of the hate he receives from gaming outlets and enthusiast. Here are the most popular attacks against Patcher and why most of them are unwarranted. (Industry)

Snookies12  +   458d ago
Perhaps because he makes stupid claims? Maybe that's why? I don't hate the dude, I just don't think he knows what he's talking about half the time.
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iGAM3R-VIII  +   458d ago
Agreed, the picture pretty much sums it up lol
DwightOwen  +   458d ago
No, it's because he GETS PAID to make his stupid claims.
xabmol  +   457d ago
Yep, that's it right there.

Hard to believe he earned so many degrees to get a job that anyone on this site could do better.
MikeMyers  +   457d ago
Some of what he says is pretty outlandish and some of it is actually spot on. Not sure why he deserves to be attacked.

I think some people are just too passionate about gaming and let their emotions get the best of them. He surveys the market, looks at trends and makes predictions. I also believe some people don't like hearing such harsh criticism even if it's true.

What I personally don't like about the guy is he seems to be pompous and arrogant. Maybe that's having a thick skin from stupid comments he gets.

He opens up his show with "Hello fellow babies"

I mean, really?
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xabmol  +   457d ago
The "fellow Babies" thing comes from an old radio station he used to listen to. I never found it condescending or anything.

But he really is the weatherman of video games. Which wouldn't bother me at all if people in the business sector weren't taking his "predictions" as actual advice.
admiralvic  +   457d ago
@ MikeMyers

Statistically speaking, it's impossible for him to be wrong 100% of the time and there have been several instances where he just says obvious things. I don't recall exact quotes / articles, but I think I saw him say the Wii U needs games not a price cut and things of that nature.

In any case, most people don't hate Pachter (at least in my experience), they just think he's an idiot. Sometimes he just says the dumbest things, which boggle the mind.
MikeMyers  +   457d ago
I guess if people think he's an idiot or always says stupid things then its best just to ignore him. The more press and the attention he gets the more likely he will be somewhat relevant. I just think a lot of what he says is what most people would think anyways. Sometimes, although quite rare, he does offer some insight that I don't know from being connected.
BX81  +   457d ago
I personally enjoy hearing from the guy. He doesn't come out and say "what im gonna say is fact". He gives his prediction on the info he has. He doesnt get paid to simply open his mouth. He puts in the work and advises. You can't get everything right or else everyone would put their money in stocks. I do get the impression he favors ms more than sony or nin, but that's just me.
3-4-5  +   457d ago
EX: Pach says A......when A is wrong......he retracts and states why he knew A wasn't right and why he really meant B..

and so on and so on...

Also when he says A will happen and it doesn't....He rarely calls himself out and admits he's wrong...he's done it but it's rare.
Hellsvacancy  +   458d ago
I dont hate him, I dont really hate anyone, even the Welsh man my Mum ran away with

I just dont agree with alot of what he has to say, or even care what he has to say, I personally have no use for any of his market predictions etc, im not into making money, im not an investor

If I could "ignore" him like I can other N4G users I would, same as Peter Molyneux
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caseh  +   457d ago
I happen to be Welsh, but didn't run away with your mum. :)

I quite like Pachter, hes very engaging so that makes him easy to listen to and more often than not any news posted about him will be out of context.

Theres no news in postings articles wehere he predicted accurately which he does believe it or not. :)
PopRocks359  +   458d ago
"Why Do Games Hate Pachter?"

Not sure. But then I didn't know games could hate anyone.


lol It's fine. Just found it humorous is all. Back on topic, I don't hate Pachter either. He just tends to be wrong a lot of the time and makes very wild claims at times. Frankly I don't see why people give him so much attention.
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stylishjerk  +   458d ago
Apologies, corrected that error.
stylishjerk  +   458d ago
I agree not everyone hates him, but when you have articles like from wiiudaily saying, "Mirror, Mirror on the wall who is the worst analyst of them all" these are journalists saying these things its pretty ridiculous.
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LOL_WUT  +   458d ago
Let the guy do his job, no hate here. ;)
bullymangLer  +   457d ago
sherimae2413  +   457d ago
how much is his monthly salary?
Hicken  +   457d ago
Too much.

I don't hate the guy, but his predictions are either off baseless, literally baseless, or painfully obvious. And the fact that there are people that listen to him- that PAY him for such an inconsistent/consistently WRONG opinion- is crazy.
xYLeinen  +   457d ago
I don't, but again, I don't hate everyone who has a different opinion than me, like 90% of N4G..
oof46  +   457d ago
I like Michael Pachter. He may get things wrong from time to time, but he's a wonderful personality to have in the gaming world.
whamlollypop7  +   457d ago
He's an empty suit who thinks game of the year should be the title that sells the most.Also becoming hated is his niche. He's just a sound bite for hire. I stopped paying attention to him a while ago.
The_Klank  +   457d ago
I don't hate him,I don't anything him he has an opinion just like everyone else, but he uses the term 'Deal with it' in his Pach attack show which he might have to change from now on haha.
Bathyj  +   457d ago
That picture
puamdefokejpn  +   457d ago
I don't hate him ,.. I just get a little worried, that people listen to imbeciles and actually consider his opinions as valid. It pains me.
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just-joe  +   457d ago
The man says his analysis are "not for gamers" yet has a show on gametrailers where he gives nothing but analysis.
abzdine  +   457d ago
cause he knows nothing about gaming and his expectations are broken 99,9% of the time
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L0YD  +   457d ago
Because he never was right,but he there first to claim new shit .
NukeDaHippies  +   457d ago
They hate the guy? hmm i always thought he was a smart and likable lad.
NeoTribe  +   457d ago
Maybe because hes just some old deuch bag that doesnt play games at all and makes tons of money off literally winging his way through life with bs claims about things he knows nothing about.
InTheLab  +   457d ago
The guy is consistently wrong on his predictions. HipHopgamer got more right than this guy...
Erimgard  +   457d ago
Because he's wrong more than he is right, and he can never admit when he's wrong. Even when he's right, he comes off as smug and cocky and goes out of his way to irritate the fans with the way he says things.
ajax17  +   457d ago
I don't hate him. He's a good source of entertainment. Plus he has lately been saying how he won't know anything on a certain topic. So at least he'll admit his ignorance occasionally.
creized1  +   457d ago
Because he chats bullcr@p
CEOSteveBallmer  +   457d ago
Obviously almost all his claims are false and didnt come true and with no basis. I dont even know when in his youth he's really a gamer. He may even reached the era of atari not sure of his age and if you guys read it from gametrailers a couple days back, He claimed that Microsoft already won the next generation. Brilliant right??
Apocalypse Shadow  +   457d ago
The problem with pachter seems to be missed by people.he is not analyzing the game industry.he is, like other analysts,is trying to steer the game industry in a direction that the investors he works for makes money.that's his only reason being around.

If he says consoles are to invest in,tablets,portables,whatever. he is trying to steer the industry.if he says Nintendo will fail,he wants his investors to sell.if he thinks Microsoft will succeed,then his investors are to buy into Microsoft.same with Sony.

This guy can claim he's a gamer.he is not.he is a talking head trying to make money for himself and the people he works for.that type of person can't be trusted.as it shows bias.the market is going to go where it goes.but he and others want to be in the drivers seat.

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