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Pachter Comments on Microsoft's console reveal event

Microsoft made the right decision by copying Sony and hosting a console reveal event before E3, according to games analyst Michael Pachter. (Michael Pachter, Xbox One)

playstation4gamer   945d ago | Spam
StrongMan   945d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(20)
green  +   945d ago
"I think Sony was smart to do a press reveal," he said on Twitter. "MSFT also smart. Better to build anticipation into E3, allows us to focus on games in June."

Where did Michael Patcher say that Microsoft is copying Sony? And how could it be copying when Microsoft did the exact samething 8 years ago by unveiling the XBOX 360 at a separate event a few weeks before E3.

Just another stupid article.
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greenpowerz  +   945d ago | Well said
On N4G everybody copies Sony. Didn't you know?

have to feel bad for haters and pro Sony media spinners
neoMAXMLC  +   945d ago | Well said
"On N4G everybody copies Sony. Didn't you know?

LOL Possibly the most hypocritical thing I've ever read on this site.
FlunkinMonkey  +   944d ago
It's like a Niagara Falls worth of insipid verbal diarrhoea just comes tumbling out of that trap of yours..

The hypocrisy is outstandingly offensive, i swear you are cancer on this site.

Buy whatever console you like and just shut up, MS would be laughing at your pathetic nonsensical rants. Grow up. Please.
Count  +   944d ago
Poor greenpowerz. Everybody hates him. But in an alternate universe, he is as loved as StrongMan.
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whoyouwit04  +   945d ago
If any thing Sony copied Microsoft. Microsoft was the first company to have a reveal event for a new console with the launch of the 360. But you sony fans wouldn't admit that.
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Root  +   945d ago
Not trying to be a part of the "Sony fan" group you've mentioned because I don't believe in all that crap but you mean like how Microsoft fanboys won't admit that Kinect is basically an improved eye toy with a ton of advertising behind it
LOGICWINS  +   945d ago
Well when you put it that way, that pessimism can apply to everything.

The PS4 is just an optimized mid-ranged PC.

Xbox Infinite is just a cable box that plays COD and Halo.

A hot dog is only a skinnier version of a sausage.
darthv72  +   945d ago
man oh man...
when are people going to get it right?

The "live vision" camera is the correct comparative to the original eyetoy.

PSeye is the "improved" eyetoy. Kinect is NOT an improved live vision but an evolved camer that exceeds even the pseye.

You are making the correlation because they are all camera based tech but that is where the similarities end.

The newly revealed sony pseye 2.0 or eyetoy 3 (whatever its called) will be more closer to the current kinect.

What makes them different is HOW they are utilized not just there being different companies making them.

Try putting things into the correct context next time.
TekoIie  +   945d ago
"Not trying to be a part of the "Sony fan" group"

And you failed miserably. Your basically retaliating with a "tit for tat" response...
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Count  +   944d ago
Microsoft fanboys don't even care about the Kinect. Take it from someone that knows.

The ones that make a big deal out of Kinect are those that want to use it to make fun of the Xbox.
NobleTeam360  +   944d ago
flawless logic you got there.
Williamson  +   945d ago
So now sony isnt allowed to host events? Lol wow another dumb copy allegation against sony, probally the dumbest one too.
Karpetburnz  +   945d ago
Both companies copy each other, The first Xbox was completely influenced by the PS2.
leejohnson222  +   944d ago
really MS came out with a console before anyone else? come on now, eye toy ? Sing star ? forza ?
what makes me laugh is people who are pro MS defending BS articles, i used to own a 360 but i don't now, but i also have no interest in what they release, so why would people who prefer MS care about sony at all.
NobleTeam360  +   944d ago
You claim to have no interest in what they release and yet you clicked on a article about something MS is releasing. LOL
ZainabSaccal  +   945d ago
I personally looking forward to see the event... I think Microsoft will have an advantage raising the anticipation until E3 takes place :) this way they will release a thing after another in a span of month, unlike Sony, who "revealed" the console then they dozed off
Arai  +   945d ago
It's not smart, it's an obvious decision...
Don't need an "analyst" come up with that one.
It's garbage like this that fuel console wars, when gamers of all platforms should stand united.
josephayal  +   945d ago
copy or not
I am not a fanboy I will be buying both the new Xbox 720 and ps4, but I'm not going to buy the wii u until I am garuntee a good experience
Jek_Porkins  +   945d ago
Not sure Microsoft will copy what Sony did exactly, some Microsoft people were a little off put by the lack of an actual console reveal, and even took to Twitter about it afterwards.

I would think that one way Microsoft would want to one up the competition and wow gamer's is to actually show off the console, show the thing running the OS and show what the design will look like when you are using it.

They might want to actually stray away from tech demo's because we've all seen them before, and if Sony's show dragged on during any part, it was the tech type of parts, I know I'm not alone when I say I want to see what people are doing with it now, we've been fooled before at console reveals about what the games will eventually look like.

So if they show some actual games running on the system in front of everyone, and show the system, they've done the right thing. They can then focus on the games at E3, and I think we'd all like that to be the focus.
Riderz1337  +   945d ago
Lol the parts that dragged were the tech demos? I recall only 2 tech demos in the entire thing.
Jek_Porkins  +   945d ago
2 hours for a "reveal" that didn't actually reveal the console was a little long for my tastes, I would have liked to see the console running some things, not a PC built with specs close to the PS4 running them.

All the facial animations and polygon count stuff I could have done without, the Unreal 4 tech demo that we all saw before, the Capcom tech demo that we saw before, could have done without all of that in my opinion.
Riderz1337  +   945d ago
Sorry but I don't recall Sony ever confirming that the event was even for the PS4. They don't have to show me the console, I know it exists. The fact that you think they only showed tech demos proves to me that you didn't even bother watching it. The livestream link is on Playstations official youtube page. When you actually watch it, come back and talk to me.
Rainstorm81  +   945d ago
I think you are confused Porkins....we saw The Square tech demo before, the Capcom Deep Down demo was all new.

Here's my question? If MS shows any of the games/demos that Sony showed will you be here singing the same song?
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BitbyDeath  +   945d ago
4 tech demos actually
-Square Enix
-Epic Games
-Media Molecule
-Quantic Dream
FrigidDARKNESS  +   945d ago
Pitiful article. Who says MS copying Sony its not like they never done presentations brfore. ...just saying the flood of articles coming in saying MS ar copying Sony.
FlyGuyHung  +   945d ago
"Microsoft made the right decision by copying Sony"

Who knew Sony invented events to announce products? So cutting edge.
BitbyDeath  +   945d ago
Must have bought the patent
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Biohazard8860  +   945d ago
Honestly can't wait to see what microsoft brings and shows.
WickedLester  +   945d ago
The only thing that I find strange about their May 21st announcement is that it's supposedly at 10am on the west coast (1pm on the east coast). Why on Earth would you have your unveiling so early in the morning (or middle of the afternoon if you're on the East coast) when everyone is still at work/school instead of doing it at prime time?
Rainstorm81  +   945d ago
I agree, I thought that was odd, Sony had theirs in the evening, ill be at work and I like to catch these things Live......Thank god for the Internet
xxLuckyStrike  +   945d ago
It's the first of many reveal/conferences plus there's this thing called the Internet.
darthv72  +   945d ago
while i get the jist of what you are saying...
These sort of events arent really geared towards those who go to school or work outside of the gaming industry in the first place.

I got the email invite as well but i believe it does offer the ability to view later. So unless you are wanting to have some kind of bragging rights to your friends and say 'i saw it before you did'....you can always watch it again online or on xbox live.

Chances are there will be plenty of tweets and independent updates throughout the day concerning the matter.

When i get home, i will watch the real event unfold in the comfort of my own chair even though i will know pretty much the same info as what is likely to pour in on n4g and other sites.
WickedLester  +   945d ago
The 360 was unveiled at prime time on MTV! That worked out pretty well for them. I would have thought they would do something similar for the new system.
Mustang300C2012  +   944d ago
May is going to be hammered with tv shows ending. It makes sense to have it at 10 before the evening news so it will be discussed world wide and again not like people that are working and at school like I would expect most gamers are at are going to be in droves to see. The timing is perfect and E3 the last time for the Xbox was in May not June. The Internet is a different world than it was in 2005.
Max-Zorin  +   945d ago
Stop feeding the trolls people. Just ignore them.
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HK5A  +   945d ago
If MS offer me what I want I will buy the console, If NOT PS4 will be my main console.
FlyingFoxy  +   945d ago
Well i personally thought Illumiroom was going to be interesting, but it's just a projector and does not affect the game in any way. The next big step for gaming immersion is obviously the Oculus Rift, so good for those who own at least mid-spec pc's.

As for consoles i guess it depends what games you prefer, MS will probably just throw out more boring Halo games etc.. and barely anything new.

Sony & Nintendo seem to be the way to go. Plus as a bonus you won't have to pay to play online.
Ozmoses  +   945d ago
I'll watch and listen.. But, to be honest I'm not that interested in the new xbox... I'm been phasing my 360 out for awhile now..

for the first time in 5 years I didn't renew my Gold Subscription.
AO1JMM  +   945d ago
Nice to see the haters and fan-boys are out in force.


BLKxSEPTEMBER  +   945d ago
Unbelievable what some of u people argue about. Stating opinion as fact is the worst disease spreading around n4g...
BeZdaBest  +   945d ago
the only thing i want to see with the next xbox is if they'll really want use to be online all the time..because if they did ill be buying my games elsewhere

like the great orthy said.. #deal with it..lol
BLKxSEPTEMBER  +   944d ago
I can agree with people being upset and jumping ship if the nextbox is always online. I can see how that would be unattractive for some. I'll still buy it simply because my Ethernet cord has been in my Xbox since day one so I wouldn't notice the difference. My problem with people on this site is that most of them seem to think they have inside info or just think that they know it all. It gets annoying having to skip thru all that garbage before I can find a few comments worth reading.
Count  +   944d ago
If you really intend to buy their console then I don't understand why you'd want to see them implement a feature that you don't like.
Mustang300C2012  +   944d ago
Man that disease has been spreading long before N4G. The roads just lead here.
wujotufefaru   944d ago | Spam
jay2  +   944d ago
No. They ned to..... Sony have 4 hrs of in your face next gen. Me would have both mins
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Orionsangel  +   944d ago
Thanks Pachter. The Overlord of gaming? Why does the media pay so much attention to this douche again?
Klonopin  +   944d ago
Wasn't it Michael Pachter who once said: "Hey man! these software companies are running my mouth, i have no opinion."
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