Critical Gamer Writes: Getting an interview with Michael Pachter wasn't easy. Luke and Patrick had to last ten rounds with him in a UFC cage fight in order for him to agree. They did it, just; it was as though Pachter could predict their every move.
During the interview, he preceded each answer with 'I knew you were going to ask me that'. It turned out he'd written a list of answers before we'd even prepared the questions…
CG: Do you ever feel that, being such a high profile analyst, you sometimes shape trends rather than simply predict them?
MP: I don't think I've ever shaped a trend. The only thing I've done that has had any impact at all is to become a lightning rod for the hatred of 16 year-old boys, all of whom know more about everything than I do, and each of whom could perform my job more professionally. I suppose that by attracting their venom, they are less likely to kick the dog, so that's a good thing.