Michael Pachter, known for his ambitious remarks on the gaming industry, premieres his debut show today on Gametrailers called "Patch Attack." "Pachter has broken free and is attacking the internet with his biggest winners and losers of 2009!"
Oh Hellz yeah Patch Attack is Awesome better than HHGS :) *Activate Bubble Shield*
better be called patchers broken future ball, it seems theyr letting any1 host game shows nowadays, it dosent even matter if he dunno the difference between mario/luigi or if he's just talkin crazy *looks at hhg*
Biggest failure of 2009= Patcher's predictions of 2009.. Seriously the guy hardly got a thing right and what he got could even be predicted by a 3 year old. Patcher is becoming a joke of the industry. Even if you tick all the answers Yes in an exam without seeing the question, you are bound to get more right than Patcher.
wacka flocka flame
I thought his little skit was pretty good. This guy might not always get it right but at least he doesn't come across like a total fanboy.
Only Patcher could fail so much and STILL get his own show. WTF? leprechaun I tell ya... Well, at least this helps explain why Gametrailers fails so much now EDIT: He even talks about biggest winners and losers of the year in this clip, and fails to mention Naughty Dog and UC2 I'm happy he talked about Batman:AA coming out of nowhere and blowing him away (which is great), but if that's the case I think inFamous and Demon's Souls needs to be in the discussion. And to mention the following as winners of 2009... -MW2 (without the "controversy" surrounding it) and -Xbox Live Gold members (not because of superior online gaming, but for last.fm, twitter, and facebook - features that can be accessed on the other system) Yeah, he doesn't seem at all knowledgeable about the game industry as he tries to make himself out to be Props to him for fooling the world. I probably would too if I could and get paid. I'm just being a Hater I guess :)
Pach-Attack, Xbox fanboy in the right place
I hate Michael Pachter... He is most always wrong, and he is arrogant. Once I heard him talking down about GT5, he said that he isn't big on racing sims and that he doesn't see the point in driving a Porsche sim when he owns a real one. Not every one just has an extra porsche lying around..
Just watched the show. It's badass! Good thing Pachter doesn't take himself too seriously.
Anything is better than the HHG show.
Typical ill-informed internet bullhorn sputing wrong information and half truths. This guy hardly knows anything about gaming except for the business side of things. He also favors the Wii and 360 and everthing else doesn't matter to him or is discounted. GT keeps going down the hole of ineptitude. Watch the Bonus Round at times depending on content and usually find their guests lacking especially Pachter. Even if he favored all platforms the same, he doesn't have enough gaming knowledge to host any show on any gaming web site. Except for GT apparently. And people talk about HHG and this guy will get a pass. Funny.
PATCHER REGRETS BEING EXCLUSIVE TO GAMETRAILERS.
Lol more awesome predictions! Just what we need, more of patchy. /sarcasm.
Pachter is a total douche. He doesn't even consider the PC to be a platform, and knows absolutely nothing about gaming.
He can't say Halo ODST was a big loser because he's focused on sales, and yet he can't say it was a winner because it sucked. He can't say Uncharted 2 is a big winner because it didn't sell like Halo, but he can't say it's a loser because it was GOTY all over.
Well, there you have it, Pachter is an Xbox Live Gold Member, so its no wonder he doesn't give any of Sony's games any praise.....
At least it was short and sweet. Can't believe he ignored Uncharted 2 like that though, while mentioning how hardcore gamers were winners last year.
Mike for president!
I died a little inside.
You aren't the only one.
Just what they need, a talking head.
Gaming journalism - another point.
Me too, Thom, me too.It's damn poor show when this guy keeps getting more jobs through, seemingly, either predicting things wildly incorrectly or predicting things we already know will happen. When you add in the fact he's a bit of a tit and(dunno why)seems to want to avois talking about Sony and PS3 games as much as he can-hell I'd prefer it if he hated on them properly but he usually gives it the cold shoulder/dumb insolence route instead. No U2 in Winners/Losers after it beat a juggernaut like MW2 to pretty much every GOTY announced so far? He just took his ineptitude up another notch. Well done Pach, I didn't think it was possible! Keep this level of not caring what's going on wth Sony and getting every big prediction wrong and there's prolly a job as head of SCEE in it for him too(as I don't think he's going to stop until he's truly omnipresent if people are going to keep rewarding his base crappiness with more and more cash for BS)! And, yes, the guys an annoying tit to boot who you wouldn't want hosting a show even IF he ever said anything of interest OR got something right that wasn't already cast in effin' stone. Someone with half a brain and some talent could have that job-and that's the really sad thing.
Why thom I saw it it was ok come guys approve it. :)
Seriously, I don't think Pachter knows anything about video games at all. His job consist in making random guesses that he never guess right... I mean, isn't this a well known fact by now? And now the guy has a space in one of the biggest gaming websites around? WTF?!!!111!!! *Not too long he said: "Epic not happy with MS" and then Mark came and said: "Pachter should STFU because we are very happy with MS". I would be utterly ashamed if something like this happened to me.
Really wtf is this? What do GT take us gamers for? Misinformed morons?
The target market is not us. It's "misinformed morons". : )
That is the sad truth of it. Look at what's been going on this gen. Dev lies, MS tactics and nonsense DLC. Yeah, I'd say they generally do not think much of gamers intelligence.
Just shows that, despite whatever they say, that GT loves to flaimbait. To get the most hits through the lowest means possible.
While I do agree with you. I want to attach that almost every gaming site does this. Even the ones at N4G. (which we all know already).
I'm excited for this show to get going. Pachter is an Analyst who's job is to predict where the major companies should invest their monies. He is very good at his job and though some of his predictions are off, he wouldn't have the job if he didn't get the majority right. Especially for a company as big as Web Bush Morgan. Not to mention, he isn't full of himself. He is more than willing to admit when he makes a mistake and even make fun of himself. I hope he sticks with it and his new show is around long enough for him to get more comfortable with it. Total Pachawsomeness!
Pachter is an idiot. He didn't even know that Mass Effect 2 was a multiplatform game.
He also said a ps3 is more powerful than any PC not just a similarly priced PC but any PC the man's a moron. He probably doesn't even play games.
Sad that sites like GT and IGN continue to bask in it's popularity. Becoming more unwarranted as the days pass.
I couldn't stop laughing when he said that about PCs.. the guy knows next to nothing about hardware and games, so I guess flaimbait the only draw to the show?
"Sad that sites like GT and IGN continue to bask in it's popularity" there is some good stuff on the site tho e.g. still the best place for new video's imo and i still enjoy Invisible walls (but that has been going downhill since marcus left). It's just theres also a load of crap on there like this.
sign of the apocolypse
God why. So he can be wrong on many more occasions.
I feel dirty just knowing this exists.
Oh really?, then how come I can do that? It's called media center
Someone just write HD with a sharpie on a Wii and give it to him so he'll shut up.
Sweet Ill be watching
just get rid of some of the crony catch phrases not really needed.
that guy is an idiot really
Wait So all it takes now to get a show is Make up a bunch of crap and if you get 1 out of 400 right you get called a annalist.
I love when we all gang up on something because we can. Humans love "mob action"...especially when they can do it from the confines of their own home. : ) I like Patcher. He's a nice guy...and gets a lot more stuff right than you guys are saying. The only news we get about him is when he's wrong though. That's how the media (N4G included) works. : ) Can't wait for this. Geoff Keighley - You're still a tool.
patcher is actually a cool guy (seems so anyway) but what i disagree with is that they give him so much power =/ i mean, hes usually incorrect, and he still gets given power to convince people of predictions that aren't going to come true : fail thats why i think this is more of a Game trailers fail than a Patcher fail
Exactly. He is given too much power. Spike shouldn't be the authority on gaming anyway. I personally think the way Vh1 is run is more representative of the gamer spirit. In that, I mean...ridiculous...and makes NO sense...but so freakin' awesome!
I can't stand Pachter because he makes stuff up, and I'm not talking about his predictions. He says stuff that is blatantly wrong, acting like he's an expert on the topic: case in point, PC hardware. The guy doesn't have a clue how a PC works or what it's role is in the industry, yet he makes statements about what a PC can't do and people believe him. It's a pet peeve for me when people pretend to be an expert on things when they really aren't. And yes Geoff Keighley is a tool.. did you see the episode about Battlefield? He kept making references to MW2 and asking if certain events in MW2 happen in BF, as if the game was lesser if they didn't. Poor guy he was interviewing didn't really know how to respond to that. I guess he was expecting him to act professional.
so lets get this straight: GT is part by MTV Networks = Fail GT voted for PS3 GoTY MW2 = Fail IW (Invisible walls) just sunk so low last episode and never watching again = Fail GT now give Patcher his own show = Fail So...GT is FULL OF FAIL its only good for what its about: video game trailers.
I don't go GT because I think they're run by a bunch of tools. Your comment piqued my interest though. I was just curious.
they were saying stupid jokes about trans sexuals and what not, it was so immature and pointless, not to mention rude =/ and had nothing to do with gaming but IW have been sinking in quality for ages, from their favoritism to their arrogance, i just don't watch it anymore =P I still enjoy Epic Battle Axe though =) way better than Invisible Walls
Damn, that sucks. REgardless of your personal views, if it has no relevance to the topic, gaming, then why bring it up? Unless they were trying to make a correlation to a game or something. Even, why bring up pointless jokes. Anyway, I stopped listening to them after their Uncharted 2 & MW2 fiasco. And their association with Destructoid. A site I hate so much. Anyway, thanks for the info. Epic Battle Axe? hmmm...should check it out. Thanks.
it was about FFXIII and the over all JRPG genre =/ some guy just insulted the whole genre, pissing A LOT of gamers (including myself) off =/ sad sad
I want that job. Where else can you make predictions, get them wrong 99.8% of the time and the .2% you do get correct are as obvious as a $2 crack trollop selling her teeth for a hit...then because of all that you get your own show? He has it made.
I am so applying for his job!
nothing new here.. gt is fanboys of Pachter .. look for episodes of gt for see this.
THE END OF THE WORLD!
that is funny as he11, GT wow
When he said you can't get twitter/facebook on your t.v any other way that is bs,you can do that on PS3 ever since 2006 by using the browser.
what he said make sense but ... did he forgot about Uncharted 2?
I wonder if Pachter knew he would be doing video game shows with lines like "This Pach, and I'll see you next time on the Attack" when he was busy getting all his business and financial degrees, lol
So now were going to have this Idiots crap approved every week just like HHGs trash, those 2 should just get a show together I think the combined the would be right 4 times in the year 2010 (broken clock right twice).Patcher can handle being wrong in sales and HHG can handles spreading rumors, lies and flamebait trash, and at the beginning of the show Patcher and HHG can have a free style rap battle and take turns holding the WWE champion belt.
How can this idiot get show. He's wrong about 99% of the time. I actually watch what Michael Patcher says to find out what is NOT going to happen. The only thing that 360 fans and PS3 fans ever agree on may be that Michael has got a clue about gaming. Michael Patcher, uniting 360 fans and PS3 fans like only he can.
pachter is a retard and im surprised gt hasnt noticed this well i guess its kinda hard when gt's too busy sucking his di*k to notice anything
MUahahahah good one Kenny :) keep up the good kutaragi work my asian brutha!
Great work OmarJA-N4G/MichaelJackson/she0 0win/Sir_Ken_Kutaragi_ Lou Ferrigno too? How many accounts do you have? lol!
Rofl @dumbass Nasim still playing baby games by himself. Get a job middle eastern ps3rd warrior. Rofl at this loser who lives onN4G defending the last place ps3rd