The Bonus Round sits down with two of video game industries leading analysts, Michael Pachter and Billy Pidgeon!
Predict: Word of the day.
Patcher has to admit the only thing - his predictions fail to be true with the ratio 1 to 10
agreed. I hope he kept his day job. He even thinks he's the nostradamus of gaming. This guy is a joke.
they defended their views/opinions of their financial forecast but they admitted they weren't always right.. but alot of the time are.
Watched this earlier, next weeks show should be good
What a shocker . lol
lol Pachter: "I think twice before i say something bad about Microsoft" & "Even when I'm critical of something there doing i try to frame it in positive terms"
Ferrari laptops. http://www.calacanis.com/20... i wonder what kind of incentives he gets.
There's far worse fanboys out there than push and spread falls rumors and things like that. I think Micheal Pachter is netrual just speculates on certain things. Like the GTA IV delay due to PS3. I'm a PS3 fan and I would guess the same thing, I think the PS3 probably had a lot to do with it. I mean everything we had heard and seen was about the XBOX 360 version. Not to mention the developers said there behind on the PS3 version. Also speculation on how the PS3 version was gonna be a crap port and things like that. And now suddenly they say hold your horses the game isn't ready. It looks like GTA IV will be done right on both consoles. You just add things up, and there's certianly a reason why it seems like it's the PS3 that slowed the GTA IV release down.
Well you would be wrong. Lets examine the facts shall we. Pachter wrongly stated the reason GTAIV was delayed was because of issues of working with the PS3. I say wrong for two reasons. First, few companies have more experience in working with Sony's dev kits from various generations than Rockstar and they had one of the first PS3 kits on the planet. Even Rockstar themselves say the PS3 version is only a week or two behind the 360 version. By stating his reason for the delay is the PS3 he is saying Rockstar is a liar. They are not. Hence, Pachyderm is wrong. Second it is wrong because his loudmouthed unfounded allegations cost decent people money. For someone that works in the industry of finance he is a wildcard jackass that should be fired. Hence he is wrong for moral reasons. On to more facts. In the development of GTAIV. what is the single largest problem that has surfaced. And by surfaced I mean exposed by someone that knows. Not a Wall Street worm, but exposed by someone withing the confines of Take 2 or Rockstar that is close to the project. Not an 'unnamed source' but rather a person with a name and a face. What is it? The main problem that has surfaced was the issue with development limitations due to the Xbox360 factor of no HDD and only standard DVD. Who brought those issues to light. Uh, Rockstar. Someone that actually knows. Hence Pachter is wrong. But what does Pachter claim? Anything that doesn't relate to the main piece of development difficulty that was voiced by the people making it. Why? He told you why. He is incapable of impartial opinion. He always tries to spin information. Instead of being someone that reports the facts he tries to rewrite facts. Reason 3 he should be fired. A financial firm can ill afford an idiot that makes guesses based on his likes and dislikes rather than cold hard information. The funny thing is he gave everyone ample reason to never believe him again. He admitted to a less than truthful practice of deception.
Rockstar never said the reason for the further delay. They made a comment about the limitations of DVD being a challenge but didn't say it couldn't be overcome and in the same sentence said BOTH systems had limitations. You are doing a crappy job just like Pachter on your analysis because right now it's just as much fault of the PS3 as it is the 360 for the delay..
Jesus razer learn to read. I never said that was the reason for the delay. I said the largest development issue mentioned by someone on the dev team was ignored by Pachter. That isn't the same thing as saying "THIS IS THE REASON FOR THE DELAY." I'll use a Husky Pencil next time on paper with a dotted line divider for lower case. We are talking about a guy that speculates for a living and yet in formulating his speculation intentionally chose to ignore the biggest red flag mentioned by someone (Rockstar) that actually knows. Unlike you and Pachter, I won't ignore info just because it doesn't paint my favorite console in a certain light. You are doing a crappy job of defending a point by Pachter that can't be defended. Anyone that says they intentionally spin things to make bad news not seem so bad (providing it is for a company that pays him repect) is a worm and egoist of the highest order. As such his remarks immediately go from analysis of a market - which is a fairly scientific procedure - to opinion. Itagaki is currently in serious need of worshippers, you should run along to one of those threads. But with your talent or lack thereof for comprehending what you read he will likely prefer you stay away. Remember, avoiding the most well known fact in an analysis does not equal some one that states said person intentionally ignored the evidence.
don`t mind RAZER he`s been BITTER since E3.
It may not be as accurate as most people would like but it's still insightful and entertaining. I hope the two analyst explain their take on the GTA 4 delay next episode. The episode is already taped but they make us wait a whole week to view the next part. I would prefer if they made new episodes of different topics (of the bonus round) each week instead of the "to be continued" deal.
It call Prediction sometime you are right or wrong. it could be couple week he might be right or didnt happened. so stop bit..ing anyway Pachter make some good Prediction about xbox xbox360 and PS3 wii Prediction mmmmm maybe it could happend Wii 2 mmmmmm good idea
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