Concerned friends and family of analyst Michael Pachter, one of the internet’s most commonly quoted sources of games industry speculation, spoke to us today to express their unease with his progressing ‘career.’
I agree His prediction are just either something of the obvious, or just way off. I'm not saying he should quite ( i encourage it though), but if this is his only job then wow anyway i don't think this is real, unless someone can correct me http://www.youtube.com/watc...
This guy is a senior analyst for a investment firm's entertainment division that is ranked #1 by Forbes.. While I agree some of the stuff he says is complete non sense or just plain obvious, he is however making boat loads of money. This is on top of the fact that we only hear a minor fraction of what he predicts, most of which will remain confidential to his company and their clients... I call BS to this article, mainly because Michael Patcher is just NOT that important for 'old' friends and family to talk publicly about the guy... He ain't Brad Pitt..
Or at least find one he's good at.
This so called "friend" who hasn't even spoken to Pachter since 07 sounds jealous if you ask me. So now we're going to have news articles just about people who used to know Pachter and want recognition for it, great.
This is a joke. From the article's comments: GamesRadarTylerWilde - 1 hour 21 minutes ago It's so real, it's not. At all.
I agree with InFAMOUS. They guy is most likely really good at his job. Plus the fact the a lot of the "quotes" are fake or way out of contexted.
dam and i take back about what i said about him needing to look for another job, because this is something he loves doing. I would hate to be told that i should get a real job, because what i do isn't considered real. but still that doesn't change the BS that comes out of his mouth.
This is ridiculous. As much as I find some of his predictions questionable - his reports aren't. The work that firms like Wedbush Morgan provide often goes ignored because it's generally not publicly available. The stock reports these type of analyst firms produce are usually only available to investment firms, brokerage houses, banks, etc at a hefty price tag. A few years ago when I was working in the securities industry I came across a report that had Pachters name on it giving it's recommendations on EA's stock. It was about a 60 page document looking at sales trends, upcoming titles, performance, forward looking statements, strategy, income breakdown, etc. That's the type of work that these types of analysts are paid for, and it's a well respected position. The entire financial services industry, and the markets themselves, depend on the work that these types of research firms do to keep the people who look after finances informed, because there's no way they can do all those types of in depth research on every investment out there themselves. The problem is someone started to have Pachter make overall industry predictions years ago and he did. It made a good soundbite and suddenly they're asking him for more predictions. He probably started doing it just for the hell of it - but that type of information isn't what brokerage firms are paying millions to get their hands on. I sometimes wish Pachter would just focus on making reports for brokers and stop making these types of overall industry predictions. You can bet this isn't what Wedbush Morgan is paying him for, he's just doing it for the attention now. Although you never know. Wedbush might like the publicity he's getting now.
It's a joke, obviously (He makes bank...family wouldn't really be criticizing him like this), but the points being made aren't. Funny article. 1 of 1000000 Pachter's predictions become true and 1/2 of those are only true because he repeats them until they actually happen (Because they're inevitable...for example, he predicted that the Ps3 would drop in price for an entire year, when it finally happened at E3).
I find him entertaining. When it comes to the numbers, he does have access to info though, so I have to respect that. He seems to be enjoying his life. Rather some "friend" sees it as a real job is completely irrelevant.
This is the funniest thing I've read on N4G in a long time. I welcome more of this kind of stuff. Nice break from the sales numbers, and my rig is better than yours stuff.
But ... my rig IS better than yours. :-)
awch... that gotta hurt..
Or at least find one he's good at. Well let's see he full of sh!t, lies and is always wrong sounds like politics is in his future. I have yet to understand why his crap is always approved on N4G the only time he is right is when it is sooooo obvious even HHG could predict the same crap.
To the front page and beyond!!!!!!! Life lesson: If you spread FUD expect to eat FUD. Its character assassination week on N4G.com ;)
I beg someone else to smack this guy out of his job for the insults he inflicted to Gaming Industry.
Damn, I was so hoping this was real. I wish the guy would just go away... I'm sick of him, and his head is getting bigger and bigger by the day. He went from humble, geeky investment analyst to wanna be celebrity who talks about all the free stuff he gets from game companies and the after parties at E3. The guy is out of control. GT giving him his own frickin show certainly didn't help things either. For him to go away, he needs to be ignored. But it won't happen with people writing about his predictions all the time. He's never right anyway... why does anyone care?
I hope people understand this is a joke article. No named estranged friend or family member. Ronald Boulder isn't a real person. This shouldn't even be labeled as an opinion piece since it's a joke article. Or, I should say, a really bad attempt at a joke article. Just lame.
one thing is when some random person on the internet doubts your purpose in life... however, when your family and friends doubt you...there's trouble =P patcher, get a real job.
must be from all the death treats
Are those only available at Halloween?
I want one!
just askin. if real, well now this is disturbing. if trolling this be epic trolling.
It's an "opinion piece".
I actually have no idea. It would be so funny if this is true.
poker night Dudes: hey, pachter what do you do for a living? Pachter, ah well, since you've asked, i analyze the video game industry and give my opinions Dudes: man, get the eff outta here.
hahahhaha this is priceless, guaranteed to be 1000 degrees soon.
It's true... I got a hearty LOL out of it
Not his own family can't take this guy seriously anymore
We all hate him, but in reality this man is a God. He gets paid to do what we all do everyday for free.
I wonder how much he gets paid to give opinions. Why do people need others opinions? Can they not think for themselves? Those who look forward to his words are followers.
I'm sorry he might have been good back in the day, but today he's like that Hall & Oates song, Out of Touch.
Dam everyone needs to get off this guys back. Hes making money getting hes bread supporting his family getting paid well. Let this guy make his money.Most of the people hating on him wish he had his job but guess what theres a reason companies hire him and not you! I mean come on hes not hurting anyone or taking money from any of you hes getting paid for his opinions and there must be a reason why,
People might not like him and he might be wrong most of the time, but it's a career nonetheless. It's not like he lives in his mom's basement giving his opinion on everything on random blogs. The guy has a somewhat nice house (as seen on gametrailers) and a real job as an analyst with a real salary. The guy is basically paid to play games and be interested in gaming as a whole. I for one would love to be paid to do what he does.
"The guy is basically paid to play games" I highly doubt that.... he's just paid to see trends and tendencies on the gaming market... no actual game playing involved
His predictions allowed him to get a porsche,a huge house, and alot more than we could get at a "real job", though you may not like him, hes making $$$
The only difference between Pachter and a lot of the people on N4G is that Pachter actually gets paid for predicting shit. How many people on this site post and post and post about how well Xbox or PS will do or how well a certain game will do, how well this or that will sell, if a game will be a system seller or not, or if Kinect or Move will have an impact? How many? And so many of these people, these hypocrites, make fun of Pachter for doing exactly what they do. They're just jealous that he gets paid to do it.
You are missing the mark why people are critical. Core gamers don't like hype, and are quick to call it out when they see people famous for just being an analyst. There are probably tens of 1,000s of nonfamous people doing a better job at making predictions in the industry, but we don't have to keep hearing about them like they are celebrities. A poser is offensive to purists. A poser getting well paid is f*cking joke worthy of ridicule.
A joke worthy of ridicule? What about a poser getting paid nothing but still finds the time to post predictions about MS or Sony failing? I say Pachter is worthy of praise. He gets paid to do what most people here do for free and on a more frequent basis.
Ok Devil's advocate here, is anyone gonna tell me honestly that if someone came up to them and said: "You look smart, I'm willing to offer you 6 figures a year (more or less, I don't how much Pachter makes) to predict further releases in the video game market.......and that's about it really. You get an office, use of the company car and jet, you get to pick a new secretary every year with which to have sex....with....and if you do not pick one by December 31st at 11:59:59 PM, then it will roll over to the next year and you can pick two, and so on. You get to rub elbows with the bigwigs like Kojima and Miyamoto etc. and video game news sites hang on your every word, you had best not be wrong.....although it doesn't matter if you are. Don't worry lad you'll get death threats and hated by gamers across the globe but by god will you be rich. Oh it's disgusting how rich and well off you'll be." You would turn that down? Really? I know I wouldn't, I'd say: "Put a couch in my office, have Jeeves gas up the car and stock the minifridge on the jet, I prefer redheads, and have a suit pressed for the Video Game Player's Ball. What do I predict....um....the 3DS will sell lots. Whoo I'm bushed, QUITTIN TIME!"
LOL, sometimes Gamesradar is pretty funny. The humor in the truth is what everyone knows - this dude is another latest phenom who is now famous just for being famous. But he is no more an authority on games than any kids I know that play them.
Hahaha. Bout time.
what ever he says the opposite happens making him a perfect analyst, allowing someone to know what's really going on as long as they just think of the opposite of what he says.
he is more often wrong than right ! even i no more about games tham him ! and where is the wii hd ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ???
This man needs to find another job? Never! http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Wow this is purely a BS article and haters are eating it up. This dude banks money no need to worry about his finical state.
pachter isn't much of a gamer but he does know a lot about the financial side of gaming. everyone assumes he can't do his job but i bet he can do it better than most people on this site. most the articles that quote stuff he said aren't part of his real job its mostly quotes from interviews from gaming websites, magazines and the bonus round.
Yeah, maybe he should go work with VGChartz instead. Patcher + Vgchartz = Teh Unstoppables BTW, this article kinda reminds me of TheOnion.com
Or most likely, "The Bullshiters". Hahahaha.
Best sentence of the article: "Indeed, a recent Harvard study placed ‘industry analyst’ near the top of its list of common fictitious jobs, just under ‘direct marketing entrepreneur’ and ‘artist.’"
Why does this read like it should be on the Onion News?
LOL!!! Michael Pachter always needed a Patch...this is the way to go.
I feel sorry for this Patcher guy. He is rather pathetic. What a loser..... He should seek some help. He may make some money with his entertaining crap, but he is failing hard as a productive being, in where it does really matter. Currently, he is looking worse than a clown.
Even teh article about Pachter is fake like his predictions.
get him a job where we don't have to keep hearing his deluded witterings any more.
Why would he find a real job when he gets a shit load of money for doing what he does, which doesn't seem to be much. I wish I had his job and salary.
If someone is willing to pay you and you get pay its a job !!!
get what you can nowadays !!!
It's his life. He can do whatever the hell he wants. Though I think Pachter has a great job and makes a lot of money doing the job he loves. What exactly is wrong with that picture? Isn't that what everybody wants in a job to get paid doing what you love to do. Sounds about right to me.
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