GM writes: Looks like some hackers didn’t take too kindly about Industry analyst Michael Patcher’s predictions, most of which turns out to be complete duds.
The guy plays video games? News to me, he just sounds so out of touch with the gaming world with most his predictions
Michael Fudge Packter got what was coming to him. Nothing more, nothing less.
didn't predict that did you Pachter lol looks like kramun already beat me to it
Hahahahahahaha!!!! This is the best news!
This just shows how bad Pachter is at his job, he couldnt even predict this, what makes you think he will predict anything bigger and more awesome?
I find it funny that all of you are so bitter against Pachter when he actually hasn't really done anything. Hes just an analyst who's job is to make predictions, yet you treat him like hes the devil.
I've got no problem with Pachter, but this proves that XBL isn't as secure as people think, because this sort of stuff happens every day on the service.
So Sunhammer, you're basically saying that people deserve to have their user account hacked just because they say something you don't agree to? I wonder if you will have the nerve to tell that to 70+ million people who got their account hacked recently on PSN.
Seriously I just lol so hard when i read the title.
Xbox live is insecure, switch to ps3 :)
I can't tell if you're serious or not....
It doesn't matter. There is no such thing as a secure system when it is on the internet. Not even quantum cryptography can prevent all intrusions because there's always a way in.
Execpt the system didn't get attacked his account did which is associated with the email which is what got hacked. I wish some of you would know the difference.
Yeah, and I also heard that there was a guy who got a paper cut while trying to build an Ikea stool in Oslo. Sweden is insecure! let's all move to Libya!
The funny thing is he couldn't predict his own account getting hacked. There's some sort of irony here. I don't know, but lately anything that comes out of this guy's mouth as well as Hip Hop Gamer's mouth should never be taken seriously.
"Bububu xbl is 100% secure" lol...and [email protected] the xfanboyz bad predictionist?
Damn ps3 fans finally got him lol
I'm sure it never crossed your mind that fanboys of other consoles could possibly have attacked other networks. Edit: Yeah, ps3 fans hate Pachter, so they bought 360s and hacked his account. HILARIOUS "joke" that someone named "SonySlave3" and other similar types of people would find a gas.
There's this thing called a joke...
Dude, seriously, calm down. You didn't find it funny. Okay. Move on.
I bet he didn't predict that would happen. If he had he most likely wouldn't have got hacked, such is the power of his predictions.
Who cares? He is just a normal person after all.
Normally I hate on hackers but I give them commendation on this occaision.
Woah! What was that? Did you just see that sh*t?! I think it was a fairy.
yeah, that's amazing. :)
And this is news because ........ theres some sh*t and pointless articles on here that get approved fairplay
you've been a member since '08 man. You must have the worst observational and adaptive skills on the internet if you haven't gotten over the fact that N4G isn't perfect yet. Also - People will disagree with you and not explain why. You may even run into blatant fanboys. Be careful out here, N4G isn't serious business by any standards.
I noticed it along time ago thanks dont need your sarcastic remarks, but thought id just air my thoughts ive been think for, for a while
heehehaahahahahaha...lmao sorry that was funny
i can see the hacking .. Q: " what is your mother maiden name ?" A: "Patcher" Please enter your new password ..
...you have demonstrated supreme knowledge of what a "maiden name" is. /s
He was probably making a joke of how Pachter could be inbred lol
it was indeed a joke .. but this stuff is too hard to understand to some people i'll do it like you and add /s next time /s
Nothing is hack-proof.
Tomorrow: Patchers dog fetched the newspaper. And hacking is nothing new. Not on XBL either.
it's Pachter, not "Patcher"
Payback is a bitch aint it Mr pachter?
Payback for what exactly?
I really do not get the abusive/board a line psychotic hate. He gets some things wrong but what he says has logic to it. People need to grow up some of this hate is just childish. What has happened is bad getting hacked is annoying
this wont stop his crap predictions but nice to hear he got hacked lol
Who is this roody-poo?
So Karma DOES work. First Anon then this idiot. I DO believe.
HA! Couldn't speculate THAT, could you?!
I thought XBL was a fortress surrounded by money, paid for the by use of free services everywhere else. Maybe MS should send us out AllClearID subscriptions too?
Yeah.. because in order to type in the correct password, you must hack Live first. -.-
Yeah, cause guessing passwords is the new hacking craze -.-
And the story appears to be completely fake...
but he has removed the tweets from his account. But worry not because I had captured screengrabs before posting the story and have added them on the website now.
Why would you even care about garbage like this? I mean who is this guy? why do people talk about him? all I see is a middle aged man looking for a purpose in life so he predicts what will sell and what wont.....anyone can do that. Infact have a bash right now, I predict the Next Generation Portable from SONY wont sell well because it will have a high price tag.
pachter not patcher
A disagree for correcting a misspelled name. If any hackers are reading this can you delete this site off the internet.
I don't like the guy but i Hate hackers more so i hope his account gets sorted for him.
It doesn't matter, he has contacts so he can easily get his account back.
wow, that sucks for him and I can't believe what some of you guys are saying. I don't wish for anyone to get thier account hacked. I know you guys wouldn't like it if it happened to you so don't gloat over someone's misfortune like that.
wow, gotta love the two-faced pricks on this site. anything Sony - "FUUUUUU hackers get a life!" "goddamn, hackers are gay and marry eachother" "I wanna punch these hacker in the face because I'm an internet toughtguy" anything else - "LOL at Pacter getting hacked, good job hackers" "payback! for what, i dunno but YEHAA!"
That's N4G for ya. The tone of the song always changes: Mass Effect 2 Gabe Newell and now; Hackers
yup thhat's N4G, for ya. Generalization after generalization
All because this guys constantly gives wrong predictions he deserves to be hacked? Listen to yourselves, you sound foolish. All because he's wrong half the time doesn't mean he's EVIL or a bad person. God.....
I never thought he had an XBOXlive account. The guy was always bashing the video games industry so i thought he didnt play them. Oh well at least he got taught a lesson just like Major Nelson.
Pachter is a freakin' video game analyst. What on Earth are you talking about? And what did Major Nelson do to deserve being "taught a lesson"?
No you got it wrong. He is a financial analyst and does a lot more than just analyze video games. He does have a show on gametrailers though where he answers the public questions about the video game world. Larry Hyrb made a statement saying that because XBOXlive is a closed network its impossible to hack. That statement convinces the public of something that isn't even possible. Any person knows that no online network is 100% secure thus the statement that Larry Hyrb was making was false. BTW i was doing a little bit of diggin on you and i found these comments "All those games sure are helping the PS3 in sales. I mean, just look at the Q1 2011 financial reports. Microsoft sold a paltry 2.7 million Xbox 360s, while Sony sold a tremendous... wait a minute. The ****... Am I reading this right? Sony only sold 2.1 million PS3s? You've got to be... Excuse me, I suddenly feel very ill." "I had unprotected sex with her in our black daughter's bed to punish her. She moaned, then she said "you are the king I always knew you would be", then she moaned again, and then she said "stop all this violence and killing", then she moaned a few more times. Then after we were done, she gave me an old worn rug as a gift." Yodacracker WTF i mean seriously you need help "Xbox 360 version - 94 with 27 critic reviews PS3 version - 94 with 17 critic reviews Hmm... it's funny that practically every single multiplatform game gets far more reviews on the 360. It just goes to show which HD console is considered the lead console of this generation. " "Killzone 2 Week 1: 750,000 Killzone 3 Week 1: 500,000 That's pretty awful considering the PS3 install base is now nearly 30 million units larger than it was back at the time of Killzone 2's release. A big exclusive FPS game like this is expected to sell much better. This could pretty much be seen coming though. It wasn't getting nearly as much hype as its predecessor, and Killzone 2 really stood out in the graphics department, while more PS3 games are in the same graphical department as Killzone now. It could also be seen in the preorders. Last week, Gears of War 3 had more preorders (over 30 weeks from release) than Killzone 3 has on its final week before release. Sad.... " I was wondering why you defend Larry Hryb so much and i just dug up comments pointing you to be a 360 fanboy. I also found that disturbing comment on the net but i didnt know if you were joking or you really meant it. Seriously How old are you?
this is old news.
LOL, Sony fanboys attacked after Patcher's comment about PS Vita. JK calm down folks.
I'm no fan of Pachter, his "predictions" are hit and miss. But I don't condone anyone hacking/stealing others accounts for kicks or profit...
If ms got the hack id laugh go back to pc atleast it would be fixed fast,i certainly would not go into a ball of whinny death threats like ps3 fans,a guy on the other page wished ball cancer on hackers so 1985.
I bet he fell for the naked lady promising a private webcam show of her naughty bits i bet. I always get that spam its a scam to get your account info lol.
Lmao PS3 fanboys trying to damage control PSN hack through this.. There's a big difference between instantly having access to every PSN account and hacking/accessing 1 XBL account.