Play-mag says: "The Michael Pachter madness has to stop. The man is quoted everywhere, all the time and for what? Half of what he says is wrong anyway. I'm calling for the end of the Pachter Age of "news"."
I think it's good to have a analyst who aren't afraid to be a public face, and help predict the gaming future along with answering questions. Whatever you have against Pachter otherwise is personal, but he is great at his job and is not afraid to make predictions for the future.
yeah, a lot of what pachter says is speculation then people quote him on it only to bring it up when it doesn't come true. I think it's interesting to speculate as long as you give reasons for it, which pachter does. He's smarter than what people give him credit for.
The guys an analyst...if you don't like what he has to say, don't read it. There are many analysts out there making the same predictions everyday. Why is Pachter any different. He bases his opinion on trends they see is sales like everyone else. He's been right far more times than he's been wrong. The problem is when one console maker is struggling to get things right, there fanboys don't like someone to point out the obvious. Shareholders and investors know all about the trends and depend on analysts to inform them about what's happening. I think gamers are VERY fortunate to get an insiders view on what is happening out there. Is there speculation involved???...of course...it's all gambling. They look at many key factors and then come up with reasons on why things may be occurring the way they are. Don't shoot the messenger because you don't like the message.
'Fellow babies' Pachter is easily one of the most refreshing figures to emerge in the gaming industry. When he first started we all called FOUL on those crazy quotes he was making. In fact, it was clear he had no idea about the gaming audience he was speaking in front of. But, he learned quick..ate crow for his past mistakes..got his own show and the rest is history. Pach attack is a blast. I honestly wish he had a 30 minute show. The best part is Pach never takes himself serious. He gives his take from the business side of the gamuing world and how he perceives it. What's happened though is he 'gets' it. He knows when he catch heat from controversial statements and he's still not scared to put that info out there. Pach may not always be right and I may not always agree with him..but the Pachter definately gained a fan of his show...he definately livened up Game Trailers. Evil
Pachter is not he type of person gaming needs as it's coverboy. He is a financial analyst with hardly any gaming credentials. Since this gen started there has been too much focus of sales and other things that revolve round the most important aspect which are the games itself. He really isn't any better informed than many of the biased misinformed gaming journalists we have today in the industry so I do not see him as a positive addition to the community. It's a little sad to see someone with hardly any gaming knowledge have such a platform to speak upon subjects he isn't passionate about. Take N'Gai for example. This guy is more in tune with gaming than Pachter. We need more pros like N'Gai not Pachter. It is a shame that this gen has focused so much on sales and has become so blindly Corporate supportive over consumer benefits. Popular Gaming sites hardly say anything about negative news involving games, Devs/Pubs, figureheads and overall industry happenings. It's become to political and tainted. The focus needs to be put back toward games. Not sales, add-on DLC, online apps and features. Games. I feel the reason this gen is disappointing is due to the lack of focus Devs and Pubs have this gen. Too much about appetizers and deserts, not enough about the meat an potatoes.
Pachter is not he type of person gaming needs as it's coverboy. He is a financial analyst with hardly any gaming credentials. Who said he's gaming's cover boy. He's a fun addition to it and he doesn't take himself seriously. We've seen at least 50 of these gaming sites pop up with wayyy less credibility in the industry than Pachter has. Passion for gaming doesnt mean they actually deserve their platform either. Pachter found his niche people love him and people hate him...but just like you and this site..PEOPLE are talking about him.. If you look close the people that claim they hate Pachter the most are usually mad because he doesn't bash the 360 like they do all day long on N4G.com and the rest of the internet.. Who cares..let em hate..Pach jokes about the hate in every show..I know I'm not the only one who enjoys his approach to the industry..which is why Game Trailers greenlighted the show..
Pachter is that you hiding behind the EVILDEAD360 screen name? It is you, isn't it???
nah..not worth it..
Don't mind different views from different people at times but this guy gets way too much coverage for someone who is just after all an analyst. He has his own show on a popular gaming site! Someone who hardly games!!! Less of him and more qualified people who are gamers that are more passionate about the games themselves than corporate profits is what's needed. What's next a corporate lawyer on GT talking about the legality issues present in todays industry?
What was his name again....Jack Thompson? He was always wrong just like Pachter.
Your are like the first person on the list of comments thus far that haven't complained about that racist dude up there lol
He's entertaining because he can be convicing and get everyone talking and potentially cause some company to do something stupid which is give his opinion power. In the end it is for him to have more power in the industry than he should have but some of his knowledge is good especially on the Pach attack episode where he broke down what the publisher and the devs get from game sales.
this'll probably go about as well as boycotting BP but you're welcome to try.
we should patch his mouth to stop bullshit from coming from it!
LMAO!! Made my day right there.
Indeed, I have no idea where this person came from and people should stop quoting him. "Hey, I predict that Sony will sell blah blah amounts of this"- Can I haz fame?
Patcher reminds me of a annoying little kid on call of duty. Talks and talks and talks and nobody really pays attention especially when you use the mute function. Best feature you can have in gaming is the mute feature. Or my favorite the Block list oh how I love it.
That and the 'kick' button.
Oh yes that feature is amazing also. We need a Kick Button for Patcher.
Pach attack for the win.... Haters gonna hate.
Do you worship him?
Gaming blogs are the sore thumb of the gaming industry.
At least he's willing to speak his opinion, make predictions, and acknowledge when he's wrong. If you don't like him then don't pay him any attention, but many people like to hear his opinions, so ordering those people not to do that is absurd and immature.
PACHTER IS A DISGRACE, most of his predictions are wrong, not to mention he is not a gamer and does not understand the market, I mean how many years did he day wii needed a HD console, the wii is just fine, even though HD consoles are great especially the ps3, but there is a reason why you chose wii or ps3, in my case I got both, that way I have the chance to experience zelda, mario and all the greatness of sony's offerings like uncharted 2, gow iii and heavy rain.
pacher and Kotick, nuff said
Sorry, I don't see any connection...
Both duches. But I suppose there are worse ppl to compare to
So, according to your logic, the sites we should really obey and listen (and never look at anything else) are those big budgeted, corporate sites that are often payed by the companies who own the industry? I am sorry, but that sounds just too God damn ridiculous. In a free and democratic society (yes, on the internet) everyone has to be able to tell their own opinions/feelings/thoughts on a certain topic. It is your choice whether you will listen to them, criticize them or just plainly ignore them. These small voices help establish a wave that goes against what corporate websites and companies (as well as "prominent people from the media") are trying to serve you - their own agendas. You should not be so narrow minded, and try to learn to read the story from all its angles, not just the one you find most pleasing.
Pachter is heavily promoted by MTV's GameTrailers.com this has to stop, ignore him as much as you can I did once believe what he said and I shouldn't had; learned my lesson now I don't even comment on his bullshit video-blog
"Half of what he says is wrong" I lol'd, as if he gets it right 50% of the time. I wouldn't mind if that was the case, it is more like 50% wrong, 10% right and 40%nobody gives a damn mindless bollox which have no foundation
Right??? Some of you guys will say "Haters gonna hate" right? Ha ha ha ha some of you doodes are just flip flop artist with ya comments here. Hip Hop gamer shows us his undying passion and love for gaming, despite how much the lot of you hate on this guy for his articles. He's out there interviewing the same devs that y'all are praising and dickriding, and he's getting the scoop for all of us on all the consoles (despite his preference). Doesn't matter what he do, you guys will always find a way to berate him... but you lap up this inconsistent jibberish from Pachter like he's a videogame godsend SMDH!!!!!!
You have a point. I can ignore the flamebait article titles of BOTH HHG and Pachter. I can ignore the fact that what they say may or may not be pure speculation at best. What I can say, and most people without blinders can obviously see, is that HHG has a PASSION for what he does. Where I think Pachter has found something hot and new to latch on to. They both have their glaring faults and their positives. But, at least HHG gives us live interviews. I can't see how one person's speculation is any more valid than another. In the end, they are both guesses at best.
What does being Jewish have to do with anything? I didn't think N4G members were this dispicable but I guess it makes sense considering all the fanboys on here. Both types share that moronic irrational and unjustifiable hate of others and other things. I'm black and to all you Jew/Asian/black/white etc haters, one day the world will look on you with pity and contempt just as they look at history's past racists/bigots that way. If I could, I'd drown the lot of you in the Gulf ........irrespective of the aforementioned, Patcher is mostly wrong or simply getting credit for stating what is already patently obvious.
so correct me at any point if I didn't read this right. If you had your way the solution for racism would be...death. Nice. I'm not trying to be insulting. Just strikes me as a strange way to spread a message of tolerance and understanding is all. Meh. What do I know anyway?
Let me help some people understand a little easier, and let me be the first to say it. Michael Pachter is the Sylvia brown of Video games.
Pachter let me preorder the Wii HD for $150 and I haven't heard from him since. :(
Pachter does need tog o away and I wish game websites would stop reporting on this guy. He makes obvious statements about games (Halo will sell a lot) and people claim he has some magic insight? I also dislike his XBot mentality. Virtually everything that comes out of his piehole is pro 360. Heck when he does give Sony some praise he subtly knocks them at the same time. If you are suppose to be an analyst then show absolutely no allegiance to one system or another. Game journalists should do the same as well. Pachter do us all a favor and please just go away.
you don't HAVE to listen to him
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