Michael Pachter Interview

The Crystal Ball of Michael Pachter on The Escapist interviews the outspoken game industry financial analyst about his work. They learn a bit about the nature of his work and his methodology, as well as the overall purpose of all that analysis. They also touch on his hit-and-miss predictions, though he proudly claims he's been ranked number one in earnings accuracy three times among all tech analysts. He also addresses the ill-will often expressed towards him on gaming forums, but also explains how he uses the gaming press: "Investors should [listen to me] because I'm really good, but look, I use the press," he admitted when I asked why we should listen to him. "It's a symbiotic relationship. I try to give you guys what you need, and I use the press to promote myself so that more investors want to talk to me. That helps me get paid more money."
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Nov 18, 2010, 00:47
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 Kxmode
 
Sepharo wrote on Nov 16, 2010, 21:30:
Michael Pachter
Michael Pachter
Michael Pachter

You're doing it wrong. Observe:

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Nov 17, 2010, 10:18
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Nov 17, 2010, 10:18
 
Confidence and charisma. There are a staggering number of people in the business world who have no applicable knowledge or skills to actually benefit the industries they work in. They quite simply just talk a good game and are proficient at sustaining their own job, whatever that is supposed to be anyways.
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Nov 17, 2010, 08:40
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Re: Michael Pachter Interview Nov 17, 2010, 08:40
Nov 17, 2010, 08:40
 
So how do you exactly go from "I talk out of my ass" to $$$ ???

One word describes this self-styled gaming analyst: MEGATARD
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Nov 17, 2010, 04:47
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PropheT wrote on Nov 16, 2010, 22:59:
and the general press often carries it like it's truth well before any attempt has been made to verify it...like the EA charged demo story, for example, that people STILL quote as being something EA said when it was all Pachter.
Yeah well thats not specific to the gaming press or gaming industry. Press in general nowadays don't bother to do much research at all before reporting stuff. They often report on press releases out of companies as truth. Its hilarious when the press puts out incorrect death reports based on things like The Onion because they didn't bother to call anyone to verify.
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Nov 17, 2010, 02:31
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Bhruic wrote on Nov 16, 2010, 20:21:
Whenever a games journalist needs an insightful - or incitable, depending on your perspective - technology pundit, the first guy she calls is Michael Pachter.

Well that's your first mistake right there.


Yea, seriously. Female games journalist? Ha.
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Nov 17, 2010, 00:33
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Prez wrote on Nov 17, 2010, 00:06:

Ever since he trolled PC gamers by saying the only reason we are against DRM is because we're pirates, I wouldn't piss on this moron if he were on fire.

we all know the best way to put out fires is with a pitch fork.
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Nov 17, 2010, 00:06
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xXBatmanXx wrote on Nov 16, 2010, 21:34:
and I use the press to promote myself so that more investors want to talk to me. That helps me get paid more money."

Sounds like a scam to me.

Sounds like a whore to me.

Ever since he trolled PC gamers by saying the only reason we are against DRM is because we're pirates, I wouldn't piss on this moron if he were on fire.
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Nov 16, 2010, 22:59
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Nov 16, 2010, 22:59
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Nov 16, 2010, 21:34:
and I use the press to promote myself so that more investors want to talk to me. That helps me get paid more money."

Sounds like a scam to me.
He doesn't know shit.

Yeah, exactly.

The shotgun approach is just a ridiculous way to do a job where you're vocal about everything you do. Just because you get a few things on target doesn't make up for all the other bullshit and rumors you started that were completely off base.

Gamers hate him on forums because he's a professional troll. He's extremely vocal with just anything he can make up, and the general press often carries it like it's truth well before any attempt has been made to verify it...like the EA charged demo story, for example, that people STILL quote as being something EA said when it was all Pachter.

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Nov 16, 2010, 22:48
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SirKnight wrote on Nov 16, 2010, 22:02:
I still find it hard to believe "analyst" is a real job. How is it that someone can get paid for sitting around spouting opinions and speculation (which usually ends up being wrong mostly anyway)? What a great contribution to society.

Many analysts actually aren't like that, they actually take weeks to analyze the market movements and use structured methodology to predict and try to calculate market dynamics. Pachter and the like of them however are just doing pure speculation in order to influence the market where they act to serve their own clients. Pachter is a stain to everyone who has the same job as him.
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Sepharo wrote on Nov 16, 2010, 21:30:
Michael Pachter
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I think that only works if they are dead and truly evil, not brain dead, and truly a douche bag.
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Nov 16, 2010, 22:02
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Nov 16, 2010, 22:02
 
I still find it hard to believe "analyst" is a real job. How is it that someone can get paid for sitting around spouting opinions and speculation (which usually ends up being wrong mostly anyway)? What a great contribution to society.

"because I'm really good" Yeah...we all think we're Casanova.
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Nov 16, 2010, 21:34
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Nov 16, 2010, 21:34
 
and I use the press to promote myself so that more investors want to talk to me. That helps me get paid more money."

Sounds like a scam to me.
He doesn't know shit.
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So investors should listen to him... because he whores himself out in the media? Fucktard.
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Re: Michael Pachter Interview
Nov 16, 2010, 20:27
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Michael Pachter is quickly replacing Derek Smart and Jack Thompson as one of the most hated among gamers. Actually in a lot of ways I think Mike is worse because of statements like Investors should [listen to me] because I'm really good and his hit-and-miss predictions. So basically Mike is a weather reporter, except in this case he knows nothing about gaming but he passes himself off as an expert so that investors will want to talk to him. "That helps me get paid more money." A fool and his money...
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Re: Michael Pachter Interview
Nov 16, 2010, 20:21
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Re: Michael Pachter Interview Nov 16, 2010, 20:21
Nov 16, 2010, 20:21
 
Whenever a games journalist needs an insightful - or incitable, depending on your perspective - technology pundit, the first guy she calls is Michael Pachter.

Well that's your first mistake right there.

I like to make a whole bunch of mistakes because the more guesses I make, the more likely they're all going add up to zero.

Yeah, that sounds about like what I expected his "method" to be.
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Nov 16, 2010, 20:20
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Nov 16, 2010, 20:20
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More from pachter, this was linked a little further down:
http://www.bluesnews.com/s/116054/evening-metaverse
GameStop Has '10 to 20 Years of Healthy Earnings' Before Digital Takes Over, says Analyst
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Nov 16, 2010, 20:19
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Nov 16, 2010, 20:19
 
Fucks given this day: Zero.
How will I know limits from lies if I never try?
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Nov 16, 2010, 20:14
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Nov 16, 2010, 20:14
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Wait he has methodology?

The one correct thing I see him saying is that he "uses" the press.
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Nov 16, 2010, 20:04
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Nov 16, 2010, 20:04
 
Aaaaaaaand all I've said about him being a market manipulator comes true coming out of his own mouth.

Fucker is a disgrace to us and the only reason he's ranked so high is because most tech analysts suck because they use old methodology in a constantly dynamic market, and Patcher is the living example of that.
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