#1 Edited by Blu3V3nom07 (4205 posts) -

I hope this is not Youtube Spam.... : /

Adam Sessler and Michael Pachter talk mostly about his thoughts about the industry. E.g. Square Enix, the FCC's involvement with industry, and just next-gen stuff. There are apparently more episodes on this interview soon, ala GameTrailers.

Part Two just went up. So I put it here. He does start talking Xbox, and also ISP's dealing with these products.

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#2 Edited by OfficeGamer (1120 posts) -

This Pachter guy never strikes me as someone who knows what he's talking about. He does however sound like someone who knows how to speak like someone who knows what he's talking about. So.... personality alone isn't enough. He clearly memorizes sales numbers and then come up with big bold arguments...

I've only been a player on the PC since the beginning of this year, but watching a Youtube compilation of Pachter's ignorant and uninformed comments on the platform a few years back really was enough for him to lose integrity.

#3 Posted by mrfluke (5663 posts) -

pachter gets too much shit from the internet, dude is very smart.

#4 Edited by Sooty (8195 posts) -

@mrfluke said:

pachter gets too much shit from the internet, dude is very smart.

if he is so smart why does he say so many dumb things. :'(

#5 Edited by mrfluke (5663 posts) -

@sooty said:

@mrfluke said:

pachter gets too much shit from the internet, dude is very smart.

if he is so smart why does he say so many dumb things. :'(

your right as he did say some asinine things in the past, but hell, everyone screws up,

but like take this video, i agree with most of what he said.

#6 Posted by Marokai (3325 posts) -

@officegamer said:

This Pachter guy never strikes me as someone who knows what he's talking about. He does however sound like someone who knows how to speak like someone who knows what he's talking about.

The perfect business analyst.

#7 Edited by Winternet (8240 posts) -

@sooty said:

@mrfluke said:

pachter gets too much shit from the internet, dude is very smart.

if he is so smart why does he say so many dumb things. :'(

Because apart from being smart he's also crazy and loves to make predictions. The more insane the predictions are, the better.

Of course, people never talk about the ones he gets right and only the ones he gets wrong.

#8 Posted by mrfluke (5663 posts) -

@sooty said:

@mrfluke said:

pachter gets too much shit from the internet, dude is very smart.

if he is so smart why does he say so many dumb things. :'(

Because apart from being smart he's also crazy and loves to make predictions. The more insane the predictions are, the better.

Of course, people never talk about the ones he gets right and only the ones he gets wrong.

it is the internet after all

#9 Posted by djou (895 posts) -

Pachter does get a lot of unwarranted hate although he can go out on a branch sometimes. Its what happens when you spend too much time staring at spreadsheets. This interview was interesting and I agree with a lot of the points. If Square can't make money off of selling 3.4 million copies of a really good game like Tomb Raider then there is something wrong. No one cared about that franchise and Crystal Dynamics did a good job relaunching their flagship series. His point about Final Fantasy was off-base and I'm glad Sessler set him straight, no one cares that FF isn't released enough, these games are just boring retreads. I'm really curious to see if his $99 next box with 2 year contract comes to fruition.

#10 Posted by EXTomar (5031 posts) -

He is just analyst. I'm not sure why he gets so much hate where everyone should listen to his insight while also taking it as speculative.

#11 Posted by EuanDewar (5151 posts) -

This Pachter guy never strikes me as someone who knows what he's talking about. He does however sound like someone who knows how to speak like someone who knows what he's talking about. So.... personality alone isn't enough. He clearly memorizes sales numbers and then come up with big bold arguments...

I've only been a player on the PC since the beginning of this year, but watching a Youtube compilation of Pachter's ignorant and uninformed comments on the platform a few years back really was enough for him to lose integrity.

everyone made those sort of comments. listen to some bombcasts from 08/09. they straight hatin on the PC

#12 Posted by Blu3V3nom07 (4205 posts) -

Alright, Part 2 just went up. He does make sound arguments about what the reality of Microosft's strategy might just be. And I love how Adam Sessler is just good at giving good questions, worded just right for his guest to give interesting answers.

#13 Posted by phantomzxro (1604 posts) -

@sooty said:

@mrfluke said:

pachter gets too much shit from the internet, dude is very smart.

if he is so smart why does he say so many dumb things. :'(

I won't discredit the man he is a smart dude or he would not have the job he does now. The problem is he is coming from a business mindset which is not wrong but can be out of touch with the gaming community.

I'm sure he tries to stay involved which is why he visits neogaf or goes on game trailers shows but he going to always go back to what he know best which is business. Does not mean he will be right because I'm sure many business minded people thought SimCity would be a non issue and here we are now with that.