Okay, even if it isn't real, it's worth a read.

Many gamers often harp on analysts like Michael Pachter, who are often quoted on a weekly basis. Most comments on game sites and in forums go something like, "yeah, I can talk common sense, too." So now, GamesRadar does a piece about how "concerned friends and family" of Pachter have begged him to get some help…and get a "real job." According to "the source:"

"I was surprised when I discovered he was still doing this. It was just me and him and a few friends, nothing big. We’d talk about games, make little predictions… a bet here, a bet there, and occasionally he'd be right, or at least close.

But then someone quoted him on the internet. It was nice at first, it made him feel good, but we couldn’t have known how it would spiral out of control. Now he’s arguing with bloggers on VH1… People even started taking investment advice from him, and eventually he thought it was his job. But we all know it just isn’t a job. We just want him to get help."

The article goes on to cite a "Harvard study" where "industry analyst" was in the top three of the most "common fictitious jobs" (along with direct marketing entrepreneur and artist). It's pretty darn funny, really. Sometimes, it really does seem as if analysts are simply looking at the numbers and market conditions, and drawing predictable conclusions.

But even so, it'll be interesting to hear Pachter's response to this. We hope he's a good sport.

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Snaaaake
Snaaaake
9 years ago

I find it hard to agree with most of his recent analysis, though occasionally I agree but………

AshT
AshT
9 years ago

I never liked his comments, predictions etc., but yeah i agree with snaaaake that ocasionally he do talk some sense.

marcusfrommo
marcusfrommo
9 years ago

Next topic please.

Temjin001
Temjin001
9 years ago

I do usually try to catch his Gametrailers shows. Basically, I don't mind observing his insights because he has access to metrics I'd imagine most of us do not. I just wish he would be more conservative about his predictions. I'm pretty certain if someone created a chart that showed just how wrong he was with such matters, he'd be statistically considered unreliable. It doesn't help that he's usually on a show with an Edge guy(a company who is a disgrace to truth) and a Shacknews guy(like, where's cross-game chat on PSN? its so worthless without it–whatever). And they all tend to favor the 360. Thankfully, the host, Geoff K., tends to maintain neutral ground on biases.

Bugzbunny109
Bugzbunny109
9 years ago

They should do an intervention for him. I would like to see that :).

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
9 years ago

For whatever reason my irony meter is going berserk…

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
9 years ago

Mine on over drive! It's almost doing a Limit Break!

HAHA!

dkmrules
dkmrules
9 years ago

That article was so win….

http://img218.imageshack.us/f/2z7kje8.png/

Jawknee
Jawknee
9 years ago

LOL! That is funny. 🙂

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
9 years ago

Thank you Ben! this is too hilarious and truthful at the same time!

Kiryu
Kiryu
9 years ago

Patcher or whoever is a lunatic!

gangan19
gangan19
9 years ago

poor guy

Milonakis
Milonakis
9 years ago

Bobby Kotick should get an intervention for being a money grubber.

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
9 years ago

That's actually funny. But hey, if you can do a non-job, and get paid for it, why the hell not?

Something I find oddly disturbing though, why is 'artist' considered a fictitious job? Sure, the desire for art may not be as prevalent now, but that's like a slap to the face of Michelangelo, Bernini and da Vinci. That's just… sacrilegious.
Peace.

Ultimate_Balla
Ultimate_Balla
9 years ago

Hahaha. Ah, good read (^^,)

swapnilgyani
swapnilgyani
9 years ago

Finally, an article with Pachter's photo that I can agree with!

bloody_rootz
bloody_rootz
9 years ago

hahahahahah that is funny, i reckon he would be hating that! but honastly guys i believe he has been off the mark a few times. I often find myself disagreeing with him on a routine basis.

Truthfully i reckon many people on this site would make better Analyst's then Patcher.

mexgeo86
mexgeo86
9 years ago

He makes economists and weathermen look good.

Orvisman
Orvisman
9 years ago

Bogus.

As someone who works on Wall Street, let me tell you analysts and industry analysts are real. And Pachter and Divinich work at real companies.

Funny though.

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
9 years ago

fake money

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
9 years ago

Until I re-read part of it, I though this was a memo from his Doctor, LOL