Predictions For 2016's Winners and Losers Of The New Console Generation

Bookmark this post and re-check it in 2016. Eminently quotable games business analyst Michael Pachter doesn't just host fun shows on GameTrailers. He crunches numbers, gives stock advice and forecasts the future of the gaming industry. Today, he revealed his mathematical model's predictions for the new console… » 12/27/13 1:13pm 12/27/13 1:13pm

The Most Obvious Thing Anyone Can Say About EA Needs To Be Said Anyway.

"[EA]'s 'Fewer, Bigger, Better' strategy for its key packaged goods releases will not work if the games are, in fact, not 'Better.'" -Analyst Michael Pachter lamenting the oddly low quality and poor sales of Medal of Honor: Warfighter and praising the delay of Fuse. ("Packaged goods" are games sold in stores, not the… » 1/31/13 9:00am 1/31/13 9:00am

Games Industry Analyst Michael Pachter Estimates Gamers Outnumber Complainers 100 to 1 [Corrected]

I like Michael Pachter. I really do. I get Castleville requests from him all the time. Seriously, though, I do go to Pachter for comment occasionally in my sports columns, mostly because the deals cut in that genre are complex and often rely on a publisher partnering up with older businesses, and he understands those… » 5/12/12 5:00pm 5/12/12 5:00pm

Jamie Kennedy's Still Sensitive About His Trainwreck of an E3 2007 Hosting Gig, Apparently

Jamie Kennedy, star of Son of the Mask, Malibu's Most Wanted and Wii game Real Heroes: Firefighter doesn't always deliver brilliantly inspired performances. See his E3 2007 Activision press conference hosting gig, for example, which he's still really really sensitive about, according to a recent Twitter tirade. » 6/23/11 3:40pm 6/23/11 3:40pm

Twisted Metal PS3 Accidentally Confirmed?

During the latest episode of Bonus Round, analyst supreme Michael Pachter may have accidentally let the cat out of the bag about Playstation 3 car combat racer Twisted Metal PS3. The analyst mentioned the game while talking about solid games coming to the PS3 that don't have Move support. David Jaffe says via Twitter » 5/30/10 9:43am 5/30/10 9:43am