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

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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 relationships much better than I do.

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[Correction: Sunday, 11:03 a.m.] As it happens, he Facebook messaged me this morning to point out how stupidly I had misquoted him in the original version of this article. Pachter estimates gamers outnumber whiners 100 to 1. That might color how you read the rest of this article, whose original text follows.

But I have to wonder if Pachter—probably the most well known financial analyst to rank-and-file video gamers—is being deliberately ironic here. Because his complaining about whining sounds a little like whining about complaining.

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But, stick with it, he does actually say the word "Wiineses."

Oh, and Mass Effect fans, don't feel left out. He gets to you at the 3:01 mark.

Pach-Attack: Whiners vs. Complainers [GameTrailers]

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God, this whole "entitled whining baby" thing is fucking retarded. I mean, how stupid and brainwashed do you have to be to think that wanting something that sucks to be improved is a bad thing?

It takes a unique type of idiot that only seems to be present on Kotaku and IGN to buy into that kind of bullshit.