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Old 09-24-2016, 09:53 AM   #1
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Michael Pachter likens PC Gamers to “racists” and “arrogant twits" #pcgaming


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Everyone’s favorite Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter, who usually gets things woefully wrong, is in the spotlight this week for all the wrong reasons.

Yesterday the UK tabloid The Daily Star posted comments from Pachter discussing the PS4 Pro where Pachter had likened PC gamers to “racists” and called them “arrogant twits”.
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Daily Star: For gamers that are more traditionally PC who have seen the announcement (PS4 Pro) may they be more inclined to maybe go for that?

Michael Pachter: PC gamers are like racists where they only like their own kind and they have no interest in venturing out and mixing with other races. PC Gamers are arrogant twits who are convinced at what they do is better than anyone else could possibly do.
The same could be said for certain "gaming analysts!"
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Old 09-24-2016, 10:33 AM   #2
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well if you remove the sensationalist twist, what he said is partially accurate. While most PC gamers have other gaming systems, we do firmly believe that the PC platform is superior to any other.
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Old 09-24-2016, 10:59 AM   #3
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He's an idiot. Also, the PC is a superior platform. This is inarguably fact. The PC can do everything a console can do AND things it cannot. Opinions on which is more fun for particular individuals are certainly going to vary, but the fact is that the PC is the most versatile, best gaming platform.
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Old 09-24-2016, 11:10 AM   #4
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So I guess Sony should demand that all machines in competition with them be hobbled and limited so that everyone can be equal and happy and nobody every loses? "The PC is just not PC any more"
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Old 09-24-2016, 11:56 AM   #5
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It's impossible to call his "racist" comment out of the blue or mischaracterization when you literally have a bunch of people running around calling themselves the "master race". All the time.
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Old 09-24-2016, 12:12 PM   #6
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It's impossible to call his "racist" comment out of the blue or mischaracterization when you literally have a bunch of people running around calling themselves the "master race". All the time.
It's tongue-in-cheek Jaz. Anyone who tells you otherwise is looking for attention, a hyperventilating basket case, or has an agenda.

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Old 09-24-2016, 12:14 PM   #7
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It takes one to know one.

I bet PC gamers are more diverse than this cock's group of friends!
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Old 09-24-2016, 12:20 PM   #8
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It's impossible to call his "racist" comment out of the blue or mischaracterization when you literally have a bunch of people running around calling themselves the "master race".
Charlotte is pretty disturbing. You been hanging around there lately?
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Old 09-24-2016, 12:40 PM   #9
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It's tongue-in-cheek Jaz. Anyone who tells you otherwise is looking for attention, a hyperventilating basket case, or has an agenda.

I'm well aware that the "PC Master Race" business is meant as a joke, I'm just saying Pachter isn't the one who made the association. He's just speaking within the confines of that analogy.
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Old 09-24-2016, 12:46 PM   #10
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I'm well aware that the "PC Master Race" business is meant as a joke, I'm just saying Pachter isn't the one who made the association. He's just speaking within the confines of that analogy.
He's using it to get attention for himself. He's well aware that the press will spread statements like that around because it feeds into their 'everything is racist' narrative.
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Old 09-24-2016, 01:14 PM   #11
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He's using it to get attention for himself. He's well aware that the press will spread statements like that around because it feeds into their 'everything is racist' narrative.
I'm having a hard time understanding what you're saying. Calling oneself the PC Master Race and even going so far as to have a "logo" with flowing blond hair is very internally invoking racism. For comedic effect, apparently, but thats' where racism being attached to the concept of computing hardware begins.

I'm not seeing how it's strange for Pachter to call people racists who are self-branding themselves as a "Race" who is better than other races.

I think it's ridiculous for Pachter to label ALL PC Gamers as this, but I think he is specifically meaning to speak about those particular people within the more broad category of people who play games on PC.
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Old 09-24-2016, 02:17 PM   #12
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I say this every day! Why is it not news when I say it? LOL.
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Old 09-24-2016, 02:48 PM   #13
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I think it's ridiculous for Pachter to label ALL PC Gamers as this, but I think he is specifically meaning to speak about those particular people within the more broad category of people who play games on PC.
I am speculating. But when it comes to Pachter I'm a cynic. He has a long history of spewing hyperbole.
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Old 09-24-2016, 02:54 PM   #14
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^^^^ lol, so racist man

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Old 09-24-2016, 03:51 PM   #16
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I'm having a hard time understanding what you're saying.
What a surprise.
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Old 09-24-2016, 04:33 PM   #17
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I'm having a hard time understanding what you're saying. Calling oneself the PC Master Race and even going so far as to have a "logo" with flowing blond hair is very internally invoking racism. For comedic effect, apparently, but thats' where racism being attached to the concept of computing hardware begins.

I'm not seeing how it's strange for Pachter to call people racists who are self-branding themselves as a "Race" who is better than other races.

I think it's ridiculous for Pachter to label ALL PC Gamers as this, but I think he is specifically meaning to speak about those particular people within the more broad category of people who play games on PC.
Leave it to Jaz to spout off racism where there is none. Shocking I tell you.
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Old 09-24-2016, 05:08 PM   #18
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Leave it to Jaz to spout off racism where there is none. Shocking I tell you.
You're like a parody of a reasonable human being.
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Old 09-24-2016, 05:15 PM   #19
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Hasn't the PC master race meme always been more akin to greek mythology? So Greeks are racists?
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Hasn't the PC master race meme always been more akin to greek mythology? So Greeks are racists?
Not sure how you are saying that "master race" is greek when it was the term the Nazi's used to talk about purifying the race by killing jews and other races they felt were inferior...
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