Thread: Ask Michael Pachter
08-24-2010 04:55 PM #1
Ask Michael Pachter
Okay, this is a really narrow window, but I just got an opportunity to have a little interview with Michael Pachter. TONIGHT. I'm compiling my own questions, but as with the Jaffe interview, if there's anything you guys might want to know, fire away and I'll pick some questions and include them in the interview.
08-24-2010 05:05 PM #2
Will he tape himself playing Dance central? Specifically to Lady Gaga (last bonus round)
When will we see the PS4 / Xbox 720? % likely next year???? (Let's feed the trolls!)
I'll see if I can think of any more decent ones, actually busy at work atm.
FF11 is on the xbox 360, so what is keeping FF14 from being set in stone with the PS3 version? And why aren't their more MMO's on consoles??? Essentially why FF11 and no one else???? What changed?
08-24-2010 05:24 PM #3The nerd is a tirelessly predictable creature whom the promise of boobies is like a bacon sandwich to a starving wolf. - Yahtzee
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08-24-2010 05:26 PM #4
08-24-2010 05:29 PM #5
Awesome dude, I actually really like Pachter.
How does he feel about Microsoft's focus on more casual Kinect titles at E3 and Gamescom? Does he think they are starting down the road Nintendo traveled and alienating the core playerbase? Are they putting too many eggs in one basket?
What route does he see Nintendo going next gen? Another inexpensive but underpowered console or something with some heft to try and bring back some of the core players while still putting out things casual Wii owners could enjoy too.
Also, with Nintendo having the least powerful system, and Wii sales slipping, will they be the first to release something next gen? And if so, could they be setting themselves up for a Dreamcast type situation, where people may just wait for the more powerful systems the next year?
08-24-2010 05:30 PM #6
08-24-2010 05:35 PM #7
I'd be interested to know which he thinks will sell more over their lifetimes (or maybe in the next 5 years). Move or Kinect?PSN, XBL, Steam & Origin ID: Redswipe
08-24-2010 05:38 PM #8
08-24-2010 05:43 PM #9
What's the deal with Xbox 360's "Game Room"... news seems to have dwindled since launch and releases aren't even published by Major Nelson when they do come out. Is this feature sent to die? Is it making any money?
You're an old schooler and probably appreciate this outlet, where do you see this going??? To tie into that do Windows 7 Phones pick this up and do these phones matter to Microsoft's gaming revenues.
08-24-2010 05:48 PM #10
08-24-2010 05:53 PM #11
That's a great question KTA. For sure. Ask him that (and then we will expect the opposite!)
08-24-2010 06:17 PM #12
Exclusive Retailer DLC really irks hardcore gamers that want all a game has to offer day 1... How much money do publishers make over this frustration onto the hardcore???
Platform DLC we understand, but retailer specific DLC needs to stop. At the very least wouldn't it be wise to offer them all at a price on said network day 1 upon release? If so why aren't they doing this?
This way the pre order gets you x free in other words day 1.
08-24-2010 06:31 PM #13
I curious how much of a dent phone sales have put into the handheld market. With smartphones getting more capable, more open, and being connected by default it seems like we should start seeing some possibilities for core gaming there, instead of just the current casual market. Really phones seem to have everything but decent standard controls.
I doubt if he has any numbers, but it would also be interested to get an overview of how 3D gaming is doing so far.. And when they will have a supposedly killer app for 3D gaming with Move. Just the idea of the cost of entry to play something like that seems like it would intimidate anyone who doesn't have seriously deep pockets plus a lack of sense.
I guess those aren't exactly questions, but I'm sure you can find something to ask in there..Blu-ray : PS3 500G
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08-24-2010 06:59 PM #14Member
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What are your all time favorite video games?
I'm doubtful he'll say anything but best sellers, thus cementing my impression he's not a gamer and doesn't play video games to begin with. I'll give him a chance but I'm very skeptical he'll surprise me.HD DVD, the best in extras!
My HD DVD list: "Clerks 2", "The World's Fastest Indian", "The Thing", "V For Vendetta", "Enter the Dragon" and "Casablanca".
My Blu-ray list: "Warriors Of Heaven and Earth", "Curse Of the Golden Flower", "Kung Fu Hustle", Weeds Season 2, "Rent", "Tekkonkinkreet",
"Lives Of Others", "Black Book", "Hairspray", "Kingdom Of Heaven: Director's Cut", Sanctuary S1, "Chungking Express", "Videodrome", "Contact", "Paprika".
08-24-2010 07:11 PM #15