Michael Pachter – PC Gamers Are Like ‘Racists’

“PC gamers are arrogant twits who are convinced what they do is better than what anybody else can possibly do.”

Posted By | On 21st, Sep. 2016 Under News | Follow This Author @GamingBoltTweet

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Sony recently announced the launch details for the PlayStation 4 Pro a couple of weeks ago. The console will launch on November 10 for an attractive price of $399. Besides the Xbox One fan base, will the PS4 Pro also attract the PC base? Well, according to Michael Pachter from Wedbush Securities that won’t happen since PC gamers are like “racists”.

“I think PC Gamers are like racists; they only like there own kind and they have no interest in venturing out and mixing with other races. PC gamers are arrogant twits who are convinced what they do is better than what anybody else can possibly do,” he stated in an interview with DailyStar.

However he thinks that Xbox owners have a different mindset and they may think otherwise. “However if you were an Xbox owner and you’ve always wondered what it’s like to be a PlayStation owner, this is a great opportunity. And I think if you’re not a [next-gen] console owner at all – which would include a subset of PC users – this is the one you would buy. This [PS4 Pro] is the obvious choice.”

To be honest, I found these statements to be quite harsh. I own all three platforms and I prefer to play most of my games on the PC, however I loved console exclusives such as Uncharted 4 and I am also looking forward to Gears of War 4 on the Xbox One. Pachter’s statements here make no sense whatsoever.

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  • PonyExpress

    He obviously hasn’t met Mr-XRatty lol.

    • crazy_black_man-

      I know right? That dude is so awesome, tells it like it really is.

  • Marc Grierson

    Patcher’s statements make perfect sense but are also a sweeping generalisation and the same can be said for some console gamers too. If you haven’t seen how arrogant the PC gaming community is then you’re blinded by your love for the platform. Its atrocious how PC gamers act all high and mighty around console gamers peasant, scrub etc. But as I said, console gamers can be just as bad.

    I like to defend what I think is good as much as anybody and I have gone over the line a few times but always apologised but some people are just ridiculously closed minded so you can’t say that the statements don’t make sense when they really do he has just targeted PC gaming.

    • Old Skool

      I signed in to agree with your entire comment……so true.

    • d0x360

      Wow…what an ignorant comment. First of all gaming on pc is better. It’s a fact that can’t be argued. It’s just a better experience in every possible way.

      Second a fanboy is a fanboy. A pc fanboy is no better or worse than a console fanboy. They are all idiots.

      Anyone who talks about PCMR that isn’t a fanboy is doing so in a spirit of good humor. They don’t think they are better than anyone.

      What an awful thing for him to say and what an awful comment by you. Massive ignorance.

    • Marc Grierson

      Your first paragraph proved my point, it’s subjective prettier graphics and solid frame rates are nothing without optimisation. Was Arkham Knight objectively better on pc? Your point is bust.

      Second paragraph – pretty much what I said.

      Third – bullshit

      Fourth – to a pc gamer maybe, I think 90% of comments from pc gamers are awful things I’ve seen it, you’ve seen it and Patcher has seen it but yet you will deny it 🙂

    • crazy_black_man-

      PC gamers don’t play games. They just like to tweak them and then stare at them.

    • Marc Grierson


    • d0x360

      Was a port that the developer spent 6 weeks on better than the console version…well yea actually lol.

      I can run it at 1440p 60fps just fine, prepatch I had to knock it down to 1080p. So it looked better, ran faster and loaded in about 7 seconds before it was fixed and after it was fixed it got even better.

      Witcher 3 I can play at 4k is that worse? Doom I can play at 4k…that worse?

      Pc offers a superior experience there is no question about it. Looks better, runs better, can be modded, and I can use any controller or peripheral made in the last 25 years without issue. I also don’t have to pay steam for multiplayer

    • Marc Grierson

      You just keep proving my point. You have a superiority complex like most pc gamers. You aren’t proving anything except my point 🙂 keep talking numbers I’ll keep talking shirty optimisation and broken AAA games on launch. You claim one is superior I claim neither is, fun is subjective regardless of what your numbers say on your screen resolution or frame rate counter says.

    • d0x360

      Dude I own the consoles too so there is no superiority complex I didn’t design the damn consoles I just bought them and from EVERYTHING that I have played…every single game that is on console and PC 99.999% of the time the pc version is better.

      That isn’t ME being superior it’s superior hardware being superior

    • herroicage

      Some people will take that and consoles over a PC any day due the fact of True freedom on Consoles. We have true freedom because we actually own our games we sell our games lend or give to a friend and we can share play and not have to buy another copy of a game so our friends and play and we can play two players on one console none of which you can do on a PC. You just burned. You want some ice for that burn?

    • d0x360

      You don’t own a single game whether it’s on disc or not. Read the license…I guess ignorance is bliss.

      One big difference though. I can backup my pc games and use a crack to run them forever. Can you backup your ps4 games and run them anywhere you want? No!? Well crap.

      Oh and I can share my steam library with friends with is lending games and I don’t sell any games ever because I’m not poor

    • herroicage

      That does change the fact that that batman game sucked you PC you unintelligent narrow minded degenerate lying reject.

    • d0x360

      It did suck…if your pc couldn’t handle the horribly unoptimized port. I brute force my way to ultra settings, gameworks enabled and 60 fps.

      Let me tell you a secret.

      LOTS of console games launch running horribly with game breaking bugs and sub 30 frame rates, long load times and all sorts of issues.

      How my running a bad port at 60fps makes me a degenerate though…that’s a pretty massive leap their snowflake.

    • herroicage

      Yeah but not nearly as often as PC does. Ive never bought a game on launch that was broken or had glitches except for 99knights and I buy games on launch day a lot.

    • d0x360

      It happens just as often don’t kid yourself. There hasn’t been a console game launched in the last 3 years from a AAA studios that worked properly without the day 1 patch.

      It just happens they get fixed faster on console, that’s the only difference…well there is one other difference. On PC the users can make fan patches. Look at Bethesda games. Fans have fixed things devs never bothered to, thousands of things.

    • herroicage

      Ok now your lying or trolling because Ive bought plenty of AAA games on launch that worked perfectly.

    • d0x360

      Name them

    • herroicage

      COD Black ops Madden. The Last Of Us Destiny Dynasty Warriors Killzone Shoadow Fall or whatever one is one PS4 Far Cry 4 Tomb Raider Gears of War 4 Halo 5 gurdians. Star Wars Battle front from EA.

    • herroicage

      COD Black Ops 1 2 and 3.

    • herroicage

      Dynasty Warriors 8 Empires.

    • herroicage

      PC cannot share play either other wise my PC friends would have told me so and they know way more than you do.

    • d0x360

      Uh…I share my steam library with friends and they share with me.

      Have you ever used steam?

    • Bio Toxin

      What do you think optimisation is? It’s tweaking code so you get higher resolution and better frame rates, it’s advanced lighting and shadows, more physics simulations, it’s a min/max solution on a known platform, the same results can be obtained with simply throwing better hardware at the same setup. You’re also implying pc games don’t get optimizations which is blatantly wrong.

      It’s not that consoles don’t have some attraction it’s all the associated bad business practices. I’ve played all consoles and hand helds over the years except wiiu and is only this gen I decided to go full pc only and handheld and its not for the infinite benefits it’s me being tired of what the consoles are doing. I still have my ps4 and I sold my Xbox one, I might buy some exclusives, but I won’t be joining the next gen I’ll just update my GPU and call it a win at the same price. (you can get better performance from a console priced pc than a console but I use mine for other things so my GPU alone is the same price as a console)

    • Marc Grierson

      Cool story.

    • herroicage

      You still dont get it do you. You cant pay two players on one PC you cant share play on PC you cant trade in or sell or lend of give a game to a friend. All of which you can do on consoles. Freedom for consoles for the win

    • Bio Toxin

      I can split screen up to 8 players with controllers on one pc and one screen no problem I’ve done it and that’s without fancy tricks like running vm’s. With vm I can go further. I can also run a game on one screen while working on another, consoles can’t even multi screen and you’re limited to 4 players on the one screen for the few games that still have local multiplayer. I can share play and share games and lend them, with steam, gog and desura. And on gog I can sell them back but I hasten to add I get new games 10$ cheaper day one and I’ve seen 75% discounts in the first year, got the new Doom for 20$ months ago, what’s the cheapest you can find it on console I’ll even allow used? That is from a store, no Craigslist. I can typically buy 4 packs of games for the price of 3 with friends and save there too. If you need details I can arrange that as well. Just send me your email.

    • herroicage

      lol ok out of all the hundreds of thousands of PC gamers Ive ever talked to why are you the only one who says this when Ive said the same things that Ive said to you to them? You are either lying or its not easy to make your PC play two payers or sell or trade games. Unless gaming PCs already come like that it might as well not be there because if you have to buy a part or build an entire PC youreself no average or console gamer will be able to do that because they dont know how and dont want to wast the time in looking up articles asking people or learning or wast time even building when consoles are already like that when they buy it.

    • Bio Toxin

      I can’t attest to thousands, but I would presume their ignorance in the matter, some setups are more advanced but more often than not the basic 2 to 4 local multiplayer and split screen is just a matter of having a game that supports it and connecting everything like you would any TV and controllers. In terms of building one any youtube is fine but assuming you can’t be bothered an off the shelf is sufficient for more than people imagine and maybe an additional graphics card which is exceptionally simple. Selling them is a matter of the store you use, steam trades and gog are more the exception than the rule but they do exist, and you can sell in game items through steam which you’re not going to be doing any time soon on console. Really the couple of hours you’ll spend on learning how to do it yourself has enormous returns, it’s only a question of what people are willing to live with.

    • herroicage

      Thats exactly was saying. the couple of hours you’ll spend on learning how to do it yourself has
      enormous returns, it’s only a question of what people are willing to
      live with. Its not about the reward its about people just dont want to do it. Someone who has gamed on a console for years isnt going to want to deal with the problems that come with PC. Learning about PC learning how and when to upgrade leaning where put the right PC parts in the right place because if you put a graphics card in the wrong place then its breaks so Ive been told by True gamers that know way more than you ever will and also game more on the PC than you ever will and console gamers will never ever want to deal with viruses especially as many as the PC gets when with consoles you with never get a virus ever on any console or at the very least any PlayStation Nintendo or Xbox or Sega.

    • Bio Toxin

      Couple hours if you do it all from scratch, adding a graphics card really hard to ever do wrong, I have an 5 year old figure out our by looking at it because similar shapes go together, if by some miracle you find a way to plug it in somewhere wrong it usually won’t break it just won’t do what you want it to. That said buy a pre built and chances are even at the 400 to 500 $ range you’ll beat consoles and no fuss beyond what you’d already have from a console, if you’re so terrified of everything else pc just get a steam box which comes with steam OS loaded and effectively operates like a console, but again with better features. And please don’t be presumptuous about what I know or how much I’ve played, I’m as much of a true gamer as anyone else, again I emphasize it’s really only this latest iteration of consoles I can’t stand. And if you’ve ever played in a hacked or infected lobby you’ve dealt with the console equivalent of a virus. If you’re happy with lesser quality, paying for garbage quality multiplayer that the companies running the servers don’t get paid for that you already pay for Internet access the console and the game , buying over priced games, and all the other limitations associated. It’s fine if you’ve got Stockholm syndrome but don’t push it on others with disinformation, the truth speaks volumes.

    • herroicage

      Also Ie seeb 7 players on one PC tower but only with 7 monitors so its the same thing as having to buy 7 different PCs because nobody has room in there house for 2 monitors let alone 7. Consoles can do 2-4 players on one TV. Number of players also depends on the game.

    • d0x360

      They don’t get it because they can’t afford gaming PCs. If they could they would own one.

  • Mark

    Who the heck is thinking, “What’s it like to be a Playstation gamer”? Ahaha, what? The question would instead be sumthin like “What’s Uncharted 4 like”? Pachter’s sounding….strange.

  • crazy_black_man-

    What it’s like to be an Xbox gamer….

    To reset your console, power it on and
    press the Xbox button on the center of your controller. This will take
    you to the dashboard. If your Xbox One isn’t responding for some reason,
    press the Xbox button on the front of your console and hold it down for ten seconds. This will forcibly shut it off. At this point, you should get a box to put in and wait for the UPS truck to arrive.

    • d0x360

      What? Oh again…you posting a stupid comment.

      Come on guy. You wanna talk fanboys go look in a mirror.

    • crazy_black_man-

      Why are you mad though? Does the truth hurt you that much? Do you think it’s better to just continue to ignore the fact that you have to hard reboot that goddaamn janky console everyday to make anything work right? The fact that you choose to ignore and then defend this problem from my criticism,… does that make you a fanboy, a smart consumer, or an absolute dumb*ass? Or is the correct answer 2 out of the 3?

    • d0x360

      I’m not mad, just pointing out hypocrisy.

      Oh and I haven’t hard reset my Xbox one in about 3 months.

    • crazy_black_man-

      You ain’t pointed out a damn thing. You dodged. I can see your tail about to curl up under your *ss as we speak.

  • hurin

    I am gaming in 3440×1400, it is an amazing experience, and there is no way I am going back to the low resolution of a console. The reason we are better is because the glorious PCMR is better, and the reason we will not blend with console peasants is because they are inferior creatures.


  • MKNiner

    This is the level of stupidity and trigger bait you’d expect from the YouTube comments.

    • crazy_black_man-

      I know right?

  • Danial Parsa

    PC gamers ain’t racists, they only have higher standards compared to console gamers and won’t limit themselves to what sony and microsoft are trying to feed their consumers

    • crazy_black_man-

      ‘”PC gamers ain’t racists, they only have higher standards compared to
      console gamers and won’t limit themselves to what sony and microsoft are
      trying to feed their consumers”

      Except when they act like hypocrites bugging the sh*t outta console devs, by constantly begging for PC versions of console games.

    • ObeliskDR

      The frustrating part is, what do you think the game is developed on? It’s PORTED to a console game for their specific architecture.

      So when a PC gamer says “HEY, WE WANT THIS PC VERSION”, we’re telling them to give us the un-ported software and publicly release it. Any game not released on PC (Save for gimmicks such as kinetic dependent systems) is MERELY for exclusive marketing, that’s it.

    • d0x360

      Oh you again.

      You realize that fanboys exist on every platform and are equally stupid right?


    • crazy_black_man-

      Not really, but I’ll tell you what….you’re pretty damn stupid if you’re a fan of the Xbox One. I mean, it’s ok to like the games and the controller configuration, but if you’re a fan of that junk overpriced problematic console, then you’re clearly an idiot. How’s that for straight up fanboy talk?

    • The_Last_Ride

      read what he said, he didn’t say they were racist, he said like racist as they think they’re superior

  • Callum

    The only thing to be proud of or that makes us any better then the peasants is the fact that we KNOW that PC is vastly better, it does not necessarily make us better people.

    • The_Last_Ride

      i think console people know that pc has better hardware, doesn’t make it “Better” as that is a subjective statement

  • Jon Jones.

    Great move, because pissing of every single PC Gamer is really going to make want to support Sony. They guy is an idiot.

    • The_Last_Ride

      so pc gamers get triggered that easy saying they have illusion of grandeur just because they spent thousands of dollars on a pc?

  • The_Last_Ride

    I actually think he has a point

    “I think PC Gamers are like racists; they only like there own kind and they have no interest in venturing out and mixing with other races. PC gamers are arrogant twits who are convinced what they do is better than what anybody else can possibly do,”

    I personally think a lot of pc people take gaming way too seriously

  • Does sound a bit harsh, not as harsh as full page mobile ads on websites, you guys need to change that.

    I’ll throw in my two cents.

    “who are convinced what they do is better” – It’s called personal preference. And I think a lot of gamers have multiple platforms, but we all have a favorite.

    For me PC gaming has proven to be very cost effective in the long run. And now more than ever there is very little difference between PlayStation and Xbox and personally I like the flexibility of a computer, but I don’t rule out consoles.

    It was for a long time that consoles were far more convenient but that is still true but not to the same extent with things like Steam Link. They also used to have stability in their favor but as they get more complex and more like a PC in a box they become less stable. My PS4 has given me more issues than any other gaming device I’ve ever owned.

    Personally, for non portable gaming, Wii U isy preferred platform. Stable and the Gamepad is so damn convenient. I want to use that with my PC.

  • First Last

    Just like intellectuals? Hypocrite.

  • Russell Smith

    Well, I was thinking of getting a PS. Now I’ll not buy one.

  • Mr Xrat

    Everyone knows it’s Xgimp scum like Mikey, Kirk, little huehue and Starman who perfectly fill that role.

    • Nintengods

      Everyone knows it’s Sonygimp scum like you, Dimstyle, XtardMK1 who perfectly fill that role as well

      Sonygimp and Xgimps since they hold back the industry. Watching you damage control the PS4 Prolapse and the oncoming Nintendomination is hilarious.

  • Kyle Barton

    LOL PC gamers simply don’t want to lower the standard of gaming they’re used to. Simple really.

  • Terminator

    LOL but in reality it’s the Playstation Deg*nerate Fanbase who are the true cancer here. Id*oti tw*ts like Mr.Xrat XbotMK1, Doggystyle, drjonesjnr, etc. With this multiple although accounts are nothing but jokes. I feel sorry for their families.

  • ReverendTed

    As a PC Gamer myself, I do think the comments were worded harshly. Saying we’re “like racists” is inflammatory language, but if our patron saint is Yahtzee Croshaw’s “PC Master Race” then perhaps it’s not entirely inaccurate. It’s true that I have no intention of purchasing a console in the foreseeable future. However, he didn’t say we were “like” arrogant twits. I fully appreciate that my use of a PC may often entitle me to a superior experience at the cost of the frustrations that accompany such extensive platform hardware fragmentation. Some things may require extensive troubleshooting or may just not work at all.

  • FrankDaTank1218

    Product preference and racial supremacy are so completely incompatible as comparisons it leads me to question Pachter’s basic logical skills.

    There are many performance metrics and quantifiable advantages to a Gaming PC as a product. There is no logical reason to believe white people or black people are better than everyone else.

  • Hadi Rasooli

    Seems like Michael Pachter doesn’t know anything about the PCMR
    Go check the reddit page.We are not racists.We don’t force anyone to buy a PC.Even a gamer with a console who accepts that PC is surely better than consoles,is considered a member of the PC Master Race.
    Owning a console doesn’t make you a peasant.You just have to accept the truth.
    No one is forced to buy a PC.Instead,we,members of this community,try to convince those who don’t accept the PC master race.Maybe they will accept the truth.Accepting it is enough to be considered a member of the master race.No need for a super powerful PC.
    Next time,think twice before talking Mr. Pachter


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