It's Back! The Idiot of the Week is analyst Michael Pachter. Here's a guy who really should only be talking to the money people in the world. And yet Kotaku’s quoted him 17 times in the last couple of months. As if gamers care about investing in stock. Sheesh, there’re games to play! Thing is, there are dozens of interesting analysts out there. (Like Billy Pidgeon.) And Pachter’s suggestions can be specious. He wants people to buy stock in Electronic Arts when the thing’s trading 204 times earnings. That’s just crazy.
I’m sick of seeing Pachter quoted in Kotaku. Maybe if Pachter is quiet for a while, I’ll feel differently. But since he’s so loud-mouthed and so ubiquitous, especially on Kotaku, he’s the VH1 Game Break Idiot of the Week.