Michael Patchter, who is an influential gaming analyst, has caused a stir after saying some rather ominous comments in a recent interview, which were reportedly aimed at computer gamers. He made the alleged comments shortly after being asked by the interviewer, who was from the Daily Star, what he thought about the Sony’s latest games console, the PlayStation Pro.
During the outburst, he initially spoke about how much he liked the new console. He was then asked how the though the Computer Gaming community would react to the new console, to which he replied by comparing PC Gamers to racists, which can be seen here:
I think PC Gamers are like racists; they only like their own kind and they have no interest in venturing out and mixing with other races.
His tirade did not stop there however and he continued to further categorize and demonize the gaming community and he even went as far as to call them “arrogant twits who are convinced what they do is better than what anybody else can possibly do”.
His outburst seemed to stop there and for the rest of the interview he went on to talk about how much of a good opportunity this is for Xbox users to try out the rival system, as he claims that upgrading to this is “the obvious choice” for gamers still using last generation consoles:
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. nd 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.
After initially receiving an outcry of anger from the community Patcher decided to defend himself, by saying how his comments and views were taken out of context by the interviewer and that he actually respects PC Gamers.
His half decent attempt at an apology seems to have calmed down some PC users, however, the general consensus is that his comments were bang out of order and that he should never have said them.