Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter thinks the “PC master race” is a bunch of “arrogant twits.” Yes, PC gamers can be generally annoying when they take to the internet and insult people who play on consoles. They have been known to call PS4 and Xbox One owners “peasants,” due to the relatively low cost of a console in comparison to the ever upgradable gaming PC.
Generally, a new console these days will cost you anywhere from $300 to $500, depending on the options you choose. A new PC will cost the least if you build it from hand-selected parts, which to compete with the upcoming PS4 Pro and Xbox One Scorpio, will set you back likely somewhere in the $1000 range.
With the new trend in 4K consoles and their ability to convert games from 1080p or simply stream Netflix in full resolution, the “PC master race” continues to laugh at technology which is struggling to catch up. By the end of 2017, we will finally have a console capable of full 4K visuals in first-party games. If Sony doesn’t do something to upgrade the PS4 Pro even further by then, the Xbox One is going to be the clearly superior console for performance alone. PC games are already there, with monitors on the horizon capable of reaching up to 8K resolution.
— Gamnesia (@TheGamnesia) September 23, 2016
Michael Pachter has noticed how “superior” PC gamers can act (not all of them, to be clear) when confronted with console gamers. Whenever an internet news post talks about the power running a console game, there will inevitably be a “PC master race” comment.
In all fairness, console gamers have had their moments when it came to new releases like Grand Theft Auto V and Batman: Arkham Knight. GTA V had been on Xbox 360 and PS3 for nearly a year before a PC version was even announced. Batman: Arkham Knight had launched on PC with glitches and performance so horrible that Rocksteady Games had actually recalled the game and released it later with most of the problems fixed.
— Carrie The Cakes (@Carriecakes80) September 22, 2016
The attitudes of many “PC master race” gamers have been known to be very exclusive, and Michael Pachter had something to say about it, according to Gamnesia.
“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. PC gamers are arrogant twits who are convinced what they do is better than what anybody else can possibly do.”
Again, not all PC gamers fall into the “PC master race” label, and Pachter’s words are a bit too blanketed. It seems obvious that he caters to console gamers, because he also stated that the PS4 Pro is the obvious choice for some.
“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.”
Some who owned an Xbox 360 back when the Xbox One was announced had gone the same route, buying a PlayStation 4 because of the backwards compatibility snafu. Obviously Xbox has changed their mind since then, because now PS4 is the one which can’t play PS3 discs.
Michael Pachter has since followed up on his “PC master race” slam, saying the interview was emotionally charged, and the person writing the article for Daily Star had improperly used the word “twit.” He stated on TechRaptor that the word isn’t part of his lexicon.
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