Well to be fair Pachter is probably a real analyst by game industry standards. Business wise a lot of the video game companies are jokes that seem to always want to destroy themselves and have twice before. Overall the industry being ran by idiots is why idiots get a chance to speak freely, it's also the weird consumer bases of the game industry that affects things too, for some reason unlike other industries there seems to be very loyal fanbases for companies that listen to every word, this usually only happens with smaller hobbies, once industries get as large as the video game market you usually see a large shift away from loyalty, but in turn businesses in the biz have listened to these loyalists and listen to them despite the bind it can and has put them in.
Honestly you won't see as many oddities (like Pachter) come out of another industry.
I have a theory about that, basically that the gaming industry is run by the vocal minority, so they treat the vocal minority fans as the full gaming community, thus fostering this attitude.
A flashy-first game is awesome when it comes out. A great-first game is awesome forever.
Plus, just for the hell of it: Kelly Brook at the 2008 BAFTAs