I think the problem here is that many people were very expectant of news from the presentation and (like myself) found that it had little of interest to them. I regularly check the site and not much of it was news that was relvent to me as I am a PC gamer (I don't own TW2).
On top of that, GOG talked alot about rewarding loyal customers, many of whom will already own Fallout in one form or another. The result being, many "loyal", long term customers who were told of an interesting presentation, often went out of their way to watch it, saw a presentation aimed at non-pc media and aimed at pulling in new customers. They felt dissapointed.
When one makes promises that some people stay up half the night to witness, when it says it will reward it's loyal fanbase. Then puts on a show that isn't aimed so much at it's fanbase and releases a free game that doesn't reward a large section of said fanbase then it isn't surprising that some people write to express that they are loyal goggers but have been dissapointed. While it may sound entitled, it is no more than what they have been told to expect in the first place. That's what happens when expectations are created.
While sometimes it does come across as a bit whiny (sometimes, very whiny to the point of being pathetic). For the most part, people have just expressed their regret at not getting something new and exciting, and have been verbally attacked.
To me the proper responce is something along the lines of, "awe, that sucks, hopfully next time it will be something you don't have" rather than the "shut up and stop whining" I seem to see everywhere.
BTW, I have no problem with Fallout being released, I think it's pretty cool and understand that gog must have gone to quite an effort to get the deal to go through (though I had hoped for a new game). But it also has almost no effect on me (though I admit, I am somewhat dissapointed by the presentation). I have since learned that while gog is a pretty cool company, they always seem to exagerate the potential interest of their press releases and give aways. The same as most companies for that matter.
Now what I would be impressed to see is if Seven kingdoms became free (considering it (and it's soundtrack) is already free to download legally : ) (though I also own that on physical media)
Edit: I say I was dissapointed by the press release/conference thing. I think it is awesome for gog and will bring in new users which is good for gog and so, hopfully (assuming they continue on their good, drm free games with world wide prices) good for me. I just found that right there and then, there was nothing of interest for me as a longer term user.
I am glad to see GOG doing well though, as I am sure are all gog users. I am looking forward to seeing more of these "premium" edition games as one of the reasons I can't be arsed buying newer games is because of DRM and that new content is released all the time. I like to play what I consider to be a complete edition which is what GOG seems to be offering. I am a little worried about these day one releases however.
Post edited April 06, 2012 by MichaelFurlong