Just in case this wasn't clear, the link in the OP leads to a VOD on the GOGcom Twitch channel where the stream took place. It did not take place on DarkSaber2k's personal channel.
To some degree both. Neutrality means that you don't favor specific products or people. Doing it shows they are not focusing on neutrality, fairness and equality.
Hi there, I'm Piranjade of the GOG Stream Team! I'm one of the volunteer streamers.
You are right, the GOGcom Twitch channel does favour specific products - games sold on GOG. In that regard the channel is not neutral or fair for example towards games sold on Uplay, consoles etc.
When it comes to why a certain streamer on GOGcom twitch chooses a certain game to stream, it's mostly because they like that game and are excited about it.
I, for example, don't enjoy horror games and therefore nearly never stream them.
Other streamers on the team enjoy those games though (and are more knowledgeable about them) and will choose to stream those.
There are tons of streamers out there "promoting" GOG. Even I recommend it to friends. Stuff like that always shows me it's just a fake mask to some degree though. It's a marketing schmeme to justify A) the prices B) the limited offerings and C) to really set GOG apart and thus keep it afloat.
Yes, the GOGcom Twitch channel is marketing GOG and I, personally, hope very much that GOG does more than just stay afloat.
I can't really comment on prices or GOG's catalogue as I a) have nothing to do with it and b) my milleage and taste in games might vary.
So yeah, fanboys can rate this negative but the point still stands. Not only is it highly selective, unattractive and thus spammy to many, it's also unjust in regards to their theme of equality.
We try to cover as many GOG releases as possible as well as highlighting games from sale or just personal favourites and hidden gems.
We have a public schedule that we try to keep up-to-date: http://j.mp/streaming_schedule
There is nothing to hide here.
It is clearly promotional and that makes you think why is it this product and streamer. Was money involved? What are the details behind it? If I were an indie dev, how could I get a promo like this on GOG? You see, the more you look into it the more you have to question it.
Like I said before, this game is one among many we present on stream. I think we had about 20 different games on stream this week.
Except for Outstar, who is employed by GOG, we streamer are volunteers.
The channel does offer subscriptions (but there are no subscriber-only streams) and all revenue from subs and ads on this channel are equally distributed through active Stream Team members. GOG.com doesn't take a cut.
Outstar outlined devs asking for streams, so I have nothing to add to that.
If you have more questions, just let us know!
Or maybe even visit the channel once! We have a pretty awesome community on there and new faces are always welcome! https://www.twitch.tv/gogcom
Also, thank you for your questions and criticism.
It's easy to forget that things might look different for people who are not acquainted with the GOGcom Twitch channel.