Well, when it comes to new games, i really value a release stream of the game.. maybe a bit more than a more constructed or planned review....
And also definitly more than just getting blind into a purchase with just store page and a few promo pictures.
hat a release stream allows is to see sort of "unboxing" of the game, for the good and also for the bad. Contrary to a constructed review or first impression, it helps seeing how the game will behave for a new player, will help seeing the gameplay's core mechanics, the possible hiccups of the game's early release build... Hye, having a stream also even allow to have sometimes one of the devs being part of the chat and answering questions.
From a consumer's point of view, i find this valuable. Of course one can like or dislike the current host of the stream, but in fact (no offense meant) i dont care who streams a game i've got on my radar; i come first for the game and to help myself build my opinion on it.
Of course when the host behave in a professional way, taking time to show parts of the game instead of just playing it casually for himself, and pushes the game for the sake of informing people, it's all the better. Also, personal appreciation or dislike of the host may be superceded by said host's past experience with other games, for example games similar to the one being streamed; helps having references, comparison and such.
Dismissing a valuable chunk of intel on a game just because one can't bear the host is maybe a bit non-productive but i guess anyone has one's own threshold or compartmenting of things. I can watch a streamer i'm completely not fond of, as long as i can get valuable and relevant intel on a game (especially when the price tag of the game starts high)
So i dont see why GOG wouldnt point out at scheduled (or already broadcasted) streams on newly released games, on their own channel in fact. However, and maybe that's the point some tried to raise, so far i rarely see front page announcement for a specific game/stream. I mean, the whole schedule is available somewhere for the entire week, and we have usually a handful of catalog's release, either old games entering the catalog or new games being released; but, yes, i dont see announcement for each and every release.
That could mean there are games that get more exposure than others ? Then yes, in that case, some disclosure can be interesting. Why "game X" get an announcement for a scheduled stream and why "Game Y" didnt ?
I dont know, that's on GOG to answer such editorial choices of theirs.
Of course, there could be very genuine reasons, such as, for example "we will be able to have developer with us during the stream", or "developer/publisher plans to bring more of their games in GOG catalog" and just see this exposure as some welcoming gesture of good faith, or "opus 2 of game X gets released on GOG and devs/publisher granted huge discount on first game of the serie, for the occasion" . There could be perfectly honest motives and reasons to have differences in exposure. Of course there could be some more arbitrary or even questionable reasons.
Come on . Can't you find and promote a streamer who really deserves our attention ?
Do you have work hours in case i'd be in need for advices on what is worthy of MY own attention ? I mean, you seem to be quite smarte enough to know what's best for me, so i'd need to know when i can benefit from such wisdom and enlightment about my clueless self.
TL;DR when you put your personal tastes up front (which is fine, really), try NOT to include everyone in the process; thanx