I'm skeptical that is the reason; basically every sale thread for a AAA publisher for the past few years has been like this but this is the first or one of the few times GOG has made a new midweek thread promoting a weeklong sale. (Plus GOG wants new EA releases here as much as we do.)
Yes, every sale was this way to an extent, but this time it was more noticeable in my opinion.
If I remember this right, in the past GOG would just edit a news post, when for example new games arrived in a sale, pushing it back to the front as well. They could have done this here also.
In the end it does not really matter, but, as already pointed out by others, it appears really pushy and desperate.
I mean, I am all for additional reminders before a sale is going to end, know one or two folks who would benefit from that. But I'd rather they not name it You can still buy great titles from Electronic Arts
Also, removal threads virtually never get posted as news articles except maybe in cases of the Fallout games being given away before being removed.
Unfortunately they are not and I understand it from a marketing perspective - you don't want to put too much emphasis on the store losing games.
However, the sticky threads are the least visible in my opinion - I even tried to mark them all as favourites, because I have collapsed those and only view them if needed.
But a favourited sticky is still a sticky, at the exact same place.
Else I would immediately notice a new sticky, where there were none before.
But in the removal thread they promised a change to how the removal notifications are handled.
We'll see how it turns out.
Midoryu: if EA needs more money, it must offer more games hereAncient-Red-Dragon:
That quoted statement has got things quite backwards
Duplicate sales threads like this are a telltale sign that it is GOG itself that is in desperate need of money, not EA.
Could still be both like money - which is fine.
There are many games missing from EA's catalog that folks would welcome here gladly and would pay money for - if they would bother to offer them DRM-free, which is what the quoted statement aimed at.
I reckon GOG would appreciate new games as well, hence my focus on EA needing money - they make the call in the end for better or worse.