Did you really think a website that only appeals to the 20+ year old seasoned game player market, the same market that ruthlessly pirates games anyway, would be a profitable venture? I'm betting GOG was losing money hand over fist. A victim of capitalism.
Bloody hell, it was all a ruse! Still, i'm happy it'll be back, just hope it's still good! And for the record, the only pirating i ever did was done after i physically couldn't get original releases to work on my PC (like old DOS games, for some reason i can't get DOS-Box to play some games).
I do very much enjoy buying retro, which i have done alot of over the last week or so
That is a horrible marketing technique: "Our site just couldn't remain the way it was so it wont exist in this form anymore" and then not a week later" Get ready because we meant that we were remaking the site!"
From what I heard, their rather pathetic little publicity stunt backfired pretty badly.
If they had simply announced the opening of the final version of the site I'm sure that would get them some publicity, instead they lost the few regular customers they had for the sake of some extra media coverage.