Re: Dragon Age 2 (Demo release on the 23rd Feb)
Basically the fucked up story is last year BioWare released a flyer with it's Awakenings expansion that had the date '1st February 2011' on it, and it seemed that it was going to be the release date for DA2. They moved that but still said they would use the date for a big announcement.
Early morning yesterday on one of the European sites they accidentally released a DA2 banner that said "Demo out now" and EA quickly removed it, but good old nerds screened it and started thinking that the big announcement for today was going to be the demo and the speculation started. BioWare said nothing but still said they had a big announcement for today, there was a thread on the BioWare forums about it that has got about 155 pages in under a day and 75% of it is filled with puuuure nerdrage because the announcement from BioWare turned out to be bullshit. They announced the closed beta of the already announced and in beta stage Facebook game Dragon Age: Legends.
So fans felt like they had been cheated because of all the hype the past year and that the announcement was pure shyte and then Bioware released this demo but only to Gamespot employees until the 23rd of Feb which some fans took as a further slap to the face given the so little content released before the games launch... aaand so on and so on.