It probably hit a little too close to home for some people. Guys like Daly are disturbingly common in sci-fi fandoms, especially the Trek fandom. Men who feel they are owed respect, praise and women. When they don't immediately get it, they grow bitter and angry, causing them to lash out in any area where they have even a small amount of power. It also ties into the idea that fans own a franchise or feel it's superior to reality in some way. Becoming obsessed with it to the point where it is interfering with their lives. Daly's obsession with both Nanette and his game is shown as impacting his job. One of the employees mentions work on the update, telling him that they can go ahead and release it or add to it and release it on Christmas Eve. Later the CEO yells at him and it actually becomes the way his victims escape.