Quoted from DBLM:
Think you are reading too much into this. It is the end of the year and a lot of folks donate things at this time of the year for tax write offs. Pretty sure this has nothing to do with Twippys.
Probably. I’m just going off of a timeline of events.
- He talked on his podcast a lot about how torn he was on whether to sell TBL for profit. At the end of that first podcast talking about it he revealed he actually already listed it for sale on Facebook. He later removed that listing.
- He lists the game on eBay for $99000, clearly a troll move/joke.
- He then has multiple podcasts talking about what to do with it and eventually comes to a decision that he doesn’t feel it is right to make a profit on a game that was already bought and paid for by someone else.
- Two people list and sell TBLs on Pinside with listing prices around $21k.
- He revisits the topic on the podcast again, even interviewing one of the sellers. At that point he still says he feels like it isn’t right to flip it for profit.
- A few weeks or so later he again lists his TBL on eBay for $21000 Buy it now or best offer. No mention of donating to charity in the listing, no mention of selling the game at all on the podcast.
- Someone notices the listing and mentions it in the TBL preorder thread. Listing is removed after about 16 hours.
- He mentions on Special When Lit that he is losing listeners due to people thinking he will flip TBL for profit.
- He announces that he will sell TBL and donate proceeds to charity.
As far as the original question of the thread I don’t think it matters at all whether you own a game or not. You can podcast about whatever you like.