I'm also friends with a lot of folks and while not directly involved, I have a better idea of what's going on that most people. So let's play a game I like to call 'Suppose'.
Suppose someone, such as Dot, did get hold of a beta like the GBC version of Resident Evil. Suppose he gave his word he wouldn't leak it. Suppose that he might have been keeping such a rare and unusual item to trade for something equally rare and unusual, such as 1.5. Suppose that he just didn't feel like giving away four figures worth of game, but was maybe letting a few people with the technical skills and machinery access to it for things like putting together new sections of the site.
Suppose that he gets into a serious accident and is badly hurt, looses his job, and can't afford to pay his medical bills. Suppose that maybe he has to sell some of his stuff to stay above water. Suppose that new owner doesn't have the same obligations and desires and decides to release it and make back part of his investment (and yes, I'm not supposing it was only part).
I won't say all that is correct. I don't actually know what went down. Just more than most of you guys.
Now, let's get back on topic and stop slinging shit around, shall we?