Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 23rd Jul 2012 12:57 UTC
Google Without giving any detailed information, Madfinger Games announced that because the piracy rates of their game Dead Trigger were so high on Android, they made the game available for free. This sucks balls. I'm interested in more detailed statistics, especially where, exactly, the piracy rate is highest, considering you can only get paid Google Play applications in 31 countries, and then, often only with a credit card (which many people outside of the US don't have and/or use). It wouldn't surprise me in the slightest if those piracy rates mostly come from places without paid applications support and/or with lousy payment options. In any case, Google needs to get its act together with the Play Store.
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RE[5]: What about kids?
by Thom_Holwerda on Mon 23rd Jul 2012 14:28 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: What about kids?"
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I don't use my credit cards a lot. But I do have them.

You are aware you can just ask your bank for one ?

A credit card costs money. On top of that, it's a cultural thing. A least here in The Netherlands, credit cards carry a stigma, because they're associated with spending money you don't have and getting into serious financial trouble. People are actually afraid of them, and would rather not own one. As far as payment methods go, credit cards are pretty damn expensive.

With a debit card you spend the money you actually own. That seems like a small difference, but it's actually a huge conceptual shift.

Edited 2012-07-23 14:29 UTC

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