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[6]: What about kids?
by _txf_ on Mon 23rd Jul 2012 14:44 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: What about kids?"
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Personally I've never had issues. I just set payment to 100% and never spend over my limits.

These days there are also other kinds of credit cards. Here in Portugal we have MBnet which is like a virtual credit card for online shopping. You set a limit and whatever you buy gets taken out of your account like a debit card. It is recognized internationally as a credit card and works well.

You can also get pre-paid (I imagine it is only used for travelling).

But either way I like having a safety net. Sure I pay for it, but you never know when you're going to have an emergency.

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