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: Comment by ephracis
by henderson101 on Mon 23rd Jul 2012 15:44 UTC in reply to "Comment by ephracis"
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And I also want to add to what Thom said. Carrying a CC has a stigma associated with it. Not only does the card itself cost money, but the whole idea is that you spend money you don't have and pay interest on it. Most young adults here don't have a CC, they only carry a debit card


That is down to your bank. I personally have 1 credit card, issued by the Credit Card company associated with my bank. It's VISA (as VISA is more popular in the UK that pretty much all other credit brands) and it costs me nothing. No fee. Never has been one. It charges me interest, yes, but that's only when I use it.

The main reason to have a Credit Card in the UK these days is for online purchases. Our banks set a precedence that Debit Card purchases are "final" online. So, if we want any kind of security and "come back" when a purchase goes wrong, we need to use Credit Cards. Online fraud is growing, and Debit Cards provide little protection (depending on who you bank with.)

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