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 Apricot on Mon 23rd Jul 2012 17:10 UTC in reply to "Comment by ephracis"
Apricot
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2012-07-23

Same here, and I agree with everything, but sadly the e-card service doesn't seem to work with Google Play anymore since a while back. ;)

Presumably because they draw a tiny amount first to check if the card works, and that locks the e-card somehow, like it can only be used to purchase things at one place or something. I don't know if that's true, but in any case it doesn't work.

I have resorted to buying a "spendon" prepaid card in a kiosk(pressbyrÄn) if I want to buy things on Google Play...

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