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[4]: What about kids?
by IvoLimmen on Mon 23rd Jul 2012 19:32 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: What about kids?"
IvoLimmen
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I myself also live in the Netherlands. Ever since I started working I own a credit card. Even though the name implies credit does not mean you can use it wisely: everything I pay is automatically subtracted from my normal account. I don't pay extra fees or pay my stuff in parts each month. I think a lot of fellow Dutchmen don't know about this option and therefore don't use a credit card. I have to say that I only own a credit card simply because I want to buy stuff online and if it is not a Dutch shop you either need PayPal (that can actually pay from your normal account; I linked it to my ING-account) or credit card.

Personally my travel experience is weird; I do bring my credit card to every country I visit, but every place I go has to option to simply use my debit card (And I prefer that because the credit card cost extra).
I even had that option in Thailand in 2001 (yes I was stunned by that too).

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