Linked by henderson101 on Tue 24th Jul 2012 23:42 UTC
Google "I read earlier this week about a developer who made their Android version free after the $1 game was extensively pirated. Stories like this come as no surprise, but the industry press rarely deals with the core problem - and nor does Google. [...] Whilst the aforementioned story about the Android game didn't surprise me, it did horrify me. Android is designed to be difficult to make money from, and the core issue is that it's open - with the corrosive mentality that surrounds such openness."
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ze_jerkface
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2012-06-22

Oh give me a break, so if Android all of a sudden had the same library as the iPhone then all these pirates would start paying for games?

People pirate because they want free stuff. Why do so many nerds have such problems dealing with the reality of human nature?

I've seen your excuse for pc games and funny that you can find high piracy rates for highly rated games like world of goo. It's not like pirates took a break from pirating to show their appreciation for the developer.

You can also find low scoring MMOs with zero piracy because the game is handled server side. It has nothing to do with quality, pirates don't pick and choose. Only in some nerd rainbow fantasy world will pirates choose to buy based on ethics/openness/karma/quality/etc. We do not live in that world.

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