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: What about kids?
by smashIt on Mon 23rd Jul 2012 13:58 UTC in reply to "What about kids?"
smashIt
Member since:
2005-07-06

who don't have credit cards anyway (US or else).


I live in austria, and out of all my friends and relatives only 2 have a credit card

even amazon had to implement aditional payment-methods here

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RE[2]: What about kids?
by voidlogic on Mon 23rd Jul 2012 14:04 in reply to "RE: What about kids?"
voidlogic Member since:
2005-09-03

Are you going to tell us how you pay for things? What are the alternate payment options?

I have always considered a CC the currency of the 21st century... I don't personally know anyone who does not have one.

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RE[3]: What about kids?
by Thom_Holwerda on Mon 23rd Jul 2012 14:10 in reply to "RE[2]: What about kids?"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

We use debit cards for everything. Credit cards are a rarity, and almost exclusively used for travel. Our entire payment system is built around debit cards - both in real stores and online.

My Google Play/App Store/WP Marketplace accounts use my parents' credit card. They have one for travel. It's my only option. For many of my friends who don't have credit cards or parents with a card, they're out of luck.

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RE[3]: What about kids?
by smashIt on Mon 23rd Jul 2012 14:58 in reply to "RE[2]: What about kids?"
smashIt Member since:
2005-07-06

Are you going to tell us how you pay for things?


cash when possible

What are the alternate payment options?


on amazon.at direct debit and purchase orders in addition to credit cards
amazo.co.uk won't accept direct debit and purchase orders

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RE[3]: What about kids?
by Wafflez on Mon 23rd Jul 2012 15:47 in reply to "RE[2]: What about kids?"
Wafflez Member since:
2011-06-26

Well I don't know anyone who has a credit card.

Closest thing I and all my friends have is a "virtual" or "online" MasterCard credit card for purchases with PayPal, etc. But it works like a debit card anyways. ;)

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RE[3]: What about kids?
by zima on Mon 30th Jul 2012 23:30 in reply to "RE[2]: What about kids?"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

I have always considered a CC the currency of the 21st century...

Calling credit cards specifically "the currency of the 21st century" almost couldn't be further from the truth... they are sort of obsolete, mostly just about the number, at their core virtually lacking modern security concepts - being from the times of blissful innocence.

Debit cards OTOH... (typically "online" in the sense that they require connection and authorisation for operations; but, historically, that complicated "online" - in the web sense - transactions)

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