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[5]: What about kids?
by tanishaj on Mon 23rd Jul 2012 14:25 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: What about kids?"
tanishaj
Member since:
2010-12-22

My debit card works anywhere my credit card works online... is this not the case with European debit cards?


This is pretty much a U.S. phenomenon. Even in Canada, there is nothing like the "VISA debit" cards you see in the US. Debit cards and credit cards are very different animals. If a merchant only accepts credit, debit card carriers are out-of-luck.

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RE[6]: What about kids?
by bouhko on Mon 23rd Jul 2012 16:26 in reply to "RE[5]: What about kids?"
bouhko Member since:
2010-06-24

This whole discussion makes me think we could really use an overhaul of the whole banking/payment system. I mean it's 2012 and we still have incompatible banking card systems. And don't even get me started on the hugely overpriced fees we have to pay to do cross-borders account-to-account payments.

That's just ridiculous. Some guys (e.g https://www.simple.com/) seem to have started working on a solution to this, but it's US only at the moment.

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RE[6]: What about kids?
by 0brad0 on Mon 23rd Jul 2012 21:52 in reply to "RE[5]: What about kids?"
0brad0 Member since:
2007-05-05


This is pretty much a U.S. phenomenon. Even in Canada, there is nothing like the "VISA debit" cards you see in the US. Debit cards and credit cards are very different animals. If a merchant only accepts credit, debit card carriers are out-of-luck.


Not true. Over the last 2 years VISA debit cards have come to Canada as well.

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