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[6]: What about kids?
by zadintuvas on Mon 23rd Jul 2012 20:08 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: What about kids?"
zadintuvas
Member since:
2012-07-23

Here in Lithuania (EU) you can get a few debit cards "for buying online" which are accepted just like credit cards. I just got one (Debit MasterCard) and have no problems buying stuff online. You can also get Visa Virtuon card here, which is made exclusively for online use (it does not have magnetic stripe or chip inside).

However, majority of debit cards (Maestro and Visa Electron) can't be used for such things unless seller has his shop integrated with your bank (each bank provides his own API for payments). If seller does not support your bank, you have to make money transfer yourself.

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RE[7]: What about kids?
by JAlexoid on Tue 24th Jul 2012 01:12 in reply to "RE[6]: What about kids?"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

Virtuon is backed by the same system that backs Visa's CC online payments. Debit cards usually are managed exclusively by the banks. (That is true in Lithuania as is in most Europe)

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