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[8]: What about kids?
by gan17 on Mon 23rd Jul 2012 20:24 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: What about kids?"
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Debit cards in Western Europe are usually bank issued - Visa, Mastercard, Amex et al have nothing to do with it.

Ah, I see.

I recall having a Visa Debit card (bank issued) when I used to live in England, but I suppose Britain goes about stuff differently from the rest of of the EU.

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RE[9]: What about kids?
by george.n on Mon 23rd Jul 2012 20:36 in reply to "RE[8]: What about kids?"
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I have a Visa Debit Card and have used it in none EU countries to pay and I can withdraw from a Visa ATM also. Banks can tailor to your requirements if you've setup your account to support a common currency - for example Dollars instead of Euros. This is not UK specific.

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