- 07-11-2012, 12:08 PM #firstname.lastname@example.org
I wish there was a way to know you're in the good old days before you've actually left them. - Andy Bernard
- 07-11-2012, 12:27 PM #78
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07-11-2012, 01:42 PM #79
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I am also not worried about bb because its users are more passionate. I did sign up with Android forum snd it is borring
here is way better
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- 07-15-2012, 06:10 PM #85
I rest my case. Who ever still says piracy is not issue on Android is just blind. Piracy will be downfall of Android and This is again why I feel developers will give BlackBerry try despite lower hardware volumes. RIM is all about security and this means good business for developers down the road.
This morning Madfinger Games took to Facebook to explain why it lowered Dead Trigger from 99 cents to free. The reasoning? Rampant piracy. "Unbelievably high" piracy, actually. "The piracy rate is soooo giant," the developer continued.
One thing, though: We have absolutely no idea what that means.
There always will be piracy. It's unfortunate, but the fact remains that so long as applications can be stolen, they will be stolen. We wish that wasn't the case. How many people stole the 99-cent Dead Trigger? Raise your hands if you dare. Was it 10 instances? One hundred? One thousand? Dead Trigger is currently in the 100,000 to 500,000 download range on its Google Play listing. We've e-mailed Madfinger Games in hopes of getting some more details on this. If 1,000 instances of piracy were noted, that's just 1 percent of the minimum total downloads. We've got an e-mail in to Madfinger seeking some details.
Here's Madfinger's complete statement on moving Dead Trigger to free:
Regarding price drop. HERE is our statement. The main reason: piracy rate on Android devices, that was unbelievably high. At first we intend to make this game available for as many people as possible - that's why it was for as little as buck. - It was much less than 8$ for SHADOWGUN but on the other hand we didn't dare to provide it for free, since we hadn't got XP with free-to-play format so far. - However, even for one buck, the piracy rate is soooo giant, that we finally decided to provide DEAD TRIGGER for free. Anyway - DEAD TRIGGER is not FREEMIUM, it always was and still remains FREE-TO-PLAY, that means, all players are able to play it without IAP! We stand up for this statement, because all members of our team are playing (and enjoying) DEAD TRIGGER without IAP.
This is important just as it's important in the television industry, where piracy also is a real issue (though more self-inflicted, we'd argue). The vast majority of Android users out there, we presume, don't download pirated apps.
Anyway. Kudos to Madfinger for making a great game even greater by making it free -- not that 99 cents should have kept anyone away. But let's hope the next time the piracy card is played, we see some numbers to back it up.
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- 07-23-2012, 02:05 PM #87
but they didnt provide any numbers just like your quote says! 100k-500k legit downloads is great. Yes im sure some people pirate the game but they just use "sooo giant" or "unbelievably high" which tells us nothing. Before the playbook pirate site was shut down was there some 8000+ downloads of plants and zombies or something with around 800K total playbooks out in the world. Piracy is still a problem on ALL platforms. It will always be a problem on ALL platforms i think too, even bb10.~Matt
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- 07-23-2012, 02:23 PM #88
this is news from android central. if they give game for free because it does not sell this tells me something. especially such A+++ title. i hope this game and shadowrun will come to playbook soon. i am glad to pay $5 for each title !
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- 07-23-2012, 03:15 PM #93
A commonly repeated story which purports to explain the phrase's origin is that goats were placed with racehorses to keep them calm. When ne'er-do-wells who wanted the horse to race badly removed it, i.e. they 'got someone's goat', the horse became unsettled and ran badly.
- 07-23-2012, 03:34 PM #96
Because Android and IOS have such a large user base their apps are pirated more. Makes sense. You may not see it on specific Android or IOS sites but you sure as heck see them on other "general" forum sites. I see links for thousands of paid Android apps for free on these sites.
To me, as a previous posted said, it isn't worth the hassle for $0.99, $4.99 or $19.99. I am the same on my PC and MacBook Pro. If it is worth having it is worth paying for.
Goodness knows what lies lurking (or sleeping) inside some of those pirated programs from torrent or other sites. I often wonder why, say the Russians seem to be so big on hacking programs.
But if you ask people why the climb the highest mountains and they say "because I can" the same will apply to people who steal $0.99 apps . . . . . . "because I can".
- 07-23-2012, 05:32 PM #97
- 07-23-2012, 06:59 PM #98
- 07-24-2012, 12:27 AM #99
"Although about 3 million computers get sold every year in China, but people don't pay for the software. Someday they will, though. As long as they are going to steal it, we want them to steal ours. They'll get sort of addicted, and then we'll somehow figure out how to collect sometime in the next decade."
China is the most rampant IP theft place in the world, but still everybody wants in....