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#16 Praetor

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 21:54

Um, even if it was being pirated surely people were still buying it at 99c, why would you make it free?


i think they were trying to make a point, making this case an example for all the devs on Androind platform, by sugesting that there's no profit in developing for the Android.


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Posted 23 July 2012 - 22:31

That's sad... If you can't buy a $.99 game, you shouldn't buy a smartphone, you're too poor.

I won't start a platform war between Android and iOS (I have a 4S but I owned Android devices too), but that's not a mystery why there's more quality apps on the App Store than on the Market Place: iOS devices owners buy more apps, and revenues are higher when you develop for the iOS platform.

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 22:34

People will take what they can for free rather than have to pay for it.


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That's sad... If you can't buy a $.99 game, you shouldn't buy a smartphone, you're too poor.

I won't start a platform war between Android and iOS (I have a 4S but I owned Android devices too), but that's not a mystery why there's more quality apps on the App Store than on the Market Place: iOS devices owners buy more apps, and revenues are higher when you develop for the iOS platform.


pirating on ios is just as easy as android....its a simple jailbreak away.

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 22:37

Why would you make something free just because it is being pirated ?

Makes no sense to me


The pirate version would not have ads. I assume the free version is ad-supported. They have to get their money from somewhere.

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 22:43

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 22:45

The pirate version would not have ads. I assume the free version is ad-supported. They have to get their money from somewhere.


Good point

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 22:55

The free version isn't ad supported. They still have in-app purchases.

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 23:14

The free version isn't ad supported. They still have in-app purchases.

Maybe they'll wait a little more so this news isn't overshadowed by that presumable fact.

This sounds a lot like a PR stunt to me.
Either to make a point and or to get popular, release a new paid app and with more attention comes more revenue.

A sh*tty paying share of more customers still means more revenue.


Absolutely agree about the need for more payment options.
They definitely went a step backwards here, as I try to keep the amount of companies who know my online use CC to a minimum. :/

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 23:19

By having the androind version for free and the iOS version for $0.99, they're going to make iOS users pirate it because they'll think it's unfair.


And how would an iOS owner find out? I don't think 99% of people who would see this game on the Apple App Store would even know it's available on Android let alone that it's free on Android.

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 23:29

As much as I love Android, one thing I have to admit is that piracy is a bit too easy at this moment in time. Hopefully Google's updated DRM SDK will make it harder for people to pirate apps. The vast majority of apps on the market are under $5 so there's no real excuse to pirate them.

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 23:35

Has anybody tried this app out yet? Easily one of the best looking apps for Android to date, this thing looks gorgeous on my One X.

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 00:30

Are there any proof of what they are saying or do we have to just take their word for it?

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 00:37

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pirating on ios is just as easy as android....its a simple jailbreak away.


Yup, but statistics show that more apps are sold on the iOS platform.

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 01:51

Are there any proof of what they are saying or do we have to just take their word for it?

Are you trying to say there's a lack of mobile app/game piracy? Because it's out there.... and there's a LOT of it

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 12:18

Has anybody tried this app out yet? Easily one of the best looking apps for Android to date, this thing looks gorgeous on my One X.

Looks great, and I would have no problem paying for this. However, the controls (like any other FPS game on a touchscreen device) suck. Need controller or keyboard/mouse