pondering the effects of their site.
great - hopefully the insane backlash wont stop them showing future tests publicly.
if you dont want FB to find out theeffects of their site on you... don't use it.
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Remember, it's not bribery, it's a licensing fee.
I'm sure such a fee should be paid in the other direction...
It's pure anicdote - but I made a somewhat popular little android called "Wheelz" - the day I put it up on demonoid (and TPB) my sales, and ad-supported downloads doubled.
"As an aside – more than 20x as many people have downloaded the full version of my game Wheelz (from TPB or other “piracy” websites) rather than bought it. And yet as I see it, it has never been stolen! In fact I would go as far as to say it has never even been infringed! And that’s because I uploaded it, giving my permission for other to download the full version for free, shortly after putting it on the android market for a profit.
Why? Well – why not? Popular games will be pirated anyway (no amount of DRM will stop that – although it is likely to destroy any enjoyment the game previously offered), there’s no stopping that. I thought it may lower my sales, but was a nice ethical thing to do
What happened? My sales doubled! and I received thousands of kind messages!"
I suspect, often someone downloads the free full version from demonoid, shows it to their friends, and on of them buys it.
I can't help but wonder... why am I watching a NASA video where the crater's falling on the moon makes sound in a vacuum?
I know it's artistic license and all, but aren't videos like this reserved for nerds, who actually care about things like accuracy?
Just press the Mute button if it bothers you =P
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