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Would you rather pay for a game than it be "free"?

I was excited for the new Crazy Taxi game (City Rush) on the App Store but almost disappointed to discover it's free. I'd rather pay upfront and not have lousy IAPS standing in the way.

Most Useful Answer TJ Skywasher  Aug. 1, 2014 at 10:11

I'd rather pay and usually do for all my games but there's a lot of tight fisted and cheap people out there who won't pay for anything. One reason why I think a lot of developers offer free apps in the first place then tempt you to spend on IAP's once you're hooked on the game.

I did read a report a while ago that said that apps on Android are more likely to be free than on other platforms due to piracy. If it's paid people are more likely to pirate a copy but if it's free everyone will download the official version and then maybe take advantage of the IAP's.

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JanSt / MOD  Jul. 31, 2014 at 15:29

Pay.
Same goes for all apps.
Have you seen what 'free' aviary adds up to when you buy all packs? Ridick!

tapi  Jul. 31, 2014 at 22:38

yup. pay all the way

B1zarr0Prim3  Aug. 1, 2014 at 09:19

Depends.
F2P for single player games is fine but for multiplayer its no good.

lcurdie / MOD  Aug. 1, 2014 at 09:19

Pay, pay, pay. Or get a review code, at least ;)

TJ Skywasher  Aug. 1, 2014 at 10:11

I'd rather pay and usually do for all my games but there's a lot of tight fisted and cheap people out there who won't pay for anything. One reason why I think a lot of developers offer free apps in the first place then tempt you to spend on IAP's once you're hooked on the game.

I did read a report a while ago that said that apps on Android are more likely to be free than on other platforms due to piracy. If it's paid people are more likely to pirate a copy but if it's free everyone will download the official version and then maybe take advantage of the IAP's.

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