App Store games in SA make progress

AlphaJohn

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Am I understanding this right...

Makhasi also explained that Apple had not joined a coalition of distributors that are working on a global application rating system, though it is believed that Apple is under pressure to join.
Does this mean Android. Nokia, BB and Microsoft has joined this coalition and that is why their games are available in SA?
 

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Am I understanding this right...

Does this mean Android. Nokia, BB and Microsoft has joined this coalition and that is why their games are available in SA?
Not as far as I'm aware, those companies are offering games based on an unofficial promise by the FPB to not prosecute until this broader agreement is sorted out. Apple Legal didn't think this provided enough of a guarantee and preferred to work with the FPB to get official clearance.

What the FPB is referring to is the possibility of a single international ratings system, like a larger version of the ESRB.
 

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What the FPB is referring to is the possibility of a single international ratings system, like a larger version of the ESRB.
What it sounds like to me is more of an agreement between big distributors to automatically display the rating's from a particular region's board.

So Australians see the rating from their board, Americans see ESRB ratings, Europeans see PEGI ratings, and we see FPB ratings. I see this s already happening on Steam.
 

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"A fee of R1,508.64 must then be paid for the classification of every format of a game."

That is utterly ridiculous.

So a R10 game needs to sell 150 copies before it even covers the cost of classification. This when it's already been rated and approved by an international body that does exactly the same thing and probably much better at that.

Really there should be one international standard and one single cost, job done.
 

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All of this is absolute poep, hence the reason sooooo many people have created international accounts so they can download the games legally, otherwise a person jailbreaks it and downloads it for FREE!

Sigh, takes sooooo long for anything to happen and we as South Africans continue to get screwed from every direction!
 

AlphaJohn

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All of this is absolute poep, hence the reason sooooo many people have created international accounts so they can download the games legally, otherwise a person jailbreaks it and downloads it for FREE!

Sigh, takes sooooo long for anything to happen and we as South Africans continue to get screwed from every direction!
Jailbreak to "pirate" is soo 2012. No need for that anymore.

And no I am not promoting piracy just mentioning facts as they only legal way to get games on iOS for now is to move to another country like say Kenya.
 

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Am I understanding this right...



Does this mean Android. Nokia, BB and Microsoft has joined this coalition and that is why their games are available in SA?
Absolutely not. The FPB has basically said that they wont prosecute

What Apple are doing is getting the process right.
When they do it helps everyone incl M/S, Android etc
 
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