Then you are just a little paranoid
Had you contacted Big Fish Games, as I suggested in the beginning, you would have found this on their Tech Support pages:
"Appears Gamemanager has a problem with the new security features Lion has on board.
Currently: Installing new game does not work due the nature how Gamemanager tries to install. (E.G. where) Since he get a not permited response form the OS, he thinks that he needs Adminrights. "
Is there a workaround oder will we see a fixed Gamemanager and if yes, how soon?"
"I had someone really nice about it
this requires installing the beta version of the new games manager
Then change the permissions in info "read write" all of library and game manager. do not forget to click the small gear to allow all sub folders
and it works perfectly
Looks like there isn't a nasty capitalistic plot going on here after all, just a game company who did not do due diligence during the testing process with LION.