I could only read half the article thanks to most of it being covered by a !&%*$ Turning Point ad - seriously CVG, when advertisements start to hinder general use of the site, you need to get them back under control. It's enough that it usually sounds like WW3 outside whenever I visit, but now I can't actually see the content? Same thing with the ads in the Video Player a few days ago, I was trying to watch something but the banner ad kept dropping down over the screen. EDIT: Turns out this only happened because my Firefox likes to automatically open/extend any ads that can be opened/extended, and gives me a hard time when trying to close them. It doesn't happen with IE. Still though, the fact that having these ads makes such a scenario possible still gives me grounds to complain.
Anyway complaints about invasive advertising aside, I laughed at this story. In my opinion Codemasters games aren't good enough to warrant purchase, let alone download. I personally don't download games anyway so it makes no difference to me. Music and video content is fine, but its usually less hassle to buy a game than to download it. No waiting for download, no risk of viruses, no cracking, image mounting or farting around trying to circumvent copy protection, no chance you're going to be locked out of multiplayer or wont be provided with patches, and now also no cance it's going to end up costing you £511.
I buy console games most of the time anyway, so the fact that PC games are usually considerably cheaper also helps justify just buying them.