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greedoIn this week's bid to piss off Fortress: AT readers, I'm reviewing a game that almost no one will be able to play. It's GREED, INCORPORATED and the review is, as usual, at Some suggested topics for you to bitch about:

- Why is Barnes writing about an obscure game when he's supposed to be writing for those snot-nosed kids that do nothing but play HALO?

- Barnes is a hypocrite because he believes that games should be under fifty bucks but he's giving a great review to a game that's well over a hundred dollars.

- F:AT is dying because there is a front page article about a Eurogame

I'm hoping that this outrageously pretentious act will one-up the Ultimate Evil of the Numbered List from last week. The game is fucking awesome. It really sucks that it's stuck in the niche Eurogames ghetto, where almost no one will ever play it. And it sucks even more that many of the people who read my Cracked LCD Countdown from last week won't read this article and learn about a signficant game that deserves a lot more attention.

I also have a review for the XBLA game GREED CORP going up this week at Gameshark as well, but Bill Abner is too busy thinking about the ball game to post it right now. It'll show up on Metacritic and everything. I have arrived.

So it's Greed Week at Cracked LCD, because I'm greedy and like it when my articles get lots of hits.

Michael is a member of the Fortress: Ameritrash staff, and a regular columnist for Gameshark.

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Sometime in the early 1980s, MichaelBarnes’ parents thought it would be a good idea to buy him a board game to keep him busy with some friends during one of those high-pressure, “free” timeshare vacations. It turned out to be a terrible idea, because the game was TSR’s Dungeon! - and the rest, as they say, is history. Michael has been involved with writing professionally about games since 2002, when he busked for store credit writing for Boulder Games’ newsletter. He has written for a number of international hobby gaming periodicals and popular Web sites. From 2004-2008, he was the co-owner of Atlanta Game Factory, a brick-and-mortar retail store. He is currently the co-founder of and as well as the Editor-in-Chief of Miniature Market’s Review Corner feature. He is married with two childen and when he’s not playing some kind of game he enjoys stockpiling trivial information about music, comics and film.

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