There are certain things which no Christmas should be without; drunken uncles, Yule logs, somebody choking on the Christmas pudding and, of course, the loss of exorbitant amounts of money via gambling. The use of the word 'exorbitant' is a holiday highlight too, for some of us.
To help gamers get their wager on and lose tremendous amounts of cash the Irish betting site, Paddy Power
is, according to GameLife
, offering a chance for geeks to place a bet on which game will be the Christmas best-seller.
The list of games is pretty varied and covers a number of platforms. Current favourite is Need for Speed ProStreet
at 11-10, with FIFA Soccer '08
following at 2-1. Call of Duty 4
trails a few places behind at 20-1, with Manhunt 2
on 25-1. Super Smash Bros. Brawl
is rated even worse, coming in at 66-1 while Link's Crossbow Training
sits at the rear end at 80-1.
Worst of the lot though is Balloon Pop
, which is sitting at the back of the class with odds of 250-1.
The list looks a bit odd if you ask me and, while I'm definitely not taking responsibility for anybodies bets, I think the smart money should be on Link's Crossbow Training
or Guitar Hero III
, which sits at 20-1. Parents are bound to buy that for their kids and everybody and their mum will want to pick up a Wii Zapper when it comes out. Like I said though, no responsibility.
Are you going to place a bet or you going to save your cash up and buy yourself a game instead? Tell us your favourites and drop us any insider tips you have in the forums