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Salty Bet is freaking nuts, you guys.

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So for the past couple of days, I've been wasting my time playing games. Not just any kind of game, though: The gambling game.

I don't know who introduced me to it, maybe it was somebody at Giant Bomb, maybe it was a friend, but I've been messing around Salty Bet, which is arguably the most dumbest, and yet, most amazing thing I've seen in a while.

Salty Bet is a gambling-style game where you place bets with "Salty Bucks" (not real money, just fake digital cash) on who's gonna win in a fighting tournament. Usually it's CPU-ran MUGEN fights, but I've also heard you could've also bet on EVO tournaments when that was live.

This is an example of one match:



Yes, a raptor versus some fighting game character. I've seen matches with fighting game reskins, terrible Brazilian Dragon Ball Z characters, sprites ripped from games like Sonic Battle, even infamous MUGEN characters like Omega Tiger Woods. It's awesome.

Now, I'm no fighting game aficionado -- try playing me at Injustice or Mortal Kombat 2011 sometime, you'll whip my ass -- but I love how dumb this whole thing is even without having much fighting game knowledge. The chat is rife with people voting for their "WAIFU"s (female characters) and saying "ALWAYS/NEVER BET ON DBZ" (even if it's "Gotenks GT" or something), and it's easy to get into the fever of it all, sometimes going all in on a character, only to find out the odds are stacked heavily against the character you bet on.

This is the reason why I haven't done anything productive lately. Hell, I got this Hockey game soundtrack CD I found at a Value Village last week that I'm supposed to write about, but instead I hop back on Salty Bet and waste hours betting on matches and slowly building my salty cash flow. It's that addictive.

Honestly, I wrote this because it gives me motivation to write more stuff. It also forces me to take a break on that damn site and actually do something for a change.
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About TonicBHone of us since 2:09 PM on 07.13.2009

I am a 28-year-old guy who plays video games on occasion. I'm a casual collector and own various games from the Atari 2600 to the current generation of game consoles. Nothing really on the "rare" side... unless you count owning about a dozen variations of Wheel of Fortune as "rare."

I write and review things on occasion. I occasionally write reviews of games, otherwise it's me ranting about gaming and the industry at large. Be forewarned: Expect loads of cynicism over gamers and some of the things they say. I hate fanboys and all the things they stand for. I also dislike arguments without facts to back them up. Otherwise I'm a nice guy unless you try to teabag me in a multiplayer game. Then I might not be so nice.

When not sporadically contributing opinions to Destructoid's community blogs, I write about gaming obscurities and oddities at You Found a Secret Area.

I also occasionally post stuff elsewhere. Usually off-topic stuff, but other things as well.
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