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Taking a cue from “Scott Pilgrim vs. The World”, the marketing gurus behind the upcoming action orgasm “The Expendables” have unleashed their own retro tie-in to help put oversized butts in tiny theater seats. Behold “The Expendables 8-Bit Game”, a simple “Contra” knock-off that accurately captures the cheesy, two-button goodness of those bygone gaming days. Here’s the catch: In order to play the game, you’re going to have to hop over to Facebook and “like” it. Otherwise, you can’t play. This is, of course, a downer for those who simply cannot stand social networking sites, especially the ones who love to play cheap video games inspired by Hollywood action movies.
You can play the game by clicking the colorful image embedded below. Don’t blame me when eight hours of your life mysterious vanish into thin air.