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If you guys are anything like me, you were raised on the ridiculous balls-out action films of the 1980′s. With movies like Predator, Commando, and Tango & Cash ingrained into my psyche, it should come as no surprise that I am eagerly anticipating The Expendables; a up coming action flick starting Sylvester Stallone, Jet Li, Bruce Willis, Jason Statham, and Mickey Rourke (with a cameo from the Governator Arnold Schwarzenegger himself) that promises to be a throw-back to the glory days of the genre.

In an effort to promote this masterpiece, a retro-style flash game was added to the official Expendables Facebook page. Basically functioning as a Contra clone, The Expendables flash game features three difficulty levels, dependent on which character you choose. It is important to note that in order to play the flash game, you need to “Like” the Facebook Page. It may not be the most robust title, but at least you get to play as Sly again (and not in some lame Judge Dredd game this time).

While this may not be the most ground breaking gaming news, I do think that it sheds some interesting light on how Facebook and gaming are being integrated for promotional purposes. Hopefully this will become a standard for movie promotion. Wouldn’t it be cool to have a Batman flash game for when the next movie comes out?

What do you guys think about this? Does seeing this game make you want to check out the movie? Will The Expendables be a great movie or the greatest movie? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

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