The Best Damn Video Game Podcast #4 – The Expendables and ’80s Action Games

Posted on Aug 16 2012 - 8:43am by Tim Torres

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In this most robust episode, three manly men — host Tim Torres, Features Editor Gabriel Zamora and The Other View‘s Terry “Valkor” Lewis — tackle the testosterone-fueled games inspired by the stars of The ExpendablesContra, Sega CD, meat, and whether or not Terry can differentiate Zelda games get ample talking time in our weightiest, sweatiest episode yet. This is a podcast you can (and should) work out to. Muscle up!

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  • 00:00 — 10:56 — Introductions/background on The Expendables
  • 10:57 — 11:52 – Contra musical interlude — “Stage 1″
  • 11:53 — 28:02 — 80s action games discussion: Ikari Warriors, Contra…
  • 28:03 — 28:56 — Jackal musical interlude — “Stage 1″
  • 28:57 — 37:17 — More ’80s action game discussion: Jackal, Cabal and a metallic round toothy thing of some sort…
  • 37:18 — 38:27 — “Yippe-kie-yay…”
  • 38:28 — 52:32 — Games based on 80s action movies: Die Hard, Terminator 2…
  • 52:33 — 53:43 — The Terminator SEGA CD musical interlude — “Destinations Unknown” (Tommy Tallarico!)
  • 53:44 — 1:11:05 — More movie games: Cliffhanger, Rambo…
  • 1:11:06 — 1:12:03 – Rambo SEGA Master System — “Stage 1″
  • 1:12:04 — 1:21:31 — Even more movie games: Aliens vs. Predator, Predator(s)…
  • 1:21:32 — 1:22:39 — Contra Force musical interlude — “Stage 1″
  • 1:22:40 — 1:39:38 — Action movies that should be video games/The Video Game Expendables
  • 1:39:39 — 1:40:39 — “Coming to get you…”
  • 1:40:40 — 2:07:43 — Movie talk:  Wreck-it-Ralph, Rambo IV and more/Wrap-up/”We Fight For Love”

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  • Jeffrey L. Wilson – @jeffreylwilson
  • Tim Torres – @pleasedtomeetya
  • Tatjana Vejnovic – @digital_vix3n
  • Gabriel Zamora – @dracozombie
  • Eric Guzman – @eric2dx
  • 2D-X – @2dx
  • Terry Lewis – @valkor
  • Sean-Paul Adams – @digispa
  • Isaac Rouse – @jokermanuno

Our intro music comes courtesy of Play on Loop! Thanks, guys!

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Editor-in-chief Tim Torres is a video game geek, a tech nut, a film nerd, and he occasionally picks up a book once in a while. He has written all manner of copy for PCMag, Computer Shopper, The Jersey Journal, Radio One, and Random House. As a video game critic and podcast host, he has written in-depth reviews, attended industry events, conducted interviews and led creative discussions on various topics related to games and the games industry. Before entering the tech world, he attended New York University and worked in education as an art instructor. In his spare time he acts, sketches, eats a lot of sushi and watches a lot of Netflix. He does not hate Final Fantasy VII.

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2 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Joe Blowski August 16, 2012 at 1:57 PM - Reply

    AVP for the win!

  2. Max Lame August 18, 2012 at 11:02 AM - Reply

    Good show. But that one guy has a balls obsession. Not that there’s anything wrong with that!

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