About Shane Bailey

Your host and fellow addict hails from the Central Coast of Australia, and loves to immerse himself in the world of video games. When he's not playing his Xbox One he's either watching The Newsroom, Mad Men or Legend of Korra. You can find more of his work at doublejump.co and his YouTube channel Gamers Say Thank You.

Ep. 101 – The Order: 1886, Jupiter Ascending, 2015 Oscars Results – 28th Feb. 2015


Episode 101 of The Awesome Addiction kicks straight into high gear with the guys reviewing heavy hitters The Order: 1886 and Tomb Raider. Shane, Jason, Ben and Terry discuss the 87th Academy Awards results and how they each performed in their annual predictions. And to wrap up the show, Shane and Ben give their thoughts on The Wachowskis’ latest sci-fi epic Jupiter Ascending.

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01:56 – Tomb Raider
07:37 – The Order: 1886
22:27 – 2015 Academy Awards Results
38:27 – Jupiter Ascending

Thanks for listening, everyone! Join us next week to hear Shane’s thoughts on the highly-acclaimed drama series True Detective and the lauded 3DS turn-based RPG Fire Emblem: Awakening and the guys’ review of Project Almanac.

EPISODE 100 – Kingsman, Valiant Hearts, Brothers, 2015 Oscar Predictions – 22nd Feb. 2015


It’s a MEGA-SIZED show this week as the whole crew celebrates Episode 100! Shane, Jason, Terry and Ben open the show with some recaps of some movies they’ve seen before discussing the big Spider-Man and Bethesda E3 news and playing a little VS!
In the third segment, Shane is joined by Jason M and Jackie to talk about #IDARB, Valiant Hearts and Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons.
And to wrap it up, the guys make their 2015 Oscar Predictions and review the surprisingly excellent action film Kingsman: The Secret Service!

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01:40 – Unbroken
11:00 – The Gambler
17:25 – The Theory of Everything
23:52 – Spiderman joining the MCU
34:11 – Bethesda coming to E3 2015! Fallout 4?
39:39 – VS.
56:33 – #IDARB
01:01:39 – Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
01:11:26 – Valiant Hearts
01:27:25 – 2015 Oscar Predictions
01:49:24 – Kingsman: The Secret Service

Thanks for listening, gals and pals! Join us next week for the 2015 Oscar Results and our reviews of The Order 1886 and Jupiter Ascending.

The Legend of Korra Episode – 13th Feb. 2015


In the lead up to EPISODE 100, Shane, Nicole and Jason  take this opportunity to dive deep into a full series analysis of The Legend of Korra TV show. Find out why it is one of the greatest TV series ever made and how it breaks ground and makes history in some very real and important ways.


03:10 – Introduction
12:49 – Book 1: Air
47:35 – Book 2: Spirits
01:19:22 – Book 3: Change
01:58:33 – Book 4: Balance

Thanks for listening to this epic episode, fellow addicts! Tune in next week for our EPISODE 100 Celebration where we’ll be discussing more amazing games, movies and TV shows!

Ep. 099 – The Gambler, Unbroken, Transistor – 9th Feb. 2015


In the lead up to Episode 100, Shane, Jason and Jason gather around the mics to review some more Oscar-nominated films including Angelina Jolie’s Unbroken and  The Gambler featuring Mark Wahlberg and John Goodman. The guys also talk some Transistor and some Movie Backlog films including The Godfather, 47 Ronin and Fast & Furious 6.

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02:06 – Transistor
08:24 – The Gambler
17:08 – The Godfather
21:43 – 47 Ronin
27:00 – Fast & Furious 6
31:06 – Unbroken

Thanks for listening, fellow addicts! Join us next week for our very special Bonus Episode discussing the entire series of The Legend of Korra! Then join us the following week for our big Episode 100 celebration!

Ep. 098 – The Theory of Everything, Wild, South Park: The Stick of Truth – 31st Jan. 2015


The Oscar-nominated biopics invade The Awesome Addiction this week as Shane, Jason and Ben review Eddie Redmayne in The Theory of Everything and Reese Witherspoon in Wild. Shane also recounts his brief time with last year’s turn-based RPG South Park: The Stick of Truth.

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04:41 – South Park: The Stick of Truth
13:20 – The Theory of Everything
30:51 – Wild

Thanks for listening, fellow addicts! Join us next week for our reviews of Unbroken, The Gambler and hopefully Foxcatcher and Still Alice!

Ep. 097 – American Sniper, Paper Planes – 26th Jan. 2015


It’s a film-filled week this episode as Shane, Jason, Ben and Terry review Clint Eastwood’s American Sniper, Australian indie darling Paper Planes, the sequel no one asked for in Dumb & Dumber To and two 2014 films we missed: Into The Storm and A Walk Among The Tomb Stones.

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02:16 – American Sniper
28:53 – Into The Storm
35:59 – Dumb & Dumber To
44:09 – Paper Planes
47:50 – A Walk Among The Tomb Stones

Thank you for listening, awesome addicts! Don’t miss next week’s episode when the guys review South Park: The Stick of Truth, The Theory of Everything and much more!

Ep. 096 – Birdman, Taken 3, Halo 5: Guardians – 19th Jan. 2015


As we head into the 2015 Oscar Season, there are some great films coming out, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t any stinkers. This week, Shane, Jason, Ben and Terry review the Best Picture-nominated Birdman and the ‘definitely-not-Best-Picture-nominated’ Taken 3. Also, Shane hits another Backlog movie of his in Cars 2 and he and Terry discuss the final week of the Halo 5: Guardians multiplayer beta.

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02:36 – Birdman
30:02 – Cars 2
34:01 – Taken 3
01:05:08 – Halo 5: Guardians

Thank you for listening, awesome addicts! Don’t miss next week’s episode when the guys review Bradley Cooper in American Sniper, South Park: The Stick of Truth and much more!

Ep. 095 – Halo 5: Guardians, Into The Woods, Games of 2015 – 10th Jan. 2015


2015 is in full swing as Shane, Jason H, Ben and Jason M dive into the musical extravaganza that is Into The Woods. Shane and Jason M dive deeper into the Halo 5: Guardians multiplayer beta and then the gang looks ahead to all the big games coming out in 2015!

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01:55 – Into The Woods
24:36 – Titanic
26:00 – Fast & Furious 5
28:13 – Halo 5: Guardians MP Beta [Second Impressions]
41:35 – Games of 2015

Thanks for listening once again, guys and girls! Tune in next week for our reviews of Birdman and Taken 3 and our final thoughts on the last week of the Halo 5: Guardians multiplayer beta.

Ep. 094 – Halo 5: Guardians, The Water Diviner, Movies of 2015 – 2nd Jan. 2015


It’s the Shane and Ben Show this week as the rest of the crew is still hung over from New Year’s Eve celebrations! The two kick things off with their review of Russell Crowe’s The Water Diviner. Shane gives his first impressions of the Halo 5: Guardians multiplayer beta and to wrap it up the boys look ahead to some of the biggest Movies of 2015.


02:09 – The Water Diviner
25:38 – Halo 5: Guardians MP Beta [First Impressions]
42:48 – Movies of 2015

Thanks for listening, fellow awesome addicts! Join us next week for some more Halo 5 discussion, a look ahead to the biggest games of 2015 and much more!

Ep. 093 – The Hobbit, Big Hero 6, Game & Movie of The Year – 27th Dec. 2014


It’s the episode we’ve all been waiting for! Shane, Jason H, Ben, Terry and Jason M gather around the mics for the last episode of 2014 to review The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies. They also discuss some more Big Hero 6 and talk about the Xbox One as two of them got a console each for Christmas. Shane lines up some great iterations of Survival of The Nerdiest and VS. and then to cap it all off, the guys list their Top 5 games and movies of 2014 and manage to crown a Game of The Year and Movie of The Year.


01:40 – The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies
29:58 – Big Hero 6
33:32 – Xbox One games
47:17 – Survival of The Nerdiest
57:27 – VS.
01:11:24 – Christmas Wishes
01:15:21 – Game of The Year
01:32:41 – Movie of The Year

Thanks for being a part of what was an awesome year in every sense of the word! We hope you join us for another fantastic year in 2015. Next week we’ll be reviewing The Water Diviner and looking ahead to the biggest movies of 2015 including The Avengers: Age of Ultron and Star Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens.