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

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

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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

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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

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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.

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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. 092 – Christmas Special: Big Hero 6, The Imitation Game – 20th Dec. 2014

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Merry Christmas, fellow addicts! Shane, Ben and Terry have gathered around the mics this week to review Disney’s new Big Hero 6 and Benedict Cumberbatch in The Imitation Game. And to celebrate the holidays, the guys make their Christmas wishes for 2015.

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Thanks for listening, guys and gals! Don’t miss next week’s episode as Shane, Jason H, Ben, Terry, Jason M and Luke gather for the final show of 2014! They’ll be reviewing The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies and naming their Top 5 favourite games and movies of 2014!

Ep. 090 – Nightcrawler, Massive Chalice, The Newsroom – 6th Dec. 2014

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It’s a weird wish-mosh of all things awesome and addictive this week as Shane, Jason H, Ben and Amy gather around the mics once again. In the first segment, Shane talks about his play through in the turn-based strategy early access game of Massive Chalice. Ben hits a Pile of Shame film in Juno and then the gang discusses the latest season of their favourite TV show, The Newsroom. Then to wrap it up, the crew reviews the Jake Gyllenhaal dramatic thriller Nightcrawler.

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02:21 – Massive Chalice
10:53 – Juno
18:10 – The Newsroom
30:54 – Nightcrawler

Thanks for listening, gals and pals! Join us next week as Shane is going to dive into some Call of Duty and Ben and Jason are gonna hit their Pile of Shame with Kung Fu Panda. That and more next weekend!

Ep. 088 – Assassin’s Creed: Unity, Whiplash, Halo: The Master Chief Collection – 22nd Nov. 2014

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This week on The Awesome Addiction, Shane, Jason and Ben welcome newcomer Amy to review the open-world of Paris in Assassin’s Creed: Unity. Shane still hasn’t played Sunset Overdrive, but for good reason: multiplayer in Halo: The Master Chief Collection has been patched which means he’s been playing it!

And in the second segment, the guys sink their teeth into Whiplash, a jazz-infused drama starring Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons. If you haven’t seen it yet, FIX THAT IMMEDIATELY!

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10:40 – Assassin’s Creed: Unity
23:14 – Halo: The Master Chief Collection multiplayer
26:27 – Whiplash

It’s a big name week next week as the guys review Hunger Games: Mockingjay Pt. 1, Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire and Far Cry 4.

Ep. 084 – The Legend of Korra, GamerGate, Fury, Pride – 25th Oct. 2014

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It’s a jam-packed show this week as Shane, Ben, Nicole and Terry discuss a swath of interesting topics.

In the first segment, Shane and Nicole review the Platinum Games-developed Legend of Korra video game while Ben and Terry explain why the mobile app Game of War is so addictive!

Shane also reviews Volume 1 of Dragons: Riders of Berk and Nicole does the same for the first few episodes of Halle Berry’s Extant. Then the crew tackles the heated #GamerGate discussion as best they can.

And to wrap it up in the final two segments, they review the historical dramedy Pride and the WWII action drama Fury starring Brad Pitt.

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01:42 – The Legend of Korra video game
17:42 – Game of War
25:53 – Extant
30:20 – Dragons: Riders of Berk
33:43 – GamerGate discussion
54:00 – Pride
01:50:12 – Fury
01:37:39 – Behind-The-Scenes

Thanks for listening guys. Don’t forget to join us next week for our annual PAX Australia episode from Melbourne!

Ep. 083 – Gone Girl, Shadow of Mordor, Super Smash Bros. – 18th Oct. 2014

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It’s a smashing episode this week as Shane, Jason, Ben and Terry tick all The Awesome Addiction boxes again: games, movies and TV!

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In the first segment, Jason has finally watched Book 1 of The Legend of Korra and the pilot of House of Cards, and Shane couldn’t be happier. Terry and Shane give their thoughts on Super Smash Bros. on 3DS while Shane tells tale of his adventures in Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor. Your host has also dabbled in Diablo 3 on PS4 (thanks to Jason) and he explains why Destiny could learn a lot from Blizzard’s action-RPG.

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And to round it out in the second segment, the guys do their best job to explain just how much and why they love David Fincher’s latest dramatic thriller that’s sweeping the world, Gone Girl.

02:01 – The Legend of Korra
08:18 – House of Cards
10:05 – Super Smash Bros. on 3DS
25:26 – Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor
35:07 – Diablo 3 vs Destiny
44:52 – Gone Girl
01:13:27 – Gone Girl SPOILERS

We hope you enjoyed this week’s episode, fellow addicts! Join us next week for our reviews of The Legend of Korra video game, the historical dramedy Pride starring Bill Nighy, and Brad Pitt and Shia LeBeouf in the WWII action drama Fury.

Ep. 080 – The Maze Runner, Destiny, D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die – 27th Sept. 2014

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Screen Shot 2014-09-27 at 12.35.03 pmThis week on The Awesome Addiction, Shane, Jason H, Terry and Ben review the teen-fiction adaptation/sausage-fest known as The Maze Runner. Is its by-the-books storytelling a good thing or a bad thing?

In the second segment, the Destiny discussion continues as both Terry and Jason pass Level 20 and Shane wonders if he’s had enough. One game he hasn’t had enough of is the Xbox One Kinect exclusive D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die. You’ll wonder why he’s interested after you hear what the game entails. And to wrap it up the guys play some Survival of The Nerdiest and VS.

02:25 – The Maze Runner
18:15 – The Maze Runner SPOILERS
29:13 – Destiny
46:37 – D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die
54:11 – Survival of The Nerdiest
01:03:50 – VS

It’s EB Expo time next week! Shane and Jason M are making the trip down to Sydney! Look forward to their their thoughts plus the guys thoughts on Denzel Washington’s new film, The Equalizer.