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.

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


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


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


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


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!