Ep. 057 – The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Summer Movie Wager 2014 – 19th Apr. 2014

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Shane, Jason and Ben get right into the swing of things this week with their thoughts on The Amazing Spider-Man 2: Rise of Electro in the first segment.

Then in the second segment, it’s that time of year for Shane’s favourite annual podcast game: The Summer Movie Wager where the guys try and guess what will be the 10 top-grossing films over the American summer. Can Shane defend his title?

04:25 – The Amazing Spider-Man 2
23:33 – Summer Movie Wager 2014

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Thanks for listening once again! Join us next week for a little discussion on The Grand Budapest Hotel and Divergent :)

Ep. 055 – Captain America: Winter Soldier, MGS5: Ground Zeroes, Mr. Peabody & Sherman – 5th Apr. 2014

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03:05 – Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes
24:04 – Shadow of The Colossus
41:16 – Titanfall
49:39 – Captain America: The Winter Soldier
1:30:13 – Mr. Peabody & Sherman

It’s a show of super heroic proportions again this week as the guys drench themselves in nothing but bad-ass movies and games!

In the first segment, Jason M and Nicole join Shane and Jason H to discuss whether Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes is worth its asking price. Shane and Jason M have also been playing the critically acclaimed Shadow of The Colossus and they discuss whether it stands the test of time.Screen Shot 2014-04-04 at 10.16.54 pm

In the second segment, Terry and Ben rejoin the cast to review Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson and Samuel L. Jackson in Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

And to wrap it up, the guys review Mr. Peabody & Sherman, from the director of The Lion King.

Thanks for listening fellow addicts! Join us next week when we review Noah and The LEGO Movie :)

Ep. 054 – Need For Speed, Pompeii 3D – 29th Mar. 2014

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02:17 – Need For Speed
34:15 – Pompeii

Welcome to Episode 54 of The Awesome Addiction! This week, in the very first segment, Shane finds himself expectedly defending against Jason’s cynicism and Ben’s disappointment for Need For Speed, starring Aaron Paul and Imogen Poots.

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And it’s rinse and repeat in the second segment as Shane’s positivity for Kit Harrington and Kiefer Sutherland in Pompeii is volcanically smothered by Jason and Ben’s frustration and displeasure.

Thanks for listening once again! Join us next week when the guys review the biblical extravaganza Noah, Mr. Peabody & Sherman from the same director of The Lion King, Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes and possibly some Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD.

Ep. 052 – Titanfall, 300: Rise of An Empire, Monuments Men, Podcast’s 1st Birthday – 16th Mar. 2014

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03:29 – 300: Rise of an Empire
29:09 – Non-Stop
43:28 – VS.
57:32 – The Monuments Men
78:58 – Titanfall
113:44 – Birthday Speeches

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, AWESOME ADDICTS!!

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It’s the podcast’s 1st Birthday, and to celebrate Shane, Jason, Ben & Terry have a mega-four-part episode for you!aa2

In the first segment, the guys review one of the big sequels of 2014, 300: Rise of an Empire. In the second segment, Jason and Ben give their thoughts on Liam Neeson on a plane in Non-Stop. The guys also review George Clooney and Matt Damon in World War II true story The Monuments Men. And to wrap it up, it’s the review we’ve all been waiting to hear: Terry and Shane sing the praises of Xbox One’s Titanfall.

Thanks for making this past year so incredibly rewarding, awesome addicts! Thanks for your passion, thanks for your loyalty and here’s to the next year being even more awesome and addictive! :)

Ep. 051 – Thief, Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, Oscars 2014 Results, 3 Days To Kill – 8th Mar. 2014

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02:56 – 86th Academy Awards Results/Oscar Predictions Wager
16:18 – VS.
25:41 – Thief
57:28 – Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII
89:12 – 3 Days To Kill

20140306_reuters_oscar-selfieWe’re one episode away from The Awesome Addiction’s 1st Birthday and the crew record a big show to warm up. In the first segment, Shane, Jason, Ben & Terry discuss the winners of the 86th Academy Awards and decipher who won the Oscar Predictions Wager. And because can’t help themselves, they play a little VS!
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In the second and third segments Jason Mirah, returning champion Nicole Haering and first-timer Chad Bennett get a hold of the microphones to discuss stealth game Thief and RPG Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII.
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And to wrap it up, the guys review Kevin Costner in 3 Days To Kill before teasing what they’ll be doing next week for a very special birthday episode 52.

Thank you very much for listening and we’ll se you next week for our reviews of Titanfall, The Monuments Men, Non-Stop and 300: Rise of an Empire.

Ep. 050 – Dallas Buyers Club, Labor Day – 1st Mar. 2014

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03:30 – Labor Day
33:40 – Irrational Games
43:35 – Dallas Buyers Club

We’re half way to a letter from the Queen this week as Shane, Jason and Ben review Josh Brolin and Kate Winslet in Jason Reitman’s latest film Labor Day. Fellow Addict Andrew wanted to hear the guys’ thoughts on BioShock developer Irrational Games effectively shutting down and what it means for the rest of the industry and those affected, so the guys discuss that as well.

Screen Shot 2014-03-01 at 12.18.37 pmThen to wrap it up, the crew gives their thoughts on Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto in Best Picture nominee Dallas Buyers Club.

Join us next week for Episode 51 when the guys review the recently rebooted stealth game Thief, Liam Neeson on a plane in Non-Stop and possibly some 300: Rise of An Empire action.

Thanks again for listening and have an awesome week!

Ep. 049 – Titanfall Beta, Lone Survivor, Oscar Predictions, The Last Of Us: Left Behind DLC – 22nd Feb. 2014

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02:47 – Titanfall Beta Impressions
26:07 – VS. Part 1
29:28 – The Last Of Us: Left Behind DLC [SPOILER WARNING]
56:21 – VS. Part 2
65:57 – Lone Survivor Review
93:13 – 86th Academy Awards Predictions

Standby for a titanic 4-part show this week as Shane, Jason H, Ben & Terry discuss the Titanfall beta in all its wall-running/jet-packing glory. Be sure to checkout more of Shane and Terry’s thoughts in Doublejump’s Community Impressions article and in Shane’s Stryder Gameplay Commentary video below.

Screen Shot 2014-02-19 at 11.39.27 pmIn the second segment, Shane and Jason are joined by Jason “Animazing” Mirah and for the first time, good friend Nicole Haering to discuss The Last Of Us: Left Behind DLC.

In the third segment, the guys play another instalment of their favourite movie face-off game VS. and then review Mark Wahlberg in Lone Survivor. And in the final segment, the guys make their predictions for the winners of the 86th Academy Awards.

Join us next week for our review of Dallas Buyers Club and Labor Day and our thoughts on Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition.

Thanks for listening everyone. If you’d like to help out the podcast, please consider giving us a quick review on iTunes. It really helps us out and would be greatly appreciated :)

Ep. 048 – RoboCop, Flappy Bird, DmC, Peggle 2 – 15th Feb. 2014

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04:02 – RoboCop
27:20 – Saving Mr. Banks
29:53 – Philomena
33:55 – Valentine’s Day Discussion: Actresses We’ve Fallen For
36:58 – Flappy Bird
46:13 – VS.
64:09 – DmC Devil May Cry
75:47 – Max The Curse of Brotherhood
80:04 – Lara Croft: The Guardian of Light
84:18 – Peggle 2

This week on The Awesome Addiction Shane, Jason H, Ben and Terry kick it into high gear from the get go with their thoughts on RoboCop.

Then in the second segment they dive into a heated discussion of Flappy Bird before another round of VS.

Screen Shot 2014-02-15 at 9.17.02 pmAnd in the third segment, Jason “Animazing” Mirah joins Shane and Jason to discuss DmC, Max: The Curse of Brotherhood, Lara Croft: The Guardian of Light and Peggle 2.

Join us next week for our discussion on Dallas Buyers Club, Titanfall Beta and The Last Of Us: Left Behind and our Oscar 2014 Predictions.

Ep. 047 – Grudge Match, Philomena – 8th Feb. 2014

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02:28 – Grudge Match
23:44 – Philomena

This week on The Awesome Addiction Shane, Jason and Ben congregate around the microphones to discuss Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone in Grudge Match.

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Then in the second segment, the guys give us their thoughts on Judi Dench and Steve Coogan in the Academy Award nominated Philomena.

Next week we’ll be reviewing the RoboCop reboot and discussing many games including Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition, Fable: Anniversary, Max: The Curse of Brotherhood and Flappy Bird.

Thanks for listening and we’ll see you next week :)

Ep. 046 – The Wolf of Wall Street, 12 Years A Slave, The Book Thief – 1st Feb. 2014

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01:58 – The Wolf of Wall Street
27:00 – 12 Years A Slave
48:06 – The Book Thief

It’s a film trifecta once again this week as Shane, Jason, Ben and Terry review The Wolf of Wall Street, 12 Years A Slave and The Book Thief.
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Join us next week when we review Sylvester Stallone and Robert De Niro in Grudge Match and Judy Dench in Philomena.