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


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. 053 – Infamous: Second Son, Ico, Colossatron – 22nd Mar. 2014


03:42 – Infamous: Second Son
33:43 – Ico
49:47 – Colossatron

This week on the Awesome Addiction it’s all about the games as Shane, Jason & Jason circle the mics to discuss PlayStation 4 exclusive Infamous: Second Son. Mr. Mirah has also finished the HD remake of critical darling Ico and Shane has dived into Colossatron on Android, from the makers of Fruit Ninja and Jetpack Joyride.


Next week it’s back to the movies as the guys review Need For Speed and Pompeii, or as we like to call it, Jack Bauer on a volcano.

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


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.

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


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


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. 043 – August: Osage County, Games of 2014 – 11th Jan. 2014


[02:35] August: Osage County
[25:48] Games of 2014

This week on The Awesome Addiction, Shane, Jason, Jason and Ben sit down to discuss the all-star cast in August: Osage County and look ahead to the big games of 2014.


Next week we review Spike Jonze’s Her and games such as Max: The Curse of Brotherhood and Peggle 2.

Ep. 041 – The Hobbit, Frozen, Game & Movie of The Year – 28th Dec. 2013


To celebrate the end of 2013, The Awesome Addiction crew gather a tremendous cast to make this one of the best episodes so far!

Shane Bailey and Jason Hendrickx are joined by Terry Fear, Ben Stapylton, Jason Mirah, and Luke Fuller to review The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Disney’s Frozen and to list their 5 Favourite Games & Movies of 2013!

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They also manage to award one game and one movie as Game of The Year and Movie of The Year for 2013!

Frozen Review: 00:02:30
The Hobbit Review: 00:28:20
Games of The Year: 00:59:45
Movies of The Year: 01:25:54

From myself, I’d like to thank each and every one of you for listening each week! These past 41 weeks have made for an incredible journey and it’s because of you and my co-pilots that it’s been so amazing! I look forward to making 52 more episodes in 2014 and seeing where this little corner of the internet takes us all.
I’m also pleased to announce that alongside The Awesome Addiction, I will be venturing out on my own to create a new show that I’m aiming to debut before April 2014. Stay tuned for more, thanks again and may 2014 bring you many more awesome and addictive things :)
~ Shane

Ep. 035 – The Counselor, The Last Of Us [Ending] – 16th November 2013


The Counselor: 03:38
The Last Of Us: 36:20

This week the guys review Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Cameron Diaz, Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem in the crime thriller The Counselor.

And in the lead up to the next generation, Shane has finished one of the best game of this generation, The Last Of Us, and the crew discuss it in all of its spoiler-ific glory. The guys also give their thoughts on female protagonists in games, interactive story-telling as well as the latest PlayStation announcements of Uncharted coming to PS4 and The Last Of Us DLC.

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Thank you so much for listening to the show and we’ll see you next week for the launch of the XBOX ONE with our hardware impressions and thoughts on launch titles Ryse: Son of Rome and Killer Instinct. Plus Jason H has some Beyond: Two Souls to discuss.

Ep. 033 – Thor: The Dark World, About Time, Batman: Arkham Origins, Heavy Rain – 2nd November 2013


Thor: The Dark World: 00:02:40 – 00:32:14
About Time: 00:34:05 – 00:54:03
Batman: Arkham Origins: 00:54:41 – 01:29:02
Pokemon X & Y: 01:29:14 – 01:40:45
GTA 5: 01:40:46 – 01:46:02
Heavy Rain: 01:46:04 – 01:53:00

It’s a MEGA episode this week, and in an appropriately heroic fashion Shane, Jason H, Ben and Terry kick it off with their thoughts on Marvel’s smashing sequel Thor: The Dark World. In the second segment the guys review Richard Curtis’ About Time.

Screen Shot 2013-10-29 at 10.32.31 PMAnd in the second half of the show, Jason M and Luke swap in to review Batman: Arkham Origins. The guys also give their final thoughts on GTA 5 and Pokemon X & Y, and Shane dives into his video game Pile of Shame and finally plays Heavy Rain.Screen Shot 2013-10-29 at 10.48.23 PMThanks once again for taking the time to listen to the show :)

Join us next week when we dive into more from our Pile of Shame including Pulp Fiction and Monsters Inc.


Ep. 030 – Gravity, GTA V – 12th October 2013


This week on The Awesome Addiction Shane, Jason M, Ben and Terry orbit the microphones once again to review Sandra Bullock and George Clooney in Alfonso Cuarón’s latest film Gravity.gravity-filmIn the second segment, the guys update us on their latest thoughts of Grand Theft Auto 5 and how it has all won them over.

And in the final segment, they discuss where Rockstar goes after GTA 5 and the controversy of THAT torture scene!

Be sure to check out the Aussie indie PC/Mac game Unhack: Play The Game

Thanks once again for listening and we’ll see you all next week for our review of Pokemon X & Y.