Ep. 087 – Halo: The Master Chief Collection, John Wick – 15th Nov. 2014

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It’s an action-packed episode this week as Shane, Jason H and Terry take the mics to review the latest and greatest video game compilation, Halo: The Master Chief Collection.

And like a deadly hitman, in the second segment they carefully pick apart the action romp John Wick starring Keanu Reeves. Spoilers: it’s a friggin’ awesome movie!

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02:23 – Halo: The Master Chief Collection
25:35 – John Wick

Thanks for listening, awesome addicts! Join us next week for our reviews of the open-worlds of Sunset Overdrive and Assassin’s Creed: Unity and the Miles Teller film, Whiplash.

Ep. 086 – Interstellar, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, The Evil Within – 8th Nov. 2014

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It’s another blockbuster episode this week as Shane, Jason H, Jason M and Terry orbit the mics to review several games including Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, The Evil Within, Fantasia: Music Evolved and more!

Then buckle in for a discussion of galactic proportions as the guys attempt to review Interstellar, a sci-fi epic that has the crew very divided.

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01:18 – The Evil Within
18:35 – Fantasia: Music Evolved
24:17 – Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
34:38 – Steamworld Dig
39:43 – Interstellar
01:07:37 – Interstellar SPOILERS

Thanks for listening once again, awesome addicts! Be sure to subscribe to the podcast to catch our thoughts on Halo: The Master Chief Collection, Sunset Overdrive and John Wick.

Ep. 085 – PAX Australia 2014 – 3rd Nov. 2014

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The guys trip it down to Melbourne this week for PAX Australia 2014! Join Shane, Jason H, Jason M, Terry and now-official PAX Correspondent Adam Rida as they discuss the latest and greatest games from the show floor!

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From AAA titles to indie darlings, from console classics to the latest tabletop experiences, the guys spend a whole 3 days covering the whole damn thing! Plus Shane and Jason H interview some Aussie indie devs from the show floor including League of Geeks, Cardboard Keep and Thomas Janson.

Thanks for listing guys! Join us next week for our reviews of Interstellar, Fantasia: Music Evolved, The Evil Within and much more!

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.

Ep. 076 – Magic in the Moonlight, Diablo III, The Spectacular Now – 30th Aug. 2014

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It’s another ULTRA-MEGA 4 part show this week as Shane, Jason, Terry and Ben orbit the mics to discuss a plethora of games and films!

Before Shane kicks the show off, he takes the time to give some well-deserved praise to Nickelodeon’s The Legend of Korra, a show you NEED to be watching! In the first segment the boys review Woody Allen’s latest movie Magic in the Moonlight starring Colin Firth and Emma Stone. In the second segment, the boys have been playing quite a few games including Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition, Yoshi’s Island, Unturned, Space Engineers and Cards Against Humanity.

And in the third segment prepare yourselves for the return of VS and Survival of The Nerdiest, followed by a review of 2013′s The Spectacular Now starring Shailene Woodley and Miles Teller in the fourth segment.

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02:25 – Shane’s fanboy love-fest for The Legend of Korra
05:45 – Magic in the Moonlight
25:36 – Unturned
34:45 – Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition
42:13 – Space Engineers
56:22 – Yoshi’s Island
01:00:18 – Cards Against Humanity
01:04:58 – Survival of The Nerdiest
01:13:57 – VS.
01:30:51 – The Spectacular Now

Thanks for listening this week, fellow addicts! Join us next week for our reviews of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Boyhood. Plus, we’ll have the results of the Summer Movie Wager and boy is it coming down to the wire!

Ep. 071 – Hercules, The World’s Fastest Indian – 26th July 2014

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This week on The Awesome Addiction, Shane, Terry and Ben gather around the mics to review Dwayne Johnson in the latest Hercules film. Does it rock?
And in the second segment, the boys revisit 2005′s The World’s Fastest Indian starring Sir Anthony Hopkins in one of his best performances.

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01:48 – Dawn of The Planet of The Apes CATCH-UP
08:49 – Hercules Review
25:09 – Hercules SPOILERS
36:37 – The World’s Fastest Indian Review

Join us next week for our reviews of Scarlett Johansson in Lucy and Phillip Seymour-Hoffman and Rachel McAdams in A Most Wanted Man.

Ep. 065 – E3 2014, The Fault In Our Stars, Edge of Tomorrow – 14th June 2014

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Welcome to a HUUUGE episode this week on The Awesome Addiction, so kick back, relax and listen to our amazing voices as we cover some interesting and exciting games and movies.

In the first segment Jason H, Jason M and the Sisters Haering (Megan and Nicole) discuss every gamer’s favourite time of the year, the Electronic Entertainment Expo, or E3 in all of it’s glory. From announcements like Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, The Halo: Master Chief Collection to Rainbow Six: Siege, Call of Duty: Andvanced Warfare and White Night and Abzu, the guys discuss the highlights and disappointments of this year’s biggest gaming event. Also, are you missing the sound of Shane’s voice, we are too so we have a special surprise for you: Shane sends us a message from his European holiday to give his thoughts and ideas for this year’s E3!

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In the second segment we get our tissues and handkerchief’s ready as Jason H, Ben, Terry and Megan review the movie adaptation of Jon Green’s novel, The Fault In Our Stars starring Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort. Was it the tear-fest it is hyped up to be??

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The movie madness continues as Jason H, Ben, Terry and Megan review the new Doug Liman action, sic-fi film, Edge of Tomorrow starring the amazing, the phenomenal, the brilliant, the “Cruise Missile” himself, Tom Cruise and the beautiful and talented Emily Blunt. Was it a brilliant film or was it a disappointment?? Spoilers: It was awesome!

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1:20:22 – Shane’s Message
1:24:53 – The Fault In Our Stars
1:46:52 – Edge of Tomorrow

Thanks for listening to our epic show this week fellow Addicts. Stay tuned next week as we review some exciting new movies and games including the new Dreamworks film How To Train Your Dragon 2.

 

Ep. 064 – Watch_Dogs, Maleficent – 7th June. 2014

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While Shane enjoys his European holiday doing all the things a guy like Shane does in Europe, Jason H calls upon the wickedly awesome talents of Ben, Terry and the lovely Nicole in an exciting and funny episode tackling important issues like video games and differing opinions on films.

In the first segment your Awesome team hack into the mainframes and other computer terminology to discuss their initial thoughts and review the brand new Ubisoft open-world action game Watch_Dogs.

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In the second segment the heat rises as the team discuss their feelings and critically review Disney’s new live-action film Maleficent starring Angelina Jolie and Sharlto Copley. With differing opinions and reactions, the team have a lot to discuss about this new fantasy “retelling” of the Disney “classic” Sleeping Beauty. 

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04:22 – Watch_Dogs
31:55 – Maleficent

Thanks for listening to our first fun Shane-less episode. Stay tuned for next week as we review the always awesome Tom Cruise in the new science fiction action film Edge of Tomorrow.