Ep. 101 – The Order: 1886, Jupiter Ascending, 2015 Oscars Results – 28th Feb. 2015

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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

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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. 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. 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. 089 – Hunger Games: Mockingjay Pt. 1, Far Cry 4, Pokemon, Sunset Overdrive – 29th Nov. 2014

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It’s all about the GAMES this week as Shane, Jason, Jason and Nicole gather around the sacred microphones to perform the reviewing ritual on a variety of highly-anticipated pieces of entertainment. In the first segment the gang kicks it off in the open-world of Kyrat in Far Cry 4. Shane then tells tale of his adventures in the Awesome-pocalypse in Sunset Overdrive. And the boys venture back to the Hoenn region in the remakes, Pokemon: Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire.

And in the second segment, Jason H and Nicole (with a bit of Ben & Terry sprinkled in) provide their thoughts on Jennifer Lawrence in the latest instalment of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Pt. 1.

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03:38 – Far Cry 4
22:29 – Sunset Overdrive
29:04 – Pokemon
40:05 – Hunger Games: Mockingjay Pt. 1

Thanks for listening this week, fellow addicts! Join us next weekend for our reviews of the Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence film Serena and Double Fine’s tactical RPG Massive Chalice!

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.