Great Lakes Gaming

Reliable Source Of Casual Video Game Discussion

About the show

Deep within the cold depths of the land of Michigan, people are playing Video Games. Join Dan Allen, Nicholas Cartier, and a slew of other questionable characters as they tackle the latest in Gaming News, Preview Future Games, and Compete in obscure and overly difficult trivia games. The Great Lakes Gaming Podcast. Now with more snow.


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  • Episode 121: Season 5 XBOX BattlePass Part #1

    August 2nd, 2020  |  Season 5  |  1 hr 19 mins
    apex legends, avowed, carrion, devolver digital, fable, fall guys, grounded, halo infinite, hat in time, judgement, microsoft games showcase, nintendo switch, obsidian, outer worlds dlc, sayonara wild hearts, sega, super mario odyssey, xbox series x, yakuza like a dragon

    This week on the podcast we take a look at the Microsoft Games Showcase from July with new looks at Halo Infinite, Grounded, and much more. Other games we've been playing are discussed as well such as the likes of Carrion, Judgement, A Hat In Time, Super Mario odyssey, Apex Legends Season Six, Breath Of Fire, Sayonara Wild Hearts, Fable and whatever hijinks that care to rear their ugly head. This Week In Gaming.

  • Episode 120: The Future of Sony Based Gaming Part Dos

    July 19th, 2020  |  Season 4  |  2 hrs 24 mins
    future of games, horizon 2, judgement, need for speed heat, playstation, ps5, sony, xbox

    The second half of our discussion on the Sony FUTURE OF GAMING Presentation from June as well as some cherry picked highlights and games from many of the other Video Game Digital Showcases such as Wholesome Games, PC Gaming, EA Play, among many other things. Join Nick, Dan, and Roger as they wade through the waters of Video Game Announcements in 2020.

  • BONUS: NEW Pokémon Snap

    June 27th, 2020  |  Season 4  |  51 mins 46 secs
    new pokemon snap, pokémon cafe mix, pokémon go, pokémon presents, pokémon sleep, pokémon snap 2, reactions

    A Quick Bonus of Nick & Dan reacting to the Pokemon Presents from June17, 2020 featuring the NEW Pokémon Snap (Pokémon Snap 2), Pokémon Sleep, Pokémon Cafe Mix, Pokémon Go and Island of Armor Updates as well as wild speculation for what may be the BIG ANNOUNCEMENT scheduled for June 24th. Which would then be a Pokémon MOBA. Enjoy.

  • Episode 119: The Future of Sony Based Gaming Part Uno

    June 26th, 2020  |  Season 4  |  2 hrs 8 mins
    clank, future of games, gran turismo 7, gta v, judgement, kena, kena bridge of spirits, little big planet, maneater, miles morales, pokemon, project aetha, ps5, ratchet, ratchet and clank rift apart, returnal, sackboy adventures, slime rancher, sony, stray, streets of rage 4

    After a heavy month of real world events we return to unimportant video game opinions, and boy did we miss a lot. This week on the podcast is an episode recorded after the Sony Future Of Games Digital Conference that was held on June 8, 2020. It didn't feel right or important to put up a podcast about video games during the time so we didn't. But enjoy our takes at the time about what Sony had to show featuring returning friend of the podcast Roger Reott, Final Thoughts on Streets of Rage 4, and whole bunch more. Sony Part Dos as well as reactions to the many other Showcases that have happened are surely coming all smashed together in the coming weeks.

  • Episode 118: Summer Game Fest: Tony Hawk/Paper Mario

    May 19th, 2020  |  Season 4  |  2 hrs 3 mins
    apex legends, assassins creed valhalla, blight memory infinite, codemasters, deadly premonition origins, dirt 5, geoff keighley, ghost of tsushima, neversoft, nintendo switch, paper mario origami king, ps5, slime rancher, streets of rage 4, summer game fest, the medium, thps remastered, tony hawk pro skater, ubisoft, unreal engine 5, vicarious visions, xbox series x, yakuza 7

    This week on the podcast we go over the first half of May's worth of Summer Game Fest Events. First we get out first look at Xbox Series X Gameplay as well as new game announcements and trailers for Scorn, Blight Memory Infinite, The Medium and many others. Also we go over the reveal of Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1+2 Remastered, Sony's Ghost pf Tsushima State of Play, Nintendo's Paper Mario Reveal, and finally the latest showcase from Epic for Unreal Engine 5. We also discuss Deadly Premonition Origins, Loba in Apex Legends, Streets of Rage 4, Dragonball Z Kakkarot, Slime Rancher, and much more.

  • Episode 117: Cloud Strife & Hand Massages

    May 2nd, 2020  |  Season 4  |  2 hrs 33 mins
    animal crossing new horizon, apex legends, assassins creed valhalla, bayonetta 3, call of duty 2020, cuphead, cyberpunk 2077, dragonball kakkarot, elden ring, final fantasy vii remake, godfall, golf story, halo infinite, hearthstone, hell blade 2, maneater, microsoft xbox series x, no more heroes 3, ps5, shin megami tensei nocturne, silk song, slime rancher, sports story, windbound

    This week on the podcast we welcome back Roger Reott! He joins Nick & Dan in discussing what they've been playing lately, as well as the outlook for the rest of the years Video Game Release dates in regards to Fantasy Critic. They discuss Animal Crossing New Horizon, Final Fantasy VII Remake, Golf Story, Sports Story, Apex Legends, DragonBall Kakkarot, Shin Megami Tensei Nocturne, Hearthstone, Slime Rancher

    Follow Along with out PUBLIC Fantasy Critic league here:

  • Episode 116: The April 20th Edition

    April 21st, 2020  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 6 mins
    animal crossing new horizon, apex legends, deadly premonition, genesect, golf story, hearthstone, nintendo online, pokemon y, pro wrestling, ps5, ring of honor, super punch out, xbox series x, yugioh

    This week on the podcast Nick & Dan discuss what they've been doing during the continuing quarantine of Michigan and much of the world. Recommendations on things to watch and things to play along with some witty repertoire. This week in gaming.

  • Episode 115: Tales From The Quarantine: DualSense

    April 13th, 2020  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 42 mins
    apex legends, dualsense, fire emblem, golf story, hearthstone, joe exotic, nintendo, nintendo switch, playstation 5, pokemon, sports story, tiger king, yugioh

    This week on the Podcast Nick & Dan discuss the newly revealed next generation of Sony Playstation controllers: The Dual Sense. Also the boys discuss everything from Darkside of the Ring & Tiger King, to Apex Legends & Hearthstone, as well as anything else that has been filling up their time sense the state of Michigan has told us to stay in our homes. Video Games.

  • Episode 114: The Lost Quarantine Tapes

    April 5th, 2020  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 19 mins
    apex legends, banner saga, control, e3, fallout, gdc, hollow knight, injustice, netherealm, pax east, pokemon, pokémon, tearaway, video games

    Dan & Nick together again and yet so far apart. Watch the boys talk about video games from the comfort of: not in the same room as one another. They discuss Apex Legends, Hollow Knight, Banner Saga, Control, Fall Out 4, Tearaway, Injustice, Corona Virus, and those sweet Pokémon.

  • Episode 113: Rivers In The Desert

    March 18th, 2020  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 54 mins
    control, dragon's crown, e3, geoff keighley, metroid prime 4, nintendo switch, persona 5 royal, pokémon gold, ps2, ps5, psychonauts, sonic forces, xbox series x

    This week International Industry Insider Roger Reott joins Nick & Dan as they discuss the cancellation of E3, the Future Launches of Consoles, and maybe what they played this week. SPOILER ALERT for PS2 Classic PSYCHoNAUTS this week as Dan talks about the entirety the whole boy. Also discussed this week is Control, Sonic Forces, Dragon's Crown Pokémon Gold, Persona 5 ROYAL and much much more.

  • Episode 112: What Little We Know Of Next Gen

    March 2nd, 2020  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 7 mins

    This week on the podcast the boys are finally discussing what little we know about the PS5 and Xbox Series X. Also, Apex Legends, Dragon Age Inquisition, Dragon Quest 6, Final Fantasy XV, PSychonauts and much more. This week in gaming.

  • Episode 111: Dreams & Other Fresh New Games

    February 17th, 2020  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 27 mins
    art's dream, dreams, e3, fantasy critic, geoff keighley, harvest moon, harvest moon it's a wonderful life, media molecule, need for speed, opencritic, pokemon home, pokèmon sword, tempted

    SO FRESH. This week, Cartier details his experience with Pokemon Home and what it means to his journey as a trainer. Dan describes the newly launched DREAMS from Media Molecule and what has changed since the initial early access. Also: Need For Speed Heat :: Pokemon Sword :: Temtem :: Art's Dream :: Harvest Moon: It's A Wonderful Life :: Outdated Critiques Challenge :: and almost enough time to talk about Papa Keighley not being at E3 this year. We'll fit it in.

    Song Of The Week
    Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life - Quiet Winter

  • Episode 110: The Greatest Sports Video Game Of All Time

    February 3rd, 2020  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 38 mins
    backyard baseball, crash team racing, def jam fight for new york, double dash, electronic arts, gran turismo, gt sport, harry potter quidditch, madden 2k20, mario, mario kart, mega man soccer, nba 2k, nba jam, nfl blitz, nfl street volume 2, nhl, olympic games 2020, pong, punch out!, racing games, skate 3, smackdown shut your mouth, sonic, sports games, ssx tricky, tech bowl, thps2, thug, thug 2, tony hawk pro skater, tony hawks underground, trials, wii sports

    This week on the podcast Nick & Dan deduce what truly is the greatest Sports-Based Video Game of ALL TIMES! Definitive Answers Await Inside!

  • Episode 109: 2020 Vision

    January 20th, 2020  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 7 mins
    animal crossing, cuphead, cyberpunk 2077, dreams, ff7 remake, final fantasy vii, marvel, marvel's avengers, nintendo switch, pokemon sword, ps4, spiderman, the last of us part 2, wattam, xbox

    This week on the podcast we discuss all of the delays that have been announced in the last few weeks, as well as wrap up the 2019 Fantasy Critic Season. Plus, Nick & Dan discuss their full play through of Wattam.

  • Episode 108: A Post Wattam World

    January 6th, 2020  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 21 mins
    & jedi: fallen order, assassins creed odyssey, blasphemous, call of duty: modern warfare, galaxy of heroes, pokemon sword & shield, sayonara wild hearts, wattam

    This week we discuss a lot of the great games we didn't have time to discuss from the last month and a half of 2019. Here are Dan & Nicks impressions on Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare, Wattam, Sayonara Wild Hearts, Assassins Creed Odyssey, Blasphemous, Galaxy of Heroes, Pokemon Sword & Shield, & Jedi: Fallen Order, and even more. All that and a basket of shrimp. This week in gaming.

  • Fantasy Critic Draft 2020

    December 29th, 2019  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 30 mins
    2019, 2020, animal crossing new horizons, battle toads, bayonetta 3, bonus, botw 2, bravely default ii, carrion, cuphead, cyberpunk 2077, doom eternal, draft, dragon ball z kakarot, dreams, dying light 2, eldan ring, ffvii, final fantasy 7 remake, game, ghosts of tsushima, godfall, gods & monsters, half life alyx, hallow knight silk song, halo infinite, hellblade 2, iron man vr, kh3, legend of zelda breath of the wild 2, lego starwars, marvel's avengers, michigan, microsoft flight simulator, minecraft dungeons, nintendo, nioh 2, no more heros 3, ori and the will of wisps, podcast, rainbow 6, resident evil 3, sony, streets of rage 4, the last of us part 2, the wolf among us 2, video game, wow, x box, yakuza like a dragon

    Five men gather to compete in a video game fantasy draft in a competition that rivals that of the gauntlet. Be prepared, be willing and be hydrated...