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 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...


    December 25th, 2019  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 30 mins

    Join Ol Saint Nicholas Cartier as he hosts this years Great Lakes Gaming Christmas Special 2019. VIDEO GAMES AND CHOICES AWAIT YOU!

  • FALLOUT: The Game Awards 2019

    December 16th, 2019  |  Season 4  |  41 mins 4 secs
    baba is you, control, death stranding, devil may cry 5, disco elysium, dmcv, fast and the furious, geoff keighley, godfall, hideo kojima, muppets, nintendo, no more heroes 3, norman reedus, outer wilds, outer worlds, reggie, sekiro, senua's saga hellblade ii, shenmue 3, suda51, super smash bros ultimate, tga 2019, the game awards 2019, untitled goose game, vin diesel, xbox series x

    The following BONUS episode is the Results Show to Great Lakes Gaming's The Game Awards 2019 Prediction Special. We go over the winners of each award, as well as some if the LONGSHOTS from last week such as "Will Green Day play a song from Dookie?" Spoilers: This Somehow happened. Find out who won between Dan, DeAngelo, Nick, & ofcourse....The Unkown Predictor ENJOY!

  • Episode 106: The Game Awards 2019 Prediction Special

    December 9th, 2019  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 27 mins
    apex legends, baba is you, call of duty: modern warfare, control, death stranding, destiny 2, disco elysium, epic games, fortnite, gears 5, geoff keighley, kojima, nintendo, obsidian, outer wilds, outer worlds, resident evil 2, shenmue 3, sony, super smash bros ultimate, the game awards, untitled goose game, xbox

    DeAngelo & Dan join 2018 Game Awards Prediction Special Champion Nicholas Cartier as they make predictions on who will come out victorious in this years installment of Geoff Keighley's Award Show. Its an episode full of speculation, love for Ashly Burch/Parvati, Blind Guessing on Esports questions, inquiries for Google, and some love for Alex "GoldenBOY" Mendez. All that and more. WHO WILL WIN!

  • CYOA Pokémon & Mario (BONUS)

    December 2nd, 2019  |  Season 4  |  48 mins 34 secs
    ash, blue, bowsette, choose your own adventure, cyoa, cyoa podcast, luigi, mario, peach, pikachu, pokémon, red, toad, toadette, video game podcast, waluigi, wario

    It's a special CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE Bonus Episode this week to fill in the holiday gaps. Mario & Pokémon seemed like a fun place to start in the realm of free and fun online fanmade CYOA styles experiences. The following adventures may not be for the faint of heart. Enjoy Nick & Dan rummaging through the internet for a good time with a plummer. WILL THEY FIND IT?

    The beginning of a great set of Great Lakes Gaming CYOA Episodes this holiday season.

  • Episode 105: Nick Spoils Pokémon Sword & Shield

    November 26th, 2019  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 32 mins
    arceus, creatures, game freak, gaming podcast, garchomp, lit mit media, nintendo, nintendo switch, pearl & diamond, pokémon, qmunchlax, regigigas, sega, sonic, sonic movies, sword & shield, swsh, the pokémon company, uxie

    This week on the Podcast: Dan explains being too sick to play Shenmue 3, Cartier hits credits on Pokémon Sword & Shield and has a lot to say, and the boys watch the reveal trailer for Obsidians newly announced game "Grounded". Slime Ranches, Puzzle Pirates, We may even learn a little something about friendship. This Week In Gaming.

  • Episode 104: Killing The God of Pokémon

    November 15th, 2019  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 9 mins
    arceus, creatures, game freak, gaming podcast, garchomp, lit mit media, nintendo, nintendo switch, pearl & diamond, pokémon, qmunchlax, regigigas, sega, sonic, sonic movies, sword & shield, swsh, the pokémon company, uxie

    This week on the podcast, Nick & Dan Celebrate the Release of Pokémon Sword & Shield with another round of Kill Your Babies. Today we erase from existence all Pokémon from the Fourth Generation except for one. There can only be one. An hour of hard decisions and heartbreak are the only things coming in the next hour. So enjoy as we Erase The Four Generation of Pokémon.

  • Episode 103: DELAYED: A Halloween Episode

    October 29th, 2019  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 17 mins
    apex legends, dota underlords, dragon ball super, fallout 76, game informer, gods and monsters, halloween podcast, naughty dog, outer wilds, outer worlds, pokemon, shenmue 3, sony, sword & shield, ubisoft, ultra sun, video games

    Last Of Us 2 Delayed. Watchdogs Legion Delayed. Gods & Monsters, NPC's in Fallout 76, This Episode, you name it and it has been delayed. Don't even get me started on Shenmue 3 (Out in NOVEMBER!) This week is a spooktacular of sorts as Nick & Fan join together to discuss Video Games, The Outer Wilds, The Outer Worlds, Dragonball Super, Apex Legends Fight or Fright, the most recent NPD sales numbers for September and how NBA 2K20 became the best selling game of the year.

    It's spooky.

  • 1 On 1 - Dan & Nick - FIGHT OR FRIGHT

    October 20th, 2019  |  Season 4  |  25 mins 42 secs
    apex halloween event, apex legends, apex legends season 3, bangalor, bloodhound, caustic, crypto, gibraltar, lifeline, mirage, octane, pathfinder, podcast, respawn, video games, wattson, wraith

    On a special BONUS episode of Great Lakes Gaming, a discussion about the new Halloween Event for Apex Legends. Listen...IF YOU"RE NOT TO SCARED! But no, there is nothing to fear.