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 125: Ardyn Is Easy To Dislike

    October 18th, 2020  |  Season 5  |  1 hr 25 mins
    among us, apex legends, apex legends season 56, bethesda, episode ardyn, episode gladiolus, episode ignis, episode prompto, fall guys, fall guys season 2, final fantasy xv, night of the sentinels, no man's sky, noctis, stan lee, todd howard, x-men, xbox one

    This week on the podcast we DO NOT get into the Microsoft purchase of Bethesda but we do dig our heels into some of the great games we've been playing lately. Besides Pizza Hut Exclusive X-MEN Night Of The Sentinel VHS's... Nick & Dan discuss their impressions of Fall Guys Season 2 as well as their mutual experience in Among Us. Cartier updates us on Apex Legends Season Six and the newshecannery surrounding the CROSSPLAY. Dan has started and finished Final Fantasy XV since we last spoke so we dip our toes into that, and most importantly there is no discussion of Bethesda being bought. Todd Howard.

  • Episode 124: This Week In Next Gen Gaming (Porygon Did Nothing Wrong)

    September 21st, 2020  |  Season 5  |  1 hr 36 mins
    assassins creed vr, beyond good & evil 2, call of duty black ops cold war, delayed games, demons souls, dirt5, dmc v special edition, donkey kong country 2, empire of sin, ffxvi, final fantasy xvi, fitness boxing 2, halo infinite, hogwarts legacy, hyperscape, immortal phoenix rising, katamari damacy rerolled, kena bridge of spirits, mario 35th anniversary, mario game and watch, michel ancel, monster hunter rise, monster hunter stories 2, original and the will of the wisps, playstation 5, prince of persia sands of time remake, ps5 digital edition, ps5 preorder, ps5 price, resident evil village, riders republic, scott pilgrim, skull and bones, spiderman miles morales, splinter cell vr, square fenix, stormzsy, super mario 3d allstars, super mario 3d worlds, super mario 64, super mario galaxy, super mario sunshine, ubisoft, watchdogs 3, xbox series s, xbox series x, yakuza like a dragon

    This week we go over the newly announced Pricing for the PS5 & XBOX Series X, Also we talk about the games shown at Sony's September Playstation Showcase, Nintendo's Mario 35th Anniversary Direct, The Ubisoft Forward, and the most recent Nintendo Mini Partners Direct. All of this plus Dan has started playing Among Us and Nick Has begun Playing Spellbreak. Games Also Discussed Include: Super Mario 3D All-Stars, Final Fantasy XVI, Hogwarts Legacy, Spiderman Miles Morales, Scott Pilgrim vs The World, Monster Hunter Rise, Assains Creed VR and MORE.

  • Episode 123: QUALIFIED!

    September 6th, 2020  |  Season 5  |  1 hr 2 mins
    apex legends, arkham knights, batman, fall guys, mario 3d allstars, robert pattinson, rocksteady, sports story, stanley parable, suicide squad, suicide squad kills justice league, vampire of the masquerade bloodlines 2, wb montreal, wb studios

    September 4th, 2020  |  Season 5  |  33 mins 59 secs
    asmr, asmr podcast, board games, calming, guess who, video games

    Nick & Dan enjoy a rousing couple of rounds of Milton Bradley Classic: Guess Who? Sit down, lean back, and Enjoy the sweet sounds of GUESS WHO?!

  • Episode 122: The Fall of Guys

    August 23rd, 2020  |  Season 5  |  1 hr 28 mins
    apex legends season 6, carrion, fall guys, fall guys ultimate knockout, pokemon, ps5, revolver digital, stay of play, super mario odyssey, xbox series x

    Fall guys has dropped but there are so many other things we have to get through to get caught up. Finishing up the end of Microsofts offering and then looking deep into the eyes of the August State of Play. Plus there is always time to talk Fall Guys. And Apex, AND Children Beating Adults in Online Bowling. This Week In Gaming!

  • 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

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  • 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.