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, & Compete in obscure and overly difficult trivia games. The Great Lakes Gaming Podcast. Games about Games, we got those.



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  • 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.

  • Episode 102: Fantasy Critic 2020 Preview Special

    October 14th, 2019  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 38 mins
    animal crossing, apex legends, cyberpunk, death stranding, doom eternal, easy allies, elden ring, fantasy critic, final fantasy vii, ghost of tsushima, halo infinite, horizon, league of legends, pokemon, shenmue 3, wattam is not a sponsor, but it is where the Great Lakes Gaming has been fighting all year in a Fantasy Video Game League that will go down in history as one of them. This is a preview for the 2020 season with FANTASY EXPERT and witty fellow, Jake Reid. Yes, of RakeJeid Gaming. That is the one. Join Jake as he sits down with Dan and Nick to discuss what hes been playing lately, as well as what games hes Hot & Cold on in the upcoming Fantasy Critic season. CyberPunk? More like CyberI'm Sure It Will be Just Fine.

    Just Fine.

  • AMA Roger Reott

    October 6th, 2019  |  Season 4  |  35 mins 5 secs
    borderlands 3, calypso twins, death stranding, dk, donkey kong, frogger, great lakes gaming, horizon zero dawn, kingdom hearts, mario, monster hunter ice borne, mystical ninja, nintendo 64, nintendo entertainment system, sonic, tails, video games, waluigi

    Our first Bonus Episode! A Lit Mit Quickie. We continue to sit down with former guests of the podcast for an intense Question and Answer Session about their passion for Video Games and The Industry that surrounds it. Questions brought to you by you, the listeners. Audibly brought to you by Question Askers Nicholas Cartier & Dan Allen. Enjoy this in-depth look into friend of the Great Lakes Gaming Podcast: Roger Reott.

  • Episode 101: Waiting For Wattam

    September 30th, 2019  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 43 mins
    amnesia, animal crossing, annapurna no man's sky, apex legends, arise, blasphemous, call of duty, devolver digital, dota underlords, downwell, enter the gungeon, keita takahashi, medievil, playstation 4, pokemon, ps4, ps5, rdr2, shenmue 3, sony, state of play, the last of us 2, tlou2, wattam

    This week is the Audio Debut of the Tandem known as Steve Carley & Devon Green. Pure Radio Gold I tells Ya. They join Nick & Dan in going over what they've been playing recently as well as Sony's most recent State of Play. Including new trailers for Modern Warfare, The Last Of Us Part Two, Wattam, Arise: A Simple Story, Afterparty, Humanity, and a Death Stranding PS4 Pro Bundle potentially filled with Urine. This Fortnite in Gaming.

  • Episode 100: Gauntlet VII: The Consequences

    September 16th, 2019  |  Season 4  |  2 hrs 36 mins
    animal crossing, apex legends, bayonetta, borderlands 3, crazy taxi, cuphead, dreamcast, far cry 3, gta san andreas, halo, mario, mortal kombat, nba 2k20, nintendo, playstation, pokémon, portal, red dead redemption, sega, smash bros, sonic, trivia games, video game podcast, wattam, xbox, xbox360, zelda

    The Video Game Trivia Competition known as THE GAUNTLET returns with its seventh installment. Five men create a game. They host their own game, and compete in the other four. Points carry over until we crown a new winner of The Gauntlet, and a new KING OF GAMES! Belt on the line baybeeeeee.

  • Episode 99: Nintendo Indirect 9/4/2019

    September 9th, 2019  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 12 mins
    animal crossing new horizon, apex legends voidwalker, deadly premonition 2, doom 64, legend of zelda, links awakening, luigis mansion 3, mario, nintendo direct, nintendo online, nintendo switch, overwatch, pokémon sword, return of the cobra dinn, snes, super nintendo, super smash bros, terry bogard, yoshi

    This week Cartier guides through all of the news and announcements that came with the latest Nintendo Direct. From crafting shovels in Animal Crossing to the Pokémon Sword and Shield. We hit it all baybee!