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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    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!


    September 2nd, 2019  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 4 mins
    dragon quest, epic store, katamari, ooblets, rocksteady studios, swamp thing, wattam, wb studios, yakuza 7

    This week on the podcast we discuss the announcement of Yakuza 7, the Epic Store Exsclusivity of Wattam & Ooblets, The Untitled Goose Game gets a release date, and we try to will a Swamp Thing game into existence. We see you Rocksteady.

  • Episode 97: Gamescom 2019 Einpacken: Very European Edition

    August 26th, 2019  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 11 mins
    bandai namco, cyberpunk 2077, gamescom 2019, gamescom einpacken, gears 5, gears pop, geoff keighley, google stadia, hides kojima, nintendo switch, onl, opening night live, sony, super hot, superhot vr, verbal space program 2, watchdogs legion, xbox

    This week, the gang wraps up a weeks worth of Gamescom 2019 press conferences. The biggest Gaming Conference in the world, yet there may not be as much to discuss as you might think. They sum up the highest of highs, as well as Google Stadia. Plus ,Dan is playing a weird 80s fantasy pro wrestling booking mobile game, Nick dips his toe into Dragon Quest 11 S Echoes of an Elusive Age Definitive Edition....Demo. Also Gears Pop Out Now. This Week In Gaming.

  • Episode 96: Whales & Tales of The Iron Crown

    August 19th, 2019  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 3 mins
    absol, anthem, apex legends, auto chess, dota underlords, ea, electronic arts, eurogamer, gamescom, geoff keighley, germany, iron crown, loot boxes, microtransactions, pokemon go, respawn

    This week we discuss Apex Legends Season 2 event known as Iron Crown. How the monetization for it worked, what changes have recently been announced by Respawn, and the fallout of everything involved with it. Nick gives his two cents on his personal feelings as a an everyday player of Apex, and Dan learns things about the Legends. All this and a little bit of hype for GAMESCOM, on the next Moesha.