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 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.

  • Episode 95: Cancel Your Babies: Highly Anticipated Games Edition

    August 12th, 2019  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 29 secs
    animal crossing, baldur's gate 3, bayonetta 3, biomutant, botw2, code vein, control, death stranding, doom eternal, elden ring, elder scrolls vi, final fantasy vii, final fantasy xvi, gears 5, ghost of tsushima, gta vi, half life 3, halo infinite, hollow knight: silk song, horizon 2, kakkarot, last of us part two, luigi's mansion 3, marvel's avengers, metroid prime 4, monster hunter world: iceborne, ore and the will of the wisps, outer worlds, persona 5, pikmin 4, pokémon sword, psychonauts 2, session, shenmue 3, skull and bones, star wars jedi fallen order, vampire of the masquerade 2, wattam

    Death Stranding, Cyberpunk 2077, Starfield, and 41 other highly anticipated games have been cancelled. Not really, but can you imagine. It'd be fine. This week though, we throw all of those games into the great mixing bowl of cancellation and play a little game of Kill Your Babies(GameTrailers). One by one we will cancel a game until there s only one game left to successfully release. Just for fun guys. I'm sure it'll go just fine. Join us as we cancel our babies

  • Episode 94: Future Vision

    August 5th, 2019  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 21 mins
    animal crossing new horizons, astral chain, auto chess, blair witch, control, creature in the well, cyberpunk 2077, death stranding, dota underlords, dragon quest 11 s, garfield, gears 5, halo, headsman, heave ho, jedi fallen order, kill la kill, legend of zelda, life is strange 2, luigi's mansion 3, man of medan, mario and sonic olympics 2020, medievil, monster hunter world iceborne, ooblets, outer worlds, pig eat ball, pokémon shield, pokémon sword, psychonauts 2, sayonara wild hearts, sir daniel, spyro, vampire of the masquerade, wattam, witcher 3, world of warcraft 15th anniversary

    This week the gang discusses all the big releases slated to come out from August 2019 to ??? 2020 and all the sweet creamy goodness in-between. What will we think of Death Stranding once we've finished it? How did Pokemon & Star Wars end up releasing games on the same day? Why is Roger going to play Code Vein? All these questions potentially answered on your weekly dose of Michigan's Premier Video Game Podcast that happens on a Sunday. Sundays are for the Mittens.

  • Episode 93: DOTA Underlords: Rise Above META

    July 29th, 2019  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 12 mins
    apex legends season 2, apex legends. ea, auto chess, crash team racing, days gone, dota, dota underlords, god of war, gtav, legend of zelda, mario kart 8, mat piscatella, microsoft, minecraft, mk11, mortal kombat, nintendo, nintendo switch, nintendo switch lite, npd, overcooked 2, pokémon let’s go pikachu, pokémon yellow, ps4, ps5, rainbow six siege, rdr2, respawn entertainment, sony, spiderman, super mario maker 2, super smash bros ultimate, the division 2, tom clancy, us npd, video game podcast, xbox one, zelda botw

    Dan has fallen down the Auto Chess hole and desperately can’t escape. Also Nick attempts to guess the Top 20 Best Selling Games of June 2019 and we go over some other interesting sales data from the US NPD Group. We also discuss Apex Legends Season 2, Overcooked 2, Pokemon Yellow, DOTA Underlords, the success of Crash Bandicoot, and Team Rocket suddenly appearing in Pokémon GO!

    GAUNTLET VII: Subtitle Chosen By Victor
    September 15, 2019
    GLG Episode #100

  • Episode 92: AMA Dan Allen

    July 22nd, 2019  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 24 mins
    apex legends, kenny omega, mario, nintendo, pelliper, podcast, pokemon, toad, wario, yoshi

    The second of our two part series of AMA's with the fellas of Great Lakes Gaming.
    We ask Dan about his feelings on various Video Game based things. Also Wrestling. Also Pokemon. Also Buu. All that and some subtle Wattam references. This week.