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 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.

  • Episode 91: AMA Nick Cartier

    July 14th, 2019  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 8 mins
    ama, bowsette, green lantern, kojima, konami, luigi, magic the gathering, mario, mephisto, metal gear, mtg, nintendo, pokemon, pokémon sword and shield, swans, turtwig, white lantern, yugioh

    This week on the podcast we kick off the fourth season with a deep dive into the mind of a man named Cartier. An AMA (where Dan wrote most of the questions) from the Proffesor of Pokémon himself. We discuss MTG, Pokémon, Yugioh, Metal Gear, standing up to wipe your bum, Dragonball GT, stepping on nails, and much more.

  • Episode 90: It's Wattson!!

    July 7th, 2019  |  Season 3  |  1 hr 44 mins
    abzu, apex legends season two, banner saga, carrion, costume quest 2, dragon ball z, e3, elden ring, gods and monsters, grim fandango, kakkarot, marvel ultimate alliance 3, monster hunter iceborne beta, nintendo, originally and the will of the wisps, phoenix point, poke tournament, pokemon gold, psychonauts 2, roller champions, skate bird, sony, spiritfarer, switch, watson, xbox

    This week on the podcast we go over another set of ten games that were overshadowed at E3 and ask one simple question. Are You In? Also Roger is back with hottakes on the Monster Hunter Iceborne Beta and his experience with Sekiro, Dan got a free week of PS Now and played all the games, and Cartier is finally swimming in the second season of that sweet Apex. This week in Wattson.

  • Episode 89: Erasing The Third Generation Of Pokémon

    June 30th, 2019  |  Season 3  |  54 mins 16 secs
    absol, camerupt, deoxys, dynamax, gardevoir, grookey, jirachi, kecleon, kill your babies, kyb, kyle bosman, kyogre, latias, makuhita, minun, mudkip, nintendo, nintendo direct, nosepass, plusle, pokemon direct, pokemon shield, pokemon sword, pokémon, rayquaza, sableye, scorbunny, skitty, sobble, spheal, torchic, wailmer, wailord, whiscash, zaican

    Today we play "Kill Your Babies" with a long list of Pokémon from the third generation. Who will remain standing after all other poke's cease to exist? 134 Pokémon are about to be erased. This can't be another Snorlax incident. Third Times a Charm.


  • Episode 88: Overshadowed Games of E3 2019

    June 24th, 2019  |  Season 3  |  1 hr 34 mins
    12 minutes, apex legends, bladejob podcast, bleeding edge, cyberpunk 2077, dark crystal tactics, death loop, fall guys, maneater, outriders, pt, rawmen, scrabble, swords of ditto, titanfall 2, where the bees make honey

    This week on the podcast, we welcome special first time guest and Host of The Bladejob Podcast, Steve Carley. We discuss some of the games announced or shown that may have been buried under the Keanus and Banjos of the world. We discuss Outriders, Bleeding Edge, Fall Guys, Maneater, Rawmen, 12 Minutes, Death Loop, Dark Crystal Tactics, as well as a slew of others. We find time to also discuss Scrabble, Where The Bees Make Honey, Titanfall 2, Apex Legends, Swords of Ditto, PT, and so dang much more.

    You can listen to the Bladejob Podcast in the exact same place you're listening to this here Podcast. Check them out and possibly have the chance to maybe enter yourself in a drawing for a chance of receiving a picture of Steve Gesturing to the camera in some way. Limited Supplies.

  • Episode 87: E3 2019 The After Glow

    June 17th, 2019  |  Season 3  |  1 hr 17 mins
    animal crossing, banjo kazooie, bethesda, botw2, breath of the wild 2, contra collection, cyberpunk 2077, doom eternal, doug bowser, dragon quest builders 2, dragonball kakkarot, e3, elder ring, fallout 76, final fantasy vii remake, ghostwire tokyo, grrm, halo infinite, jedi fallen order, keanu reeves, lego forza, luigis mansion 3, marvel's avengers, microsoft, mikami, miyazaki, nakamura, nintendo, phil spencer, pokémon sword, press conference, skate bird, smash bros ultimate, square enix, tood howard, watchdogs legion, xbox

    This week on the Podcast we discuss the top moments of E3 From EA, Bethesda's Press Conference, Microsoft's Press Conference, Ubisoft's Conference, Square Enix's Conference, and the E3 Nintendo Direct. We will discuss the Keanu Reeves reveal in Cyberpunk as well as Banjo coming to Smash Bros Ultimate. The Doug Bowser & Bowser Jokes. People disappearing from Tokyo in the makers of The Evil Within's next game. Playing as every possible NPC in Watchdogs Legion. What in the hell is happening with George RR Martin and From Software. Also we discuss the new trailers for Dragonball Kakkarot, Doom Eternal, Animal Crossing New Horizon, ForzaxLEGO, Jedi Fallen Order, Marvel's Avengers, Final Fantasy VII Remake, and many other things. ALSO The results from our 2019 E3 Predictions Show. Medals will be handed out, Winners will be crowned tonight.

  • Episode 86: Pokémon Indirect - 6/4/19

    June 10th, 2019  |  Season 3  |  1 hr 47 mins
    dynamax, grookey, nintendo, nintendo direct, pokemon direct, pokemon shield, pokemon sword, pokémon, scorbunny, sobble, zaican

    This week on the podcast, Nick walks us through the both The Pokemon Company Press Conference from June, but also the Nintendo Pokemon Direct that took place on June 4th. We're talking about Pokemon Sleep, The New Pokemon Home, Pokemon Masters, Pokémon Sword, Pokémon Shield, Pokeball Plus Plus, a Detective Pikachu Sequel on the Switch, and we will find out if Dan can name all 18 Pokemon Types in 90 Seconds.

  • Episode 85: 2019 E3 Prediction Special

    June 3rd, 2019  |  Season 3  |  1 hr 33 mins
    apex legends, detective pikachu, e3, ff7, mario maker direct, microsoft, mk11, monster hunter world: iceborne, mortal kombat 11, nintendo, nintendo direct, respawn, sony, ubisoft, video games

    This week on the podcast The boys make their choices in the E3 Predictions special. Will Banjo reveal himself at E3? Will an Alien Lose A Limb? Will A Glass Of Milk Be Spilled? They also discusss Changes Coming in Apex Legends, MK1 DLC News, Death Stranding's Release Date, as well as what to do when a barber tells you not to move in Shenmue 2. This Week In Gaming.

  • Episode 84: The E3 Prep

    May 26th, 2019  |  Season 3  |  1 hr 11 mins
    bethesda, e3, ea, gta vi, harry potter, microsoft, nintendo, red dead redemption ii pc, rocksteady, sony, square enix

    This week the boys create some of the questions for upcoming Great Lakes Gaming E3 Prediction Special, won last year by Carl Melville. They discuss such things as: Will Reggie be in the Nintendo Direct? Will Rocksteady reveal what project they have been working on? Will Bethesda Mention Fall Out 76 During Their Press Conference? How many minutes will EA Stream Apex Legends during E3? Will Banjo show his face? And much more. But honestly it's just great to be here.

  • Episode 83: May The Sapphire Star Guide Your Way

    May 19th, 2019  |  Season 3  |  1 hr 9 mins
    detective pikachu, ff7, mario maker direct, mk11, monster hunter world: iceborne, nintendo direct, what remains of edith finch

    This week on the only Video Game Podcast brought to you by the Kyle Melville Foundation: The Mitten Boys discuss Detective Pikachu, The latest State of Play from Sony, The Super Mario Maker 2 Nintendo Direct from this past week, Monster Hunter: World, Predator 2020, Final Fantasy VII, Descenders, OWLBOY, Monster Hunter World: Iceborne, the final Mortal Kombat 11 rant, What Remains of Edith Finch, Overcooked, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, and oh so much more. All that and a cup of coffee. This Week In Gaming.

  • Episode 82: Numbers (AND Letters)

    May 5th, 2019  |  Season 3  |  1 hr 6 mins
    dreams, kingdom hearts 3, mk11, monster hunter, nba 2k19, nintendo, npd, sony, tom clancy's the division 2, video games

    This week on the podboy, a new segment called "What's Happening in Pokemon Go Professor?" and Dan & Nick go over yearly Sales reports for Sony and Nintendo plus how they effected the NPD's for March/2019 so far/the past 12 months. Dan describes to you in detail the character ending for The Kollector in Mortal Kombat 11, and why Raiden has to check himself. We talk about Monster Hunter: World, Dreams Creator Early Access, the Interaction Chip of neonthecoder, Jamaican Pattys, Kyle Melville, A cat named Peas, and much much more. Also Nick's dog Eevee got sprayed by a stinky skunk. This Week in Gaming.

  • Episode 81: Mortal Kombat: Off The Cuff Edition

    April 28th, 2019  |  Season 3  |  1 hr 5 mins

    This week on the podcast we discuss Mortal Kombat 11, Dreams Creator Early Access, Days Gone, spiced hams, ScHoolboy Q, Apex Legends, Fantasy Critic, and assorted other things worth discussing

  • Episode 80: Next Generation Video Game Foundations

    April 21st, 2019  |  Season 3  |  1 hr 24 mins
    alien vs predator, apex legends, capcom, discless, dreams, dreams creator early access, mark cerny, media molecule, megadrive mini, poke challenge, pokemon, ps4 pro, ps5, sega, sonic, spiderman, streets of rage 2,, xbox one s

    That PS5 News, Discless Xbox One S, Capcom & Sega clawing their way from the past with Mini Consoles of their own. Plus we mention the PlayStation Classic. Things that make you say "Oh boy, those guys are talking about things." Also Dan has been playing DREAMS!

  • Episode 79: Getting Our Kicks On Order 66

    April 15th, 2019  |  Season 3  |  1 hr 26 mins
    baba is you, dragon quest vii, ea, electronic arts, jedi fallen order, mark hamill, order 66, palpatine, sekiro, shadows die twice, star wars, the division 2, tom clancy

    This week on the podcast, Devon Green joins the boys as they discuss the reveal trailer for Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. Also find out what Dan did this week to get banned from the official Dragon Quest subreddit. All that mixed with some casual discussion of Fortnite ripping Apex Legends respawn system, The Division 2, Kyle's first time playing Spyro, Nick's first time playing Sekiro, and Dan once again tries to briefly describe Baba Is You. All that and more on the next Moesha.

  • Episode 78: Secret Episode #25

    April 7th, 2019  |  Season 3  |  1 hr 7 mins
    baba is you, capcom, donald duck, ffx, ffxiv, final fantasy, goofy, ign, kingdom hearts birth by sleep, minnit, monster hunter world, no man's sky next, overwatch, pokemon quest, psvr, rainbow six siege, re7, resident evil 7, resident evil 7 vr, revolver digital, sean murray, sora, square enix, vide game reviews, video games

    This week we go back in time, to a time and place where we still called Super Smash Bros Ultimate simply Smash 5. A time where Spyro having a remastered Trilogy was still whispers in the wind. A time when men named Trey were not only still on the podcast, but were calling themselves Hard Mawfk. Join us as we explore a lost episode of Great Lakes Gaming with audio that was so fudged, we didn't even try and fix it properly until one year later. Welcome to a Lose Episode known simply as...SECRET EPISODE TWENTYFIVE!