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Air Skylander Contest: We Have A Winner!

The contest is finally over, and I’m ecstatic to finally announce the winner!! This month’s contest winner is…. Elimeenah! The cartoony feel of “Beaks” fits right into the style of Skylanders, and while it may not be his name, it’s a great suggestion, and ultimately made me laugh! I enjoyed all the other entries, suggestions and comments, so do not be dismayed! This wasn’t our first contest, and naturally, it wont be our last! If you did not win, stay tuned for next time, and good luck! If you were the winner, you will be contacted shortly and I’ll get you your Lightning Rod to you as fast as I can! 🙂

Stay tuned for tomorrow, and be on the lookout for the next Skylanders Contest!

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Skylander Contest Results Are In

I want to first and foremost thank every single contest participant for your interest in Here for the Gamers. We’ve been gladly providing you with the best Skylander news and updates, and we certainly aren’t stopping now! If you were not selected as a winner for this contest, do not be dismayed! We completely understand how frustrating and difficult it is to collect all of these elusive figures, so we will be holding another give-away contest very soon! Our contest winner has been selected, so congrats go out to Chazen Smith, and we hope he enjoys his Legendary Trigger Happy. Now, head to the comments and let us know which Skylander you’d like to see in the next contest, we’ll try and choose the most popular answer!

P.S. While the winner has been announced, you may want to check your emails next week, and see if you’ve been chosen as our secret selection winner!

– Caleb Stiles

 

Skylanders Giants Will Feature Giant Remakes

As the NY Toy Fair has come and gone, Skylanders Giants made its big entrance, and left behind several clues about the upcoming title, due for release this fall. A few of the new Giant Skylanders have been revealed, Tree-Rex being the Life Skylander, Alchemist being the Magic Skylander, and  few images and a gameplay video have shown a Giant Air Skylander (image is below), but no name has been confirmed. Additionally, Skylanders Giants is confirmed to feature several remakes of current skylanders, only as Giants. So far Prism Break, Cynder, and Zook have been confirmed, but I’ve found no information on any others. Each of the above mentioned Skylander Giants are shown below, so be sure to check it out! Activision also gave away a single edition Hex and Cynder at the NY Toy Fair 2012, and their images are below as well. Check back tomorrow for a chance at some rare skylanders! Yes you read right! 🙂

– Caleb Stiles

Mario Kart 7 Details (3DS)

The Nintendo 3DS has had a weak start due to some poor titles in its launch season, but Mario managed to once again race to the shelves just in time to save the 3DS. Mario Kart 7 is a must have for 3DS players, and for those looking into purchasing a Nintendo 3DS. This is one of the few games where Nintendo has done 3D right, and the fun new features like the Hang Glider and Under Water driving, come together for a smooth play experience. Mario Kart has always been dedicated to having unlockable characters, and Mario’s latest definitely doesn’t let up. Mario Kart 7 features new characters like Lakitu or Wiggler, and returning characters, like Waluigi or Daisy. Mario Kart 7 also takes cart customization to a new franchise, by giving you the option of selecting the tires, kart, and glider of your choice, in any combination, each with its own attributes. The Nintendo 3DS has a built in gyroscopic feature, so Mario Kart 7 enabled  first-person racing mode, where you become the drive, and tilt and turn your Nintendo 3DS, simulating a steering a wheel motion. All of these features, beautiful graphics, and online play make this title one of the best for the Nintendo 3DS, and earns my complete recommendation.

– Caleb Stiles

Skylanders Release Dates and Information

Skylander

Release

Availability

Additional Info

Bash

Available

Single Pack and Triple Pack (Chop Chop and Eruptor)

Will be Available in Iridescent Blue

Fall 2012

Boomer

Available

Single Pack and Triple Pack (Voodood and Prism Break)

Also Available in Silver

Camo

June 2012

Single Pack and Triple Pack (Ignitor and Warnado)

N/A

Chop Chop

Available

Single Pack and Triple Pack (Eruptor and Bash)

Also Available in Gold

Cynder

Available

Single Pack and Triple Pack (Lightning Rod and Zook)

N/A

Dark Spyro

Available

3DS Starter Pack

Exclusive to 3DS Starter Pack

Dino-Rang

Available

Single Pack and Triple Pack (Hex and Zap)

Also Available in Silver

Double Trouble

Available

Single Pack and Triple Pack (Whirlwind and Drill Sergeant)

N/A

Drill Sergeant

Available

Single Pack and Triple Pack (Whirlwind and Double Trouble)

Timed Exclusive at ‘Wal-Mart’, ‘Asda’, ‘Sam’s Club’ and ‘Smyths Toys’ until 2012 Q1

Also Available in Gold

Drobot

Available

Single Pack and Triple Pack (Stump Smash and Flameslinger)

N/A

Eruptor

Available

Single Pack and Triple Pack (Chop Chop and Bash)

Also Available in Silver

Flameslinger

Available

Single Pack and Triple Pack (Drobot and Stump Smash)

Also Available in Gold

Ghost Roaster

Available

Darklight Crypt Adventure Pack

N/A

Gill Grunt

Available

Console Starter Pack

Exclusive to the Console Starter Pack

Hex

Available

Single Pack and Triple Pack (Zap and Dino-Rang)

N/A

Ignitor

June 2012

3DS, Single Pack and Triple Pack (Warnado and Camo)

Timed exclusive to the 3DS Starter Pack until 2012 Q2

Legendary Bash

Available

Legendary Triple Pack

Exclusive at ‘TRU’

Legendary Chop Chop

Available

Legendary Triple Pack

Exclusive at ‘TRU’

Legendary Spyro

Available

Legendary Triple Pack

Exclusive at ‘TRU’

Legendary Trigger Happy

Available

Legendary Single Pack

Exclusive at ‘TRU’

Lightning Rod

April 2012

Single Pack and Triple Pack (Cynder and Zook)

N/A

Prism Break

Available

Single Pack and Triple Pack (Boomer and Voodood)

N/A

Slam Bam

Available

Empire of Ice Adventure Pack

N/A

Sonic Boom

Available

Single Pack and Triple Pack (Stealth Elf and Wreaking Ball)

N/A

Spyro

Available

Console Starter Pack

Exclusive to the Console Starter Pack

Stealth Elf

Available

3DS, Single Pack and Triple Pack (Sonic Boom and Wreaking Ball

N/A

Stump Smash

Available

Single Pack and Triple Pack (Drobot and Flameslinger)

N/A

Sunburn

*March/April 2012

Dragon’s Peak Adventure Pack

*Exclusive To Toys ‘R Us From March 1st To 31st, Then Will Be Released To Other Retailers

Terrafin

Available

Pirate Seas Adventure Pack

N/A

Trigger Happy

Available

Console Starter Pack

Exclusive to the Console Starter Pack

Voodood

Available

Single Pack and Triple Pack (Boomer and Prism Break)

N/A

Warnado

June 2012

Single Pack and Triple Pack (Ignitor and Camo)

N/A

Wham-Shell

Spetember 2012

Single Pack

N/A

Whirlwind

Available

Single Pack and Triple Pack (Drill Sergeant and Double Trouble)

Timed Exclusive at ‘Target’ and ‘Tesco’ until 2012 Q1

Wreaking Ball

Available

Single Pack and Triple Pack (Stealth Elf and Sonic Boom)

N/A

Zap

Available

Single Pack and Triple Pack (Hex and Dino-Rang)

N/A

Zook

April 2012

Single Pack and Triple Pack (Cynder and Lightning Rod)

N/A


* All Information is Subject to Change, and May Remain Unconfirmed

As most of you know, information and availability tends to be a limited thing with Skylanders, so I’ve crawled the web, and put together this informational release date chart. Keep in mind that this is to the best of MY knowledge, and if you have any information you feel is more accurate, comment, provide your source, and I’ll integrate into this chart, if necessary. Check back for more updates soon!

– Caleb Stiles

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– Caleb Stiles

Welcome to Here for the Gamers 2.0

Here for the Gamers is back, and better than ever! We’ve updated our site, switched to word press, increased staff, and are ready to continue providing you with the only go-to game source you need!
– Caleb Stiles

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