Vicarious Visions News


Vicarious Visions cofounders depart studio after 25 years

By John Keefer, Apr 05, 2016 8:30am PDT

They created the company while they were in high school. Now Vicarious Visions cofounders Guha and Karthik Bala have decided to hang it up after 25 years at the helm of their game company,


"Love those guys, I got my internship working for VV and that got me into the games industry. If ..."

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Shack Reels: Skylanders SuperChargers interview w/ Vicarious Visions President Guha Bala

By Shack Staff, Aug 05, 2015 12:30pm PDT

Shacknews catches up with Guha Bala, president of Vicarious Visions, to talk about Skylanders SuperChargers.


Skylanders SuperChargers will get racing and online play

By Ozzie Mejia, Aug 05, 2015 12:40am PDT

Activision and Vicarious Visions are looking to keep up with the competition, so today at Gamescom 2015, they've announced that Skylanders SuperChargers will feature a new Racing Mode and online play for the first time in the series.


Skylanders toys coming to McDonald's Happy Meals (but they won't work with your game)

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 25, 2014 8:00am PDT

The Skylanders are coming to McDonald's Happy Meals! However, before you rush to the Golden Arches, do keep in mind that these toys don't unlock any content in the game.


"This should piss off plenty of parents explaining to their kids that the toys don't connect to ..."

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Fans name Skylanders for upcoming game in contest

By Steve Watts, Feb 25, 2014 5:00pm PST

Activision is holding a contest to name a Skylander that will appear in the next (as yet unnamed) Skylanders game. The winner will receive a $100,000 scholarship.


"I name my Skylanderâ„¢ Pogs Footballcard, in honor of overpriced childhood fads gone by."

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Original studio Toys for Bob heading up next Skylanders

By Steve Watts, Feb 08, 2014 5:00pm PST

Skylanders is getting another iteration this year, and it will be helmed by original creators Toys for Bob.


"Star Dock games have been a little dry... Good, but dry. Hopefully they go out of their way to ..."

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Wii U 8GB Basic system returns with Skylanders bundle

By Andrew Yoon, Oct 25, 2013 6:40am PDT

We thought Nintendo was phasing out the Basic Wii U model, especially after the company admitted that people preferred the 32GB model. Given how...


Skylanders Swap Force, shaking up the emerging toy-game genre

By Steve Watts, Sep 19, 2013 8:00am PDT

Vicarious Visions explains how it started on Skylanders Swap Force years ago, with the goal of shaking up a series that hadn't even gotten off the ground yet.


"But the end point to make is that each certainly has its strengths and while I think that Disney ..."

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Skylanders: Swap Force 'Dark Edition' adds five dark characters

By Steve Watts, Aug 12, 2013 11:30am PDT

Skylanders: Swap Force will be available in a "Dark Edition," a collector's set that includes five "Dark" versions of Skylanders instead of the usual three standard paint jobs.


"this would ok if man-childs didnt snap them up in the hopes they'll be collectable. goddam ..."

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Skylanders Swap Force preview: boisterous bifurcation

By Steve Watts, Jun 12, 2013 12:30pm PDT

A hands-on look at Skylanders Swap Force, complete with terrible name-mixing puns.


Skylanders Swap Force coming October 13, PS4 and Xbox One versions confirmed

By Steve Watts, Jun 07, 2013 3:30pm PDT

Skylanders Swap Force is coming October 13, Activision announced today. Versions will also be released on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, though not necessarily on the same date.


"Kid? You mean I'm not the one who was supposed to be playing? Oops. ;)"

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Skylanders Swap Force announced

By Alice O'Connor, Feb 05, 2013 6:45am PST

It's a new year so you know what we need: a new game in each major franchise! Actually, Skylanders Swap Force does sound like an interesting upgrade to Activision's $500 million-grossing collectible toy-video game-thing, introducing characters whose parts can be switched and...


Guitar Hero Released on iPhone, iPod touch

By Chris Faylor, Jun 07, 2010 2:30pm PDT

Extending its Rock Band rivalry to the iPhone and iPod touch, Activision today released Guitar Hero to the iTunes App Store. Developed by Guitar...


"At an initial cost of $3, the only ones who should feel hooked and gutted are iPhone wielding ..."

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Band Hero Brings Portable Drum Action to DS Lite

By Chris Faylor, Jul 23, 2009 1:12pm PDT

Publisher Acitivision has revealed how Band Hero will be able to provide Nintendo DS Lite owners with a portable multi-instrument music game:...


"Don't you think this is getting crazy....First they had drums, cool idea, then mic for a whole ..."

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Guitar Hero On Tour: Decades Unveiled

By Aaron Linde, Jul 15, 2008 9:43am PDT

Nintendo today revealed Vicarious Vision's Guitar Hero On Tour: Decades at its conference at today's E3 2008 press conference. A follow-up to...