Vicarious Visions News


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 ..."

- Gnoll90 see all 10 comments

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...


First Guitar Hero DS Media Unveiled

By Chris Faylor, Mar 20, 2008 8:24am PDT

Following up on yesterday's announcement, publisher Activision has issued two teeny-tiny screenshots of the first Guitar Hero entry on the Nintendo...


"The announcement trailer shows you how to hold it, those buttons come along with a wrist strap ..."

- deKaf see all 4 comments

Guitar Hero DS, Guitar Grip Peripheral Revealed

By Aaron Linde, Mar 19, 2008 12:55pm PDT

Activision has revealed the long-rumored DS rendition of its Guitar Hero franchise and its accompanying peripheral, IGN reports. Entitled Guitar...


"I predict terribly worn out screens from strumming... Also difficulty cannot be nearly as high =("

- TheNiXXeD see all 44 comments

Rock This Way With Guitar Hero: Aerosmith

By Maarten Goldstein, Feb 15, 2008 6:31am PST

Activision today announced that it will continue the Guitar Hero craze with Guitar Hero: Aerosmith, due out in June for PlayStation 2, PlayStation...


"STD is paying some pretty decent dividends these days…"

- anonimo see all 70 comments

Game Sales Swell to $2.63B in November, Call of Duty 4 Takes Top Software Spot

By Carlos Bergfeld, Dec 13, 2007 5:18pm PST

NPD just released its game industry data for November, and the month containing the infamous Black Friday brought with it an insane level of video...


"yeh, i bought that, bioshock, orange box from steam, and ut3, supreme commander/forged alliance, ..."

- Shai-Tan see all 91 comments

Game Sales Bring in $1.1B for October, Wii Retakes Hardware Charts

By Carlos Bergfeld, Nov 15, 2007 6:19pm PST

NPD has kept its word and released gaming sales numbers for October, revealing game-related revenues of $1.1 billion for the month, a 73 percent...


"well it was killer apps - plural. i think the price and the way the system is perceived now ..."

- Mansmells see all 65 comments

Report: Guitar Hero 3 Wii Only Outputs in Mono

By Chris Faylor, Nov 12, 2007 8:58am PST

Expanding on the sound quality issues some reported with the Wii edition of Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock, members of the official Guitar Hero...


"Maybe a difference between dev consoles and retail ones? It's also possible a last-minute bug ..."

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Record-breaking Q2 Revenues, Guitar Hero III Launch Lead Activision to Increase Sales Estimates

By Carlos Bergfeld, Nov 05, 2007 2:14pm PST

Santa Monica-headquartered game publisher Activision reported its second quarter fiscal year 2008 results today, posting all-time high Q2 revenues...


"Wait ...what? A Guitar Hero MMO? At that point it's time to rename the damn thing."

- Begawkiness see all 2 comments

Guitar Hero 3 Gains Aerosmith, Bloc Party, Sonic Youth, The Killers, White Zombie, Many More

By Chris Faylor, Oct 03, 2007 7:26am PDT

Sixteen more Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock of the tracks were revealed by publisher Activision today, adding songs from bands such as Aerosmith,...


"This is the best track list yet, Stricken by disturbed is going to be awesome, cant wait!!!"

- The Manatee see all 19 comments

New James Bond Details Emerge

By Chris Faylor, Aug 22, 2007 9:12am PDT

Publisher Activision has doled out a few morsels of information on its plans for the James Bond property. Referred to as "the company's newest...


"Yeah, seriously. Treyarch made CoD3, I believe. That was one of the most boring FPSes I've ..."

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Vicarious Visions' CA Office Closed

By Nick Breckon, Jun 07, 2007 9:56am PDT

Activision yesterday ordered the closing of the Mountain View, CA office of developer Vicarious Visions.


"rofl, i wonder how they did it all by themselves as well, its pretty amazing."

- sweetnutz see all 6 comments

Vicarious Vision Execs Protest NY Games Legislation

By Chris Faylor, Jun 05, 2007 10:14am PDT

Vicarious Visions CEO and CCO Karthik Bala and president Guha Bala (both pictured left) have written an open letter to New York legislators,...


"No, he needs to be polite as possible. Politicians are arrogant and they don't want their egos ..."

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