Latest Vicarious Visions Stories

2009-11-03 07:30:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Nov. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Hitting store shelves throughout North America today, Activision Publishing, Inc.'s (Nasdaq: ATVI) Band Hero(TM) for Wii(TM), Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 and PlayStation®2 computer entertainment systems and Nintendo DS(TM) Lite explodes onto the scene with the most exciting and accessible set lists everyone can enjoy at home or on the...

2009-09-15 07:30:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The sequel to the greatest Super Hero(TM) action/RPG ever heads to retail stores today with the release of Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 from Activision Publishing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI). Players will have the chance to experience Marvel's landmark Civil War storyline first hand, as they fight for their chosen side in the battle over the Superhuman Registration Act. In control of the largest army of heroes and villains ever featured in...

2009-06-23 07:30:00

New Game Allows Fans to Wage War Online For the First Time Ever in the TRANSFORMERS Universe SANTA MONICA, Calif., June 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The fight for global supremacy is officially on with the announcement that Transformers(TM): Revenge of the Fallen game from Activision Publishing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) is available now at retail stores nationwide. Developed by Luxoflux under license from Hasbro, Inc. and based on the blockbuster feature film from DreamWorks Pictures and...

2009-04-13 07:00:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Showing its support for Nintendo's new handheld game system the Nintendo DSi(TM), Activision Publishing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) is the first third-party publisher to have a downloadable game available via the DSiWare(TM) service that lets consumers populate their Nintendo DSi system with downloadable games. Created by Vicarious Visions, an award winning studio with a history of developing landmark titles for the Nintendo handheld...

2008-10-29 09:00:20

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- In conjunction with the recent launch of Guitar Hero(R) World Tour and KFC's branded in-game integration and on-cup video game promotion, KFC has enlisted Guitar Hero(R) expert Dave Barley to challenge other video game rock stars around the world for a shot at rock game glory. Gamers who think they've got the hot licks to out-jam Barley on Guitar Hero World Tour can enter the "KFC Rocks" contest* for the chance to win a year's supply of KFC Original...

2008-10-02 15:00:36

Aspiring rock stars from across the continent will soon be flocking to compete for fame and fortune in a Target(R)-sponsored first-ever North American Guitar Hero(R) World Tour challenge at this year's Entertainment For All(R) Expo (E for All(R)), which takes place at the Los Angeles Convention Center from October 3-5. Four-person teams will rock out to a list of the game's hit tracks, from the Beastie Boys to Modest Mouse, for the chance to win(1) over $2000 in cash, Target GiftCards and...

2008-09-08 09:00:29

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In a monumental first for the gaming and music industries, Metallica's highly anticipated ninth studio album Death Magnetic will be available in its entirety as downloadable content for Activision Publishing, Inc.'s Guitar Hero(R) III: Legends of Rock day and date with the album release this Friday, September 12. Featured on the downloadable album will be two Guitar Hero(R) exclusive renditions of "Suicide & Redemption" with...

2008-09-05 12:00:25

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Rock and roll legend Sting and progressive metal pioneers Tool are making their video game debuts, contributing more than just music, in Activision Publishing, Inc.'s Guitar Hero(R) World Tour. In what will be the largest collection of artists ever to appear in a Guitar Hero game, singer-songwriter, actor, author, activist and lead singer/bassist of The Police, Sting will add his voice and likeness as an in-game character. Aspiring...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'