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Guha Bala

Skylanders: Swap Force Characters Have Two Brains and One Heart

I caught up with Guha Bala, studio head at Vicarious Visions, and asked him to talk me through the different attacks and abilities of the new Skylander characters unveiled at the Swap Force reveal event last week. Bala talked me through the three Swap Force characters we’ll be ...

Activision net income more than triples due to 'Skylanders' and 'Call of Duty' sales

Vicarious Visions CEO Karthik Bala and president Guha Bala, demonstrating video games. Activision Blizzard Inc., the California-based parent of Vicarious Visions, an Albany NY area video-game maker, saw fourth quarter net income more than triple. The growth was fueled by the popularity ...

Toys for Bob and Vicarious Visions on keeping annual Skylanders 'magic' alive

"This is our entire focus," Guha Bala, co-head of Vicarious Visions [top, right], told Joystiq. "Between the two studios, that's all we're working on," Reiche added. While Vicarious Visions takes the lead on Swap Force, Reiche has been exploring ways to innovate on the line. Last week ...

Exclusive Hands-On With PlayStation 4 'Skylanders Swap Force' At Gamescom

It was fascinating to get my hands on this version and play it through with Vicarious Visions CEO Guha Bala. He was able to highlight the differences that although not hugely apparent once you had noticed them they will be missed back on the lower resolution versions. As we start to see ...

Skylanders: Swap Force and the careful balance between two audiences

Digital Trends visited Vicarious Visions’ studio to get an early look at Skylanders: Swap Force, and also had the opportunity to speak with the studio’s president and co-founder, Guha Bala, about the series’ evolution and treading the fine line between delivering a game that stands as a ...

Activision Resurrecting 'Crash Bandicoot' Series Instead of Selling to Sony

Despite pouring scorn on the idea of a cross-over back in February of this year, Guha Bala, studio head for Vicarious Visions, (the developers of Skylanders) didn’t outright deny the possibility of a Crash-themed appearance, stating only that Crash “is a very different personality to ...

Vicarious Visions co-founders named entrepreneurs of the year

Karthik and Guha Bala, founders of Vicarious Visions, were named entrepreneurs of the year by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Severino Center. The Bala brothers started the video game company in the basement of their parents’ home in Rochester, NY in 1991 when they were still in high ...

Guitar Heroes, Tony Hawk, And Spider-Man Helped Vicarious Visions Create Swappable Skylanders

I spoke with Vicarious Visions Co-founder Guha Bala about the way that history on portables has helped their process with Skylanders, Activision's massive toy franchise that VV has the lead on this year with Swap Force. I asked Guha if he missed working on projects small enough to ...

Co-Founders of Vicarious Visions Named 2013 William F. Glaser ’53 Rensselaer Entrepreneurs of the Ye...

Newswise — Troy, N.Y. – Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute alumnus Karthik Bala ’97 and his brother, Guha Bala, co-founders of the successful video game development company Vicarious Visions, have been selected as the 2013 William F. Glaser ’53 Rensselaer Entrepreneurs of the Year. ...

One of Swords Podcast 195: Saddest Artistic Vegetable

One of Swords Podcast 195: Saddest Artistic Vegetable by Dan on October 16, 2013 Skylanders SWAP Force is a hit, and I’ve got Vicarious Visions co-founder Guha Bala live from Times Square in honor of the game’s release. Kat and Hugh and I also chat about the already-hard-to-find Dark ...

2013 Entrepreneur of the Year Celebration

This year's honorees are Karthik Bala '97 and Guha Bala, founders of Vicarious Visions...

GamesCom 2013: This Is What Skylanders: Swap Force Looks Like on PS4

According to Vicarious Visions’ gaffer Guha Bala, the game is running at 1080p and is much more detailed on Sony’s futuristic format. It'll also support Remote Play. You can check out lots more of the game in action on Family Gamer TV’s channel, including footage of the Grilla Driller ...

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