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May 31, 2001 | SCOTT STEINBERG, steinbergs@hotmail.com
Although concerns over video game violence are a hot topic in the news media, not everyone is sweating bullets over political correctness. Observe publisher THQ, which soon will launch "Red Faction," the latest big, bad 3-D shoot-'em-up for the PC and Sony PlayStation 2. The game features lots of nifty new features such as the ability to blast your own path through walls and bring buildings crashing down.
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April 19, 2012 | By Alex Pham, Los Angeles Times
THQ Inc.'s shares jumped as much as 46% after the Agoura Hills game publisher disclosed that its fourth-fiscal-quarter financials would be less bleak than expected. Bolstered by strong sales of Saints Row: The Third and UFC: Undisputed 3, THQ estimated that revenue for the quarter that ended March 31 probably would come in between $160 million and $170 million, up from the company's previous outlook of $130 million to $150 million. In addition, the company expected narrower losses, between 10 cents and 20 cents a share, compared with earlier expectations for 35 cents to 50 cents.
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June 28, 2001 | AARON CURTISS, aaron.curtiss@latimes.com
Everything I know about long-haul trucking comes from watching "BJ and the Bear" and listening to Jim Croce albums. Turns out, that's more than enough to feel right at home with "18 Wheeler American Pro Trucker," a Sega Dreamcast game that lets players experience the freedom and carnage of the open road. A simple, cheap thrill, "18 Wheeler" is the kind of game that makes the passing of Dreamcast all the more tragic.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 9, 2011 | By Dennis Lim, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Omnibus films, those multi-episode endeavors that string together the contributions of disparate talents, are uneven almost as a rule. But the jaggedness and nagging irresolution of 1978's " Germany in Autumn" — a collaboration among 11 filmmakers, most of them associated with the German New Wave of the period — points to a desperate sense of urgency about a prevailing mood of confusion. In the span of a chaotic few months that came to be known as the German Autumn (partly thanks to this film)
BUSINESS
June 19, 2009
Today: DVDs and games DVD sales Top-selling movies of the week: 1 Gran Torino (Warner Bros.) 2 He's Just Not That Into You (New Line) 3 The International (Sony) 4 Defiance (Paramount) 5 True Blood: The Complete First Season (HBO) DVD rentals Most-rented movies of the week: 1 Gran Torino (Warner Bros.) 2 The International (Sony) 3 He's Just Not That Into You (New Line) 4 Paul Blart: Mall Cop (Sony) 5 Defiance (Paramount)
BUSINESS
August 9, 2010 | By Alex Pham, Los Angeles Times
THQ Inc.'s earnings took a beating in the first quarter as sales of its marquee wrestling title, UFC Undisputed 2010, came in below expectations despite scoring positive reviews. The Calabasas video game publisher said sales slumped 39% to $149.4 million in the quarter ended June 30 from $243.5 million a year earlier. It posted a net loss of $30.1 million, or 44 cents a share, compared with a $6.4-million gain, or 9 cents a share, in 2009. THQ sold 2.7 million copies of UFC Undisputed 2010 from its release May 25 through the end of the quarter.
BUSINESS
April 19, 2012 | By Alex Pham, Los Angeles Times
THQ Inc.'s shares jumped as much as 46% after the Agoura Hills game publisher disclosed that its fourth-fiscal-quarter financials would be less bleak than expected. Bolstered by strong sales of Saints Row: The Third and UFC: Undisputed 3, THQ estimated that revenue for the quarter that ended March 31 probably would come in between $160 million and $170 million, up from the company's previous outlook of $130 million to $150 million. In addition, the company expected narrower losses, between 10 cents and 20 cents a share, compared with earlier expectations for 35 cents to 50 cents.
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July 28, 1990 | From Reuters
The West German government's top terrorism expert survived an assassination attempt in the heart of the capital Friday when suspected Red Army Faction guerrillas detonated a remote-controlled bomb as he drove by. "They tried to kill me," said Hans Neusel, who escaped with minor cuts to his hand, hours after the morning rush-hour attack as he was driving to work. "It's a risk in my job, but even if they had killed me, someone else would take my place," he told reporters.
BUSINESS
August 9, 2010 | By Alex Pham, Los Angeles Times
THQ Inc.'s earnings took a beating in the first quarter as sales of its marquee wrestling title, UFC Undisputed 2010, came in below expectations despite scoring positive reviews. The Calabasas video game publisher said sales slumped 39% to $149.4 million in the quarter ended June 30 from $243.5 million a year earlier. It posted a net loss of $30.1 million, or 44 cents a share, compared with a $6.4-million gain, or 9 cents a share, in 2009. THQ sold 2.7 million copies of UFC Undisputed 2010 from its release May 25 through the end of the quarter.
BUSINESS
August 14, 2009
Today: DVDs and games DVD sales Top-selling movies for the week ended Saturday: 1 Race to Witch Mountain Disney 2 Fast & Furious Universal 3 Obsessed Sony 4 Watchmen Warner Bros. 5 Coraline Universal DVD rentals Most-rented movies for the week ended Sunday: 1 Obsessed Sony 2 The Soloist DreamWorks 3 Race to Witch Mountain Disney 4 Fast & Furious Universal 5 Knowing Summit Video games Most-rented games for the week ended Sunday (with console, publisher)
ENTERTAINMENT
October 10, 2008 | From the Associated Press
BERLIN -- A new film devoted to the violent career of the Red Army Faction has drawn sharp criticism from both the daughter of one of the left-wing German terrorist group's leaders and the daughter of a prominent victim. "The Baader Meinhof Complex," directed by Uli Edel and produced by Bernd Eichinger, was released in Germany on Sept. 25 and already has been chosen as the country's contender for a foreign-language Oscar nomination.
NEWS
December 22, 2002 | Stephen Graham, Associated Press Writer
They kidnapped business leaders, gunned down police officers and hijacked an airliner. But even after Sept. 11, the failed German revolutionaries who spread fear in the 1970s and '80s have acquired a certain chic. Left-wingers were always nostalgic for the ideals of the student movement from which the feared Red Army Faction terrorists sprang -- strident opposition to the Vietnam War, rebellion against their parents' silence on World War II, a society still not completely purged of old Nazis.
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