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Former Ubisoft creative director: "The future is digital, and there's nothing you can do about it."

Perry Vandell at

The war between physical and digital media has been an excruciatingly slow one. Services like Steam and GOG have made discs relatively obsolete for PCs, but the rest of the industry has been less than willing to budge. People still find solace in the firm plastic of a case, but former Ubisoft Creative Director Patrice Désilets (Assassin's Creed, 1666: Amsterdam) says a digital future is our only future.

THQ dissolves, auctions off franchises and studios - here's who bought what

Tyler Wilde at

THQ is no more: the bankrupt publisher and developer auctioned off its assets in U.S. Bankruptcy Court today. Though the court must still approve the sales, a letter from THQ's CEO (which was passed to Kotaku by an employee) reveals the bidders, which include Sega, Ubisoft, Deep Silver, Crytek, and Take-Two, and the THQ franchises and studios they'll acquire. Inside is a breakdown of who's getting what, and what led to today's sale.