I can't see the image at the top (work filters) so I can't see what exactly triggered this...
... but as I mentioned to someone recently, Sega have become the crack-addicted hobo of the gaming world. Whatever dignity it once had has been lost in favour of sitting around, coughing up crap occasionally, begging for change (to fund its foul habits) and shouting abuse at strangers.
So far as I'm concerned, the Sega I appreciated back in the day (though credit mostly needed to trickle down the chain of command a little) died with the Dreamcast...
... It just refused to accept its death with dignity. It refused to accept its defeat, and rather than committing seppuku as it ought have done, it resigned itself to an existence of shame and dishonour.
But then how many companies haven't lost it?
Capcom's version / sequel mania spiralled ever out of control.
Bioware got eaten up by EA... putting pay to any hopes that they might ever make a new game (rather than endlessly remaking the same game with slightly different decoration).
Valve made Steam... which instantly turned them from one of my favourites into one of my most hated companies practically overnight.
Bethesda recently threw their lot in with Steam too... so I carry a resentment for them too. Fuck DRM... seriously.
I guess now the only gaming company that still has my favour is Lionhead ... half because they're British, and half because they managed to shed their old skin (Bullfrog) and escape EA. BUT they're in danger of falling out of favour since every subsequent Fable game is more dumbed down than the last.
... Well, ok, and Koei ... or is it "Tecmo Koei" these days? Because the world always needs moar Dynasty Warriors. Always. And it isn't like they do anything else... really.