Rejoice, for SEGA deserves to be celebrated
There's an ongoing promo event on Steam by SEGA for their 60th anniversary. This is one of the best gaming companies out there, which still care about actual gameplay. Although they often fail throughout their iterations, they manage to score quite a few hits while avoiding some very dreaded micro transaction styles, unlike 41 years old CAPCOM (SF5) and most other huge studios.
SEGA brought us Sonic. At the time of his birth, no one else could really compete with Mario. This cool, impatient blue hedgehog was the reason I preferred getting a Mega Drive / Genesis for Christmas instead of a Super Nintendo. Funnily enough, the primary reason I've switched consoles over time was always because of new games from two specific franchises: The Legend of Zelda (ported me to the 64) and Mega Man X (ported me to SNES/PSX).
While nowadays Sonic isn't a prominent mascot in consoles, it might come off as a shock to you that he's still very much present in today's children and teenagers life. There have been many popular mobile games featuring him, such as Sonic Dash, which is why he scored a movie earlier this year. For those who still prefer his older gameplay, you can get Sonic 2 for free on Steam from now on, or pick up the righteous sequel to Sonic 3, Sonic Mania.
Of course, SEGA is not all about Sonic. I was surprised to find out Two Point Hospital and Endless Space is their propriety, although Total War being listed hasn't caught me off guard. Hey, the SEGA MEGA DRIVE AND GENESIS CLASSICS collection is 90% off! Some of my friends will enjoy playing them with me online using Parsec, so it's my next purchase. I wish a long life to SEGA!