Today is a sad day for Sega fans, as 50-year-old creative genius Yu Suzuki has stepped down from his post as R&D Creative Officer at Sega, taking up a much-diminished role as R&D manager at a smaller arcade division, AM Plus.
Maybe that doesn't bother you. Maybe you don't even know who he is. Well, as a comparison, if Nintendo fans heard that Shigeru Miyamoto was retiring (erm... despite all that Wii Fit/Music nonsense), the reaction would likely be the same.
So, as a tribute to one of the greatest visionaries the industry has seen (or is ever likely to see), and as a history lesson for anyone too young to remember, here are five of Yu Suzuki's greatest moments.