Plainsman, in your list you forgot Bathesda Softworks (Terminator, Elder Scrolls, Fallout 3 and Firaxis (Alpha Centauri, Civilization (except for dumbed down Civ 5....) ah and Paradox Interactive for some real deep strategy games
Man too bad all the great series are all just going nuts... thanks to empty mass-developers of these times, trying to rape series with their #%&*$#, if I had the money I would hire some guys remaking a nice Rainbow Six, Ghost Recon etc. and put some money on the mass-devs heads. I'm so mad I can't believe it... never a PC Rainbow Six anymore with real planning? Yes PC Rainbow Six... because I HATE the console style #%&*$#-menues everyone is inventing. These times just make me sick. The same is happening in movies...
The last Terminator was a joke... transformers (with transformer sounds), SkyNET defence programm talking and having a virtual face... terminator snakes in the water and 2 Terminator bikes in the shoes of the transformers give me a #%&*$# break.
Sorry for using bad words, but that art of series-raping didn't deserved any better!