Today it was announced that Brian Reynolds, one of if not the mastermind behind Rise of Nations left BHG. His new employer apparently will be Zygna Games.
In case you think this is a good thing since he might be able to finally produce some quality RTS games again... well hope no more! As it seems all that Zygna does is programming casual "social-networking-games" for facebook and stuff. What the hell makes such a person (formerly at Microprose and Firaxis) fall so deep is beyond me (well in fact not - money rules the world). In any case: Farewell and R.I.P. RoN.