According to the Wall Street Journal's "All Things Digital", Hearst Publishing's UGO (the company that now owns all things HeroMachine) will in the next few days announce that they have been bought out by NewsCorp's IGN. I don't know if it's true or not, and if it is what it will mean for HeroMachine. I don't know anything more than is in this press release but I wanted to give you all a heads-up just in case.
I will say that UGO has always been tremendously supportive both of me and the program. Hopefully if they are indeed merged into IGN, that will continue. We'll just have to wait and see.