GAF we need to do a little detective work here.
If you look at the post from a year ago discussing the issues with hardware configurations, software compatibility and wide screen resolutions.
It was all posted by a guy named ES_MATTP
That obviously stands for Ensemble Studios, first name: Matt, last name initial: P
If you go and watch the Age of Empires 2 credits, you see a guy on there named Matt Pritchard.
We need to pick up the trail and see what this guy is up to now.
Oh jeez, I think I might've blown this one wide open...
Apparently he works at a little company known as...Valve Corporation.