Mike Dunn from Foolish Studios
created all of the graphics for the new site. Unfortunately when you're trying to make a big decision like a new logo by committee - there's just no way to make everyone happy and so Mike probably created a good 10 or so different logos (including the one you're referring to which had a PS2-like controller in it.)
As I recall - this current logo style was a sort of collaboration between Ron (owner / director of the site) and Mike trying to make something that looked futuristic / techy in a similar vein as a certain very succesful game.
Mike is a very talented artist and I would highly recommend him to anyone needing artwork created.