PopsiclePete let us know that late last year Slashdot was reporting on EA's growing wealth and considerable media influence. They refer to a Business 2.0 article that notes one in every four video games sold is sold under the EA brand and it is only a matter of time before EA eclipses Disney (I never though I'd link to that in a million years). The Business 2.0 article is a real good read into the mind of the CEO of EA, Larry Probst. Here's a quote I liked:
"In the end," Probst explains, "each year we only have to drive about 30 percent of our revenue with new things."
The discussion has mostly slowed down, but the general implication has Wing Commander, second only to the Sims, as one of EA's most noteworthy franchises here. It's neat when some of the meganews sites that inspired our original news efforts in the mid nineties give WC its due. I dug up some old BluesNews here, here and here.