Fast forward to today: according to KRQE, an Ontario-based film production company, it has signed a deal with the Alamogordo City Commission of the state of New Mexico allowing the company to conduct and film what amounts to an archaeological dig to find these cartridges.
Details surrounding the dumping of the cartridges by Atari conflict, and there are many parts to the story that simply can’t be verified. The best of the Atari historians seem to mostly believe there is truth in this story; but there are those who think the entire thing was made up.
More details are expected in the months ahead as the actual dig gets on the way.
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