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The Russians have denied any and all involvement with the recent attack on Georgian Security Check Point 11. The Kremlin has claimed that the attack was carried out by separatist groups seeking to expel the illegal Georgian military presence from the area. However, radio intercepts and reconnaissance photos indicate the Russians had recently moved an entire airborne brigade to the the area. One of the NATO advisers at the security outpost was severely wounded and is currently enroute to Germany for treatment. All NATO forces participating in Exercise Valiant Reserve have been put on alert. A flight of C-17s carrying parts and personnel for Patriot missile battery is currently en route to Tbilisi International.
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The dumping of thousands of E.T. The Extraterrestrial game cartridges for the Atari VCS/2600 in New Mexico was rumored for a long time. The game's programmer, Howard Scott Warshaw (also known for the games Yar's Revenge and Raiders of the Lost Ark), knew about the rumors, but even he wasn't entirely certain that they were real given Atari's financial situation at the time (would the executives really blow all that money to contract out the trucks, then cover the games in concrete in the New Mexico desert when the company was bleeding millions of dollars a day?) As it turns out, they apparently did:
As both a classic gamer and a historian, this is an interesting find. I can't say I'm surprised given the hi-jinks that would happen at Atari in the 1970's-80's (in the documentary "Once Upon Atari," former employees and programmers were quite open about the shenanigans that went on at the company at the time, from bocce lemons in the halls to whips to Marijuana Review Boards during corporate meetings), but what is most interesting to me is that this is one of those rare instances where an historic rumor or legend is apparently true. Although only a few decades old, rather than centuries or millennia, it is always exciting to me when an excavation like this happens, and an event that at one point could at best be described as legend and at worst pure fiction is proven to have happened.
That being said, I don't plan to celebrate by buying a copy of E.T. for my Atari.