Atari board members jump ship

Two member of once mighty gaming giant Atari's board have resigned.

Phil Harrison and David Gardner - who were charged with reinventing the ailing company back in 2008 - have moved on to be replaced in part by Atari founder and the inventor of Pong Nolan Bushnell.

GamesIndustry.biz reckons the duo have jumped ship because new digital initiatives were moving too slowly because the company - which once reigned supreme at the top of the console heap but has since moved exclusively into software - is saddled with crippling debt.

The company recently made the move into social and digital gaming but its output has been minimal to say the least.