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Atari Adds Nolan Bushnell And Tom Virden To Its Board Of Directors

by Ben Reeves on Apr 19, 2010 at 07:19 AM

Atari Inc. recently shook up its board of directors, adding industry legend Nolan Bushnell and businessman Tom Virden to the elected body.

Many will remember Nolan Bushnell as the man who founded the original Atari and brought us Pong back in 1972. He later went on to found Chuck E. Cheese. However gamers might not be familiar with Tom Virden, a seasoned executive from the online travel and leisure businesses, and founder of Boatbookings.com, the worlds largest yachts charter-only website.

“I am very excited to be reacquainted with Atari at a time when it is poised to make interesting strides in key growth areas of the games industry,” said Bushnell. “The company and its iconic brands have always been important to me, and I look forward to further guiding them at the board level.”

Meanwhile, Atari’s ex-CEO David Gardner and previous Sony Vice President Phil Harrison have resigned from the Board of Directors. What do you think all these means for the future of Atari?