Algonquin Arcade Pulls Violent Games after Newtown Shootings

No Limit Arcade has unplugged and plans to replace 12 video games that involve shooting and killing humans.


With the hope of being part of the solution instead of the problem, the owners of No Limit Arcade in Algonquin have unplugged 12 violent shooting games at its business, according to local media reports.

In light of the fatal shooting in Newtown, Conn., owners Mark Battaglia and Kevin Slota decided to eliminate all of the games that involved shooting and killing humans, according to the Daily Herald.

The decision was further spurred by a recent exchange between two young kids at the arcade, Battaglia told the Northwest Herald. After playing a first-person shooter game, the kids then pretended to shoot each other, according to the NW Herald.

Some of the games pulled from the arcade include: Revolution X, Virtua Cop 2, Maximum Force, Warzaid, Gunblade, The House of the Dead, CarnEvil, Zombie Raid.

No Limit Arcade, 2719 Algonquin Road, opened last year and also features several classic video games, such as Pac-Man, Frogger and Pinball.

Do you think playing violent video games can lead to violent behavior? Tell us in the comments' section. 

Jim Busby January 09, 2013 at 03:40 PM
Great move by management. I will recommend them to others looking for entertainment for their kids.
John Walsh January 09, 2013 at 04:02 PM
Good for you Mark and Kevin!


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