Following Newtown Shootings, Algonquin Arcade Pulls Violent Games

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

With the hopes of being part of the solution instead of the problem, the owners of No Limit Arcade in Algonquin have unplugged twelve 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. 

Si January 09, 2013 at 03:04 PM
Thats more like it...Insulting Dan is back again. Psychotropic drugs cover a wide spectrum, from antidepressant, antipsychotic , antisiezure to ADHD meds. No literature says that a small percentage of people who take this for ADD alone may have "violent reactions to them" or can be "really messed up". There was something else going on. My point was that these young, white males probably are not getting properly diagnosed or properly cared for by this countries inadequate health care system.
Si January 09, 2013 at 03:09 PM
Isn't it funny, Dan, how your 1st amendment right will probably be taken away. We have spoken on many occasions to the writers and editors of the Patch and they made it clear to us that they are watching your comments and may soon stop allowing you to voice "your opinion" on here. Just FYI.


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »