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Algonquin Arcade Removes Violent Games

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The 4,000 square foot classic arcade, at 2719 W. Algonquin Road, houses about 60 machines grouped according to category.

The 4,000 square foot classic arcade, at 2719 W. Algonquin Road, houses about 60 machines grouped according to category.

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ALGONQUIN (CBS) — An Algonquin arcade is making some changes as a result of the Newtown shootings.

No Limit Arcade opened in Algonquin in 2011 and features mostly throwback games like Pac Man and Asteroids, but many of the games are geared for the younger generation.

“We went through and specifically played and looked at each game that seemed it was a little graphic and stepping over the line and anything that involved shooting humans.”

Owner Mark Battaglia says he and his fellow owner Kevin Slota have decided to remove all the violent video games.

“It’s really are trying to be part of the answer not more or less part of the problem,” said Battaglia.
The National Rifle Association, reacting to yet another cry for more gun control, had said violent video games were partly responsible for the tragedy in Connecticut.

The owners of No Limit say they would never want to imagine that they could play a role in encouraging today’s youth to carry out a mass shooting.

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