In the wake of the Sandy Hook school shootings, two Newtown residents have opened a non-profit arcade that is geared towards bringing families together.
Polygon reports that arcade has been founded by Andrew Clure and Scott Cicciari, and is open to all ages. The arcade could help cool stigma surrounding the alleged links between videogames and the shooting.
Clure said of the opening, “For us this is not a business, it’s simply our commitment as parents and residents to promote one of the core values in Newtown — family.”
The arcade has been put together through contributions from small businesses across Newtown and the rest of America, as well as local residents. Cicciari says that the generosity on show has restored his faith in the “goodness of people.”
Newtown residents can enter for free and play a range of arcade cabinets, pinball machines and Kinect titles, while out of town visitors can pay a fee that goes back towards running and maintaining the arcade.
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