If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy.

Sandy Hook Arcade Center open for business to bring families together

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.

What do you make of the above?

Thanks GamePolitics.

Tagged With

About the Author

Dave Cook avatar

Dave Cook


Living in Edinburgh, Scotland. Writing a game called Jettison and a book called Seventh Circle. Loves spicy food.

Support VG247

You give us money, we give you an ad-free reading experience, merch discounts, a newsletter every month, and elite status amongst your friends.

See more information


More News

Latest Articles

VG247 logo

Buy our t-shirts, yeah

They're far more stylish than your average video game website tat.

VG247 Merch