Massachusetts DOT Pulls 9 Violent Arcade Video Games From State Rest Stops

Looks like the Light Gun is going to become … more extinct? I guess I can’t get too angry over this. With handheld gaming, tablets, phones, etc., who stops at a Rest Stop to hit up the arcade? States could probably save a few dollars by not subparly subsidizing arcade gaming. Instead, let’s subsidize real arcades so all of us born before they died out can relive our youth!


It’s been a month of change since the Dec. 14 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., where 20 children and six adults were killed by a gunman. The alleged gunman also reportedly played video games, some of which are violent. That association with violence and guns has many in the government worried, including the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, which has subsequently pulled nine video games from the state’s rest area plazas.

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