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Mike Auricchio, 28, is the owner The Revolution,

Mike Auricchio, 28, is the owner The Revolution, a new video game store in Stony Brook. Auricchio said he wants his store to be a place where players of all ages can get together and enjoy their favorite games. (Sept. 29, 2012) Photo Credit: Michael Cusanelli

Michael Auricchio, 28, of Stony Brook, spends his days ringing up customers at his hybrid video game arcade and retail store, The Revolution.

Retro game controllers line the wall at The
Photo Credit: Michael Cusanelli

Retro game controllers line the wall at The Revolution, a new video game store in Stony Brook. (Sept. 29, 2012)

Retro game controllers line the wall at The
Photo Credit: Michael Cusanelli

Retro game controllers line the wall at The Revolution, a new video game store in Stony Brook. Many of the games in the store come from Auricchio’s own personal collection of titles and classic systems like the Atari 2600 and TurbografX. (Sept. 29, 2012)

Justin Nitz, left, 17, of Farmingville, competes with
Photo Credit: Michael Cusanelli

Justin Nitz, left, 17, of Farmingville, competes with Craig Larsen,12, of Toms River, N.J., and Bryce Thuilot, 13, of Stony Brook, in Mario Kart at The Revolution, a new video game store in Stony Brook. (Sept. 29, 2012)

Eric Paccione, 13, of Setauket, and Peter Auricchio,
Photo Credit: Michael Cusanelli

Eric Paccione, 13, of Setauket, and Peter Auricchio, 31, of Stony Brook, compete head to head in a game of Mario Kart at The Revolution, a new video game store in Stony Brook. (Sept. 29, 2012)

Mike Auricchio, 28, is the owner The Revolution,
Photo Credit: Michael Cusanelli

Mike Auricchio, 28, is the owner The Revolution, a new video game store in Stony Brook. Auricchio said he wants his store to be a place where players of all ages can get together and enjoy their favorite games. (Sept. 29, 2012)

Reigning Mario Kart champion Thomas Borgia, 18, of
Photo Credit: Michael Cusanelli

Reigning Mario Kart champion Thomas Borgia, 18, of East Setauket, competes in a tournament at The Revolution, a new video game store in Stony Brook. (Sept. 29, 2012)

Mike Auricchio, 28, is the owner of The
Photo Credit: Michael Cusanelli

Mike Auricchio, 28, is the owner of The Revolution, a new video game store in Stony Brook. Customers can play either their own games or a title in the store on any of the 11 video game systems Auricchio has connected to the screens. (Sept. 29, 2012)

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