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Are Video Games Too Violent?

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Started: 2/18/2015 Category: Games
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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I Believe that video games these days are way too violent, not only can you murder innocent people, the graphics are so real it is like real life. People say "It's not like you will start a major school shooting." But the games do allow you to start a school shooting and you will you a sense of right and wrong.


I accept with the understanding that the BoP is on pro
Debate Round No. 1


A study found that playing video games was highly prevalent among 13 and 14 year olds, usually between one and three hours a day - and playing violent games was very common."Violent" games were defined as those where players acted out the killing, maiming, decapitating or mutilating of other human characters.Such was the widespread nature of violent video games that researcher Mirjana Bajovic said it might be unrealistic for parents to try to prevent their teenage children from seeing them.Many teenagers could play these games without any evidence of a change in attitude. And non-violent games seemed to have no adverse effects on "moral reasoning", regardless of time spent.But the problems arose with teenagers who spent more than three hours every day in front of a screen, continuously playing these violent games without any other real-life interaction.


The pro team hasnt made any significant points thus far and has not given any credible sources nor links, video games are as related to increased violence as toy guns or airsoft/paintball guns are. If anything the argument could be made that playing violent video games can get out your anger within the game simply because you get to act wild, this isnt my argument but I'm just pointing this out. Those who play video games dont consider the ones they are 'shooting' to be any more than a program which has no real life implications or a soul...ect

Eddie Makuch, 9-19-2014, "Violent Video Games Don't Lead to Increases In Violent Crimes, Study Finds," GameSpot,

The study, Violent Video Games and Real-World Violence: Rhetoric Versus Data, was conducted by researchers at Villanova University and Rutgers University, and was published recently in the Psychology of Popular Media Culture. Through four unique data analyses, the researchers looked at how popular video game trends, like annual and monthly video game sales, as well as Google Trends keyword search volume, compared to real-world crime rates.

"Finding that a young man who committed a violent crime also played a popular video game, such as Call of Duty, Halo, or Grand Theft Auto, is as pointless as pointing out that the criminal also wore socks"

What the researchers found surprised them. If it's true what some researchers are saying, that playing violent video games might lead to increases in real-world violence, you would expect this new study to bear that out. But it was not the case. In fact, the research showed that there is no evidence that violent video games are positively correlated to real-world crime rates in the United States.

Need the short version? The research is summed up thusly:

"Annual trends in video game sales for the past 33 years were unrelated to violent crime both concurrently and up to four years later. Unexpectedly, monthly sales of video games were related to concurrentdecreases in aggravated assaults and were unrelated to homicides. Searches for violent video game walkthroughs and guides were also related to decreases in aggravated assaults and homicides two months later. Finally, homicides tended to decrease in the months following the release of popular M-rated violent video games."

Debate Round No. 2


zacisyourmaster forfeited this round.


It would appear that pro has conceeded the round in not rebutting any argumentation made in my speech, thus Incan only see a vote for the con.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Bigdawg1750 3 years ago
first of all if you got a problem with the violent video games then don't play them and if someone doesn't have the common sense to know it's just a game and to keep it in the game they need to improve there maturity level and get some dam* common sense to know it's just a game
Posted by TheJuniorVarsityNovice 3 years ago
lol, its because there is only 10 min between each round, thus if i left it open and had to leave someone would accept and I wouldnt have time to respond before the forfeits
Posted by Shrek_sDrecKid 3 years ago
The instigator is gonna lose. And why can't I accept your bathroom debate?
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