The Instigator
raskuseal
Pro (for)
Losing
6 Points
The Contender
Zebracakes
Con (against)
Winning
9 Points

Are Video Games really bad for people? 2

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Zebracakes
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 1/19/2016 Category: Games
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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raskuseal

Pro

This debate is between Zebracakes and I, about whether video games are bad for people or not. The previous debate, I took the position of Con: For this one, I will take the position of Pro.
Round 1: stating our Opinions.
Round 2: Proving our side of the debate.

I believe that video games can be be a very bad influence on people. For example, we have games like "Hate". Games also burn time that can be used for other, better purposes like exercise or schooling.
Zebracakes

Con

First of all, I'd like to thank raskuseal for making another debate so that I can debate them. It was very kind of you to take me into consideration.

Video games can benefit people in various ways, and therefore, are not bad for all people. Video games can include exercise, like on the Nintendo Wii, and can actually help people in school if they are educational games. Different games can help in different classes.

Again, I'd like to thank raskuseal for creating this debate.
Debate Round No. 1
raskuseal

Pro

In this round, I will attempt to prove that video games can be bad in a few ways.

1.) Video games can cause violence in younger children.
Video games can cause children to be violent if they play games that they shouldn't play, such as GTA 5 or Call of Duty. Typically, children who are allowed to play these games don't have very good parents to help tell them right from wrong, so they don't know that the violence and violent ideas in video games are bad. So then they grow up and do bad things because they think it's ok.

2.) Video games are unhealthy.
Video games can be very unhealthy because of the lack of exercise. Most video game counsels have a controller that doesn't require movement. True, modern systems come with some sort of tracking camera, like the Xbox Kinnect, the ps4 camera, or the Nintendo sensor bar. But, there aren't very many games that the typical gamer would want to play that needs these accessory.

3.) Bad grades
People who play games often have bad grades, as they often concentrate on games instead of doing schoolwork to get good grades. And when they aren't playing games, they are thinking of them at school instead of paying attention.

So these are my contentions, and these are the websites I used. I had a good time debating with you. Good luck and good sportsmanship!
http://www.myaddiction.com...
http://www.familyresource.com...
Zebracakes

Con

There are many reasons video games are not bad for people. I will name just a few.

1.) Exercise. Video games can include exercise. The Wii requires movement. A few games are Wii Sports, Just Dance, and Wii Sports Resort. Video games that require a controller can help build finger and hand muscle.

2.) Video games can actually help older children when it comes to school. War games can help in history. Survival games can help in science. Math can be found in pretty much any game. Cooking games can help with home economics.

3.) Video games are a way for people and children to hang out when the weather outside is not very good (rain, snow, thunderstorm, etc.). It can be a way for them to interact and find out things they have in common. It can also benefit families. Some families have family game night that is dedicated just to video games. This way, parents and children can spend time together and do something both can enjoy.

Thank you for debating with me. Good sportsmanship and I hope you had as much fun in this debate as I did.
Debate Round No. 2
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Posted by whiteflame 1 year ago
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4 points to Con (S&G, Arguments), 2 points to Pro (Sources). Reasons for voting decision:

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Posted by whiteflame 1 year ago
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5 points to Con (Conduct, S&G, Arguments), 2 points to Pro (Sources). Reasons for voting decision: Pro listed his sources...but that is about it....

[*Reason for non-removal*] No RFD required.
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Posted by whiteflame 1 year ago
whiteflame
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>Reported vote: Reeseroni// Mod action: NOT Removed<

2 points to Pro (Sources). Reasons for voting decision: By considering that neither Pro or Con addressed each others' arguments, I only see that I can award credit to Pro for listing sources.

[*Reason for non-removal*] No RFD required.
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Posted by birdlandmemories 1 year ago
birdlandmemories
I would suggest adding another round next time for rebuttals.
Posted by Rahjee 1 year ago
Rahjee
This will go well for the contender....
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Vote Placed by LDG 1 year ago
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Vote Placed by Reeseroni 1 year ago
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Reasons for voting decision: By considering that neither Pro or Con addressed each others' arguments, I only see that I can award credit to Pro for listing sources.