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destincow
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John95
Pro (for)
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Are video games bad for you?

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destincow
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 5/15/2014 Category: Games
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 875 times Debate No: 54737
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destincow

Con

I think that video games aren't that bad for you. Some have benefits like helping you remembering things and there is a myth about how video games make you violent that isn't true Its that violent people just like violent video games thats all
John95

Pro

Video games have been conclusively proved to NOT increase violent tendencies. I played games that were M-rated when I was less than 8 years old. As of yet, I have not committed any acts of violence, nor will I in the future.
Debate Round No. 1
destincow

Con

I did research and I found out that call of duty helps your vision and it can help your mind think better
John95

Pro

I forfeit.
Debate Round No. 2
destincow

Con

Video games have negative and positive effects of playing video games. Parents think that they are time wasters and some experts that claim to be an expert says they corrupt the brain. That isn't true. Many real experts studied games like call of duty It is a first person shooter game and it helps your eyesight and trains the brain to make faster decisions without losing accuracy. Some video games are now helping people to remember things because old people lose memory and need to remember things Scientist made a game called neoracer and it helped you multi task. It got harder the longer you went. It helped people remember things. They did a test and saw that old people played better than 20 year olds just starting out and old people for a month In shooting games, the character may be running and shooting at the same time. This requires the real-world player to keep track of the position of the character, where he/she is heading, their speed, where the gun is aiming, if the gunfire is hitting the enemy. Defense News reported that the Army include video games to train soldiers improve their situational awareness in combat. Many strategy games also require players to become mindful of sudden situational changes in the game and adapt accordingly. Kids aren't drawn to violent video games because of the violence. They want to see explosions fireworks and others cool displays. When people tell you that violent video games make you violent that isn't true its just that violent people just like violent games. All those people get their information from the media. Many people are influenced by famous people who are paid to say things they don't believe. Many experts have done tests and it turned out that people who weren't violent were just the same before they played video games. Some video games may help kids with
Debate Round No. 3
destincow

Con

This argument is concluded vote for which ever side you wish. I hope we get a lot of votes
John95

Pro

Thank you, destincow.
Debate Round No. 4
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Posted by Narwhalicorn 2 years ago
Narwhalicorn
They both argued for the same thing... Wat?
Posted by DylanLang 2 years ago
DylanLang
In some cases video games are bad, such as lack of exercise and being proactive, but in the military they train you on shooting games to get you mentally prepared for real life combat. If you shoot someone on the game you think that its just a game, so they set you in that perspective when you are in the line of fire, obviously its not a game and life's are at stake but it makes killing someone a little easier mentally.
Posted by John95 2 years ago
John95
I am waiting for you, please and thank you.
Posted by destincow 2 years ago
destincow
get on with the posts so we can start the voting ik many people want to vote on this topic
Posted by destincow 2 years ago
destincow
http://www.raisesmartkid.com... use this to find more info
Posted by destincow 2 years ago
destincow
There are many pros about playing video games and a few cons too. People can socialize with their kids when the play with them. It helps them bond better. When kids bond better with their parents they wouldn't only want to play video games They would want to do other things
Posted by destincow 2 years ago
destincow
Video games have negative and positive effects of playing video games Parents think that they are time wasters and some experts that claim to be an expert says they corrupt the brain. That isn't true. Many real experts studied games like call of duty It is a first person shooter game and it helps your eyesight and trains the brain to make faster decisions without losing accuracy. Some video games are now helping people to remember things because old people lose memory and need to remember things Scientist made a game called neoracer and it helped you multi task. It got harder the longer you went. It helped people remember things. They did a test and saw that old people played better than 20 year olds just starting out and old people for a month In shooting games, the character may be running and shooting at the same time. This requires the real-world player to keep track of the position of the character, where he/she is heading, their speed, where the gun is aiming, if the gunfire is hitting the enemy. Defense News reported that the Army include video games to train soldiers improve their situational awareness in combat. Many strategy games also require players to become mindful of sudden situational changes in the game and adapt accordingly. Kids aren't drawn to violent video games because of the violence. They want to see explosions fireworks and others cool displays. When people tell you that violent video games make you violent that isn't true its just that violent people just like violent games. All those people get their information from the media. Many people are influenced by famous people who are paid to say things they don't believe. Many experts have done tests and it turned out that people who weren't violent were just the same before they played video games.

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Posted by destincow 2 years ago
destincow
it had no effect on my social life and anything other than than
Posted by destincow 2 years ago
destincow
I played violent video games when i was 10
Posted by John95 2 years ago
John95
@TheBathead Yes, I know.
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Vote Placed by Dishoungh 2 years ago
Dishoungh
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Reasons for voting decision: Concession and claimed forfeiture from Pro
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro forfeited. Props to Pro, though, for not just forfeiting. There was nothing wrong with Con's conduct, but I'm awarding conduct to Pro as a sort of reward for his sportsmanship, for not just letting the timer run out.