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Are video games good?

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 5/16/2015 Category: Entertainment
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 551 times Debate No: 75367
Debate Rounds (3)
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grint23

Pro

Yes, video games are good. They help people with depression, and studies have shown that video games improve eyesight, hand-eye cordination, help with real-life situations and money management. Video games may even help people with mental issues in the future.
sillydebater

Con

No, video games are neither inherently good nor bad. Video games are simply a medium, a tool, that can be used to convey a message. As with any tool, they can be used for good, and they can be used for evil, but the tool itself is neither good or bad.

Pro offers some good examples of how video games have been used for good. There are also many examples of video games that have been used to marginalize, exploit and degrade others. These include Custer's Revenge, Biko 3, Rapelay, Ghetto Blaster, V-Tech Rampage, Battle Raper and Ethnic Cleansing.

Certainly the vast majority of video games are used for good, and those that spread ill are in the minority. Similarly, a hammer is most often used for good, even though sometimes it is used to wound and murder. That doesn't make the hammer itself good or evil. Like video games, a hammer is simply a tool and has no moral qualities of its own. It's how you use the tool that makes an act good or evil.
Debate Round No. 1
grint23

Pro

grint23 forfeited this round.
sillydebater

Con

I stand by my argument that video games in themselves are neither good or evil. They are simply tools that can be used for good or evil.
Debate Round No. 2
grint23

Pro

grint23 forfeited this round.
sillydebater

Con

Video games aren't good or bad in themselves. They can be used for good or bad just as any other tool can.

Vote con.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by sarah.zhang123 1 year ago
sarah.zhang123
I think video games aren't good either. Video games can start bad habits. It can prevent you from focusing on your task. It can make you multitasked.
Posted by sarah.zhang123 1 year ago
sarah.zhang123
I think video games aren't good either. Video games can start bad habits. It can prevent you from focusing on your task. It can make you multitasked.
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Vote Placed by Nac 1 year ago
Nac
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