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mustafa-arshad
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Mikal
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Ban should be imposed on violent video games.

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Mikal
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 3/4/2014 Category: Games
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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mustafa-arshad

Pro

In the year of 2007; a school was attacked in Mexico. Many students and teachers were severely injured and some, even dead. The attacker was a normal child. Had a very "normal" childhood and teen life. "He was that sort of child who would bring home great grades" stated his mother, "however, he was very much into computer graphics and street racing." "I knew ___________ since we were in 8th grade, whenever a new 'Halo' game, 'NFS' game or 'COD' game came out, we'd camp outside of Gamestop so we could get our hands first on them. He always used to beat me" said his high school best friend, "I don't know what got into you, but you're not the same" he stated.

This child was brainwashed by the video games he played. To adolescents, virtual experiences feel very realistic; not only because of the amazing graphics that are designed today, but because they are taking on a major role in the murder or assassination of someone innocent. When kids play a game, they are one of the main characters inside the adventure. The entire experience becomes a lot more meaningful and deadly in their brains, which are forming new connections every day.

Children should not be allowed to play violent video games. Either, there should be an ID check or the games should be simply banned.
Debate Round No. 1
mustafa-arshad

Pro

mustafa-arshad forfeited this round.
Mikal

Con

I don't need much of a response to this and I am going to keep it pretty short

My adversary is proposing a change in the status quo so it is on him to present evidence and a case to actually change it. He cites a case and says there is a correlation between a violent act and violent video games without ever showing a source or anything to support it. He just simply says acts occur because of violence video games, this is just a statement not an argument.

For his case to stand he would have to show evidence of a correlation between violent video games and violent acts in real life, and then show that this is reason enough to impose a ban.


Slippery slope

In some ways this is what his argument would lead to. Imposing a ban on violent video games because of acts that occur, is not solving the solution. He would then have to advocate for the banning of violent movies, pictures, and everything else that could act as a catalyst for violence. At worst case the game itself is just a catalyst for issues that are already inside of a teen.

More reasonable ideas

Check IDS before someone buys a game or implement some mental health check under certain games that are released. Granted I think this is really bored in itself because a game is never going to be the prime reason someone goes out and murders someone else. There will always be issues that need to be addressed. At worst case scenario the game is merely a catalyst and there is no way to actually ban it effectively.


Conclusion

the best quote I have seen for this topic is

"It is not surprising that most schoolyard shooters and many adult mass murderers had played violent video games in their spare time. Violent people are often attracted to violent entertainment — on TV, in film or through game consoles. But the ability to document a causal link — that consuming violent entertainment leads to violent behavior — has eluded social scientists for years."[1]

Violent people like violent content, but it is hard to show that violent content is the main reason they are violent. There are much more pratical ways to get around an all out ban such as people actually checking IDS when they buy games.

This is just another industry in America that has its right to expression. It is no different than the movie industry or any other industry we can think of.

There is also no evidence to show that violent games are a primary cause of violent behavior. My adversary would have to prove this point to win this debate. He does not show this and merely just makes an assumption.




[1] http://www.nydailynews.com...

Debate Round No. 2
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Posted by THEENDOFTIME 3 years ago
THEENDOFTIME
Well for one give us the article or proof of this occurance and two children shouldn't be playing these games unless they are mature enough to realize it's a form of entertainment nothing more anyone who takes this into a real life setting is either mentally ill or are just idiots people have the brain ability to know when something is real or isn't real this child either had a mental illness or his parents to dumb to monitor what he does that simple.
Posted by madness 3 years ago
madness
You can't win if you're arguing for.
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