Banning violent video games in the US?
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You also can't curtail demand. It would be considered suppression. There's high demand for video games like "GTA," "Doom," "Mortal Combat." How about we educate people that grudges are not the way to solve problems?
I do agree with you about the demand for these video games. I will agree that there is a huge market for games like GTA and Call of Duty and that is where the money is in video games.
You are correct on how not everyone who plays these games is violent. However it is not all the parents responsibility for their child's violence. For instance in the Navy Yard Shooting according to his friends he would play these violent video games up to 16 hours at a time. This defends my statement because the killer did not have a parent to supervise him and due to that this led him to become violent and there is nothing to blame for this except him or the video game.
Three articles point to studies that have proven negative when it comes to video game violence.
If anything, we should be concerned about the messages video games might teach. We'd have more of a case if we said more would learn racism by playing it than violence.
Humans are not naturally violent. Things cause us to be violent, not video games.
These 5 sources defend my statement and are in fact implying that video games can cause aggression, bullying and unbelievable and horrible violence in children, and in GTA they have corrupt,disrespectful, and rude morals that can make kids disobedient, rude, and aggressive to their parents and other kids. A kid I know watches south park and plays GTA and is offensive and rude to teachers and other kids. This kid is mean and cruel to other kids.
If video games don't teach us violence why would they teach us racism. I though you were trying to say that video games don't have that big of an influence on people and that video games don't make us violent.
The problem with those sources is that at least three of them are biased (much like FOX is biased as well), instead of local sources.
No one just randomly says, "Hey violence is fun I wanna kill someone." Us humans are naturally loving creatures. It's more probable to say that video games cause racial hatred than racism. Violence is unnatural to happen just for any reason.
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Vote Placed by 9spaceking 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: con shows sufficient benefits of (violent) video games and put sufficient doubt in pro's arguments about increasing violence. I'm tempted to give con sources since, indeed, analyzing them, they are not all news sources and show different research instead of the same news just worded differently, but pro deserves kudos for more sources, therefore sources are tied.
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