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Gazoonia
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pzh10
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Do computer games make young people violent?

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Started: 1/13/2014 Category: Games
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Gazoonia

Con

I don't think that computer games do make young people violent (although lag might). I think that it is down to the individual and the parents. If the person is easily influenced and is likely to do mimic something they've done on a game then the parents simply shouldn't be letting them play the game.
pzh10

Pro

The computer games do make young people violent. It is a known fact that the young are easily influenced by things that are appeal to them. The computer games company make their products colorful, vivid and exciting to attract young people to spend money on them. However, the prevalent violence in modern computer games such as the popular game StarCraft, teaches them to exert power on others, to destroy the weakness and find success in war. Young people, especially the males, like to find their masculinity in such activities, identifying the success in the digital world as success in the real life. Therefore, they are subconsciously affected by the ideas in virtual world by believing in power and cunning rather than friendship and love.
Debate Round No. 1
Gazoonia

Con

Gazoonia forfeited this round.
pzh10

Pro

The world is not perfect and what shouldn't be done may still be done in reality. We cannot count on parents to help their easily influenced children refrain from playing computer games. It is possible that the parents are too busy to spend enough time in maintaining discipline, and thus let children play the game unnoticed.
Debate Round No. 2
Gazoonia

Con

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pzh10

Pro

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Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by AdamKG 3 years ago
AdamKG
Gazoonia clearly has the better argument and has no need to continue the debate. Sorry psh10, but your argument is weak and inaccurate to actual facts. Studies on whether video games actually makes people violent are inconclusive and are not widely accepted in the scientific community. You go on in your argument to make many personal opinions that do not benefit your argument in an actual debate.
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