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SuperDanyluk
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Thaddeus
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Is Halo better then call of duty

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Started: 3/24/2011 Category: Arts
Updated: 5 years ago Status: Voting Period
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SuperDanyluk

Pro

Halo is 100 times better.
Thaddeus

Con

My opponent has the burden of proof to show that the Halo video game series is superior to the CoD video game series.
Debate Round No. 1
SuperDanyluk

Pro

I would prefer to have alien technology then modern day weapons.In the Halo series your in the epic battle to save mankind.While in the Call of Duty series your fighting regular people.
Thaddeus

Con

Pro states that he would prefer to have alien technology than modern day weapons. This is not true for everyone however, as many prefer the realistic element that Call of duty provides. It also not true to state that all weapons in call of duty are modern. In the first three call of duty games, ww2 weapons are used.

Pro mentions that the scenes in Halo are particularly epic because you are fighting to save mankind. While I concede that many setpeices used in the Halo games do have an epic feel in their scope and art direction, I do not believe that the bland and tired storyline of "oh teh noes, alienz are attackzing and oh teh noes now there are teh zombies" contributes much to this.

He compares the enemies in halo to that of call of duty, implying that the enemies fought in halo are preferable than the regular people fought in call of duty. I would counter that particularly for me the moral ambiguity of the proganists cause is helped by the fact that he is fighting regular people, whether they are terrorists or Germans, whom one could easily conceive having a family and friends. This moral ambiguity makes the single player campaigns far more compelling.


Arguments for Call of duty

1) The call of duty series has sold more, thus is more popular. In fact, it is the best selling game of all time, breaking records not only for the gaming industry, but also the film industry [http://www.mcvuk.com...]

2) It has had greater longevity in online play, still remaining the most played online game on xbox live [http://en.wikipedia.org...]

3) It is available on nearly every platform, including pc, thus is more accesible to more people. [http://en.wikipedia.org...]

Pro has failed to show halo's superiority.
Debate Round No. 2
SuperDanyluk

Pro

Halo is a science fiction video game franchise created by Bungie and owned and published by Microsoft Game Studios. The series centers on the interstellar war between humanity and a theocratic alliance of aliens known as the Covenant. The Covenant worship an ancient civilization known as the Forerunners, who perished in combat with the parasitical Flood. The main trilogy of games center on the experiences of the Master Chief, John-117, a cybernetically-enhanced human super-soldier, and his artificial intelligence (AI) companion, Cortana. In this setting, the term "Halo" refers to Halo megastructures: large, habitable ringed structures, similar to the Orbitals in Iain M Banks' Culture novels, or to smaller versions of Larry Niven's Ringworld.

The series has been praised as being among the best first-person shooters on a video game console, and are considered the Microsoft Xbox's "killer app".This has led to the term "Halo killer" being used to describe console games that aspire, or are considered, to be better than Halo. Fueled by the success of Halo: Combat Evolved, and immense marketing campaigns from publisher Microsoft, its sequels went on to break various sales records. Halo 3 sold more than US$170 million worth of copies in the first twenty-four hours of release, breaking the record set by Halo 2 three years prior. Halo: Reach, in turn, broke the record set by Halo 3, selling $200 million USD worth of copies on its first day.The games have sold over 34 million copies worldwide, and all Halo merchandise has grossed more than $1.7 billion.

Strong sales of the games led to the franchise's expansion to other mediums; there are multiple bestselling novels, graphic novels, and other licensed products. Beyond the original trilogy, other "Halo" games have branched off into other video game genres, including Halo Wars, a real-time strategy game produced as developer Ensemble Studios' last project. Bungie also contributed the expansion Halo 3: ODST and a prequel Halo: Reach, their last project for the franchise. Much of the series' award-winning music was composed by Martin O'Donnell and his partner Michael Salvatori; soundtracks have been released for all games in the series. The cultural impact of the Halo series has been compared by writer Brian Bendis to that of Star Wars. The collective group of fans of the series is referred to as the "Halo Nation".
Thaddeus

Con

My opponent has appeared to have copy and pasted his "argument" from wikipedia.
He does not address any of my arguments or support his assertion that Halo is better than Call of Duty.
This has been a disappointing debate.

Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Thaddeus 5 years ago
Thaddeus
I did point out that COD was available on all systems with an on button including my washing machine, I assumed it was given knowledge that Halo wasn't. And I did use Modern warfare sales as an argument.
Posted by Cobo 5 years ago
Cobo
Con couldv'e used that halo is only on 360.
And Modern Warfare sales.
Posted by Thaddeus 5 years ago
Thaddeus
Just like to point out; I'm not noob sniping, he challenged me.
Posted by TUF 5 years ago
TUF
Pro makes no arguements. It seems like all his stuff is copy pasted. What a fail debate for pro
Posted by dinokiller 5 years ago
dinokiller
Thaddeus shits and giggle = win
Posted by Thaddeus 5 years ago
Thaddeus
How could I possibly argue against this? Halo is much better. However, if you want I could play devil's advocate and argue for COD for sh1ts and giggles.
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro used a wikipedia page, and provided no actual arguments. I like how Con used facts rather than opinion for this debate.
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Reasons for voting decision: Stop it qopel.
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Reasons for voting decision: CVB
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Reasons for voting decision: Call of Duty rocks. Need I say more?
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Reasons for voting decision: Thaddeus actaully attempted to debate this with sources and logic. While SuperDanyluk merely stated personal opinion. I am not a gamer and have no idea about either of these games, but now CoD appears to be the better game.
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro was terrible. Bad conduct on copypasta. No args. Bad sentences. No real use of sources. You loose
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Reasons for voting decision: Hey WeirdJohn12: FVCK YOU!!! I would have given Con conduct, s&g and arguments ANYWAY, but since he has been vote bombed, I'll just give him a straight seven. Pro was PATHETIC.
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Reasons for voting decision: Lack of warrants and severe lack of effort from pro.
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Reasons for voting decision: easy win.