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Snakeztheminecrafter
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Shisno
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Minecraft or Call of duty 3 better?

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Started: 8/21/2012 Category: Entertainment
Updated: 4 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Snakeztheminecrafter

Pro

Minecraft is more educational then call of duty 3. You can build kill animals survive, build, and way more while all of duty 3 is about killing.
Shisno

Con

I thank my opponent for this interesting debate.

"Minecraft is more educational then call of duty 3. You can build kill animals survive, build, and way more while all of duty 3 is about killing."

My opponents single point made is that Call of Duty 3 is not educational, and Minecraft is. However, this is hardly the case, and in fact the opposite, and I will go into further detail later. Minecraft is not educational considering that all you do is build stuff. There is little thought process involved, and the fact that you can carry many resources without any real detriment when it comes to weight is also not realistic. It takes place in a fake world, and thus comes with little educational benefit. Now to my points.

C1. Call of Duty 3 is Educational
In Call of Duty 3's campaign, you are a soldier taking part in D-Day, or the invasion of Normandy during World War 2. During the campaign, you play as different characters and see different sides to the invasion. You see the American attack on Saint-Lo, and the campaign to close the Falaise Pocket, trapping the German Seventh and Fifth Panzer Armies. You also play as a British soldier sent to assist the French resistance, specifically, the Maquis Resistance, which is a true resistance group that fought Nazi occupation of France during World War 2. You also play as two soldiers from countries most would not expect, Canada and Poland. As Canada, you are part of a platoon that works with the Polish 1st Armored Division, to close the Falaise Pocket and trap inside the German armies. And as the Polish soldier, you are part of the Polish 1st Armored Division. It should be noted that this is all based off an actual battle during World War 2, and in fact includes all forces I have listed: American, British, Free French, Canadian and Polish forces. This game is educational because you learn about the events of D-Day and the aftermath and the push of the Allied armies to secure their position in France. You learn about all of this in Call of Duty 3. [1,2,3,4,5]

C2. Call of Duty 3 is still played and accessible to many people
Call of Duty 3 was released in 2006, 6 years ago, and many games currently have better graphics than it and better gameplay and a better storyline, as should be expected of a game released 6 years. However, people still play the game. People still find it enjoyable enough that they will sit down at their computer and play it. This shows that despite the wide variety of games released today, people still play Call of Duty 3. Not only that, but Call of Duty 3 is much more accessible than Minecraft. Minecraft is currently limited to the Xbox 360 and PC's. Call of Duty 3 on the other hand, is available on not only Xbox 360's and PC's, but also the original Xbox, PS2's and PS3's. More people have he opportunity to play Call of Duty 3, which is another reason it is better than Minecraft. [6]

Therefore, Call of Duty 3 is better than Minecraft.

Bibliography
[1]http://en.wikipedia.org...
[2]http://en.wikipedia.org...
[3]http://en.wikipedia.org...
[4]http://en.wikipedia.org...
[5]http://en.wikipedia.org...(World_War_II)
[6]http://en.wikipedia.org...
[7]http://en.wikipedia.org...
Debate Round No. 1
Snakeztheminecrafter

Pro

Call of duty 3 is good with d-day and stuff. But kids play it and start trying it in real life what could get them killed.

While minecraft is about survivaling, building and having fun. minecraft is getting better update check minecraft.net.

Call of duty 3 is a old game really good but still old graffics.

I have to say both are really good games. I would play call of duty 3 but minecraft more.
Shisno

Con

My opponent still has not refuted any of my main points. This is a summary of what his statement is:
  • Call of Duty 3 is educational
  • Kids play Call of Duty 3
  • Minecraft is about surviving and having fun
  • Call of Duty is a good game

My opponent has conceded that Call of Duty 3 is educational and that it is a good game. He says that kids that play Call of Duty 3 start trying to do what they do in the game (kill people, use guns) in real life, but has not provided any evidence of killings caused by someone playing Call of Duty 3.

My opponent also says that Minecraft is better because it is constantly updated, but I would like to point out, this should obviously occur considering the game was only officially released in 2011, and thus is considerably new, and as I said, Call of Duty 3 was released in 2006, and sequels to this game have already been made. [1 and 2]

My opponent tries to use the same argument as he used in Round 1, but it still holds no ground, considering he has not provided a source other than minecraft.net. He says that "While minecraft is about survivaling, building..." which is the game's main selling point, as Call of Duty 3's main selling point was shooting and fighting in a WW2-environment. He does not say why surviving and building makes Minecraft better than Call of Duty 3. He then goes on to say "...and having fun." Well of course Minecraft is supposed to be fun! If it wasn't fun, no one would buy it or play it. I would like to add that Call of Duty 3 is also fun, and thus his point has no meaning.

My opponent also says "Call of duty 3 is a old game really good but still old graffics." He still does not say why this makes Minecraft better than Call of Duty 3. I will like to point out that Minecraft's graphics are even worse, being that they are pixelated cubes, and that is pretty much the entire environment of the game, while Call of Duty 3 has you in trenches, hedges, buildings and bunkers, all as they looked in real life. [1 and 2]

In conclusion, my opponent has failed to refute my main arguments, and has failed to support his own arguments. Thank you.

Bibliography
[1]http://en.wikipedia.org...
[2]http://en.wikipedia.org...

Debate Round No. 2
Snakeztheminecrafter

Pro

Minecraft is for teenagers and kids call of duty 3 was pose to be 15 plus. The maps are good on call of duty 3. There is a little education on call of duty 3 but most of it it about killing and d-day.

Minecraft: Survival, build, burn and play. Call of duty 3 is about 1 thing War. Minecraft is about lots of things like build towns. Make ships and shoot TNT at each other and fight mobs. There minecraft is better. minecraft is improving every month to get better. While call of duty 3 never updates it just the same thing.

Therefore minecraft is better!
Shisno

Con



R1. There is education in Call of Duty 3
My opponent still keeps saying the same thing over and over again. Minecraft is educational, and Call of Duty 3 is not, despite me refuting this argument many times, but I will repeat it again. Minecraft is unrealistic and is in a fake world. There is little education to be gained out of it. Call of Duty 3 takes place in a recent event in our history, World War 2, which affects our world today. You learn about the Battle of Normandy, and you see it through many different perspectives. Therefore, there is lots of learning to be gained by playing Call of Duty 3. [1]

R2. Call of Duty 3 is about more than war
My opponent says that Call of Duty 3 is only about war, while Minecraft is about lots of different things. However, Call of Duty 3 is not just about war. It is about the experience of war, you see the hell soldiers went through during this bloody battle, you see despair, and you see how dangerous life was for these common soldiers. It is about reliving the fight for a cause that was great: to stop the mass killings of a sadistic leader. Minecraft is about having fun, and building, burning, and killing are ways to achieve this fun. Minecraft is about little else.

R3. Call of Duty 3 is not updated, but with good reason
Call of Duty 3 is not updated because there are sequels to it. Updating a game from 2006 when you have 5 sequels to that game is a waste of money. That is why it is not updated. I will concede that Call of Duty 3 is not updated, but it has a legitimate reason for it not being updated. Minecraft is updated every so often, but that is because it is a standalone game, with no sequels, and is a fairly new game as I have pointed out. Also, the developers for the game, Mojang, have little else to devote their time to, as Minecraft is their only game. [1,2]
I will now review my points:

My first point was that Call of Duty 3 is educational. It goes over events that happened in real life, and takes place in realistic environments. I have proved this with evidence and links. My opponent has failed to refute this argument, and thus this argument stands.

My second point is that Call of Duty is more available to people than Minecraft. I have proved my point with evidence and sources, and my opponent has not even attempted to refute this.

My opponent's points are:

Minecraft is educational (which I have refuted through sources)

Minecraft is updated regularly (which I will concede, but will remind the reader that Minecraft is fairly new, and thus is natural for it to be updated)

Minecraft is fun (which I concede, but I also will point out that Call of Duty 3 is also fun)

Bibliography
[1]http://en.wikipedia.org...
[2]http://en.wikipedia.org...
Debate Round No. 3
Snakeztheminecrafter

Pro

minnecraft has portals,hunger, way more.
Call of duty 3 has guns, he'll soldiers, D-day and more
So call of duty is based on one thing it's all war but about different places and countries.
Minecraft is better because it has eggs to spawn mobs, mobs at night to kill you and make shelter to be safe in. I gotta say the con is making a good point but call of duty 3 is not really for kids.
Minecraft has more and more stuff so that's my point.
Shisno

Con

R1. Minecraft's stuff is made for the purpose of fun
When it comes to Call of Duty 3, its purpose is more than just for people to enjoy it. Its purpose it to teach people about an important event in the history of our world. It's trying to make you understand the grueling experiences that these soldiers went through. Minecraft, however, is made to entertain people, and nothing more. There is no symbolic message behind Minecraft, there is no educational value. All there is unrealistic building in a fake world. And that is supposed to make you have fun. But that is Minecraft's only purpose. It may have a large quantity of things to do, but the quality of it is low.

R2. Call of Duty is made for teens
Actually, Call of Duty 3 is made for teens. This is because of the ESRB rating of T for Teen. The Entertainment Software Rating Board is in charge of rating all products in the United States, and its rating for this game was a T for Teen. It can therefore be inferred that teenagers did in fact play this game, and thus it is to some extent for kids. [1,2]

Bibliography
[1]http://en.wikipedia.org...
[2]http://en.wikipedia.org...
Debate Round No. 4
Snakeztheminecrafter

Pro

Snakeztheminecrafter forfeited this round.
Shisno

Con

Shisno forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by TheAntidoter 4 years ago
TheAntidoter
Hmm, I am thinking about debating minecraft. A few more points would include it is PG rated and has 15 million people playing it.
Posted by 1Historygenius 4 years ago
1Historygenius
Damn, if I may suggest in the future, post this to the debate.org forum to get votes. People were likely confused because there were forfeits in the last round.
Posted by Snakeztheminecrafter 4 years ago
Snakeztheminecrafter
Cool
Posted by Shisno 4 years ago
Shisno
Same for me.
Posted by Snakeztheminecrafter 4 years ago
Snakeztheminecrafter
Yes it is I'm am new to debating I'm trying to practice
Posted by Shisno 4 years ago
Shisno
This is an interesting debate. I assume this is your first debate?
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