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massvideogamer
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bigbass3000
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Nintendo is awesome!

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Started: 2/11/2008 Category: Technology
Updated: 9 years ago Status: Voting Period
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massvideogamer

Pro

Nintendo is an awesome system. The games are really good, and the graphics are pretty good (not great like the 360 and PS3, but still good)

I will leave my opening statement to that an see what my opponent has to say against Nintendo
bigbass3000

Con

"Nintendo is an awesome system. The games are really good, and the graphics are pretty good (not great like the 360 and PS3, but still good)", My opponent just admitted, that 360 and PS3 are awesome, even more, but I will agree that they all are awesome in their own way and the Affirmative must prove, why only nintendo is awesome, not why all three are in their own way.
Debate Round No. 1
massvideogamer

Pro

Bigbass, thank you for accepting this debate, but i fear you don't fully understand the topic. The topic of this debate is "Nintendo is awesome!" not "Nintendo is the best system!" I never said that it was better than the 360 or PS3. They are all awesome in their own way.

Well if you want to know why Nintendo is awesome, here it goes. Nintendo is the oldest still running video game company, and all of their consoles and handhelds have are well known. With each new system they come out with comes better games and a better gaming experience. Now i will list all of the Nintendo systems, and say what they brought to a players gaming experience.

First, the consoles:
NES- The Original Nintendo, it introduced gaming.
SNES- A super version of the NES, the games are better and the graphics are slightly better as well.
N64- 3D Graphics are introduced.
GC- The Graphics from the N64 are perfected providing a better feel for the games with the better graphics.
WII- The Wii has graphics better than all of the systems listed above. The Wii brings a whole new style of video gaming to a gamer's experience; Motion. Motion in video games is amazing. To swing a sword, you swing the controller. To aim a gun, you aim at the screen. To jump, you can literally jump (in some games). I think you get my point. Wii sounds like 'we', which emphasizes that the console is for everyone. Wii can easily be remembered by people around the world, no matter what language they speak. No confusion. No need to abbreviate. Just Wii. The Wii also allows players to play over the Internet, and even browse it. With the Wii's "channels" players can use the internet in many interesting ways. Such as: Voting around the world, "Mii" contests, Buying old game with the Wii Shop Channel, viewing the weather, and even seeing the news.

Now for the handhelds:
Gameboy- The first handheld by Nintendo. This introduced handheld video games.
Gameboy Pocket- Very similar to the original Gameboy, only this fits in your pocket. It introduced that videos game are very portable.
Gameboy Color- This system brought color to the Gameboy
Gameboy Advanced- An advanced version of the Gameboy Color. This system introduces two new buttons to the handhelds of Nintendo; L and R.
Gameboy Advanced SP- A revamped version of the Gameboy Advance. This system is exactly the same only it introduces light screens to the handhelds.
Nintendo DS- This handheld is legendary. It has two screens; one of them being a touch screen. The Nintendo DS makes gamers more interactive with its touch screen which is often used. The Nintendo DS also allows players to play over the internet using Wi-Fi.

Overall, in-point-of-fact, Nintendo is awesome.
bigbass3000

Con

"Well if you want to know why Nintendo is awesome, here it goes. Nintendo is the oldest still running video game company, and all of their consoles and handhelds have are well known. With each new system they come out with comes better games and a better gaming experience. Now i will list all of the Nintendo systems, and say what they brought to a players gaming experience.", they don't have better games, everytime, Nintendo was good, but itg is for younger audiences. According to http://www.everything2.com...
Nintendo targets youth customer, with their games, but the majority of Video gamers are older, 30's. So it is not awesome, because the very people, who play video games, don't play nintendo. the majority of gamers, play other systems, because Nintendo is not awesome to the majority according to CNN. Also Atari is the longest running console, since 1972. http://en.wikipedia.org...

"First, the consoles:
NES- The Original Nintendo, it introduced gaming.
SNES- A super version of the NES, the games are better and the graphics are slightly better as well.
N64- 3D Graphics are introduced.
GC- The Graphics from the N64 are perfected providing a better feel for the games with the better graphics.
WII- The Wii has graphics better than all of the systems listed above. The Wii brings a whole new style of video gaming to a gamer's experience; Motion. Motion in video games is amazing. To swing a sword, you swing the controller. To aim a gun, you aim at the screen. To jump, you can literally jump (in some games). I think you get my point. Wii sounds like 'we', which emphasizes that the console is for everyone. Wii can easily be remembered by people around the world, no matter what language they speak. No confusion. No need to abbreviate. Just Wii. The Wii also allows players to play over the Internet, and even browse it. With the Wii's "channels" players can use the internet in many interesting ways. Such as: Voting around the world, "Mii" contests, Buying old game with the Wii Shop Channel, viewing the weather, and even seeing the news.", the graphics, may get better, but, the majority of gamers, who are in their thirties, would rather play something else. So that is why it is not awesome. I appeals to kids, not adults.

"Now for the handhelds:
Gameboy- The first handheld by Nintendo. This introduced handheld video games.
Gameboy Pocket- Very similar to the original Gameboy, only this fits in your pocket. It introduced that videos game are very portable.
Gameboy Color- This system brought color to the Gameboy
Gameboy Advanced- An advanced version of the Gameboy Color. This system introduces two new buttons to the handhelds of Nintendo; L and R.
Gameboy Advanced SP- A revamped version of the Gameboy Advance. This system is exactly the same only it introduces light screens to the handhelds.
Nintendo DS- This handheld is legendary. It has two screens; one of them being a touch screen. The Nintendo DS makes gamers more interactive with its touch screen which is often used. The Nintendo DS also allows players to play over the internet using Wi-Fi.", Yes the made the first, but Ford was the first car, but Ford cars are not the most awesome car company, they are failing. The same with this, kids are more likely to prefer nintendo than other consoles or brands. Second, PS has handheld to, with better graphics. I will retake my first comment, because you are not getting it. Nintendo is good in its own way, but the other consoles are better.
Debate Round No. 2
massvideogamer

Pro

Bigbass, AGAIN it seems you do not understand what i am saying, i am not saying that the other systems are not awesome, i am just saying that Nintendo is awesome, done, and it seems that you just agreed with me. Ill point out what you said later.

"Nintendo targets youth customer, with their games, but the majority of Video gamers are older, 30's. So it is not awesome, because the very people, who play video games, don't play nintendo. the majority of gamers, play other systems, because Nintendo is not awesome to the majority according to CNN. Also Atari is the longest running console, since 1972."

Again, something you do not fully understand. Just because games are targeted for younger people does not mean it is not awesome. Many, many, MANY older people play Nintendo. Its just that since Nintendo targets younger people, you seem to have the illusion that it is only for kids. Just because the other systems are targeted more for older people does not mean people play them more.

Just what does it mean when someone says that a game is targeted for a certain age group? Does it mean the games are made specifically for that age group in difficulty? I think not. Age targeting is not because of the difficulty or complexity of a game. Tell me this Bigbass, since Nintendo targets games for kids, does this mean these games are for only kids? I'll answer that for you; No. Anyone can play the games that are targeted for kids, for when it says it is targeted for kids, it just means it is safe for kids, and not too violent for the age group targeted. Notice how a ton of the games are rated "E" for EVERYONE. This means everyone can play the game, not just the intented age group. Bottom line: Just because a game is targeted for kids, it does not mean everybody cannot enjoy.

Oh, and your sentence "Also Atari is the longest running console, since 1972." is wrong. Nintendo is the longest running console maker. You don't go out and say "I'm going to go buy a new game for my Atari" Atari makes GAMES now not CONSOLES.

"they don't have better games, everytime, Nintendo was good, but itg is for younger audiences. According to http://www.everything2.com...;

I would watch what you say next time, my friend. For it seems you did not really read this article well. For this article talks about video games from MORE THAN TWENTY YEARS AGO. Not about video games now. Also, you should have read the acticle thuroughly, so that your opponent will not use a quote from that article against you; much like i am about to do right now:

"Mario 3, in particular, was the most anticipated game of the NES era, drawing crouds to see the movie The Wizard for its sneak peek at the new Mario game, and becoming the fastest-selling video game of all time (yes, even faster than Halo 2), eventually selling more copies than any other game but the original SMB."

This is straight from the article that you posted. As you see, Mario 3 sold even faster than Halo 2 did. How is Nintendo not awesome again?

"Yes the made the first, but Ford was the first car, but Ford cars are not the most awesome car company, they are failing. The same with this, kids are more likely to prefer nintendo than other consoles or brands. Second, PS has handheld to, with better graphics. I will retake my first comment, because you are not getting it. Nintendo is good in its own way, but the other consoles are better."

First off all you made a spelling error, it is "they made the first" not "the made the first". And actually as you said before, Atari was the first system, and they failed. Nintendo has not failed in the least. It is going strong. And now this is the point i said in my first statement. You admit Nintendo is good, agreeing with me, which means you agree with the topic of this debate even thought you are con.

(You seem to be trailing off to saying that the other systems are better, and even if they are, this debate is not about that, it is about Nintendo being awesome or not. If it was about Nintendo being the best, the topic would be "Nintendo is the best System" instead of "Nintendo is awesome")
bigbass3000

Con

Wow it is awesome, for one group, but not everyone, which is why it is not awesome, for something to be awesome, everyone needs to like it, not just a minority. I win. Vote Neg
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by ComradeJon1 9 years ago
ComradeJon1
after debating bigbass and seeing another one of his debates, ive seen how ridiculous and halarious his lack of coherant sentances can be. Nothing wrong with bad grammer, but seriously man. I encourage all to look at Bass's other debates, quite funny.
Posted by desk19 9 years ago
desk19
WOW Big bass completely lost... what determines nintendo is not awsome it and individual opinion....
Posted by massvideogamer 9 years ago
massvideogamer
amen Yraelz, amen. (must be 25 characters)
Posted by Yraelz 9 years ago
Yraelz
Wow, you just asked to be owned bigbass3000 ><
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