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Denslat
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The Contender
ansonmak
Con (against)
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3 Points

The world would be better off without video games.

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ansonmak
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 10/14/2015 Category: Games
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Denslat

Pro

In this world humanity is starting to stagnate, as we move away from trying to make our world work for us, and instead we have switched to a computer generated reality.
I love video games, but for the sake of this argument I will be playing devils advocate.
Cons:
Video games have lowered birth rates and social skills in some countries.
Japan is a good example of a nation over-ran by video games to the point a lot of the male populace has given up on the idea of a girlfriend and the future beyond a glass screen.
All the "benefits" of video games, from increased intelligence and problem solving to increased reactions holds nearly no real world benefits.
The problem with today's society is, it's not what you know, it's who you know and a large percentage of hiring is done without open interviews. Many socially inept people, many who are gamers (not all) rely on open interviews to demonstrate skills, however many gamers lack the social skills necessary to swing the interviewer's opinion.
ansonmak

Con

Video games are one of the most important games in history. in 1951, Ralph Baer was to make a TV and got ideas for this. Did you know there are educational video games, too? Kids can play them for an appropriate amount of time to learn more, as well as for entertainment. According to some Dutch researchers they "suggest that not only do the newer video games provide young people with compelling social, cognitive, and emotional experiences, they also can potentially boost mental health and well-being." Moreover, kids can react when they meet conflicts in the real world. A study from Education Development Center and the U.S. Congress-supported Ready To Learn (RTL) Initiative found out video games improve literacy skills, letter recognition (younger kids) and so on. Games that includes teamwork and independence are also good for teens, since they are growing up. This motion must fall.
Debate Round No. 1
Denslat

Pro

While I agree there are some benefits they are largely outweighed by the minority and its knock on effect
"Games that includes teamwork and independence are also good for teens."
This would be great, if Teens were playing Games designed for their age group, however too many Teens and even some children play Games that have mature content, and it's not the game, its the players.
Before Modern Warfare hit shelves you rarely heard trash talk over voice chat and especially not with the misguided intent of trying to fit in and "its all a part of the game." there is a fine line between what is "the game" and what is "the reality", too many children forget there not in the game when outside of it, leading to alienation from their peers and anger from parents and teachers when they unleash their mad MLG skills and trash talk which is usually some form of racial slur on a fellow classmate or sibling. The game makes it so kids don't understand the meaning behind their own words and actions.
ansonmak

Con

yes, it's true people may be addicted to video games. ESRB's Patricia Vance said in a study, they found out 60 % of the games in 1700 ratings were E for Everyone, so a huge selection of games available that are appropriate for all ages. Furthermore, even adults have benefits in playing video games. they can easily solve problems, but non players don't have as high levels in terms of perceptual and cognitive ability. Surgeons can save a person's life-- Dr. Jeffrey Taekman said "serious games and virtual environments are the future of education." Sporty games like Xbox or Wii, even title like Just Dance, have young kids dancing with their parents. So video games help people physically and in situations in life.
Debate Round No. 2
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Posted by bananaedmonkey 1 year ago
bananaedmonkey
"video games have a lowered birth rate"
ummm.. thats a GOOD thing, The earth kinda has too many people on it.
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Vote Placed by Bosoxfaninla 1 year ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Con provided a stronger argument. Next time cite your sources though and you would have gotten the extra points.