Video Games Are Bad for You
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First off, anything is bad in excess so I am not trying to prove this. What I AM trying to prove is that a little bit of video games is actually good. First, I understand that many people believe that video games "fry" your brain. They actually hurt your eyes so you should just take breaks. People who play video games 5-10 hours a week actually have better reflexes than people who don't. That is my argument for Round 1.
I have a couple friends that play video games for only 30min a day, but have been playing video games for a long time. Some of these games (in this case, Call of Duty) track how long you cumulatively play. All this time added together, my friends have wasted many days of their lives playing these games. How much would would you give to have just one more day in your life. People will be on their death beds, regretting everything that they didn't do, and think of all the times when they chose to play video games instead of doing something else.
There are also people literally wasting their lives away by playing video games. "[I]t"s not uncommon to hit upwards of twelve hours" . Playing video games for half of your day can really have an impact on all aspects of your life.
It is also not uncommon for people to become addicted to video games. As you know, people can't help becoming addicted to things. The 30 minutes a day is essentially the same as just one cigarette. There is actually a whole website dedicated to the ongoing problem of video game addiction . If this isn't a problem, not as much attention would be focused on it.
These are my arguments. Good luck to my opponent.
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1. Video games can be good, if only played a little.
2. Video games can be bad, if played a lot.
3. It is easy to become addicted to video games, even if you only play a little.
As to Starcraft curing Dyslexia, I do not feel that I need to counter this argument. I trust that my audience has an I. Q. Level of above 5. I apologize to anyone who has wasted part of their life reading this argument; I regret it as well.
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