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Video Games Are Bad for You

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Started: 1/28/2014 Category: Games
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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josh1273436

Con

First Round is Acceptance Good Luck
brandonpj21

Pro

Thank you, Con, for hosting this debate.

I understand that first round is for acceptance, but I would like to provide a solid definition for the word, "bad", as my opponent did not.

Bad (adj.) - not good in any manner or degree [1]

[1] http://dictionary.reference.com...
Debate Round No. 1
josh1273436

Con

This is the video I based part of my argument off

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.
brandonpj21

Pro

This puts me in a very difficult position. I understand that video games can be good for you, but when someone does nothing but play video games, there can be serious repercussions.

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" [1]. 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 [2]. If this isn't a problem, not as much attention would be focused on it.

These are my arguments. Good luck to my opponent.

[1] http://cashplay.co...
[2] http://www.video-game-addiction.org...
Debate Round No. 2
josh1273436

Con

I understand that video games are bad for you if you do too much of it but I am stating that some video games can be good for you. These are some ways that video games are good for you. Dyslexic kids may be better at reading and the game Starcraft can make you smarter. I wish luck to my opponent for round 3.
brandonpj21

Pro

brandonpj21 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
josh1273436

Con

josh1273436 forfeited this round.
brandonpj21

Pro

I would like to end this horrible debate by saying that my opponent based a four-round debate off of one video he saw on YouTube. We have concluded:

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.

Please leave a vote for this debate. Thanks for your consideration.

Love,
brandonpj21
Debate Round No. 4
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Posted by brandonpj21 3 years ago
brandonpj21
Alright there's only one day left to vote so will someone please place a vote? Plleeeaaaassssseeeeee??
Posted by kingofme 3 years ago
kingofme
....video games are awsome sauce of life and can teach you a thing or two about life ;reflex,knowledge ,critical thinking, making quick decisions if you think your brain shall fry off games then y r u playing them?
Posted by The_Spanish_Inquisition 3 years ago
The_Spanish_Inquisition
Looks like you guys got stuck on either side of the magical term known as moderation. Either one of you could easily win this debate considering its title was poorly worded, I would have like a "necessarily" stuck in there. Otherwise, you will argue that lots is bad and little is good for the remaining rounds and I'm not interested.
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