The Instigator
The_Moist_Bagel
Pro (for)
The Contender
Knaveslayer99
Con (against)

Video Games Are the best and can help you learn

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Started: 12/8/2016 Category: Games
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Debating Period
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The_Moist_Bagel

Pro

I LOVE VIDEO GAMES. Video games can increase your hand eye coordination, and it can make you have better reflexes. If you play a video game console like I do than you will realize that after a week you have better reflexes, TRY IT
Knaveslayer99

Con

Videos games are fun but are they good? They are good in terms of enjoying yourself and relaxing but they are not good for educational purposes. While there are educational video games they are lacking compared to the overall gaming industry and gaming itself actually harms education more than you think. Video games keep people up at night which likely results in poor homework as more time is devoted to them. In other words I accept this debate (I have nothing against video games hell I enjoy them but they are not a good thing in terms of education and health)
Debate Round No. 1
The_Moist_Bagel

Pro

Video Games are fun and they in fact are more helpful than you think. I get why some people think they harm your brain but indeed that is true but they also help your brain. If you play a video game like first person shooters they in fact will corrupt your mind and you will lose brain cells, but they also help increase hand, eye coordination and reflexes. Some video games are actually meant for educational purposes but think about it you might be losing a couple of brain cells but you also gain more hand skill. I see why you are against them but try it your reflexes will get faster and you will see some hand, eye coordination growth.
Knaveslayer99

Con

Video games result in people spending more time playing them rarther than school work and or education work/purposes. It can also lead to anti-social behaviour in some cases although this is not always the case.

"you might be losing a couple of brain cells but you also gain more hand skill. I see why you are against them but try it your reflexes will get faster and you will see some hand, eye coordination growth." - Pro

One major issue with this claim is that having relfexes is better than having braincells that help your head function which is a lie as the more braincells you lose the more disabilities you will end up picking up thus videogames over time can lead to some serious issues. As for eye coordination perhaps this is true but staring at a screen for huge amounts of time can cause serious eye damage and because of this gaming companies actually acknoledge this and offer things like Gunnars which are made to give your eyes more protection. If people are making classes to protect your eyes while gaming then I ask how can it help with eye coordination? Perhaps you can spot things in the game easier but in real life your causing serious damage to your eyes.

Furthermore videosgames are fun but often lead to more disadvantages than advantages for a majority of people and it can also ruin your education which is vital for life skills and career goals. In terms of "Videos Games are the best and can help you learn" I would say that Card Games and Tabletop games are superior to video games as they teach you to be more social with people in person and often doesn't result in educational drops.

Sources:

http://www.raisesmartkid.com...
http://www.parentingscience.com...
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Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by PowerPikachu21 1 year ago
PowerPikachu21
It's not "Videos games". It's "video games".
Posted by I_AM_SMARTER_THAN_YOU 1 year ago
I_AM_SMARTER_THAN_YOU
Video games are indeed fun and they do help you with your reflexes, motor skills, strategy and etc. But they won't help you with your science, humanities, English, languages and other subjects. Without constant practice and learning in these school and university your knowledge and grades will slowly fade away.
Posted by CosmoJarvis 1 year ago
CosmoJarvis
"[Videogames] harm your brain but indeed that is true but they also help your brain."
This statement is very self-contradictory.
Posted by fred70 1 year ago
fred70
When I play games I get frustrated and throw the controller.
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