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A341
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BasicLogic
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Video Games Can Cause Violence

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BasicLogic
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 5/23/2014 Category: Games
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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A341

Pro

First round is for acceptance.
BasicLogic

Con

Alrighty then. And to clarify, we will say they cause long term, large (more than say. Sports) amounts of violence . Not aggresion, as everything can cause aggresion
Debate Round No. 1
A341

Pro

A341 forfeited this round.
BasicLogic

Con

Ok.. I'll wait
Debate Round No. 2
A341

Pro

A341 forfeited this round.
BasicLogic

Con

The most common argument is that video games desensitize your reaction to violence, thus making you violent. But anyone who has the cognitive faculties to purchase, set up and operate modern games consoles won't have trouble with being desensitized.
According to records held by the U.S. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and Office of Justice Programs, sales of video games have more than quadrupled from 1995-2008, while the arrest rate for juvenile murders fell 71.9% and the arrest rate for all juvenile violent crimes declined 49.3% in this same period. It should be the other way around, if that was true. although researchers have often noted the preference of violent video games by many school shooters, given that 97 percent of adolescents play video games such a preference is not overly surprising. It could similarly be argued that oxygen consumption predicts school shootings and crime, because most school shooters likely breathed within 10 seconds before their violent attack (Hey, maybe it does)
I'll post more if you actually respond
Debate Round No. 3
A341

Pro

A341 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
A341

Pro

A341 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by A341 2 years ago
A341
Sorry about that. You deserve to win that debate.
Posted by BasicLogic 2 years ago
BasicLogic
Oh come on, I don't like pillaging people
Posted by Dishoungh 2 years ago
Dishoungh
Use my arguments in my debate when it's your turn to debate.
Posted by BasicLogic 2 years ago
BasicLogic
He's not gonna come? Well crap
Posted by Dishoungh 2 years ago
Dishoungh
I don't think he's going to come.
Posted by Dishoungh 2 years ago
Dishoungh
I can tell already that he's about to forfeit. If you want help setting up your argument, use my arguments that I used in my "Video Games are a primary source of Violence" debate. But, just to be safe from plagiarism, be sure to cite where you got that information from.
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Vote Placed by Cold-Mind 2 years ago
Cold-Mind
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