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xandwacky
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meeperbeeper
Con (against)
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Video Games are not a source for violence (Pro=Agree, Con=Disagree)

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Started: 2/13/2014 Category: Games
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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xandwacky

Pro

Video Games are too widely criticized for what goes on in the world today. There is no scientific proof that video games cause people to commit violent crimes, or other acts and things. I will willingly discuss (or debate) this with anyone who wishes to take part.
meeperbeeper

Con

Video games are a source of violence for kids, My nephew who is 12 is addicted to these games. When he gets mad at his parents he said some gorey things.
Debate Round No. 1
xandwacky

Pro

Let's start with what you stated first. You said he is addicted to these games, correct? Well, the parents should be the ones stepping in to help him. If that parent doesn't help him/her and takes the hurt, then that particular parent has failed in his/her duty to the child. Also, the fact he said "gorey things" does not mean he was influenced by video games; When I was a youngin', I would say mean things, as well, but it wasn't because I had played video games; it was simply because I was angry, but I got over it and moved on. When I was around three years old, I began my video game adventure. I have yet to commit any heinous acts or other acts of violence, and will I? No. In fact, these video games are what allowed me to meet new people and make new friends from all over the world. As I grew up, I was constantly addicted to gaming. However, my parents would step into the situation and take the games away from me. This method actually worked. Am I saying this would work for every parent? No. Every parent has a way to deal with this. As for the first part of your argument, if these video games cause violence, why am I hearing about fewer and fewer violence crimes? These video games are entertainment and are used as a means to escape reality. Also, I believe it is spelled gory*.
meeperbeeper

Con

meeperbeeper forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
xandwacky

Pro

It's a shame my opponent forfeited. I will wait till the next round.
meeperbeeper

Con

meeperbeeper forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
xandwacky

Pro

xandwacky forfeited this round.
meeperbeeper

Con

meeperbeeper forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
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Posted by hockfrost 3 years ago
hockfrost
I see no agreement made here, tis just a restatement of what was said and saying "gorey things" and committing acts of violence are not one in the same.
Posted by Jifpop09 3 years ago
Jifpop09
You kind of just half agreed with con. Not a very strong argument.
Posted by Josh_b 3 years ago
Josh_b
Wow! pro agrees with con in the first sentence of round 2. I'll come back and vote on this debate later.
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