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JustAnotherGuy
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The Contender
CreativeIntrovert
Con (against)
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Video games are not useless in today's society.

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JustAnotherGuy
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 12/24/2013 Category: Games
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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JustAnotherGuy

Pro

Many people believe that video games have no use for the people who play them. I do not believe this, and will debate someone who does.
The first round will be for acceptance.
May the best arguments win!
CreativeIntrovert

Con

It really depends on how you use them and what kind of games you play. Unfortunately, popular games today are usually about wars and destruction which has little moral values to teach. Instead, it affects people, especially youngsters, in a bad way. It usually wastes time, money and effort.
Debate Round No. 1
JustAnotherGuy

Pro

I would like to thank my opponent for accepting the debate, and wish him luck.
I would also like to note that I will be calling my opponent "Con".
Con says that popular games today have no moral values to teach.
Although this may be true, it does not mean that they have absolutely no value. Many games have values to teach that aren't about morals.
Con says that video games have adverse effects on kids.
There are studies that say that it does cause violence, there are studies that point to video games making no difference in emotion of the player, and there are some studies that point to video games calming players down. There is yet to be a consensus among the professional field on this subject, so you can't really put forth something like this as fact. (Sources: http://www.webpronews.com..., http://seattletimes.com...)

Now for my arguments

Many video game players use videos games as a way of relaxing
There are many cases where people with busy schedules use video games to escape the harsh realizations of reality. Many video games are made specifically to relax the player. Some examples are Flower, LittleBigPlanet, and Braid. (I have played all of these games and can attest to them being relaxing, as can many others who have played them.) Spas offer the same relaxation for incredibly more, and for only a small amount of time of relaxation.
Video games increase hand-eye coordination.
Many studies show that this is true, like ‘Extensive video-game experience alters cortical networks for complex visuomotor transformations’ by Granek, Gorbet and Sergio. Published by York University, Centre for Vision Research, 2010., and this link: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com.... There has not been much opposition to this fact yet.

The harder video games also create a sense of accomplishment for the player once they are defeated.
CreativeIntrovert

Con

CreativeIntrovert forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
JustAnotherGuy

Pro

I will extend all my arguments.
CreativeIntrovert

Con

CreativeIntrovert forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
JustAnotherGuy

Pro

I will extend all my arguments.
CreativeIntrovert

Con

CreativeIntrovert forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
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Vote Placed by STALIN 3 years ago
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Vote Placed by Subutai 3 years ago
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