The Instigator
AgnosticRadar
Con (against)
Tied
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TH3Antag0nist
Pro (for)
Tied
3 Points

Video games are the sole reason for violent teens, and other persons.

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Started: 1/29/2014 Category: Games
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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AgnosticRadar

Con

Round 1. Strictly Acceptance Round 2. Your standing and why Round 3. Supporting Details and Evidence to support your Argument. Round 4 (Final Round) Closing arguments and detail.
TH3Antag0nist

Pro

I accept this debate.
Debate Round No. 1
AgnosticRadar

Con

Thank you for accepting.

Lets do this.
For one, my position is against the statement "Video games are the sole reason for violent teens, and other persons."

Argument #1:
Almost all of the homicides, and mass murders in public are carried out by mentally ill persons. For example the Sandy Hook School shooting was done by a very ill person who has no care for peoples lives.

Another example is the movie theatre shooting in the recent news. The person who started shooting was clinically ill and needed to be treated.

Argument #2:
I play "violent" video games and I have never had an urge to kill people and walk into a public places and open fire. Only people who has mentality issues do this. Not once have I had a thought like "Oh hey, since I can kill people in an animated environment, completely fake, and un-real, that means I can kill people in real life and have no consequence?" People who think that video games are the main reason for violence are morons. Our society just needed something to blame all of these random killings on. Therefor, saying that video games can alter a persons mind so much that they would want to kill people is bull crap.

This concludes my first supporting argument, I am eager to hear my opponents position and reason.
TH3Antag0nist

Pro

Ok well first off I thought you were taking the other side on this debate. However it was my mistake I will do my best.

Counter #1:
You say that almost all of the mass murders were carried out by mentally ill people. However you do not know why they killed those people. They very well could have been influenced by video games. As a matter of fact being mentally ill will make someone even more submissive to video games influence.

Example: A mass shooting in Washington, D.C. In which an angry, mentally-ill young man shot and killed a dozen of his fellow citizens. This happened on the week that the popular game Grand Theft Auto V came out. Now just because they are close to each other does not prove anything.
This report was made on the subject:
According to Media Matters, MSNBC"s Mika Brzezinski of the Morning Joe show said that "it"s kind of hard not to make a connection [between games and the Navy Yard shooting] when you hear [the shooter's] friend saying that he would watch on a life size screen these violent video games for hours and hours and hours and hours and hours."

The Telegraph"s Nick Allen described the shooter"s "darker side" which "saw him playing violent "zombie" video games in his room, sometimes from 12.30pm until 4.30am." Is it odd to describe a mass murderer"s "darker side" not as his killings or other unstable interactions with people, but as an activity he shares with millions of other people?
(http://www.forbes.com...)

Counter #2:
Now just as you said in your first argument,"Almost all of the homicides, and mass murders in public are carried out by mentally ill persons." The video games are affecting the mentally ill not so much normal people. I too play video games but if a mentally ill person is playing GTAV then maybe they think it is possible.
I cannot write my opposing argument due to the limit. However I want voters to remember I accidentally started this.
Debate Round No. 2
AgnosticRadar

Con

Due to the fact that con accidentally entered this. I withdraw my part in this debate. I still disagree with the statement that video games are the sole purpose for people killing others. I also have a killer migraine and can no longer partake in debates tonight. I apologize for my excuse's but they are very true.
TH3Antag0nist

Pro

Well, thank you for conceding con. Maybe we can eventually have a legit debate sometime.
Debate Round No. 3
AgnosticRadar

Con

Indeed. Stay in touch?
Debate Round No. 4
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Vote Placed by dtaylor971 3 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Correcting the bottom vote. They said debate canceled, and each side had a valid reason to do it and carried it out respectfully.
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Reasons for voting decision: Con conceded.