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PiercedPanda
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spiderman12345
Con (against)
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Video games can be good.

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PiercedPanda
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 1/28/2014 Category: Games
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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PiercedPanda

Pro

I believe that the title is self explanatory. I will be in favour of video games possibly being good. Video games can be good. Con will be against me, saying that in all cases, video games are bad. First round is acceptance.
spiderman12345

Con

I think video games don't cause crime but they can do harm but don't get me wrong they don't cause crime but it can do harm I accept on to Pro
Debate Round No. 1
PiercedPanda

Pro

I thank con for accepting this argument.

Now to begin, I would like to point out the title, which is "Video game can be good.". Keep in mind the word "can". What does can mean? Can is "Used to indicate possibility or probability" [1]. Basically, implying the possibility of something to do or be something. Though in some instances, video games may be bad, they CAN be good.

So we also need to understand what a video game is. A video game is "any of various games that can be played by using an electronic control to move points of light or graphical symbols on the screen of a visual display unit" [2] So any game or activity using electronics is considered a video game.

So let us look at a variety of games that are good. Good for children, education, entertainment etc.

To start off, one game almost all of us have at least played once, Tetris. Tetris is a video game where you place shapes that are falling specifically in order to fit them all. When the blocks past the top, you lose. In this game, you need to estimate the ideal area to place the shape, in such a short time. This game promotes quick thinking, problem solving, and geometry. In the end, it can aid children in all these areas, making the game good. [3]

Then there is also Minecraft. A very popular game, where you craft things, make mines, building etc. This game challenges creativity, while giving a fun entertaining way of game play. This fun game tests creativity, survival skills. Also, players make a variety of strategies. For example, they try to find the ideal layer under the ground to find specific things, such as gold and diamonds. This game tests creativity, strategy, and more, making it another good video game. This video game is good. [4]

And let's not forget the huge amounts of online math games. These games help children improve there math skills, in a fun visual way. There are plenty of these on the internet.

So in all these cases, video games are good. Video games can be good. This is what I am in favour of. So it is possible for video games to be be good. In conclusion, video games CAN be good.

sources:
1.http://www.thefreedictionary.com...
2.http://www.thefreedictionary.com...
3.http://en.wikipedia.org...
4.http://en.wikipedia.org...
spiderman12345

Con

Most of the stuff I agree with you but video games can be harmful and it could do more harm then good but I am not talking about video causing violence I will talk about how it can be harmful.

Video games are very addicted
The problem with video games is that they are very addicted and being a addicted to something makes it hard to leave the screen also being close to a screen for a long time can have a negative affect on your eyes. Also some children get very addicted that they stay up to more than 24 hours straight playing games, and it has happened before. Also getting addicted to a game can do harm like it makes a child lazy and more aggressive. But I still think it does not cause crime.

Video games cant be good for the human brain

- I know there are some games that teach education and me myself like video games as well but it could cause harm to human brain. Like stated above children can become lazy and more aggressive and also it effects there intelligence. The games your talking about with educational value are good for children but it can still effect their brain. For example lets say if I was playing a video game. That video game will affect my brain cells and later on I might not even perform well in my school studies. Yes video games are entertainment and fun to play but tit could be harmful.

Rebuttals
Then there is also Minecraft. A very popular game, where you craft things, make mines, building etc. This game challenges creativity, while giving a fun entertaining way of game play. This fun game tests creativity, survival skills. Also, players make a variety of strategies. For example, they try to find the ideal layer under the ground to find specific things, such as gold and diamonds. This game tests creativity, strategy, and more, making it another good video game. This video game is good. [4]

I like Minecraft too but I hate to say it to you that not all things in the game are good for children. Some things in it are not educational. Also children do not depend on survival skills from a video game. Examples on how Minecraft can be bad but I still like it
- Very addicting depending on the person
- Can affect the mind and intelligence making children think that redstone dust, or zombies are real
- It can lead to violence in the game.

To start off, one game almost all of us have at least played once, Tetris. Tetris is a video game where you place shapes that are falling specifically in order to fit them all. When the blocks past the top, you lose. In this game, you need to estimate the ideal area to place the shape, in such a short time. This game promotes quick thinking, problem solving, and geometry. In the end, it can aid children in all these areas, making the game good. [3]

You said it was fast playing. Another thing that can effect the mind and cause harm. I like the game but it has been shown that fast animation games can harm human brain cells

That's all I have to say also I am not saying you should not play the game or the game should be banned but don't play them for a long time.

Also I would like to point out your resources

3.http://en.wikipedia.org......
4.http://en.wikipedia.org......

Wikipedia's are not reliable they can be edited
Debate Round No. 2
PiercedPanda

Pro

Con does not understand what he is in favour of. The debate is entitled "Video games can be good." He is favour or video games not being able to be good, or in other words, saying that video games being good is impossible. So all of Con's arguments are irrelevant, since it has nothing to do with video games not being able to be good, but why they are bad. He has not explained how video games are impossible of being good.

Rebuttals:

"Video games are very addicted
The problem with video games is that they are very addicted and being a addicted to something makes it hard to leave the screen also being close to a screen for a long time can have a negative affect on your eyes. Also some children get very addicted that they stay up to more than 24 hours straight playing games, and it has happened before. Also getting addicted to a game can do harm like it makes a child lazy and more aggressive. But I still think it does not cause crime."

There is no proof backing up this argument. Also, your points have as I said earlier, nothing to do with the possibility of video games being impossible of being good. Not all people are addicted to video games, this is a generalization. The majority of gamers aren't even addicted to these games. "Studies estimate that 10 percent to 15 percent of gamers exhibit signs that meet the World Health Organization"s criteria for addiction." [1] Only 10-15 percent of gamers are addicted to video games, that is a very small amount.

"I like Minecraft too but I hate to say it to you that not all things in the game are good for children. Some things in it are not educational. Also children do not depend on survival skills from a video game. Examples on how Minecraft can be bad but I still like it
- Very addicting depending on the person
- Can affect the mind and intelligence making children think that redstone dust, or zombies are real
- It can lead to violence in the game."

Once again, no proof supporting this. And supports much more creativity than it is harmful to the mind.

"You said it was fast playing. Another thing that can effect the mind and cause harm. I like the game but it has been shown that fast animation games can harm human brain cells"

The animation itself is not quick, but the amount of time you have to do things is. In tetris, the animation is actually quite slow, but since you have so little space to move, it seems fast. It supports quick thinking without the use of quick animation.

"Also I would like to point out your resources

3.http://en.wikipedia.org.........
4.http://en.wikipedia.org.........

Wikipedia's are not reliable they can be edited"

I used wikipedia because it is just the definition of the game. We all already know what the games are, but I displayed wikipedia for a quick view of the game, created by someone who plays the game. Having sources in the end is better than having none, which is what I have seen in your arguments. You have absolutely no proof supporting your ideas. Also, you are not debating for your side properly.

Arguments:

In this article, many reasons are displayed explaining how video games can be good. [2] Here is an entry from the article,

"In 2010, researchers presented evidence at the American Pain Society's annual scientific meeting that video games, specifically ones with an emphasis on virtual reality, have proven effective in reducing anxiety or pain caused by medical procedures or chronic illness. The study found that when people undergoing chemotherapy or other serious treatments were immersed in a virtual gaming world, they reported significantly less stress and fear. In addition, those being treated for burn wounds found a decline in their pain ratings by rates of 30 to 50 percent.

Referencing the motion sensor technology of the Xbox Kinect or the Wii, Charles Friedman of the Pain Relief Centers said that gaming allows the brain to stay busy using other senses instead of focusing on pain. Gaming also releases endorphins in the brain, a chemical that is generally associated with happiness and capable of numbing discomfort."

As you can see, video games can be a pain reliever, making them good.

I am in favour of video games possibly being good. Con is supposed to be in favour of video games being impossible of being good, yet he does not mention about that at all. He is not debating for his side properly.

Vote pro!

1.http://www.video-game-addiction.org...
2.http://www.huffingtonpost.com...
spiderman12345

Con

Now that you mentioned that I am on your side so I concede the debate
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by spiderman12345 3 years ago
spiderman12345
I will comeback and post because I have school
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