The Instigator
cristie
Pro (for)
Losing
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The Contender
Sky_ace25
Con (against)
Winning
14 Points

Video games cause bad behavior.

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Sky_ace25
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 2/25/2011 Category: Entertainment
Updated: 5 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 2,866 times Debate No: 14927
Debate Rounds (3)
Comments (4)
Votes (3)

 

cristie

Pro

Now days, people, especially teenagers, like to play video games. But actually, do the video games cause them bad behaviors?!
Sky_ace25

Con

I'll wait for my opponent to post his argument as to why video games cause bad behavior.
Debate Round No. 1
cristie

Pro

why video games considered to be bad behavior to some of us?
Sky_ace25

Con

My opponent has yet to provide an argument as to why playing video games causes bad behavior. Whether she thinks video games are bad or not is her opinion, but she has absolutely no argument to support her claim as of yet.

For the sake of debate I'll make a quick argument.

Video games do not cause bad behavior for the following two reasons.

1. Video games promote cognitive skills and hand-eye coordination which are things people need in life. Video games also can be used for educational purposes such as the LeapFrog software that helps teach people.

2. In real life this theory is completely untrue, more and more people play video games and yet there has not been a drastic increase in crime. Furthermore, almost everybody plays some form of video games these days, and yet people are as nice as they've always been
Debate Round No. 2
cristie

Pro

1. Lengthy hours in front of gaming, could make it hard for kids to focus in school activities, psychologists said US researcher.

2. Most of the video games on the market today are frightening in what they contain. The level of violence and the subliminal messages that this gives our young adults is scary indeed. Our teenagers these days are surrounded by violent video games and newspapers/news articles that are full of how violent human beings are to each other daily.
Sky_ace25

Con

On her contentions in order:
1. People being unable to focus is not bad behavior. By that logic people who have ADD are evil.
2. I don't care about newspaper articles, it's irrelevant to this debate. I agree that we are surrounded by violence, but my opponent has yet to prove that being surrounded by violence has actually CAUSED bad behavior. Since she has yet to prove that she has no argument whatsoever at the moment supporting her claim.

Onto my contentions:
Both my points are cleanly ignored by my opponent, and thus extend both of those two arguments and those are your reasons for voting for Con today. Let me remind you that video games promote cognitive skills that people will need in life, and that also despite more and more people playing video games, crime rates have not gone up.

For all these reasons, plus the fact that my opponent didn't post an argument until her very last speech, a strong vote for Con is recommended and justified.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by reddj2 5 years ago
reddj2
All con had to say was crimes have gone down over the years
Posted by Sky_ace25 5 years ago
Sky_ace25
Are we unable to vote on our own debates anymore?
Posted by fredman15 6 years ago
fredman15
video games are not bad
Posted by Sky_ace25 6 years ago
Sky_ace25
My apologies I just realized my opponent was a female.
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Vote Placed by Sniperjake1994 5 years ago
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cristieSky_ace25Tied
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro made no rebuttal to Con
Vote Placed by Cliff.Stamp 5 years ago
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cristieSky_ace25Tied
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Reasons for voting decision: No actual argument from Pro.
Vote Placed by BlackVoid 5 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro made no arguments until round three, and even then, they did not support the rez, so I mus go con.