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legodude123
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Josh_b
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Video games do not cause crime rate to go up

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Josh_b
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 1/8/2014 Category: Society
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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legodude123

Pro

I would like to challenge my opponent to this debate to prove video games barely do harm. First round we accept then goes to the argument.
Josh_b

Con

Ok. I'm ready to accept.
Debate Round No. 1
legodude123

Pro

legodude123 forfeited this round.
Josh_b

Con

Josh_b forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
legodude123

Pro

legodude123 forfeited this round.
Josh_b

Con

I accepted the first round. I waited for the debate to go to arguments. It never did.
But here's an example of what my arguments would have looked like.

If crime and video game usage are linked in any way, the list of countries with high crime rates and high video game sales will the same with some justifiable variation to include other causes.

http://www.whichcountry.co...

The top ten crime rate countries are in order by millions,

United States 11.8
United Kingdom 6.5
Germany 6.5
France 3.7
Russia 2.9
Japan 2.8
South Africa 2.6
Canada 2.5
Italy 2.3
India 1.7

http://www.csmonitor.com...

The top five video game sales are in order by billions,

The United States 13.6
Japan 7
China 6.8
South Korea 5
United Kingdom 3.7

Where are the others.
Germany 2.6
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com...

Canada 2.3
http://o.canada.com...

Russia 1.7
http://www.ewdn.com...

South Africa seems to have a low monetary value, so this article claims that thier sale were 1.7 billion games but the dollar amount is .9 billion. The lower dollar amount is due to economic value not actual percentage of games sold and played.
http://gaming.do.co.za...

India http://www.mynewsdesk.com...

Italy isn't on the list, let's find out what they say about them.
http://www.zeropaid.com...
OK, so that justifies them being on the list.

China and South Korea? They ban the scrap out of video games. Any thing that suggests violence, nudity or goes against their soverghnty. It's rediculous if you ask me. But they're communist, and their version of free speech is to say what the government allows you to say. If these things werent related, due to the vast number of people in China, you would see them on the 10 ten list of crime countries and not on the list of video game countries. Their restrictions keep them from an increased crime rate.

My Oponent propbably would have pasted some huffington post article relating video games to "violent" crimes, or to gun crimes as proof that they aren't violent. But that evidence is misleading in relationship to the over all crime rate.
I could have equally shown that traffic crimes are also higher in America as proof that crimes and video games are related, but most of the gamers probably don't understand the design and effects of video games enough to understand that correlation. Even if they understand that video games move at a higher speed. I don't think they would automatically know how that affects them in real life if I just threw it out there like I'm doing now.

But unfortunately, no arguments and nothing to vote on.

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Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by legodude123 3 years ago
legodude123
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Posted by Josh_b 3 years ago
Josh_b
I will accept this debate. I just need to postpone until Monday. Thanks for understanding.
Posted by legodude123 3 years ago
legodude123
Like that they don't cause kids to kill or cause criminal behavior
Posted by Josh_b 3 years ago
Josh_b
do you want to debate that they barely do harm, or that they cause crime rates to go up?
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Reasons for voting decision: Con made arguments and forfeited less rounds.
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Reasons for voting decision: Better arguments by Con which were backed by sources. Conduct points as Pro forfeited more rounds than Con.