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NarutoUzamaki
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CarolHan
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Video games don't equal violence

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NarutoUzamaki
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 2/8/2014 Category: Entertainment
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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NarutoUzamaki

Pro

First round accept
CarolHan

Con

Some video games do equal violence. They sometimes include shooting guns and especially, if you have a sibling, they learn from the older siblings.
Debate Round No. 1
NarutoUzamaki

Pro

Well video games are not the cause of our violence, nor does it equal any.


ARGUMENT 1

Video games are made for the entertainment not to cause havok to our society


ARGUMENT 2

Crime rate has decreased and video game sales go up rapidly by a second and most of those games are shooting games.


ARGUMENT 3

School shootings are caused by mental illnesses. Not causes of video games. It is the parents to blame for havok. And scientist has also researched and ran test that video games do not connect to the real world violence.


REBUTTAL
Some video games do equal violence. They sometimes include shooting guns and especially, if you have a sibling, they learn from the older siblings.



No it doesnt that is not true dont listen to everything on the news. A child would not even be affected by video games. Although it may make them unintelligent and agressive but it has no real world link to the human bodies and crime. Video games are not the only blame the society and the parents are. And siblings do not obtain bad influences when playing video games. If it does how come when a 4 yr old child came to my house I let him play a fighting game with blood and he didn even cause any criminal behavior only crying because of losing.


Once again my opponent did not provide a single source
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CarolHan

Con

Well, you are right, but listen to this:

97% of 12-17 year olds in the US played video games in 2008, thus fueling an $11.7 billion domestic video game industry. In 2008, 10 of the top 20 best-selling video games in the US contained violence.

Violent video games have been blamed for school shootings, increases in bullying, and violence towards women. Critics argue that these games desensitize players to violence, reward players for simulating violence, and teach children that violence is an acceptable way to resolve conflicts.

Video game advocates contend that a majority of the research on the topic is deeply flawed and that no causal relationship has been found between video games and social violence. They argue that violent video games may reduce violence by serving as a substitute for rough and tumble play and by providing a safe outlet for aggressive and angry feelings.

California passed a law in 2005 that would have required violent video games to include an "18" label and criminalized the sale of these games to minors. On June 27, 2011, the US Supreme Court ruled 7-2 in Brown vs. Entertainment Merchants Association that the law violated free speech rights.

On April 20, 1999, two seniors kids walked into their high school carrying rifles, and they opened fire. They shot tons of people, killing 12 students and one teacher and the people were appalled. School shootings had happened before, but this was a violence shooting and in the ensuing search for answers it came out the shooters had spent a lot of time playing violent video games. (Source- how stuff works)
Since then, the entertainment proclivities of the shooters are one of the first things reported by the press. There was a 20-year-old who killed 20 first-graders and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut in 2012 played violent video games. So did the 24-year-old high- schooler who shot dozens of people in an Aurora, Colo., movie theater in the same year.
An estimated 97% of America's young people are playing video games, with many of the popular ones that feature violent content.What seems to some to be a connection between violent game play and actual violence has many wondering about the effects of immerse violence on young children's minds.
Video games have really only existed since the mid-1970s, so there's not much evidence for or against their violent effects than there is your surroundings like TV violence of movie violence, but the rise in dramatically violent shootings by teenaged gamers is bolstering the side of the argument that says video game violence translates in some way to the real world.
Debate Round No. 2
NarutoUzamaki

Pro

Violent video games have been blamed for school shootings, increases in bullying, and violence towards women. Critics argue that these games desensitize players to violence, reward players for simulating violence, and teach children that violence is an acceptable way to resolve conflicts.


First of all dont always believe in the news. the news could be unreliable and it doesnt even give two sides of a story this is the reason most people think violent games cause havok when it doesnt. Also if Video games are so bad and it teaches children violence how come China a place with twice more games than U.S and most of those games are shooting. How come the crimerate is very low.


First of all the supreme court went against the act of banning violent video games.


On April 20, 1999, two seniors kids walked into their high school carrying rifles, and they opened fire. They shot tons of people, killing 12 students and one teacher and the people were appalled. School shootings had happened before, but this was a violence shooting and in the ensuing search for answers it came out the shooters had spent a lot of time playing violent video games. (Source- how stuff works)
Since then, the entertainment proclivities of the shooters are one of the first things reported by the press. There was a 20-year-old who killed 20 first-graders and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut in 2012 played violent video games. So did the 24-year-old high- schooler who shot dozens of people in an Aurora, Colo., movie theater in the



First of all there has been many test so many test and these test has been redone over and over and it shows that school shootings are caused by mental illnesses. That is a big misunderstanding and video games can lead children into less physical fights. Adam Lanza was mentally illed so he saw a gun and he was unstabbled. Like said there is no link with games and the real world violence.




If you said 97% is playing violent video games why isnt most of them causing crime and saying it is from video games? Video game sales increase during 1994-2010 and there has been a decrease in crime.
CarolHan

Con

Video games can also make your eyes bad and make you addicted to the video game. Video games are not so great to play and it gives children bad education. It can also teach you to use the gun shapes with your hand and you can get suspended for that. A lot of crimes have been made because of the video games that are violent. The violent video games can also teach children to curse.
I know I haven't said a lot for this round, but it's all off to the voters. Thank you for this challenge.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by NarutoUzamaki 3 years ago
NarutoUzamaki
Sorry I see others do it
Posted by knightj 3 years ago
knightj
You shouldn't just start a debate with a title and say, first round accept. You have to say what your opinion is and why you think it. No one joins a debate that seems rushed, because it also seems boring
Posted by NarutoUzamaki 3 years ago
NarutoUzamaki
Wow I never knew
Posted by Stalin_Mario 3 years ago
Stalin_Mario
You can't just start a debate and say go first. You have to start the argument off, or no one will take this debate.
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Vote Placed by codemeister13 3 years ago
codemeister13
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro and Con provided convincing arguments in my mind by listing examples of places with lower crime rates despite a high rate of violent video game playing and by listing studies supporting each of their respective sides. However, in the end, my point goes to Pro due to his citation of at least one source while Con didn't give any.
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro had better arguments backed up by sources. In the last round, con did not talk about if video games are violent, but about addiction. Con did not relate this to the topic, giving pro points for conduct.