Violent Video games cause desensitization
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1. Predator unmanned drones use remotes shaped like xbox controllers.
2. The army has invested 50 million in making video games to get soldiers used to killing.
That's all for now. I will give my opponent time to prepare an arguement. Good luck!
They are shaped like xbox controllers because that's the feel most kids going into the military know and they have great hand eye coordination with them
point 2 Violent Video Games
Have been around long before the military, they aren't to get soldiers used to killing but to give them an idea what they may expect in the military and as a recruiting tool as people find the games enjoyable.
Point 3 Kids
Kids have always pretended they were in the army, army men and toy guns have been around for as long as there has been war. Its something thats always been there.
A study published on Wednesday, February 23, 2011 in Applied Cognitive Psychology suggests "that in the long run, gamers were just as likely to recall negative images in memory tests and to report the same levels of emotion in reaction to the pictures as the non-gamers."
Soldiers in the army play violent video games to get over killing.
Finally, Studies were done. People playing games like Call of Duty reacted far less to violence, and were more prone to violence, than those who hadn't.
Soldiers in the army do not play violent video games to get over killing. Soldiers play violent video games before they become soldiers and will continue to play after. There is no proof or support saying that Soldiers play video games for the reason of getting over killing.
The website put as support is not a valid source. It doesn't support any of its claims with valid sources.
"Studies were done" isn't valid support for your argument.
IamZero forfeited this round.
You said video games aren't used to get soldiers used to killing, but it teaches them what to expect. It doesn't help them get over killing, but it helps them expect killing? That sounds like circular thinking to me.
Soldiers out of the military have said that the military uses video games to train. I think they know more than me or you about this subject.
It is possible for the military to use video games for training reasons and not be possible that it desensitization towards killing.
The virtual reality training allowed by video games creates a possibility at more cost effective training of soldiers.
The training is no different than any other simulator, a flight simulator for example. There is no proven correlation between this kind of training and any sort of desensitization when it comes to taking someones life.
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