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should ncaa wrestling be a video game

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 6/6/2014 Category: Sports
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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tbow44

Pro

Wrestling should be a video game not only because there are already thousands of wrestlers who would play, giving ea sports plenty of revenue. Also the game would bring many people into the sport of wrestling
Zarroette

Con

I thank tbow44 for the opportunity to debate this topic.

Since tbow44 has taken the Pro side of this resolution, it is up to him to affirm the resolution, or else Con wins.

Firstly, I am going to establish a reason for ‘should’:

P1) Businesses should want to make profits

P2) E.A. Sports is a business

C) Therefore, E.A. Sports should want to make profits

This argument is also implied within Pro’s work, hence the reference to ‘profit’. Therefore, this argument should be a given.

The methods in which to reach profits have yet to be affirmed as accurate, by Pro. Let’s have a look:

Counter-arguments


CA1) “There are thousands of wrestlers who would play”

There are many problems with this premise. Firstly, Pro offers no evidence to suggest that this is the case. Secondly, just because there is interest in wrestling, it does not mean that there would be interest in a wrestling game. Thirdly, even if there was interest in such a game, it does not necessarily mean that people will: 1) pay for the game or 2) play the game.

Pro must give evidence to address the above conditions, in order to meet his BoP.

CA2) “Thousands of wrestlers playing the game would give E.A. Sports plenty of revenue”

Game development is costly. In 2010, the average price of producing a video game cost $20 million, which rose from over $5 million in 2006 [1]. Although Pro has yet to affirm this, let’s take his example of ‘thousands’ of wrestlers buying this game. Let’s be generous and say that ‘thousands’ meant 9,000. If the game were to cost $100, 9,000x100 = 900,000. This figure is not even close to the average game cost of $20 million (of 2010, and trends show that this number should be bigger). Therefore, based on this, E.A. sports should NOT produce such a game.


CA3) “The game would bring many people into the sport of wrestling

I am failing to see how this would be the case. My opponent has essentially argued that:

1) E.A. Sports creates a video game

2) Therefore, people will be brought into the sport

This appears to be a non-sequitur (logical fallacy) [2], in which the conclusion does not follow from the previous argument.

I await to see Pro fulfil his BoP.



References


[1] Behrmann M, Noyons M, Johnstone B, MacQueen D, Robertson E, Palm T and Point J (2012). "State of the Art of the European Mobile Games Industry".

[2] http://www.merriam-webster.com...

Debate Round No. 1
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Reasons for voting decision: CONDUCT: FF. S&G: Pro was somewhat sloppy, however this did not greatly distract from their limited case. ARGUMENTS: Pro had three assertions then dropped out, then con utterly destroyed their case. SOURCES: Giving this to con a little lightly, however the powerful effect of pointing out that non sequitur enhances the argument to a noticeable degree.
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