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lord_megatron
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asiaphone12
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video games are bad for not only children, but all humans

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lord_megatron
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 6/14/2016 Category: Entertainment
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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lord_megatron

Pro

While I disagree that videogames cause violence and increase aggression, the main point about video games is that it is one of the greatest addictions known to man, after alcohol and smoke. Video games increase laziness, damage eyes due to prolonged usage and are detrimental for anyone's career.
asiaphone12

Con

First of all, video game is one of entertainment which majority people can enjoy and can have relaxing time or taking off stress. Nowadays, the function of video game expanded not just for entertainment but it become sports, competition, or even for educational using video game. World have e-sport like dota, local competition like FIFA, or educational one like typer shark deluxe which train your ability to use qwerty keyboard and typing faster.

"Video game playing is often a collaborative leisure time activity for school-aged children. These results indicate that children who frequently play video games may be socially cohesive with peers and integrated into the school community. We caution against over interpretation, however, as setting limits on screen usage remains and important component of parental responsibility as an overall strategy for student success," (Katherine M. Keyes, PhD, 2016).

https://www.mailman.columbia.edu...

Based on that article, the problem is not about the game, but more to parental controlling. Video game is no more than instrument to releibe stress or entertaimment. The fault is lies on the person who overuse the video game into addiction.

http://greatergood.berkeley.edu...

The survey from the article show that problematic gamers are much more likely to smoke cigarettes, be aggressive, and show symptoms of being depressed. Interestingly, problematic gaming was not linked to a student"s grades, extracurricular activities, or the use of drugs and alcohol.
Debate Round No. 1
lord_megatron

Pro

Video games may be a leisure hobby, but it is detrimental to success. While some may call it a sport or competition, I think you must strive to be better in the real world rather than the virtual one. A sport that doesn't require you to be fit or even move from your place shouldn't count as a sport.
Addiction- Con says that there should be more parental control over the time limit of video games. I argue that it is hard to control humans as it is, what with free will and stuff. Moreover, the resolution in layman terms is that videogames are bad for everyone, not just for children. How to control an adult who is wasting his life playing games and not focusing on his career? The boss can only control him at the workplace, and relatives can only offer advice and not order him around. Gaming makes us all more lazier than ever, and isn't productive. Except some gaming tournaments, gaming doesn't pay you back. Plus, gaming tournaments may not be of your favorite game, and not available in your locality.

Problematic gamers- This only strengthens my argument that gaming is bad for humans. While recreational gamers exist, even they will endure eye damage and if they play really addicting games, get converted to problematic gamers. I disagree that they cause aggression though, the tests are biased. I know this would have strengthened my point otherwise, but its a matter of personal opinion.

Eye damage- Con hasn't rebutted my point about eye damage. Prolonged gaming causes stress to the eyes.

Electricity consumption- I have noticed that out of most apps, games are the ones that consume more battery in lesser time. This will indirectly lead to increased electricity consumption, and my place has lot of electricity shortages these days.
asiaphone12

Con

asiaphone12 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
lord_megatron

Pro

Extend my arguments and vote for pro, as video games cause laziness and don't give anything in return.
asiaphone12

Con

asiaphone12 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
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Reasons for voting decision: maybe I, as a gamer, am biased, but I feel that there was actually a tie in the "convincing arguments" area. asiaphone quit halfway through the argument, but megatron used stereotypes to generalize gamers; "How to control an adult who is wasting his life playing games and not focusing on his career? The boss can only control him at the workplace, and relatives can only offer advice and not order him around. Gaming makes us all more lazier than ever, and isn't productive.". He also assumed that both sides favored a libertarianist view in terms of free will; while I don't expect to bring a full-blown philosophical debate on metaphysics into this, there is a possibility that people voting for or arguing with him don't believe in free will. With that said, asiaphone didn't argue half of the time... yeah, i think i'll give this one to megatron forgot to mention in my last post; no one broke rules of conduct or grammer as I could see, and only one side used sources. I can't compare that