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witherpig
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FrankTheBob
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video games are educational

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FrankTheBob
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 5/13/2014 Category: Education
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Debate Rounds (3)
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witherpig

Pro

first round is a acceptance round
FrankTheBob

Con

Video Games like movies can be educational, but I'm sure you are not going to watch Barney over Spiderman 2 (the 2004 one of course). My question to you is: What can you learn from Call of Duty? What can you learn from Halo? What can you learn from Half-Life? What can you learn from Doom? These are the video games most people play. Tell me what I can learn from them.
Debate Round No. 1
witherpig

Pro

I now that the things that you can lean in video games are not thing you need to learn in life but most people didn't now that the DSR was a sniper rifle until Call of Duty, I agree that not all video games are educational, like halo but i say most video games are educational, Take assassin's creed, all assassin's creed games are based on real events in real life.
FrankTheBob

Con

1. Knowing that the DSR is a sniper rifle is useless.

2. Assassin's Creed is historical fiction. I would argue that a lot of events in Assassin's Creed never happened.

Your arguments are not the best. Video Games are entertainment, nothing more, nothing less.
Debate Round No. 2
witherpig

Pro

1. Hand eye coordination-kids that play video games have better hand-eye coordination that kids who don't
2.Awareness- Kids that play video games are more aware than kids who don't.
3.Our world is forming around technology if you game than you become more familiar with modern technology.
FrankTheBob

Con

Just because Video Games help with certain skills does not make them educational. If video games were educational, they would be straight up teaching you math or what ever it want to teach you. I know there are games like this, but these are not the games kids stay up all night playing. They are most likely playing Call of Duty or something similar. Games like COD are not educational. They might help with certain skills, but that does not make them educational. Call of Duty is just as educational as Lord of the Rings.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by amaster7 3 years ago
amaster7
hear hear round three proposition
Posted by Jman0056 3 years ago
Jman0056
Well it would be silly to argue because i completely agree!
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Vote Placed by Lt.Harris 3 years ago
Lt.Harris
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Reasons for voting decision: I can't believe this was even a debate topic.