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deathknight1559
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theguyfrompaky
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47 Points

video games are entaining and are fun they arnt bad in any way your also giving your fingers exercis

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Started: 7/31/2008 Category: Technology
Updated: 9 years ago Status: Voting Period
Viewed: 2,545 times Debate No: 4862
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deathknight1559

Pro

video games are fun and are good for children and plus it keeps them and me out of the parents way then when the child starts to go through teen ages it still plays video games but not as much because the teenager has friends to hang out with.
theguyfrompaky

Con

Video games are bad in some ways. They make your eyes blurry and they make you get really tired easily. They don't give exercises to your fingers, they give you that repetitive syndrome of your fingers some how. The only videogames that get you exercise are Eye Toy and the Nintendo Wii. and I don't your going to play those all the time, and video games only give you exercise if you jump around.
Debate Round No. 1
deathknight1559

Pro

video games are not bad for your fingers and there isn o proof of that theory because as u get older your bones grow stronger but when your bones get even older they get weaker depends on how much calleries u have plus yopur a smart asss bitch
theguyfrompaky

Con

1. Video Games Can Be AddictiveAddiction is defined as "The condition of being habitually or compulsively occupied with or involved in something."† Anyone who has really been into video games has experienced this. Kids and adults alike think about getting home and playing games. They also spend a great deal of time reading gaming magazines, participating in online gaming forums, looking for future game releases, and of course, spending countless hours playing games. When they aren't doing any of these things, they're wishing they were.

2. Video Games Can Be ExpensiveIt cost a lot of money to stay current with the latest video games and hardware (console and/or computer). Many gamers spend all of their money on gaming. For example, it's not uncommon for a gamer to have 50-100 games that cost $40-$50 each. They also often have at least 2 different game consoles and 1 high-end PC. This can easily add up to thousands of dollars a year to maintain a typical gamer's habits.

3. Video Games Can Hurt RelationshipsThere's often a direct correlation with the amount of time spent playing video games, and the amount of time spent engaging in a quality relationship. In the most extreme example I could find, there was a couple that was so consumed with playing video games that they ended up neglecting their 3 children — to the point that they were malnourished, naked, and covered in their own feces. Although that's an extreme case, I still think there's something to be said about people who spend the majority of their free time playing video games. My guess is that they're probably not dating or pursuing a meaningful relationship in their free time.

Update: A reader brought to my attention an online group dedicated to loved ones who have been affected by their partner's addiction to World of WarCraft (WoW). Their description includes the following

Do you have a loved one that plays World of Warcraft so much that you feel like you are a widow? This group isn't just for wives, but for anyone, husbands, girl or boyfriends, mothers, fathers, sons or daughters, or anyone that has had a relationship effected by this addictive game.

4. Video Games Can Be DistractingAvid gamers are similar to people who smoke a lot of marijuana — in that they don't get much done. Reading a good book, taking care of bills, writing an article, inventing something, mowing the lawn, etc... are simply not a priority when it comes to getting to the next level or finishing a game. Many gamers have things they would like to do in life, but they never get around to it, because they spend so much of their time playing games. Then, when they do have time to work on one of their projects, they're too tired to do it, because they stayed up till 3am playing a game.

5. Video Games Can Rob You Of Real Life ExperiencesInstead of taking a trip, mountain biking, or hanging out with friends at a cafe, gamer's spend their time in a virtual reality. Whereas real life experiences bear long lasting friendships and memories, videos games do not. The only pictures that come from video games are screenshots, and the memories that are created from playing those games are ultimately meaningless. Living means interacting, growing, learning, teaching, and loving — none of which can be accomplished in the virtual wasteland of video games.

Reference from http://www.familyresource.com...
Debate Round No. 2
deathknight1559

Pro

n1 your an ediot n2 your fat n3 your muclly and look ugly n4 i coulnt be bothered reading your long argument because i rather go play a video game than listen to u \
theguyfrompaky

Con

You are a mean person so I have emailed some of the owners of this website
HAHAHAHA!!! Video gamea are not good...
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by deathknight1559 9 years ago
deathknight1559
i am 12 numnuts aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.and this is pro side
Posted by CiRrO 9 years ago
CiRrO
Video games pwn. Halo, Gears of War, KOTOR, SWBF2, CoD4, etc. They are all amazing. ^^
Posted by Xera 9 years ago
Xera
How did pro get any votes?
Posted by gahbage 9 years ago
gahbage
Ahaha, I see it theLwerd.

And deathknight can't be 27. More like 5.
Posted by Danielle 9 years ago
Danielle
Same person much?

Oh wellz.
Posted by otherguyfrompaky 9 years ago
otherguyfrompaky
video games should be played in moderation not all day. They give your fingers a work out????
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