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Achmed18
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glowingdisco
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violent video games are not to be blamed for the acts of violence in the U.S

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Achmed18
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 4/18/2013 Category: Entertainment
Updated: 4 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Achmed18

Pro

violent video games are not to be blamed for what has happened in the U.S its people who take things to far and hurt innocent people
glowingdisco

Con

I am debating that violent video games, ALONG WITH, violent television and media, can be blamed for acts of violence. I am not saying it should be, but there is a chance that it can be contributed with.
Debate Round No. 1
Achmed18

Pro

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glowingdisco

Con

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Debate Round No. 2
Achmed18

Pro

violent video games are not to be blamed for what has happened in the U.S its people who take things to far and hurt innocent people the games need warning labels on them
glowingdisco

Con

The games do have warning labels on them. They're called ratings.

Violent media and video games are not to blame for criminal and violent acts but here's the isssue.

Lots of people with sociopathic tendancies need a trigger. A trigger to boosts their inborn fantasy to full blown reality. Video games, when violent in nature, can do that to a person.
Debate Round No. 3
Achmed18

Pro

even though there are ratings the should have things like not for the weak hearted or the criminally insane
glowingdisco

Con

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Debate Round No. 4
Achmed18

Pro

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glowingdisco

Con

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Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by Jhate 4 years ago
Jhate
Once again look at the games people blame. GTA, COD, Obvlivion and games like that. Now most of your crime laws and juvenile killings are by kids younger than 17. Most of your weapon discharges and killings were kids younger than 17. How is this relevant well when you look at the legal age to buy an M rated game is 17. Video games cant be blamed when kids have access to them. Parents are more to blame. Most people that let a game and such affect their beleifs often suffer from a mental disablilty that alters their perception and what they see as "fun" and "bad", The case is people who are easily affected by surroundings shouldint play video games but video games are not the problem. Once again juvenile crime rate in 1995 was the highest it has been in 30 years. Since then it has decreased a little over 40% and yet video games have become more popular. It is nearly impossible to bring video games into this. in most cases
Posted by effimero89 4 years ago
effimero89
But...
"The average game player is 30 years old and has been playing games for 12 years."
"The average age of the most frequent game purchaser is 35 years old. "

So the juvenile violence rate is not very relevant to this matter..

But take the "wrong person" mixed with medication/depression and throw in visual and audio violence and its a recipe for disaster no?
Posted by Jhate 4 years ago
Jhate
That "Wrong person" tend to be someone who has a mental disorder. Eric harris was mentally unstable, Dylan Klebold was on medicine for depression. Same with other incidents are commited by people who show signs of violence by writing in a journal, drawin pictures or whatever.
Posted by Jhate 4 years ago
Jhate
The juvenile crime rate is at a 30 year low. Video games over the last 10 years have become the most popular. If games casue kids to act out then why would the juvenile violence rate be lower when games have become most popular?
Posted by effimero89 4 years ago
effimero89
For the sake of debate I wish to argue that violence in video games and in media is harmful... The typical response from someone who thinks there is no effect is "millions of people play games.." etc. etc.

The fact of the matter is when the wrong person sees the wrong thing is when an issue arises. 1000 people can view a horror movie and have no effect. But to someone else it can cause nightmares and can give them a lot of trouble. So take someone who is seriously sick in the mind that has readily access to all of these things...
Posted by amelia.rivera 4 years ago
amelia.rivera
Million of people play violent video games in the US. Now, if every person who played violent video games became violent, then there would be a lot more high school shooting, murders and other violence. Don't you think?
Posted by ems83 4 years ago
ems83
well its not if you control youselves and the things you do
Posted by thedebatekid 4 years ago
thedebatekid
I would like to debate this.
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Vote Placed by 1Devilsadvocate 4 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Concession. Con wrote: "Violent media and video games are not to blame for criminal and violent acts"