The Instigator
YellowJay
Con (against)
The Contender
Alex.oland
Pro (for)

Video Games Cause Real-World Violence

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Started: 3/27/2018 Category: Games
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Debating Period
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YellowJay

Con

Video games do not cause real-world violence. While some people who cause violence do play violent video games, correlation does not equal causation. I do not believe that video games cause violence and invite people to try to convince me otherwise.
Alex.oland

Pro

While video games are not the main cause of most of the violence in the world, they do -in fact- cause some amount of violence. The violence caused by games being very minor, does not change the fact that some violence is indeed caused. One example would be the GTA copycat murder in Thailand. It is made clear the cause is the video game itself:

"He allegedly intended to rob the taxi driver before the robbery turned violent and later allegedly admitted to police that murdering someone was harder in real life than it appeared in the game."

Video games directly causing violence is a rare issue but it does happen.
Debate Round No. 1
YellowJay

Con

The problem with that argument is that you're giving video games as the only possible reason for violence ignoring the fact that many people who kill "because of video games" suffer from mental health issues, abusive families, bullying, etc.. To say that violent video games cause violence is to say that no other factors affect it. And, there is statistical evidence that video games do not affect violent behavior if you account for external factors such as the ones listed above. And statistical evidence is always more valid than circumstantial evidence, you will always be able to find someone that committed an act of violence because of whatever you can imagine, people have killed people over loud music. Does that mean that loud music causes violence? No! It means that people will use anything as a reason to kill one another.
Alex.oland

Pro

Well, you are contradicting with yourself now.
"Video Games Cause Real-World Violence" is the topic. You are con so you are against this, meaning you defend there being 0 circumstances of video games causing violence.
Then you say: "..you will always be able to find someone that committed an act of violence because of whatever you can imagine..".

"people have killed people over loud music. Does that mean that loud music causes violence? No!" Sorry, but that is a terrible example. In this case, the music is not the thing that annoys the person, the thing that annoys the person is the people listening to music loudly. The cause here is of course not music, it is the people who play loud music.

If someone gets excited over a rock music and starts a killing spree though, then we can say "the music caused the violence.". Even if you claim that the man had mental health problems, the thing that triggered him is the music so ultimately, the music caused it.

The same logic can be applied to video games.

Again, what I am doing here is taking advantage of the way that the topic is worded. If you had worded it properly, I wouldn't even accept the debate as winning would be pretty impossible.
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Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by blanda48 3 years ago
blanda48
You can't just say, "'Blank' causes violence" and then bring up one example of someone who played a video game and then did something bad.
Posted by 2far4u2CharlesDarwin 3 years ago
2far4u2CharlesDarwin
Violence is what being humane or is it being inhumane. Both have acts of violence within.
Man up and stop being a new age sensitive guy. Leave that stuff for women. Mummy will kiss it better and daddy will kick you in the butt.

Mean what you say and say what you mean is not mean it is meant from the heart. Sometimes you need to be cruel to be kind.

Games for juvenile mind sets no matter what the age or gender do lead to violet tendencies. Grow the f___ up and put your childish manners away for good.

Ignorance feeds arrogance and arrogance feeds ignorance. While an eye for an eye leaves us all blind.
Posted by Amphia 3 years ago
Amphia
Nice job Alex.oland.
Posted by Alex.oland 3 years ago
Alex.oland
I do not think you guys get the topic.. The topic isn't: "Video games are the cause of violence" it is: "Video games cause violence.". They do, it is rare, but video games do cause violence sometimes.

Let's say someone watched a movie, got excited, and murdered some people. Did the movie cause violence? yes it did. But this is a very rare thing and the actual fault is within the guy who got excited this much due to a movie. That doesn't change the fact that it was the movie who got the guy excited though.

My whole argument is sound because the topic was worded poorly. That is not my fault, and I am in the right here. Even if we say it happened like 10 times in the entire human history, we still have to accept that video games did cause real world violence at some point.
Posted by 2far4u2CharlesDarwin 3 years ago
2far4u2CharlesDarwin
A psychopath or a sociopath will without thought of hesitation get off on any MMORPG. The defence force and positions of authority grasp hold of these sort of individuals and mould them to use against other psychopaths and sociopaths.

With all honesty what else are they good for when robots constantly take there future prospects without hesitation away from them?
Posted by HotCheerios 3 years ago
HotCheerios
Violence has been a thing since the beginning of time. Most genocides and mass crimes were committed before the creation of video games.
Posted by 704476 3 years ago
704476
you chose that action to blame it on a game is just..... pathetic
actions cause consequences . lets blame Nerf guns for school shootings lmao its just stupid to be totally honest .
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