My debating topic for school:

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  1. zeromac
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    So this is the first topic in our inter-school debating competition. [​IMG]
    The bad thing is, we don't know if our team is going to be negative or affirmative...
    Let me clarify a few things, by we, i think our group is going to state "the Australian government" and by ban, i think we're going to go with "not allowing them to be sold or played in Australia"

    I just hope we get negative for this..

    Any thoughts/advice on this?
     
  2. Ikki

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    Wait what

    You're supporting the banning of violent videogames? And hope you get negative by debating on its defense?

    I don't think that's a good plan.
     
  3. Evo.lve

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    Away from you.
    Eughhhhhh

    I've had worse. Name a topic that could possibly be worse than "That we should ban all advertising at sporting events".

    If you are affirmative, make a realistic model that does nothing but enforce the restriction rules.
     
  4. Fluto

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    um your on your own ...
    *runs away
     
  5. Evo.lve

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    Away from you.
    Are you away or at home?

    Away (mostly) = negative
    Home (mostly) = affirmative
     
  6. zeromac
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    zeromac Finally reached 1000 posts EXACTLY

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    No if my team got the negative side, we would be debating againest banning

    EDIT: To answer Evo, I don't actually know if we're going to be debating Away or Home..
     
  7. Ikki

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    Oooh, okay then. Good luck.

    Talk about economy and rights and schtuffz
     
  8. Fluto

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    hmm
    write up some notes of fine facts.
    like people could always not buy them.
    (that was a crappy one)

    if it was positive i guess it would be easier because you could just summerise the governments saying
    but people who play hardcore games, would just do an evil stare at you
    [​IMG]
     
  9. Urza

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    I'd support banning video games on the grounds that worldwide productivity would skyrocket.
     
  10. _Chaz_

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    Why ban violent video games? If something that trivial sets someone off, it's only a matter of time before another catalyst comes along.
     
  11. Edgedancer

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    Look at it this way, in my opinion many games should be banned. They are adult games and people under the age of 15 should not be able to have such easy access to them. You can argue that adults should have the choice to play what they want.
    My advice would be to try Australian gaming sites. Both PALGN and Australian Gamer have passionate and knowledgeable memebers taht will be able to help you on both sides of this argument.
     
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    Just compare it to movies, some are as violent as GTA for example.
     
  13. Blood Fetish

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    There is no correlation between violent video games and violence in real life. There has never been a peer-reviewed, published article linking violent video games to violence in real life. There is really nothing more to discuss. I hope for your sake you get to debate against the ban.
     
  14. Blood Fetish

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    Why should a game be banned because a store sells it to minors? Why not simply enforce your age-rating system on games? The government is not your parent.
     
  15. Narayan

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    what exactly do you need?

    advice on how to defend yourself in the debate?

    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
  16. Hells Malice

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    In case people don't know how a debate works, you need to think of both sides to win.
    So y'know, posting for and against arguments are both valid in helping. So just...post your opinion.

    Anyways it's 3:30am but i'll do a simple for/against list.

    For banning:
    -Those with a weaker mentality are capable of absorbing negative behavior from REALISTIC violent videogames. Grand Theft Auto being a big one. People with existing mental issues really can learn from violent videogames.
    -Videogame violence slowly desensitizes people to violence in real life.

    Against:
    -All violent videogames are given appropriate and strict age ratings. Thus it is both a parents, and retailers responsibility to keep impressionable under-age children from playing games out of their range.
    -A mentally healthy person will not mimic videogame violence.
    -Violent videogames can often act as a medium for stress relief. Instead of getting mad and going out into the real world to cause trouble, someone can simply turn on a violent videogame and vent their anger in a safe and legal manner.

    Quite honestly, against banning has a much better chance of winning. Violent videogames don't really have much of a negative to them.
    Might check back tomorrow and edit my post when i'm actually awake. Sorry for any odd sentences, or typos.