Research Blog #4: Establishing a counterargument and a rebuttal. One of the most important and often neglected aspects of a research paper is the counterargument and the rebuttal section In this case the rebuttal is clear. My paper is talking about the positive results of video game play; however, the arguably more popular topic is associated with the negative consequences. Most media outlets tend to highlight the violence and aggression that is associated with gamers. In my rebuttal, I intend to pose the question “do the benefits of game play outweigh the possible costs?” In my counterargument I will answer this question with a “yes” and an explanation.