Video Games and Cultural Appropriation

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  • The DORUK
    The DORUK 5 months ago +1703

    Dear Rags; its my birthday; pin me plz

    • Xppp1
      Xppp1 17 days ago

      The DORUK
      Happy birthday


    • Greg Frohwein
      Greg Frohwein 20 days ago

      Congrats


    • Aero Neon
      Aero Neon 23 days ago

      I agree TheLakeShow


    • Infamous
      Infamous 27 days ago

      The DORUK happy late birthday


    • TheLakeShow
      TheLakeShow Month ago

      The DORUK happy birthday my ni🅱️🅱️🅰️


  • DaSerialGenius
    DaSerialGenius 8 hours ago

    Dude what the hell? I take personal offence to what you said. I liked Assassins Creed 3 more than 2! I mean sure story and "its-a me, Mario" were there in 2 but just running around with a much improved parkour system makes it much better in my point of view!

  • LowResGamr
    LowResGamr Day ago

    The image of the Native American is from the last gen version of Prey.

  • Aulé the Battlemage

    Urdu is written in an Arabic script Jamen or however you spell your gay name

  • Sparky Randwick
    Sparky Randwick 8 days ago

    That German was terrible. Love the vids❤️❤️❤️

  • Bep Kororoti
    Bep Kororoti 12 days ago

    SJW are CANCER...especially this guy from PBS

  • Kris Sturm
    Kris Sturm 13 days ago

    You know I just realized how funny it is that I'm listening to this while playing the most horribly culturally inappropriate game every....CIv 5.

  • Regaizz
    Regaizz 14 days ago

    Part Magyar? Awesome! #Magyarok

  • Cynical Hedgehog
    Cynical Hedgehog 15 days ago

    This is one thing with which I agree: nobody owns culture. As a white Irish-american (I identify primarily as Irish besides my other European blood because I'm mostly Irish looking thanks to my hair XD) with Filipina wife who loves Asian and classical/medievil/renaissance European, as well as to a degree egyptian, cultures, I hate when people say I can't partake of those things because it's not "mine" I love speaking Korean, Latin, french, any language I can get my hands on that sounds good to my ears (I don't like Filipino languages sorry wifey) and eats shitloads of nonwhite nonamerican food. Sorry. I don't agree with you almost ever rags, but here we are right on the nose. Cultural appropriation is shit.

  • Namakemono
    Namakemono 25 days ago

    17:40 "Why did it exit the fullscreen mode?" *presses F* "Oh..."

  • Geldai013
    Geldai013 25 days ago

    So if the game creators of Never Alone worked closely with a specific tribe of native Alaskans... I mean that just sounds like the entire game appropriated that culture, since the creators had to work with an outside source to make the game.

  • Bringer-of-Law
    Bringer-of-Law 26 days ago

    Rags is a logical thinker. he doesn't base his opinions based on the feeling it gives him to have them. He doesn't antagonize people to antagonize people, he antagonizes people who are wrong. He bases his opinion on purely logical thinking. that's why I like him.

  • little Timmy productions

    I don't want to be oppressed! :( I want to be the opresser :)

  • 5 Gum
    5 Gum Month ago

    I'm First Nations and I'm very very pleased. Thank you rags I loved the poltergeist bit

  • bob sloan
    bob sloan Month ago

    I do not like your content because it appeals to the male fantasy. Smh, nazi lover, anti-gamer
    *Autistic screeching*

  • Luna Protege
    Luna Protege Month ago

    "We have sovereign nations, and thank god we do". Agreed for the most part... Though I do wish one of those nations was based in space; even though for the foreseeable future that's an absurd notion. But oh well, Lunar Republic for 2060 I guess.

    But for real, I think separate independent nations allows a better foundation for populations to prioritize issues most relevant to them at that moment; and give some measure of space to distinguish themselves from the rest of the world. One that ideally, can latter be shared with the rest of the world if they show some interest in it.

    Meanwhile, an "Earth Federation" would be pointless unless there are other nations that are not of this planet; and even then would only be useful in the context of foreign relations to the other planets. For example, with a Mars or Lunar Colony.

    Life is a compromise between conflict and negotiation; between two sides trying to make sure both get what they want, and trying to make sure that they're in the position to get what they want even if the other side won't allow them to have it.

  • 4 Trip
    4 Trip Month ago

    Yay Minnesota

  • EstherTheNicey
    EstherTheNicey Month ago

    How can someone mistake German for Arabic? Like... how? They're not even similar.

  • MrThademon
    MrThademon Month ago

    Dude Rags, you play FPS shooters. You don't know what a good game is. That's like saying you like Pearl Jam and therefore must know what good music is.

  • J Flynn
    J Flynn Month ago

    which ones worse. not as many blacks in a game as whites or some kid calling me a pol*k-**ke

  • TheGreenWondr
    TheGreenWondr Month ago

    This video was uploaded on my birthday!

  • Sanguinari Alativari

    RIP Rag's dick T^T

  • Auren
    Auren Month ago

    If anything, the Spanish culture of native Spain is oppressing the Castilian and Basque cultures. So ha, take that Jamin.

  • Auren
    Auren Month ago

    As a history major, I can attest to the fact that believing cultural appropriation to be a negative is just imbecilic.

  • Zoomspilo
    Zoomspilo Month ago +1

    "That's a triangle, I went to kindergarten, you can't fool me, that's a shape, not a letter."
    Haha, this is one of the reasons I love Rags.

  • Zoomspilo
    Zoomspilo Month ago

    Hey Rags, just wanted to say I love your videos. I always listen to them in the background as I play single-player games like Terraria. Your content is usually very intelligent and your commentary is pretty clever as well. It also really helps me calm down when something frustrating happens :3

  • Mr. Jackson
    Mr. Jackson Month ago

    Does anyone else physically struggle to listen to Jayman talk?

  • Ryan Rucker
    Ryan Rucker Month ago +3

    That triggered me when he said that was Arabic, as I am German.

  • Blake Alester
    Blake Alester Month ago

    I'm pretty sure the wise man was from the original prey begging

  • An fear Skuzzy Games

    the worst religion is probably christianity @19:48

  • Commie Doggo
    Commie Doggo Month ago +1

    The native American was from the original prey as the protagonist's native American grandfather

  • Elementary_ Aleks
    Elementary_ Aleks Month ago +1

    24:15 they are consonants rags, if you say vowels you have to follow if with consonants not "letters" RAGS!

  • *** ***
    *** *** 2 months ago

    Is this not the exact same argument Anita threw in that one video, up to including the game about the Inuit...?

  • Marc Lowenthal
    Marc Lowenthal 2 months ago

    GO MINNESOTA! WOOHOO!!!!!!!!

  • Hox
    Hox 2 months ago

    minnesota yeet

  • Remy The Red
    Remy The Red 2 months ago

    Dude, the xbox ad before a rags vieo. fucking priceless.

  • Kang Shen
    Kang Shen 2 months ago

    anyone in Africa, please answer this question. does it matter that in resident 5, you kill African people? does it offend you or Not?

    • Luke McClure
      Luke McClure 2 months ago

      Brandon Adams I live in Egypt an they have every game under the sun and they are totally cool with it.don't really care who you kill in video games.


  • Ave Roma
    Ave Roma 2 months ago +1

    As a mechanical Engineer, Well in training, I notice the guns they use, Are multi-cultured. The ak-47 is a soviet weapon, when they raided the middle east and it didn't work, they left alot of stuff. Yet, He doesn't wish to talk about the weapons or vehicles or the things that kinda matter. Or lets talk about why no one gives a fuck about the language in games because guess what, PEOPLE aren't buying games for culture reference, We buy them to blow heads off fictional enemies.

  • Lance Walker
    Lance Walker 2 months ago

    I KNOW RIGHT! It really offends me when people who aren't white use cars, the internet, and most especially electricity. Like, hey minorities, stop appropriating white culture!

  • This Guy
    This Guy 2 months ago +1

    The only good thing about Jamin's (completely forgot how to spell it) video was the jacksepticeye clip

  • Vashish Manohar
    Vashish Manohar 2 months ago

    in case anyone relise the game was in afganistan

  • PeninsulaCity2024
    PeninsulaCity2024 2 months ago

    So by this collective logic, even though I was born and raised in America, I am appropriating American culture because I am Asian.

    Well then, no one tell Jamin that he is appropriating Korean culture by owning a Samsung. (assuming he owns one).

    Also, that game at 25:00, is Prey 2006. A game that featured a Native American protagonist and supporting characters voiced by Native American actors who also curated the game's story for cultural authenticity where it is appropriate. Shows how much research Jamin did.

  • Leichensoldat
    Leichensoldat 2 months ago +1

    "Native americans are the most stereotyped culture in games"...to be honest the most badly stereotyped culture in VG are Germans

  • Bruce Wayne
    Bruce Wayne 2 months ago +2

    Texmex is bestmex

  • Bruce Wayne
    Bruce Wayne 2 months ago +2

    10/10 northern accent

  • Nast're Caboose
    Nast're Caboose 2 months ago

    Rags, permission to use your likeness/Namesake in the book im writing? (It is a non profit novel named Nast're's Adventure that may someday be published) you would be regarded as a "Tall Intelligent Humanoid Anthopomorphic Shiba-Inu"

  • slayallthedeamons
    slayallthedeamons 3 months ago

    Oh god, not another butthurt Indian, like go shit on a street or something.

  • The Inner Wolf
    The Inner Wolf 3 months ago

    The virgin mary is human, not a god.... she wouldn't fit in it at all....

  • GamersPlus
    GamersPlus 3 months ago

    pretty sure i heard some abdo in there..

  • HalfmoonHex
    HalfmoonHex 3 months ago

    You allmost had me until you said "Islam the worst Religion in the World." Being critical of Islam is okay, Cucking like this is not.

    • HalfmoonHex
      HalfmoonHex 3 months ago

      Then I realized you were retarded...


  • TheBmo4538
    TheBmo4538 3 months ago +2

    That guy is concerned about cultural appropiation only when its trendy, because 3 years ago he didnt gave a shit about it. Always be true

  • Franciszek Rychlewicz
    Franciszek Rychlewicz 3 months ago

    Come on... I like Phantom Menace...

  • ChimeroGamer
    ChimeroGamer 3 months ago

    24:22 we made a language

  • Chrinan
    Chrinan 3 months ago

    Ha! Im Scandinavian and i love! LOVE SKYRIM! As a Norse i think vikings are awesome. I also have a painting of my viking grand grand etc. grandfather. So my point is, scandinavians don't get offended of their culture being imitated.






    I really like your videoes.

  • IntraTecRush
    IntraTecRush 3 months ago

    @18:40 - MW2 was NOT made by Sledgehammer Games, it was made by the original Infinity Ward team. At least Get your facts RIGHT, SJW/Anti-Gamer/Console gamers/Feminists/"Reasons why console is better than PC" people! (Btw I know some Arabic, so I saw this coming. add me on Steam @ The Twice-Ler)

  • Complicasiian
    Complicasiian 3 months ago

    what a dumbass this guy.

  • Damon Braughton
    Damon Braughton 3 months ago

    I feel that it needs to be mentioned that the Adam Sandler movie was a satire. The Natives were mistreated not because they just thought it was funny to degrade Native American women but rather because the people who created classic westerns thought it was funny. The joke wasn't intended to simply laugh at the natives, but to laugh at how the dumb white people treat them in the dumb movie. I seem to remember a native american in an older western being repeatedly kicked from somebody's front porch by the same guy. Nobody got their panties in a twist about that, and that wasn't meant as satire.

  • Damon Braughton
    Damon Braughton 3 months ago

    Lol that Indian accent was actually pretty good

  • Dominic St.Peter
    Dominic St.Peter 3 months ago

    At 23:53 the Arabic.... It's correct

  • mglfjgklfd jflkjglkfd
    mglfjgklfd jflkjglkfd 3 months ago

    Cut off BABY hands, don't forget that.

  • Chrisfragger1
    Chrisfragger1 4 months ago

    Can they put Allah in that game?

  • madaffi
    madaffi 4 months ago

    but Phantom Menace wasn't that bad ;_;

  • QooperG28
    QooperG28 4 months ago

    Havent seen it in the comments, but I also didnt look very hard.
    I'm not sure if you are aware of that Rags, that part didnt make it quite clear 22:12
    OPFOR stands for Opposing Force. By this time you probably alredy know this or you did know it all along and it just came around weired in the video but better safe then sorry.

  • Poly Wog
    Poly Wog 4 months ago

    I love how he starts talking about getting dropped off in a foreign land and becoming a powerful person, and goes into depth about Far Cry 4 while I listen to this video while playing Far Cry 4

  • Yang Xiao Long
    Yang Xiao Long 4 months ago

    thanks for the reminder that i still need to instal Oblivion

  • Andrew
    Andrew 4 months ago

    19:50 "The worst religiion in the world, Islam." As a "muslim" myself, I cannot agree more.

  • 515742617000027
    515742617000027 4 months ago

    Why is this recommended to me? This video gave me autism and cancer. Fuck this shit

  • bowser5678
    bowser5678 4 months ago

    Rags, with your discussion with cultural perspectives on Native Americans, that reminds me of F-Zero GP Legend where a Native American character pilots a F-Zero machine called the "Wind Walker." Basically in Japan it was called "Crazy Horse," and America changed it to the "Wind Walker" because they thought it was racially insensitive (Really?) Personally I feel like the Crazy Horse name is better than the Wind Walker.

  • Distinct Souls
    Distinct Souls 4 months ago

    depicting an asian as a bad driver in america is stereotyping. depicting anyone in traditional clothing is not. he just hates whites. fkn sick and tired of all this sjw bull.

  • Meerkat More
    Meerkat More 4 months ago

    What does a jacksepticeye goat simulator video have to do with native Americans being blamed for surreal shit? In goat simulator, you're a goat who can do the weird shit you can do because video games, and it's not about the woman he had flopping around there, she was white, not native American

  • Blazingsilver
    Blazingsilver 4 months ago

    It's 8:40 and got bored so I watched this. I think I'm going to ask my sociology teacher tomorrow "who own white culture?" If he gives an answer I'll update this. I might also ask who owns black culture

  • Boil Derrik
    Boil Derrik 4 months ago

    How have I never seen this channel before?

  • Lucas daVeiga
    Lucas daVeiga 4 months ago

    39:56 it's actually the nerf hammer or bow

  • ScrewFearMe
    ScrewFearMe 4 months ago

    a better example would be if you had medusa but isnt medusa already in smite?

  • ScrewFearMe
    ScrewFearMe 4 months ago

    24:57 the character he is showing, which game does that character come from and what is the name of the character?

  • Seawolf Gaming
    Seawolf Gaming 4 months ago

    Rags this is a great video but it's nearly Identical to one of Fringy's. You two are pretty similar though.

  • Jenner Heggstrom
    Jenner Heggstrom 4 months ago

    100 years from now there will be a football team called "The Niggers" and no one will bat an eye

  • Lionkingview
    Lionkingview 4 months ago

    Ok , i liked your video but i disagree with you on AC3. Connor feels more like someone you could trust and also a more relateable .(Ezio always seemed to me obnoxcious and just to much of a disney prince . Plus the game got on my good side for being kind of like an east german western (they would have storys about how some asshole cowboys fucked over some indians and then the indians would get their revenge(best example is "Apachen" from 1973(skip through it if you have the time)))

  • winston smith
    winston smith 4 months ago

    Resident Evil 4 should piss off spaniards, then. They give them mexican accents and slang, and there are Aztec ruins somewhere...yes, you read it right, AZTEC RUINS IN EUROPE.

  • John Wenzel
    John Wenzel 4 months ago

    the witcher 3 literally nails every aspect of polish mythology dead on... yet they call it racist for having only white people when that is culturally true... WTF? so whats more important, cultural realism or diversity?

  • thetimeis2
    thetimeis2 4 months ago

    54:30 The difference would be that Jamin isn't bitching about cultural appropriation all the time.

  • John Wenzel
    John Wenzel 4 months ago

    That indian guy talking about change on the wind was from Prey, a great game combining Native American spiritualism and alien abduction.

  • Thecatman 175
    Thecatman 175 4 months ago

    OMG I live in MN.

  • Player Review
    Player Review 4 months ago

    We need more developers that were alive in the 1600's, because I am literally shaking regarding the amount of developers making games from around that era. Also, the Romans totally culturally appropriated the ancient Greeks. How dare they preserve so much art and science!

  • Birdassasin
    Birdassasin 4 months ago

    25:49 The screencap is from Prey, in case nobody hasn't mentioned it

  • Mario Darnadi
    Mario Darnadi 4 months ago

    i woould not call russians white, they are asian type. mongolian, russia is so big its mixed so much.

  • AngryGamer96
    AngryGamer96 4 months ago

    hey rags if you happen to see this comment, that game where the jaimon guy flashes a native American saying "I sense change on the wind" that game is Prey that was released in 2006, decent game.

  • emile
    emile 4 months ago +1

    Oh no they are displaying God's in a game, blasphemy

  • Mathew Kamieniecki
    Mathew Kamieniecki 4 months ago

    I love the Witcher 3

  • Mach VI
    Mach VI 4 months ago

    I thought you were a conservative until you mentioned empathy.

  • Jenner Heggstrom
    Jenner Heggstrom 4 months ago

    my favorite place is the American place. nobody likes Japan land

  • yerboijesus
    yerboijesus 4 months ago

    Good boy.

  • Leggo / Prostatus5
    Leggo / Prostatus5 4 months ago +1

    Hang on a second... there is no German speaking faction in Modern Warfare 2, there's not even one in the entire series. (multiplayer wise) He got it from a completely different game. That's fucking hilarious.

  • lars mertens
    lars mertens 4 months ago

    JEW!

  • THEFareday
    THEFareday 4 months ago

    "You can't fool me, you sneaky Greeks!"

  • Luke Frederiks
    Luke Frederiks 4 months ago +1

    "Facts don't care about your feelings." - Ben Shapiro

  • Slayr
    Slayr 4 months ago

    I liked Assassins Creed 3....

  • cinamin assult
    cinamin assult 4 months ago

    didnt that shut down?

  • Michael Mitchell
    Michael Mitchell 4 months ago

    The Arabic sign literally says "Iraqi Border 70km", the sign to the left of it, I can't tell. It definitely isn't Arabic, that first letter is completely unknown to me, but it could be Urdu or Farsi, really depends on where 70km from the border it is. I'd be willing to bet it's correct.

  • Cash Brown
    Cash Brown 4 months ago

    The only thing I know about Karachi is that it smells like shit, and you can start smelling it before you can see the city.

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