Video Games and Cultural Appropriation

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  • The DORUK
    The DORUK 4 месяца назад +1685

    Dear Rags; its my birthday; pin me plz

    • osiriS
      osiriS 2 дня назад

      The DORUK happy late birthday

    • TheLakeShow
      TheLakeShow 1 месяц назад

      The DORUK happy birthday my ni🅱️🅱️🅰️

    • Wayne Sanford
      Wayne Sanford 1 месяц назад

      The DORUK I know it's late but, happy birthday mate

    • Biggie D.O.G.
      Biggie D.O.G. 1 месяц назад

      Happy birthday nigga

      Im sorry for saying the "nigger-word"

    • Nageek Gamer
      Nageek Gamer 1 месяц назад

      It's nice to see how many polite people there are and happy birthday Doruk, sorry I'm late.

  • Namakemono
    Namakemono 12 часов назад

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

  • Geldai013
    Geldai013 23 часа назад

    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 2 дня назад

    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
    little Timmy productions 3 дня назад

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

  • 5 Gum
    5 Gum 5 дней назад

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

  • bob sloan
    bob sloan 5 дней назад

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

  • Luna Protege
    Luna Protege 11 дней назад

    "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 12 дней назад

    Yay Minnesota

  • EstherTheNicey
    EstherTheNicey 13 дней назад

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

  • MrThademon
    MrThademon 16 дней назад

    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 17 дней назад

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

  • TheGreenWondr
    TheGreenWondr 17 дней назад

    This video was uploaded on my birthday!

  • Sanguinari Alativari
    Sanguinari Alativari 21 день назад

    RIP Rag's dick T^T

  • Auren
    Auren 24 дня назад

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

  • Auren
    Auren 24 дня назад

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

  • Zoomspilo
    Zoomspilo 24 дня назад +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 24 дня назад

    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 25 дней назад

    Does anyone else physically struggle to listen to Jayman talk?

  • Ryan Rucker
    Ryan Rucker 26 дней назад +2

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

  • Blake Alester
    Blake Alester 27 дней назад

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

  • An fear Skuzzy Games
    An fear Skuzzy Games 1 месяц назад

    the worst religion is probably christianity @19:48

  • Commie Doggo
    Commie Doggo 1 месяц назад +1

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

  • Elementary_ Aleks
    Elementary_ Aleks 1 месяц назад +1

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

  • *** ***
    *** *** 1 месяц назад

    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 1 месяц назад


  • Hox
    Hox 1 месяц назад

    minnesota yeet

  • Remy The Red
    Remy The Red 1 месяц назад

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

  • Kang Shen
    Kang Shen 1 месяц назад

    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 1 месяц назад

      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 1 месяц назад +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 1 месяц назад

    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 1 месяц назад +1

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

  • Vashish Manohar
    Vashish Manohar 1 месяц назад

    in case anyone relise the game was in afganistan

  • PeninsulaCity2024
    PeninsulaCity2024 1 месяц назад

    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 1 месяц назад +1

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

  • Bruce Wayne
    Bruce Wayne 1 месяц назад +2

    Texmex is bestmex

  • Bruce Wayne
    Bruce Wayne 1 месяц назад +2

    10/10 northern accent

  • Nast're Caboose
    Nast're Caboose 2 месяца назад

    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 2 месяца назад

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

  • The Inner Wolf
    The Inner Wolf 2 месяца назад

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

  • GamersPlus
    GamersPlus 2 месяца назад

    pretty sure i heard some abdo in there..

  • HalfmoonHex
    HalfmoonHex 2 месяца назад

    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 2 месяца назад

      Then I realized you were retarded...

  • TheBmo4538
    TheBmo4538 2 месяца назад +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 2 месяца назад

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

  • ChimeroGamer
    ChimeroGamer 2 месяца назад

    24:22 we made a language

  • Chrinan
    Chrinan 2 месяца назад

    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 2 месяца назад

    @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 2 месяца назад

    what a dumbass this guy.

  • Damon Braughton
    Damon Braughton 2 месяца назад

    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 2 месяца назад

    Lol that Indian accent was actually pretty good

  • Dominic St.Peter
    Dominic St.Peter 2 месяца назад

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

  • mglfjgklfd jflkjglkfd
    mglfjgklfd jflkjglkfd 3 месяца назад

    Cut off BABY hands, don't forget that.

  • Chrisfragger1
    Chrisfragger1 3 месяца назад

    Can they put Allah in that game?

  • madaffi
    madaffi 3 месяца назад

    but Phantom Menace wasn't that bad ;_;

  • QooperG28
    QooperG28 3 месяца назад

    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.

  • Colonel Coleslaw
    Colonel Coleslaw 3 месяца назад

    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 3 месяца назад

    thanks for the reminder that i still need to instal Oblivion

  • Andrew
    Andrew 3 месяца назад

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

  • Bob Saget
    Bob Saget 3 месяца назад

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

  • bowser5678
    bowser5678 3 месяца назад

    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 3 месяца назад

    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 3 месяца назад

    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 3 месяца назад

    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 3 месяца назад

    How have I never seen this channel before?

  • Lucas daVeiga
    Lucas daVeiga 3 месяца назад

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

  • ScrewFearMe
    ScrewFearMe 3 месяца назад

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

  • ScrewFearMe
    ScrewFearMe 3 месяца назад

    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 3 месяца назад

    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 3 месяца назад

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

  • Lionkingview
    Lionkingview 3 месяца назад

    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 3 месяца назад

    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 3 месяца назад

    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 3 месяца назад

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

  • John Wenzel
    John Wenzel 3 месяца назад

    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 3 месяца назад

    OMG I live in MN.

  • Player Review
    Player Review 3 месяца назад

    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 3 месяца назад

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

  • Mario Darnadi
    Mario Darnadi 3 месяца назад

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

  • AngryGamer96
    AngryGamer96 3 месяца назад

    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 3 месяца назад +1

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

  • Mathew Kamieniecki
    Mathew Kamieniecki 3 месяца назад

    I love the Witcher 3

  • Mach VI
    Mach VI 3 месяца назад

    I thought you were a conservative until you mentioned empathy.

  • Jenner Heggstrom
    Jenner Heggstrom 3 месяца назад

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

  • yerboijesus
    yerboijesus 3 месяца назад

    Good boy.

  • Leggo / Prostatus5
    Leggo / Prostatus5 3 месяца назад +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 3 месяца назад


  • THEFareday
    THEFareday 3 месяца назад

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

  • Luke Frederiks
    Luke Frederiks 3 месяца назад +1

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

  • Slayr
    Slayr 3 месяца назад

    I liked Assassins Creed 3....

  • cinamin assult
    cinamin assult 3 месяца назад

    didnt that shut down?

  • Michael Mitchell
    Michael Mitchell 3 месяца назад

    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 3 месяца назад

    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.

  • negatyve
    negatyve 3 месяца назад +1

    "Cultural appropriation" is an artistic tradition that stretches as far back as trade routes, ffs.

  • Penta Purry
    Penta Purry 3 месяца назад

    I want to fuck that dog

  • LivedKestral 950
    LivedKestral 950 3 месяца назад +1

    I would personally take it as a compliment if a majority culture adopted and aspect of my minority culture... but what do I know I'm just a white male.

  • Epyrian
    Epyrian 3 месяца назад

    Cultural Appropriation is an ultra-racist term meant to divide people into "us" and "the disgusting others."

    For one, culture is innately shareable. There isn't a single culture today which has not borrowed from another culture. Therefore, if something is innately shared, it cannot be stolen. Culture isn't an item... if one person starts to eat feta cheese, they are not stopping me, a Greek person, from also eating feta cheese.

  • TacoBombastic
    TacoBombastic 3 месяца назад

    i don't play cod much but how do you fuck up the year and development team that made the game you're talking about heckin god dang man

  • Goth Coffee
    Goth Coffee 3 месяца назад

    don't spake ill of connor the best assassin

  • BeyonDeath78 -
    BeyonDeath78 - 3 месяца назад

    is it weird if your videos help my anxiety

  • Owen Lyons
    Owen Lyons 3 месяца назад

    Even though I love Skyrim a ton I still laughed when he described it as a game where you collect potions