Video Games and Cultural Appropriation

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  • The DORUK
    The DORUK 8 месяцев назад +1799

    Dear Rags; its my birthday; pin me plz

    • Mike Semanco
      Mike Semanco 7 дней назад

      The DORUK i

    • ShyGuyXXL
      ShyGuyXXL 18 дней назад


    • whiterabbit75
      whiterabbit75 Месяц назад

      What, in front of everybody? You kinky thing, you.

    • Pizza Face
      Pizza Face Месяц назад

      I'm a little late but happy birthday

      dDARKLIGHTNING Месяц назад

      The DORUK *

  • Simidae
    Simidae 3 часа назад

    Aww man they took your happy sheath? That sucks. I still have most of my original parts including my webbed toes. I got the brain tumor & appendix cut out but that wasn't for cosmetic reasons.

  • Jack Pwn
    Jack Pwn 2 дня назад

    // { "Tldr\ Jayson": { "meta" : [ "necro-post",Rat-Hole","anecdotal","I\ \<3\ leather-jackets","fob","crazy-russians","life\ sucks\,\ then\ you\ die","hard-boiled","blah-blah-blah-im-better-than-you","satire" ] } }
    Regarding the question/statement @51:20 [fuller context: @50:48] - "...did Nico Belic, did he properly represent 'Russian' culture, or 'Eastern-European' culture?"
    My "qualifications", remarks, and opinion on the subject:
    As an immigrant from this "Eastern-Europian" or "Russian" Culture, [more specific, Soviet Eastern-European], having not completely abadonded my culture of origin while assumlating into the [dream of the] American dream, I can say that 'No, Nice Belic does not properly represent those cultures', and, 'Yes, and very much so, Nico Belic does represent some/most immigrant's experiences and difficulties from Eastern-Europe/Russia around the ~90's/~00's'. As such, I was in awe and amazement, of the accurate protrayal of the Eastern-European immigrant macro pseudo-culture and it's steroe-types, values, distains, and overall mindset found in the gameplay of Rockstar's "GTA IV". I also love the the comic tongue'n'cheek references and inside jokes that most like mided [ex]fob's can understand and laugh at. This content, would cause "the un-social unjustice sno'rriors" to melt with "unquenchable [, busy-body] fury" due to blatant "Ray's-ism discram-a-nation".
    I would also like to add, unless personally expierenced, most people cannot begin to fathom the difficulties of moving to another "culture" (world, planet, bizarro-world). It is not just "daring", but couragous, optimistic, and mad to embark on such a life journy. Ignorantly moving with the lack of proper [and unattainable] psyhcological and monetary "luxuries", while fighting for your family's survival and sanity. To this, my Father was, and is, a Man among men, an embodiement of courage and brawn, of whom I will always fall short in becoming.
    PS, 10/10 of us would rather go "bowling with Roman" (homo-eroticly, no homo), than throwing darts with a "spoiled" (grossly, in comparison), forgettable dame at some divinely lousy dive bar. And yes, Roman would forever give us beef* about it if we did otherwise.
    * No animals were harmed by the dishing out of Roman's [figurative] beef [nor was it implied, hence figurative].

  • dragonbo333
    dragonbo333 4 дня назад +1

    Snowflakes creed. Nothings safe, everything is offensive.

  • Some Anti-French British Bloke
    Some Anti-French British Bloke 5 дней назад +1

    "Nerf this!"
    *Lightning bolt sound effect*

  • Some Anti-French British Bloke
    Some Anti-French British Bloke 5 дней назад +1

    Attila the Hun didn't hail from Hungary.

  • Nelmar Swagger
    Nelmar Swagger 7 дней назад

    Those god damned Indians coming from the TV

  • Mike Semanco
    Mike Semanco 7 дней назад

    39:58 lol

  • Z Zs
    Z Zs 7 дней назад

    Hungarian is a name due to an association made by people who did not know better. The only link we have to the actual huns, is some legends that says supposedly their last tribe joined the 7 tribes of Magyars (What we actually call ourselves) when they were still living on the steppes that is today in the Ukraine. But Hungarians are not actual descendants of Huns. Ancient stories claim we were "brothers" and Attila left the Carpathian valley to us. But that was most likely just a justification made up by our tribal leaders when our ancestors had to move further west and settled where Hungary is today.

  • Dottoman
    Dottoman 12 дней назад

    Is he implying that all Indians are Hindus? What a racist.

  • MysterionGaming
    MysterionGaming 13 дней назад

    I'm part German and whenever I see adolf hitler in games I pound my hands on the wall and yell

  • KamenRiderAnt
    KamenRiderAnt 14 дней назад

    Dude hates the possibility of mastering your domain because he's a manlet who could NEVER be the master of his own domain. George from Sienfeld is more of an alpha than this twerp.

  • Josh Hoff
    Josh Hoff 14 дней назад

    Just started watching and I swear if this guy says civ 5 is cultural appropriation I'm gonna flip my shit

  • mkl rqfewgrqeswa
    mkl rqfewgrqeswa 14 дней назад

    They speak of Cultural appropriation and they wanted to change THOR a Norse god into a girl.

  • Eddy Boy
    Eddy Boy 15 дней назад

    So basically cultural appropriation is fucking annoying. And left wingers want game devs to focus more on getting a culture right, than actually making a good game. God I'm happy I'm not part of the left untermensch.

  • Zeburaman2005
    Zeburaman2005 16 дней назад

    Hey Rags, about the depiction of the Virgin Mary: did you ever realise, especially in the context of processions where her statue is carried around, that her representation looks astonishingly phallic in shape? That shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone, though: the Virgin Mary's cult and worship merely replaced paganistic fertility cults that still exist today in some places, like Japan.

  • Zeburaman2005
    Zeburaman2005 16 дней назад

    The funny thing about the Prince of Persia series is that it takes its cues from 1940s and onward very cliché ridden Hollywood films based on One Thousand and One Nights tales, so basically fairy-tales. All this controversy surrounding cultural appropriation is little more than an attack against imagination where movies and video games are concerned. It's as if these people going on and on about it were completely incapable of distinguishing between phantasy and reality. Or maybe they are so desperate to remain relevant in a society that doesn't give a shit that they have to constantly find new territories to colonise, and that's rich coming from people who are supposed to be fighting against colonisation. Imagination simply represents the latest piece of geography that still eludes their political and ideological domination.

  • L4Disillusion
    L4Disillusion 17 дней назад

    more made up words it's like I'm stuck in a terrible George Orwell novel!

  • thetrue wise gamer
    thetrue wise gamer 17 дней назад

    personally i like connor thought it sucked at first but he atleast the only one their not doing this for selfish reason and that always make them betterl l

  • thetrue wise gamer
    thetrue wise gamer 17 дней назад

    personally i like connor thought it sucked at first but he atleast the only one their not doing this for selfish reason and that always make them better

  • ShyGuyXXL
    ShyGuyXXL 18 дней назад

    "I do think dicks LOOK better with a little bit of trimming."
    Fair enough, but do they FUNCTION better? Do they FEEL better? You can't really say, can you? Since you've never had an uncut dick past infanthood.
    As an uncut guy, I would never want to part with my foreskin, no matter how it made my dick look.
    That's why every guy should be able to choose for himself whether he wants to keep his foreskin or not, when he's old enough to decide for himself. If I had been cut as a baby I'd never know how much I'd miss it as an adult.

  • NemFX
    NemFX 19 дней назад

    "What the fuck is that? A triangle? That's not a letter, that's a shape. I went to kindergarten." Best line. Hardest I've laughed in quite awhile.

  • mitsota101
    mitsota101 20 дней назад

    "What the fuck is that? it's not a letter, it's a shape"
    Perfectly sums up every time I've ever tried to read a non-english word.
    Oh yeah, and tha cip from the old Prey? Go to any reservation, people dress like that all the time.
    (Granted it's usually to make the weird clothing look more apealing to tourists who don't know not to buy a $60 shirt, but they do wear it.)

  • Treefy IsHere
    Treefy IsHere 22 дня назад +1

    I'm a (moderate) liberal and I couldn't agree more that Islam is bad.

  • sneakyturtle100
    sneakyturtle100 22 дня назад

    I giggled at  how much you sounded like Brak; around the 35:48 mark.

  • Pedro Couto
    Pedro Couto 23 дня назад

    You appropriated the canine culture.

  • Miranda Lyneete Stewart
    Miranda Lyneete Stewart 23 дня назад

    Games should be fun, slightly educational and mostly non-glitchy

  • The Bukkakian From The Planet Dillhole

    ....god damn drunk-ass red indian ghosts opening up giant sarlacc tentacle anuses in people's walls in that movie poltergeist!
    *shakes fist*

  • Natalie Wood
    Natalie Wood 25 дней назад

    Ok realistic GTA city of God... too much? Would be accurate though.

    • Natalie Wood
      Natalie Wood 25 дней назад

      Oh forgot drug lords don't from Rio don't make games

  • abfg616
    abfg616 25 дней назад

    best youtuber

  • Dapper Wolf
    Dapper Wolf 26 дней назад

    In resident evil 4,5,6 you save the country , how's that bad........

  • Don Andersen
    Don Andersen 26 дней назад

    I wonder if jaiman realizes kali is portrayed topless in Hindu culture, so technically in smite she is more covered up

  • turbob1000
    turbob1000 29 дней назад

    People from different races enjoy white culture daily and you dont hear me complaining

  • Rust Fe2O3
    Rust Fe2O3 29 дней назад

    I’m a goner say something stupid or smart I’m currently reading it. A ultra left is 1984 or something similar to what it trying to say

  • Patrick St. Pierre
    Patrick St. Pierre 29 дней назад

    Far Cry 4... your character is from Kyrat

  • Kira Caroso
    Kira Caroso Месяц назад

    I am so glad they stopped making videos.

  • whiterabbit75
    whiterabbit75 Месяц назад

    Hey, Rags. I found a Shiba picture you need to add to your collection for when you deal with these idiots that make your head hurt.
    Also, these SJW's hate that Native American tribes being lumped together into one monolithic stereotype, have no problem lumping all white people into one monolithic stereotype.
    Oh, and #BovineLivesMatter

  • Clickbait Cancer
    Clickbait Cancer Месяц назад

    “Worse than a 12 year old getting Dark Souls for their birthday”
    *vietnam flashbacks*

  • Patrick Martel
    Patrick Martel Месяц назад

    You can pair letters together by reading them
    Jk I'm saying this because I speak French

  • steel king
    steel king Месяц назад

    i dont like the american part native were natives im part native 600 tribes no the whites killed so many of the natives that it would make hitler proud and thank you we are good looking

  • CharmCitysKing
    CharmCitysKing Месяц назад

    This Jamin guys a fag

    • GM H
      GM H 24 дня назад

      CharmCitysKing obviously 😂 I'm gay and he broke my radar 😂😂😂 like rupaul jealous of all that sissying that walk 😂😂😂

  • Starter Pack
    Starter Pack Месяц назад

    The wise Native American man is from the Original Prey game. Fantastic title, strongly suggest you pick it up Rags.

  • Clonie
    Clonie Месяц назад

    I like speaking Swedish even though I'm not Swedish, OH BOY I CAUSE SOME OF THAT CULTURAL APPROPRIATION CRUCIFY ME!!!1!

  • Jason Heiman
    Jason Heiman Месяц назад

    Rags, I know you'll never see this comment but OP4 is military slang for opposing force

  • - Mcfat -
    - Mcfat - Месяц назад

    18:55 THATS GERMAN
    what an idiot

  • Jared Doucet
    Jared Doucet Месяц назад

    Just discovered Rags and already, you give great content. You add humor and personality while debunking these videos and proving them wrong with research and understanding. New subscriber

  • void735
    void735 2 месяца назад

    Dear Rags, got a big dick

  • Lankey Bastard
    Lankey Bastard 2 месяца назад

    Op For is shorthand for Oppositional forces

  • Puppu Jinks
    Puppu Jinks 2 месяца назад +3

    *This is skyrim, its about CoLeCtINg PoTioNs*

  • Lone Wolf
    Lone Wolf 2 месяца назад +1

    Hey rags just a little bit of info, the term OPFOR is used by are military for representing an enemy, usually for training purposes in war games. And must commonly is used in video games to represent eastern forces such as Russian and china with some middle eastern forces.

  • Puremindgames
    Puremindgames 2 месяца назад

    "it's about collecting potions"
    I laughed so hard if I was a woman I'd have peed myself, instead I'll just go for a fag

  • TriggaHappy97
    TriggaHappy97 2 месяца назад

    Love the seth iova art :P

  • Nick Oak
    Nick Oak 2 месяца назад

    That old native american man is from Prey, he is the only character who dresses like that and is noted to be extremely traditionalist (not to mention native american spiritualism is actually an important part of the narrative and how the main character has his abilities)
    Had he showed more footage of the game you would see two other native Americans not wearing "stereotypical" native american outfit, Tommy, the player wears a letterman jacket and jeans, and another character who is wearing another, modern day outfit.

  • christian toledo
    christian toledo 2 месяца назад +3

    Caucasian? More like COCKcasian! HA HA HA HA.....

    notice me rags.

  • mosquitor !!
    mosquitor !! 2 месяца назад


  • Boss LeDude
    Boss LeDude 2 месяца назад

    After watching "too much" rags I basically went from "I disagree and here's why" to "no that's wrong and you should know it, you fucking idiot". Thanks Rags, I love you.
    (Btw, I like rags, if that was too confusing)

  • Jarod Vermilye
    Jarod Vermilye 2 месяца назад

    I as a norse pagan am offended by skyrim and smite, they misrepresented fenrir who is the size of a planet.
    Post script: i'm being fucking sarcastic.

    • Jarod Vermilye
      Jarod Vermilye 2 дня назад

      vikings were actually dope as shit, but they got fucked by historians and stereotype. did you know that vikings invented the rap battle?

    • Cringe Control
      Cringe Control 2 дня назад

      As a Norwegian, the cultural appropriation of Vikings and viking headwear triggers me /s

  • Ray
    Ray 3 месяца назад

    Like that guy plays anything else than solitaire or whatever the fuck iMac version of that is, and that's the problem. Why do game developers and publishers listen to these cunts?? EA or any other AAA publisher could make the most politically correct game ever with 300 different genders and all the sexual preferences on the rainbow palette, but that would probably still be viewed as sexist and culturally appropriated because they exploit LGBTQAZY++ COMMUNITY., it doesn't change the fact that these trigglypuffs won't touch the game anyways, but neither does regular gamers. I hope developers realise that they shouldn't listen to these "world healers".

  • Hayden laxson
    Hayden laxson 3 месяца назад

    The Indian looks like a shaman I May be wrong though I don't want two look it up I'm lazy

  • DaSerialGenius
    DaSerialGenius 3 месяца назад

    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 3 месяца назад

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

  • Aulé the Battlemage
    Aulé the Battlemage 3 месяца назад

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

  • Sparky Randwick
    Sparky Randwick 3 месяца назад

    That German was terrible. Love the vids❤️❤️❤️

  • Bep Kororoti
    Bep Kororoti 3 месяца назад

    SJW are CANCER...especially this guy from PBS

  • Kris Sturm
    Kris Sturm 3 месяца назад

    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 3 месяца назад

    Part Magyar? Awesome! #Magyarok

  • Brian Stell
    Brian Stell 3 месяца назад

    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 4 месяца назад

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

  • Geldai013
    Geldai013 4 месяца 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 4 месяца 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 4 месяца назад

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

  • 5 Gum
    5 Gum 4 месяца назад

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

  • bob sloan
    bob sloan 4 месяца 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 4 месяца 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 4 месяца назад

    Yay Minnesota

  • EstherTheNicey
    EstherTheNicey 4 месяца назад +17

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

  • MrThademon
    MrThademon 4 месяца 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 4 месяца назад

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

  • TheGreenWondr
    TheGreenWondr 4 месяца назад

    This video was uploaded on my birthday!

  • SwankMank
    SwankMank 4 месяца назад

    RIP Rag's dick T^T

  • Auren
    Auren 4 месяца назад

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

  • Auren
    Auren 4 месяца назад

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

  • Zoomspilo
    Zoomspilo 4 месяца назад +10

    "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 4 месяца 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 4 месяца назад

    Does anyone else physically struggle to listen to Jayman talk?

  • Ryan Rucker
    Ryan Rucker 4 месяца назад +6

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

  • Blake Alester
    Blake Alester 4 месяца назад

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

  • An fear Skuzzy Games
    An fear Skuzzy Games 5 месяцев назад

    the worst religion is probably christianity @19:48

  • Commie Doggo
    Commie Doggo 5 месяцев назад +1

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

  • Elementary_ Aleks
    Elementary_ Aleks 5 месяцев назад +1

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

  • *** ***
    *** *** 5 месяцев 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 5 месяцев назад


  • Hox
    Hox 5 месяцев назад

    minnesota yeet

  • Remy The Red
    Remy The Red 5 месяцев назад

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

  • Kang Shen
    Kang Shen 5 месяцев 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 5 месяцев 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.

  • Serbian Ball
    Serbian Ball 5 месяцев 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 5 месяцев 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 5 месяцев назад +1

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

  • Vashish Manohar
    Vashish Manohar 5 месяцев назад

    in case anyone relise the game was in afganistan

  • PeninsulaCity2024
    PeninsulaCity2024 5 месяцев 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.