Video Games and Cultural Appropriation


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  • The DORUK
    The DORUK Год назад +1933

    Dear Rags; its my birthday; pin me plz

    • ninjaboytom lolol
      ninjaboytom lolol 6 дней назад

      The DORUK happy birthday

    • Mike Val
      Mike Val Месяц назад

      Happy belated birthday!

    • okayraet Ja
      okayraet Ja 2 месяца назад

      David Mobeck or 2 months early?

    • David Mobeck
      David Mobeck 2 месяца назад

      Happy birthday dude.. ten months late!

    • Mike Semanco
      Mike Semanco 5 месяцев назад

      The DORUK i

  • Khotgor
    Khotgor 8 часов назад

    Honestly, the culture I would want to 'appropriate' would be the Mongols. Even offshoots of them including the mountain and reindeer people.
    I like their clothes and aesthetics.

  • Preston Garvey
    Preston Garvey 6 дней назад

    *TRIGGERED* Skyrim, Elder Scrolls number whatever? A game about collecting potions? I must commune with sithis on this matter!

  • Bradly Freels
    Bradly Freels 14 дней назад

    opfor is short for opposition force

  • The Aussie Ninja
    The Aussie Ninja 17 дней назад

    That bloody idiot used footage from the german
    Oh, squiggly lines.
    He realises english is just blurred shapes, right? Devs do so because actually using the proper language would take effort.

  • Kooky katt
    Kooky katt 21 день назад

    Did you not just whine about Polish culture not depicting brown people in the Witcher3??
    Now you're whining about Cultural appropriation??
    Do SJWs create ANYTHING of their own?
    No, just infect other people's work and capital making demands.

  • The Great Hadoken
    The Great Hadoken 22 дня назад

    Jayman has to be the biggest soycuck the world has ever seen.

  • Jason Mueller
    Jason Mueller 26 дней назад

    Cultural appropriation is the lastest way for racist to stop the difference races and cultures from mixing.

  • Kainable87
    Kainable87 28 дней назад

    I enjoyed AC3 because of the setting... The American Revolution... One of me favorite parts of history to study... I agree with a lot of the criticism that it gets... but I still enjoy it.

  • TheCyanideMonster
    TheCyanideMonster 29 дней назад

    I want you saying "boobified" as a ringtone...

  • Curtis Ver Mehren
    Curtis Ver Mehren Месяц назад

    Aww dammit...
    My give-a-fuck just broke...
    How can anyone keep up with all this progressive insanity anyway?

  • DeltaGem
    DeltaGem Месяц назад

    Damn American Liberals and their ignorant American culture, they think the world revolves around US politics and laws. This is why the rest of the world hates you. And the fact you're gun enthusiastics, you can only blame yourself for your gun violence, the people maybe the ones doing it, and the guns aren't, but making them legal to anyone regardless of their mental state is the reason you're country is so fucked up. That and all the topics Rags talks about. Not saying Europe is any better, they're all fucking idiots too. But at least we don't have to worry about school shootings and mass gun murders. Just Muslims and knives. Fuck you humanity.

  • chainsawcyclone
    chainsawcyclone Месяц назад

    Cultural appropriation is real, it's just a good thing.

  • MarvAlice
    MarvAlice Месяц назад

    Mary might make a good healer...

  • MarvAlice
    MarvAlice Месяц назад

    Hey! Islam isn't the worst! it's 3rd worst after some that practise human sacrifgce.

  • Norsedragoon
    Norsedragoon Месяц назад

    Opfor = opposing forces a general term for the enemy force not an actual faction.

  • Pedro Gonzales
    Pedro Gonzales Месяц назад

    Imagine how this guy would react if he found out about Punch Out.

  • Thomas Kwei
    Thomas Kwei Месяц назад

    So I think the OpFor for CoD is supposed to be some sort of insurgent or terrorist group, so they could have come from anywhere, though most probably would have spoken Arabic.

  • angrybellsprout
    angrybellsprout Месяц назад

    You don't get to live in a society that glorifies genital mutilation in little boys, and claim that similar treatment in little girls is somehow a bad thing.

  • GoSuckAlemon
    GoSuckAlemon Месяц назад

    He has 4.4 dislikes in that video.
    How is it still on?
    Racist sexist c*nt pretending he is the good guy....

  • trautsj
    trautsj Месяц назад

    the developers of smite:sledgehammer games! FUCKING LOST IT!!! lolololol

  • Martin Gustavsson
    Martin Gustavsson Месяц назад

    38:20 I'm reminded of all those "GOKU CAN BEAT ___" posts

  • Commander Wolfe
    Commander Wolfe Месяц назад

    Never mind, Rags caught it in the video.

  • Commander Wolfe
    Commander Wolfe Месяц назад

    18:50 Bruh, this guy has it ALL wrong. Sledgehammer Games didn't make this Map. Infinityward developed the game. Sledgehammer Games didn't start working on a Call of Duty game until MW3. I should know, I've played almost ALL of them.

  • Mortar team and a pooch
    Mortar team and a pooch Месяц назад

    Russians in RA2 and, especially, RA3, are portrayed as parody of themselves with every stereotype crammed together, bears, gulags... And the language? Oh, boy, Soviet March... And you know who loves the damn series? Russians. They find it hilarious. As they did Schwarzenegger in Red Heat: "Cocainum!"

  • Jetblast01
    Jetblast01 Месяц назад

    Rags, I'm disappointed in talk about not wanting to do anything to kids or their vids, but you go after this guy?
    I'm thoroughly convinced that he's clinically retarded. I thought you'd be better than to pick on the mentally handicapped.

    What's that? He's got FUNDING and backed by a "studio"?
    Well crap...

  • CMDR Solaris
    CMDR Solaris Месяц назад

    Someone's probably already mentioned this, and if not I doubt Rags will see it, but to clarify, 22:00, OPFOR is not a nation, even a fake one, it's a truncation of the words 'OPposing FORce'. Basically milspeak for 'the badguys' used in most paperwork. Just wanted to put that out there incase anyone was wondering.

  • Toni Technaclaw
    Toni Technaclaw Месяц назад

    I Guess to Jaymen's Logic all Weeaboos are Criminals of Cultural Appropriation. believe it!

  • Solitary Angel
    Solitary Angel Месяц назад

    I live in England, UK and we see American culture every day in TV and Movies and the News. We get the Hollywood version of America of course, which is the bullshit version. Old Western America, the lawless cowboy towns with gun fights et al was mostly bullshit. Guns were banned, towns had very strict law enforcement, the Marshall system was like a Federal law enforcement before you even had a federation. Hollywood dramatized it though. We see Americans always seeing Therapists in TV but the one's I've spoken too have either never seen one or never admitted to seeing one.
    Gamers though, we meet Americans all the time in MMO's and multiplayer shooters and we find so many similarities between our culture in the UK, in European countries, in Australia, in Canada and in America, gamers are almost a collective culture because the one thing we have in common is that we love this game or that game and we use the game to escape reality for a while. My point which took a while to get to, is that we were given an idea of Americans as presented by the Hollywood machine but then we met real Americans through online games and had many of those stereotypes smashed and now we have you, and Gundam and you guys rant about the bullshit that has always sounded like bullshit to the rest of us. You see dick heads spewing crap like this Jamon twat or Sarkeesian, telling us there are problems where there are clearly none and we had wondered if all Americans are like this, then, here you come along or Gundam or Yong Yea or ACG and you guys make us all realise that it's not Americans, it just a small group of complete twats and that 99.9% of Americans hate these fools and ridicule them the same that 100% of everybody else on the planet does.
    So Thank you for proving that Hollywood paints you guys wrong and that its the Hollywood sect themselves who are the fake Americans and your rants are so fucking entertaining you should never worry about the duration of them, I could listen to you tearing these pretentious shit bags a new asshole on a daily basis without ever feeling the need to watch Pornhub....okay maybe not that much.

  • QuissleQuassle
    QuissleQuassle Месяц назад

    The german they used in the game is actually really bad. I am german, and I had no damn clue what he said.

  • Kyle Lyons
    Kyle Lyons 2 месяца назад

    I want to meet Rags and shake his hand. Middle of Arkansas is like a few hours from me. Lmao

  • I'm Poor
    I'm Poor 2 месяца назад

    I ç55vv5v Li vv5

  • adradox
    adradox 2 месяца назад

    Hindus gave no shit about Smite's Kali initial design, just saying.

  • Alex Brown
    Alex Brown 2 месяца назад

    Small correction Rags, OpFor stands for Op(posing)/Op(positional)For(ces), a military term for any army or military force whatever army you are part of are going up against. In this case it's Arabic soldiers since it's based on the more recent war in Iraq.

  • Voltaic Fire
    Voltaic Fire 2 месяца назад

    Korean games don't represent Hawaiian people, is that a problem too? No.

  • Bacon Suds
    Bacon Suds 2 месяца назад


  • Micah Nightwolf
    Micah Nightwolf 2 месяца назад

    I’d like to know where you got those pictures of the Hindu gods, for, uh... Research purposes. Also I’d fuck Amaterasu in a heartbeat. There’s plenty of Amaterasu porn on e621 but you don’t hear Japanese people whining and bitching about that, now, do you?

  • BeyonDeath78 -
    BeyonDeath78 - 2 месяца назад

    "thats not a letter thats a shape."

  • Select Idiot
    Select Idiot 2 месяца назад

    here in Australia we have a lolly called Redskins, they're very nice.

  • Timothy Griffith
    Timothy Griffith 2 месяца назад


  • ninjaboytom lolol
    ninjaboytom lolol 2 месяца назад

    'Worse than a twelve year old getting dark souls for his birthday' maybe shouldn't have given my nephew that

  • Kai W
    Kai W 2 месяца назад +1

    What happened to cultural diffusion being a good thing?

  • Char
    Char 2 месяца назад +1

    "Today relatively few people worship the god Zeus"... do you even fucking know anything you cuntbag? Pagans are a thing. Jesus fucking christ. I love how literally everyone that preaches this shit forgets Paganism exists. :/

  • Brendan Legault
    Brendan Legault 2 месяца назад

    Instead of making this video an hour, you could've just said he had a minecraft sword in the backround.

  • Frank Sunderland
    Frank Sunderland 2 месяца назад

    Curious... It never bothers me the inaccuracy of games about México... I actually like the references... n I found hilarious the mischieves... like in Army of TWO the Hotel's name "La Raya del Sol" when they were tryin to said "The Sun Shine"... or something like that I guess... but it can been roughly translated as "The Sun Buthole"... jajaja

  • Alex Gun
    Alex Gun 3 месяца назад

    Soda Popinsky What? LOOOL
    I'm Russian and I find this funny:)

  • Mookadite
    Mookadite 3 месяца назад

    Smite? More like SMUT!
    Am I late?

  • Best Beekeeper
    Best Beekeeper 3 месяца назад +1

    i find it funny that you constantly refer to japan's culture, just because japanese culture is xenophobic, and the percieved irony there is kinda entertaining. not an important remark, but i found it funny.

  • tominatorxx
    tominatorxx 3 месяца назад

    43:21 - He couldn't have picked a worse game in the background to make his point.
    The whole story of Far Cry 2 is about how you are send as a mercenary to kill a weapons dealer who is delivering weapons to both factions of a civil war. Throughout the whole game you start to realize that your actions are not helping the country in any way. The point the game wants to make is that one man isn't going to change the outcome or solve everything. You are just as bad as the power hungry politicians of both factions and you have a lot in common with the weapons dealer you are hunting. Nobody is a perfect good guy in that game, that's the whole point of it!
    It's just like Spec Ops The Line a modern adaptation of "The Heart Of Darkness".
    Does that sound like: "Worlds designed to be conquered by players"?

  • nicks bekko
    nicks bekko 3 месяца назад

    well this video is old, this comment is mostly useless and will probably never be seen by anyone but.... with arabic being one of my 3 native languages I can confirm that the image shown at 23:54 contains a true arabic sentence on the top-right pannel (it says Iraqi Borders oddly enough...) and a bunch of squiggely lines on the top-left pannel that hold absolutely no meaning.
    May he who sees this comment sleep more cultivated tonight. Or not.

  • Mr.DarkHeart
    Mr.DarkHeart 3 месяца назад

    Bosnian Hercegovenian culture? Holy shit I didn't know Rags knew we actually existed.

  • yan shooter defron't
    yan shooter defron't 3 месяца назад

    actually i disagree with one thing you say
    holy mary could be a great support champion in smite
    roman cristian/hebraic religion have a lot of good ideas for champions of smite,theres the 8 winged archangel metatron,leviatan,lucifer morningstar,the archangel gabriel,cain the first assasin,king solomon,the dragon slayer saint jorge,the nature friend saint francisco
    i hope smite one day have the guts to add this panteon,i think any player would love to play as a angel and kick some demon asses with his divine smite

  • jim bob
    jim bob 3 месяца назад

    OP 4 = opposing force

  • jim bob
    jim bob 3 месяца назад

    is he seriously fucking complaining about signs in a fucking tiny multiplayer map? they will literally take anything and bitch about it

  • Łukasz
    Łukasz 3 месяца назад

    Your german is great XD.

  • Steve Evets
    Steve Evets 3 месяца назад

    Nah that looks actually like german gameplay not edited

  • jouna lehtiö
    jouna lehtiö 3 месяца назад

    "Shivering Isles terrible expansion...

  • Rene D
    Rene D 3 месяца назад

    Well.. there was this one character called KOS-MOS from the Xenosaga series. She wasn't the Virgin Mary.... but she did house the Soul of Mary Magdalene.
    Then there was Telos from Xenosaga Ep3.... who was the body of Mary Magdalene.
    Too bad Xenosaga wasn't referenced in that video.....though.

  • Eric Michels
    Eric Michels 3 месяца назад

    What doesn't offend sjw's? It seems that the only thing they truly hate are white men.

  • Alissa D
    Alissa D 3 месяца назад

    So we're supposed to hate video games where we go into a foreign land and become a master? Are we also supposed to hate classic works of literature like Dune, Tarzan, Conan the Barbarian, Beowulf or The Iliad, just to name a few, because they do the same thing? This is a trope that has existed as long as story telling has.

    EURIPODES 3 месяца назад

    How can you not love Tex-Mex? Also, #Bovinelivesmatter

  • Russell Wilkes
    Russell Wilkes 3 месяца назад

    This guy wants to be offened for everyone. As an Indian, or the "politically correct" term native American I don't give a shit how we are portrayed in video games or tv, or movies. And yeah we did have one of the worst act of genocides in history committed on us but we don't go around bitching about it, it was over 100 fucking years ago. Except for boarding schools. That shit was awful, and ended too late....

  • Ian Proctor
    Ian Proctor 3 месяца назад

    19:48 Something I want to actually call you out on if I may Rags.
    Islam extremism is one of the worst religions in the world. As someone who is agnostic, and has met a devout Islamic man, I can say they're nothing like their outrageous overseas counterparts.
    The man follows the religion closely, willing to compromise his company and earnings for the day just to make sure he prays on time. Yet....he didn't try to force his religion on me. Of course he had a VERY negative opinion of dick lovers such as yourself and mine but he also was willing to, despite that, bring me to his little gatherings, where they shared food, teach me a bit about his culture and Islam as it is portrayed properly, pretty much Christianity with some deviations where Muhammad is the main focus instead of jesus or the prophets of yore, and came to my rescue time and time again.
    All the while he treated me like a son because of how hard I work and how willing I was to make sure I did my role in the company. He showed me immense respect, as did everyone at his prayer meetings every few days.
    They would welcome me as a friend, even though I was not only a stranger but an outsider to their religion as well. I would say it's like comparing Christians to murderous Jehova's Witnesses.
    Now I won't say you have to respect Islam because I can see why you wouldn't like it. But it turns out (at least compared to the hundreds of muslims I met in Denver Colorado and the surrounding area) that a lot of the negative things surrounding Islam as a whole is just....well, media garbage and fear mongering. Of course in the middle east it's far worse, and there's stoning and beheading. So I suppose I'll just say that for the most part "American" Islam seems alright. Terrorists aside, extremism aside, pretty peaceful even.

  • Ian Proctor
    Ian Proctor 3 месяца назад

    I wish I had a foreskin....

  • konari
    konari 3 месяца назад

    *pet da dog*

  • Brai Diaz
    Brai Diaz 3 месяца назад

    😂😂🔫 "Kali is practically wearing a round of applause" killed me mate 13/10

  • TacticalPhantom
    TacticalPhantom 3 месяца назад

    What game does he play at the start

  • MCPunk55
    MCPunk55 3 месяца назад

    The only misrepresentation in Smite is Shiva... also in Final Fantasy... because Shiva's a dude.

  • MCPunk55
    MCPunk55 3 месяца назад

    Fun fact, without this "Cultural appropriation", only Europe would be considered a civilized society today, as all the other ones influenced by Europeans would not have evolved the same way, if at all, and would most likely die out for obvious reasons such as isolation which leads to lack of resources, which leads to warmongering, which leads to death by starvation or butchery... even now, many countries in Africa, especially, aren't considered civilized. They are theocratic countries that hate everything fuckwits like the one in the video try to force down our throats. If a game developer creates a game in Africa and inserts tribes warring with each other, that is actually accurate.

  • StarzoneNeo bills
    StarzoneNeo bills 3 месяца назад

    Wait, your a maygar...
    Fuck you rags, I hate maygars

  • HKönig
    HKönig 3 месяца назад

    the phantom menace > episode 7 and 8 put together...

  • Narfi Bjarnason
    Narfi Bjarnason 3 месяца назад

    You haven't been outside your own country?

    I recommend it

  • David Roudebush
    David Roudebush 3 месяца назад

    The Virgin Mary is not a god. I am a Christian so I know the Bible enough to know that Mary is a human

  • Seven Seas
    Seven Seas 4 месяца назад

    I've gotta say, I like your content Rags, but you are kind of self-righteous in your own way you know it? (aren't we all though...?) , of course PBS is bullshit, but don't act as if every-time a different culture is represented it is because they admire said culture, and just as you'd dislike a video talking about videogames and gamers and misrepresenting them, saying inaccurate things because the person didn't bother to really get to know the subject, some people dislike the same being done to their culture, if you don't want to care about them and their sensibilities, then don't get all defensive when people say BS about videogames. And I'm not even talking about SJW, they go waaay out of line, like there is such a thing as an objective "social justice" and the examples given by PBS are all over the place , but some people even if they don't get specially outraged by it, might still appreciate more thought put behind the representation of their culture, just as you'd probably appreciate if gamers weren't always represented as whiny entitled b**** by the media, even if "gaming culture" doesn't belong to you.
    You just go too much into moral whites and blacks, if they say something is bad, you gotta say it's good, like there's no place for moral grey areas, but perhaps you're perfectly aware of it and just think it's more entertaining this way?

  • M4ruta
    M4ruta 4 месяца назад +6

    Undoubtedly the greatest and most offensive example of cultural appropriation in the history of ever:
    In 1967, the Israeli army achieved a staggering and unprecedented victory against the combined armies of Egypt, Syria, Jordan, and several supporting Arab countries. Their crushing defeat of the Egyptian army was largely due to their tactic of breaking the enemy lines with armor units and then covering as most ground as quickly as possible, causing great confusion among the enemy ranks.
    You've probably guessed it by now, but the Jews culturally appropriated the Germans with their tried and proven tactic of 'Blitzkrieg' (tr.: 'Lightning war').
    (source: 'The Lion's Gate: On the Front Lines of the Six Day War', Pressfield (2014)

  • MasterNate1172 WOW93
    MasterNate1172 WOW93 4 месяца назад

    I respect Mexico for Tex Mex if nothing else.

  • NZAnimeManga
    NZAnimeManga 4 месяца назад

    Isn't this twat "culturally appropriating" the internet?

  • Terry Butler
    Terry Butler 4 месяца назад

    Jesus and Satan would fit right into SMITE.

  • Riotous Rebel
    Riotous Rebel 4 месяца назад

    You ever think the Huffington Post got it's name from huffing too much glue therefore being too high to tell proper news.
    ...Or just be decent people.

  • toolfreak50
    toolfreak50 4 месяца назад

    I actually like connor. He's stoic, very socially awkward, and straightforward. Didn't stop him though. Also to be fair rags... we only had a single game with him.

  • zscout1288
    zscout1288 4 месяца назад

    My... Brain.... Hurts....

  • asszudemi2647
    asszudemi2647 4 месяца назад

    oh my is it even remotely possible to mix up german and arabic? i am flabbergasted

  • Dupz Isaac
    Dupz Isaac 4 месяца назад

    Worst part is that Asian is the "Dominant culture" due to there being nearly twice as many asian people than Caucasian.

  • Hoopyy
    Hoopyy 4 месяца назад

    Spain isn't the west?

  • Gloomy Gondola
    Gloomy Gondola 4 месяца назад

    "usually dominant group or culture like caucasians"
    this motherfucker

  • Steve Chimpanzie
    Steve Chimpanzie 4 месяца назад

    the Virgin Mary is a Milf

  • Trüe Brit
    Trüe Brit 4 месяца назад

    I honestly don't get why people like this guy insist on taking a medium that provides us with a welcomed escape from reality, where nothing matters and anything is possible, something that's fun and turning it into some mundane experience that needs to have all of these rules and restrictions in place sucking the pleasure out of it. It's like hearing a great song and not being willing to enjoy it the way it was intended but instead wanting all of the lyrics changed so its about diversity and becomes a different song. They're games, made for our entertainment, that's it, nothing more. If you're so bothered by that, take up knitting or some freakin thing. Enough already

  • Santi Veronis
    Santi Veronis 4 месяца назад

    lol , resident evil 4 takes place near my house, and we Spaniards are not oppressed

  • Santi Veronis
    Santi Veronis 4 месяца назад

    lol , resident evil 4 takes place near my house, and we Spaniards are not oppressed

  • Simidae
    Simidae 4 месяца 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 4 месяца назад

    // { "Tldr\ Jayson": { "meta" : [ "necro-post",Rat-Hole","anecdotal","I\ \

  • dragonbo333
    dragonbo333 5 месяцев назад +1

    Snowflakes creed. Nothings safe, everything is offensive.

  • InsertTeaHere
    InsertTeaHere 5 месяцев назад +1

    "Nerf this!"
    *Lightning bolt sound effect*

  • InsertTeaHere
    InsertTeaHere 5 месяцев назад +1

    Attila the Hun didn't hail from Hungary.

  • Nelmar Swagger
    Nelmar Swagger 5 месяцев назад

    Those god damned Indians coming from the TV

  • Mike Semanco
    Mike Semanco 5 месяцев назад +1

    39:58 lol

  • Z Zs
    Z Zs 5 месяцев 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 5 месяцев назад

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

  • AhrenDerGamer
    AhrenDerGamer 5 месяцев назад

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

  • KamenRiderAnt
    KamenRiderAnt 5 месяцев 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.