Video Games and Cultural Appropriation


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  • The DORUK
    The DORUK Год назад +1985

    Dear Rags; its my birthday; pin me plz

    • ninjaboytom lolol
      ninjaboytom lolol 2 месяца назад

      The DORUK happy birthday

    • Mike Val
      Mike Val 3 месяца назад

      Happy belated birthday!

    • okayraet Ja
      okayraet Ja 4 месяца назад

      David Mobeck or 2 months early?

    • David Mobeck
      David Mobeck 5 месяцев назад

      Happy birthday dude.. ten months late!

    • Mike Semanco
      Mike Semanco 7 месяцев назад

      The DORUK i

  • Dat estonian gamer
    Dat estonian gamer 2 дня назад

    "That's a triangle not a letter. I went to kindergarten. You can't fool me you sneaky Greeks!"

  • Sir Spammo
    Sir Spammo 3 дня назад

    What do you mean you have smacked the great goddess Kali with the bat of nerfs?

  • Ribbon
    Ribbon 4 дня назад

    Fun fact, Thunder from Killer Instinct isn't just a generic native american; he's from a real Native tribe, the Nez Percé, who were consulted on how to faithfully design his character.
    Not only that, he also fluently speaks the obscure Nez Percé in-game.
    He can have T-Hawk, though, he just looks dumb.

  • The SRK
    The SRK 6 дней назад

    It's shit like this that make's me wish Russia would Invade the U.S

  • Greenwood4727
    Greenwood4727 8 дней назад

    Technically Jaymin has culturally appropriated British Culture..he actually stole the language of britain.. ;) i can say this as i am british . ;)..

  • Zephius
    Zephius 16 дней назад

    So this idiot believes going from rags to riches in a foreign space is bad? Lol, tell that to African Americans, refugees, or maybe to the entire species of Homo Sapiens. It's what we humans do for fuck sake. Our ability to adapt and overcome hardship, especially in new territory, is what makes us human, and that's why we can easily relate to this "power fantasy" as this halfwit put it.

  • Taterz
    Taterz 17 дней назад

    so is the swastika a cultural appropriation? or is it just superior german engineering?

  • Daniel Cox
    Daniel Cox 17 дней назад

    Shakespeare is dead. Long dead. We don't even know if he was a single person! New rules don't apply to him.

  • Speoke Osai
    Speoke Osai 19 дней назад

    Did Jamin just call smite a fighting game?

  • Brandon Hernandez
    Brandon Hernandez 19 дней назад

    Just watched this for the first time. The old Indian man is your grandfather in Prey where you play as a Native America man who is nothing like his culture. Great game by the way.

  • saracha time
    saracha time 20 дней назад

    ayo rags, I'm an Arkansas boy too. respond if you like the hogs, eh rags

  • Окаянный
    Окаянный 22 дня назад

    Culture appropriation does not exist outside of western (primarilly American) progressives' minds. The rest of the world knows it as culture appreciation.

  • khatdubell
    khatdubell 25 дней назад

    At least he put lenses in the fake glasses for this video?

  • cmeier360
    cmeier360 Месяц назад

    An ISIS simulator would actually be very fun, sorta like a Postal for Muslims lol

    • The Crimson fucker
      The Crimson fucker 17 дней назад

      Or a full game version of the no Russian mission.

  • RN J
    RN J Месяц назад +2

    Im danish, and when i see a viking character in a game and his nationality isnt specified or his specific village, i dont care im just glad cause it just means that a part of my national history is being shown and celebrated

  • Gleidston Filipe
    Gleidston Filipe Месяц назад +1

    This blue Indian goddess seems like someone I'd like to date. Strong, athletic, sexy, confident, gets shit done by her own four hands, takes pride in her body... All very flattering attributes.

  • Nateifier
    Nateifier Месяц назад

    i learnt more from this video than i ever learnt from school, you should become a teacher

  • PlagueRunner
    PlagueRunner Месяц назад +1

    They burrow my white culture all the time by not dieing in their 20s thanks to western medicine invented by white people or the internet or phones or riding in cars or walking into buildings

  • Grim Plissken
    Grim Plissken Месяц назад

    Highlander movie had Katanas Cultural Appropriation

  • CasanisPlays
    CasanisPlays Месяц назад

    I love it! A wannabe academic using Wikipedia to attack a video made 2 years ago. Half the questions you pose in your rambling are clearly answered. Just do a little research.

  • Kakyoin the milf hunter
    Kakyoin the milf hunter Месяц назад

    Kali best girl

  • Movie Man Reviews
    Movie Man Reviews Месяц назад

    That chick who was offended by Adam Sandler for Ridiculous 6 is a hypocrite. She was offended by the appropriation of native american culture and expressed it by saying "no bueno" ridiculing and appropriating my Hispanic culture. I am offended by her. (Not really but just calling out the stupidity and hypocrisy)

  • Seawolf
    Seawolf Месяц назад

    I swear to god Fringy covered this video too but I cannot find it!

  • Giorgi Gogolashvili
    Giorgi Gogolashvili Месяц назад

    As someone who is ethnically Caucasian I'm angry he appropriated the word 'Caucasian' for the whole race, how dare he!

  • Lilly Lewis
    Lilly Lewis Месяц назад

    Arkansas doesn't exist you fucking moron

  • PelemusMcSoy
    PelemusMcSoy Месяц назад

    First we're told we don't respect other peoples' cultures. Now we're told to stop adopting other peoples' cultures.
    Rinse and repeat.

  • k l
    k l Месяц назад

    lols ill stop cultural appropriating things when everyone ellse stops celebrating christmass , easter... pretty much all the hollidays. as those are all Western Culture.

  • casual sun
    casual sun 2 месяца назад

    I can only think the mw2 thing went like this hey whats the developer of call of duty , i don't noe let me look it up , ok its sledgehammer games but its the most resent game maby call of duty has WHAT you really think that games change developers that's like saying that fallout was made by some dumbass studio like black ilsa or use being hack anyway what ine of most beloved call of duty game that hates Muslims

  • Kaida Hoshi
    Kaida Hoshi 2 месяца назад +2

    if you dont put people of other cultures into a game, you are white-washing, if you DO put people of other cultures into your game, its cultural appropriation. There is literally no way of pleasing these idiotic "special snowflakes"

  • Joce Almighty
    Joce Almighty 2 месяца назад

    Let's not forget that GTA IV is about a Russian coming to America, getting strong in it, becoming rich and getting a tonne of weapons. You then proceed to cause havoc in it. It's exactly the thing he criticised Far Cry for doing. Except, as you said, GTA IV is set in a predominantly white culture so it doesn't count.

  • Mason Martinez
    Mason Martinez 2 месяца назад +1

    We need Jesus and Allah in smite lmao

  • Khotgor
    Khotgor 2 месяца 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.

  • Garvey #1
    Garvey #1 2 месяца назад

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

  • Bradly Freels
    Bradly Freels 2 месяца назад

    opfor is short for opposition force

  • Connor Hayes
    Connor Hayes 2 месяца 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 2 месяца назад +1

    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 2 месяца назад

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

  • Jason Mueller
    Jason Mueller 3 месяца назад

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

  • Kainable87
    Kainable87 3 месяца 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 3 месяца назад

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

  • Curtis Ver Mehren
    Curtis Ver Mehren 3 месяца назад

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

  • DeltaGem
    DeltaGem 3 месяца 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 3 месяца назад

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

  • MarvAlice
    MarvAlice 3 месяца назад

    Mary might make a good healer...

  • MarvAlice
    MarvAlice 3 месяца назад

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

  • Norsedragoon
    Norsedragoon 3 месяца назад

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

  • Pedro Gonzales
    Pedro Gonzales 3 месяца назад

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

  • Thomas Kwei
    Thomas Kwei 3 месяца 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 3 месяца 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 3 месяца 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 3 месяца назад

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

  • Martin Gustavsson
    Martin Gustavsson 3 месяца назад

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

  • Commander Wolfe
    Commander Wolfe 3 месяца назад

    Never mind, Rags caught it in the video.

  • Commander Wolfe
    Commander Wolfe 3 месяца 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 3 месяца 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 3 месяца 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 3 месяца 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 3 месяца назад +1

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

  • Solitary Angel
    Solitary Angel 3 месяца 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 3 месяца 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 4 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 4 месяца назад

    I ç55vv5v Li vv5

  • adradox
    adradox 4 месяца назад

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

  • Alex Brown
    Alex Brown 4 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 4 месяца назад

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

  • Bacon Suds
    Bacon Suds 4 месяца назад


  • Micah Nightwolf
    Micah Nightwolf 4 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 - 4 месяца назад

    "thats not a letter thats a shape."

  • Select Idiot
    Select Idiot 4 месяца назад

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

  • Timothy Griffith
    Timothy Griffith 4 месяца назад


  • ninjaboytom lolol
    ninjaboytom lolol 4 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 4 месяца назад +1

    What happened to cultural diffusion being a good thing?

  • Char
    Char 5 месяцев 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. :/

    • The Crimson fucker
      The Crimson fucker 17 дней назад


      Yes. But compared to Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, it’s the minority.

  • Brendan Legault
    Brendan Legault 5 месяцев 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 5 месяцев 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 5 месяцев назад

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

  • Mookadite
    Mookadite 5 месяцев назад

    Smite? More like SMUT!
    Am I late?

  • Best Beekeeper
    Best Beekeeper 5 месяцев назад +2

    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 5 месяцев 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 5 месяцев 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 5 месяцев назад

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

  • yan shooter defron't
    yan shooter defron't 5 месяцев 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 5 месяцев назад

    OP 4 = opposing force

  • jim bob
    jim bob 5 месяцев 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 5 месяцев назад

    Your german is great XD.

  • Steve Evets
    Steve Evets 5 месяцев назад

    Nah that looks actually like german gameplay not edited

  • jouna lehtiö
    jouna lehtiö 5 месяцев назад

    "Shivering Isles terrible expansion...

  • Rene D
    Rene D 5 месяцев 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 5 месяцев назад

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

  • Alissa D
    Alissa D 5 месяцев 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 5 месяцев назад

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

  • Russell Wilkes
    Russell Wilkes 5 месяцев 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 5 месяцев 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 5 месяцев назад

    I wish I had a foreskin....

  • konari
    konari 5 месяцев назад

    *pet da dog*

  • Brai Diaz
    Brai Diaz 5 месяцев назад

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

  • TacticalPhantom
    TacticalPhantom 5 месяцев назад

    What game does he play at the start

  • MCPunk55
    MCPunk55 5 месяцев назад

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

  • MCPunk55
    MCPunk55 5 месяцев 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.