Video Games and Cultural Appropriation

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  • The DORUK
    The DORUK 11 месяцев назад +1890

    Dear Rags; its my birthday; pin me plz

    • okayraet Ja
      okayraet Ja 21 день назад

      David Mobeck or 2 months early?

    • David Mobeck
      David Mobeck 29 дней назад

      Happy birthday dude.. ten months late!

    • Mike Semanco
      Mike Semanco 3 месяца назад

      The DORUK i

    • ShyGuyXXL
      ShyGuyXXL 3 месяца назад


    • whiterabbit75
      whiterabbit75 3 месяца назад

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

  • Kyle Lyons
    Kyle Lyons 2 дня 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 6 дней назад

    I ç55vv5v Li vv5

  • adradox
    adradox 7 дней назад

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

  • Alex Brown
    Alex Brown 10 дней 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 12 дней назад

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

  • Bacon Suds
    Bacon Suds 16 дней назад


  • Micah Nightwolf
    Micah Nightwolf 17 дней 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 - 19 дней назад

    "thats not a letter thats a shape."

  • Select Idiot
    Select Idiot 19 дней назад

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

  • Timothy Griffith
    Timothy Griffith 24 дня назад


  • ninjaboytom lolol
    ninjaboytom lolol 24 дня 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 25 дней назад +1

    What happened to cultural diffusion being a good thing?

  • Char
    Char 25 дней 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 26 дней 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 29 дней 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 Месяц назад

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

  • Mookadite
    Mookadite Месяц назад

    Smite? More like SMUT!
    Am I late?

  • Best Beekeeper
    Best Beekeeper Месяц 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 Месяц 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 Месяц 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 Месяц назад

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

  • yan shooter defron't
    yan shooter defron't Месяц 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 Месяц назад

    OP 4 = opposing force

  • jim bob
    jim bob Месяц 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 Месяц назад

    Your german is great XD.

  • Steve Evets
    Steve Evets Месяц назад

    Nah that looks actually like german gameplay not edited

  • jouna lehtiö
    jouna lehtiö Месяц назад

    "Shivering Isles terrible expansion...

  • Rene D
    Rene D Месяц 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 Месяц назад

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

  • Alissa D
    Alissa D Месяц 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 Месяц назад

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

  • Russell Wilkes
    Russell Wilkes Месяц 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 Месяц 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 Месяц назад

    I wish I had a foreskin....

  • konari
    konari Месяц назад

    *pet da dog*

  • Brai Diaz
    Brai Diaz Месяц назад

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

  • TacticalPhantom
    TacticalPhantom Месяц назад

    What game does he play at the start

  • MCPunk55
    MCPunk55 Месяц назад

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

  • MCPunk55
    MCPunk55 Месяц 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
    StarzoneNeo Месяц назад

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

  • HKönig
    HKönig Месяц назад

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

  • Narfi Bjarnason
    Narfi Bjarnason Месяц назад

    You haven't been outside your own country?

    I recommend it

  • David Roudebush
    David Roudebush Месяц 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 2 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 2 месяца назад +4

    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 2 месяца назад

    I respect Mexico for Tex Mex if nothing else.

  • NZAnimeManga
    NZAnimeManga 2 месяца назад

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

  • Terry Butler
    Terry Butler 2 месяца назад

    Jesus and Satan would fit right into SMITE.

  • Riotous Rebel
    Riotous Rebel 2 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 2 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 2 месяца назад

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

  • asszudemi2647
    asszudemi2647 2 месяца назад

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

  • Dupz Isaac
    Dupz Isaac 2 месяца назад

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

  • Paranoid Bastard
    Paranoid Bastard 2 месяца назад

    Spain isn't the west?

  • Gloomy Gondola
    Gloomy Gondola 2 месяца назад

    "usually dominant group or culture like caucasians"
    this motherfucker

  • Steve Chimpanzie
    Steve Chimpanzie 2 месяца назад

    the Virgin Mary is a Milf

  • Trüe Brit
    Trüe Brit 2 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 2 месяца назад

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

  • Santi Veronis
    Santi Veronis 2 месяца назад

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

  • Simidae
    Simidae 2 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 2 месяца назад

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

  • dragonbo333
    dragonbo333 3 месяца назад +1

    Snowflakes creed. Nothings safe, everything is offensive.

  • InsertTeaHere
    InsertTeaHere 3 месяца назад +1

    "Nerf this!"
    *Lightning bolt sound effect*

  • InsertTeaHere
    InsertTeaHere 3 месяца назад +1

    Attila the Hun didn't hail from Hungary.

  • Nelmar Swagger
    Nelmar Swagger 3 месяца назад

    Those god damned Indians coming from the TV

  • Mike Semanco
    Mike Semanco 3 месяца назад +1

    39:58 lol

  • Z Zs
    Z Zs 3 месяца 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 3 месяца назад

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

  • AhrenDerGamer
    AhrenDerGamer 3 месяца назад

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

  • KamenRiderAnt
    KamenRiderAnt 3 месяца 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 3 месяца 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 3 месяца назад

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

  • Eddy Boy
    Eddy Boy 3 месяца 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 3 месяца 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 3 месяца 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 3 месяца назад

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

  • thetrue wise gamer
    thetrue wise gamer 3 месяца 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 3 месяца 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 3 месяца 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 3 месяца 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 3 месяца 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 3 месяца назад +1

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

  • sneakyturtle100
    sneakyturtle100 3 месяца назад

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

  • Pedro Couto
    Pedro Couto 3 месяца назад

    You appropriated the canine culture.

  • Miranda Lyneete Stewart
    Miranda Lyneete Stewart 3 месяца назад

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

  • The Bukkakian From The Planet Dillhole
    The Bukkakian From The Planet Dillhole 3 месяца назад

    ....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 3 месяца назад

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

    • Natalie Wood
      Natalie Wood 3 месяца назад

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

  • abfg616
    abfg616 3 месяца назад

    best youtuber

  • Dapper Wolf
    Dapper Wolf 3 месяца назад

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

  • Don Andersen
    Don Andersen 3 месяца назад

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

  • Billhicky
    Billhicky 3 месяца назад

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

  • Rust Fe2O3
    Rust Fe2O3 3 месяца 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 3 месяца назад

    Far Cry 4... your character is from Kyrat

  • Kira Caroso
    Kira Caroso 3 месяца назад

    I am so glad they stopped making videos.

  • whiterabbit75
    whiterabbit75 3 месяца 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

  • Deepslash
    Deepslash 4 месяца назад

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

  • Patrick Martel
    Patrick Martel 4 месяца назад

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

  • steel king
    steel king 4 месяца 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 4 месяца назад

    This Jamin guys a fag

    • GM H
      GM H 3 месяца назад

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