Video Games and Cultural Appropriation

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  • The DORUK
    The DORUK 3 months ago

    Dear Rags; its my birthday; pin me plz

    • TheLakeShow
      TheLakeShow 4 days ago

      The DORUK happy birthday my ni🅱️🅱️🅰️

    • Wayne Sanford
      Wayne Sanford 16 days ago

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

    • Biggie D.O.G.
      Biggie D.O.G. 16 days ago

      Happy birthday nigga

      Im sorry for saying the "nigger-word"

    • Nageek Gamer
      Nageek Gamer 26 days ago

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

    • Nast're Caboose
      Nast're Caboose 1 month ago


  • Ryan Rucker
    Ryan Rucker 3 hours ago

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

  • Blake Alester
    Blake Alester 1 day ago

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

  • An fear Skuzzy Games

    the worst religion is probably christianity @19:48

  • Commie Doggo
    Commie Doggo 8 days ago

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

  • Elementary_ Aleks
    Elementary_ Aleks 8 days ago

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

  • *** ***
    *** *** 10 days ago

    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 12 days ago


  • Hox
    Hox 12 days ago

    minnesota yeet

  • Remy The Red
    Remy The Red 12 days ago

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

  • Brandon Adams
    Brandon Adams 15 days ago

    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 15 days ago

      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.

  • Edge Lord
    Edge Lord 17 days ago

    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 20 days ago

    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 24 days ago

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

  • Vashish Manohar
    Vashish Manohar 26 days ago

    in case anyone relise the game was in afganistan

  • PeninsulaCity2024
    PeninsulaCity2024 28 days ago

    So by this collective logic, even though I was born and raised in America, I am appropriating American culture because I am Asian.

    Well then, no one tell Jamin that he is appropriating Korean culture by owning a Samsung. (assuming he owns one).

    Also, that game at 25:00, is Prey 2006. A game that featured a Native American protagonist and supporting characters voiced by Native American actors who also curated the game's story for cultural authenticity where it is appropriate. Shows how much research Jamin did.

  • Leichensoldat
    Leichensoldat 28 days ago

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

  • Bruce Wayne
    Bruce Wayne 1 month ago

    Texmex is bestmex

  • Bruce Wayne
    Bruce Wayne 1 month ago

    10/10 northern accent

  • Nast're Caboose
    Nast're Caboose 1 month ago

    Rags, permission to use your likeness/Namesake in the book im writing? (It is a non profit novel named Nast're's Adventure that may someday be published) you would be regarded as a "Tall Intelligent Humanoid Anthopomorphic Shiba-Inu"

  • slayallthedeamons
    slayallthedeamons 1 month ago

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

  • The Inner Wolf
    The Inner Wolf 1 month ago

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

  • GamersPlus
    GamersPlus 1 month ago

    pretty sure i heard some abdo in there..

  • HalfmoonHex
    HalfmoonHex 1 month ago

    You allmost had me until you said "Islam the worst Religion in the World." Being critical of Islam is okay, Cucking like this is not.

    • HalfmoonHex
      HalfmoonHex 1 month ago

      Then I realized you were retarded...

  • TheBmo4538
    TheBmo4538 1 month ago

    That guy is concerned about cultural appropiation only when its trendy, because 3 years ago he didnt gave a shit about it. Always be true

  • Franciszek Rychlewicz

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

  • ChimeroGamer
    ChimeroGamer 1 month ago

    24:22 we made a language

  • Chrinan
    Chrinan 1 month ago

    Ha! Im Scandinavian and i love! LOVE SKYRIM! As a Norse i think vikings are awesome. I also have a painting of my viking grand grand etc. grandfather. So my point is, scandinavians don't get offended of their culture being imitated.

    I really like your videoes.

  • IntraTecRush
    IntraTecRush 1 month ago

    @18:40 - MW2 was NOT made by Sledgehammer Games, it was made by the original Infinity Ward team. At least Get your facts RIGHT, SJW/Anti-Gamer/Console gamers/Feminists/"Reasons why console is better than PC" people! (Btw I know some Arabic, so I saw this coming. add me on Steam @ The Twice-Ler)

  • Complicasiian
    Complicasiian 2 months ago

    what a dumbass this guy.

  • Damon Braughton
    Damon Braughton 2 months ago

    I feel that it needs to be mentioned that the Adam Sandler movie was a satire. The Natives were mistreated not because they just thought it was funny to degrade Native American women but rather because the people who created classic westerns thought it was funny. The joke wasn't intended to simply laugh at the natives, but to laugh at how the dumb white people treat them in the dumb movie. I seem to remember a native american in an older western being repeatedly kicked from somebody's front porch by the same guy. Nobody got their panties in a twist about that, and that wasn't meant as satire.

  • Damon Braughton
    Damon Braughton 2 months ago

    Lol that Indian accent was actually pretty good

  • Dominic St.Peter
    Dominic St.Peter 2 months ago

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

  • mglfjgklfd jflkjglkfd
    mglfjgklfd jflkjglkfd 2 months ago

    Cut off BABY hands, don't forget that.

  • Chrisfragger1
    Chrisfragger1 2 months ago

    Can they put Allah in that game?

  • madaffi
    madaffi 2 months ago

    but Phantom Menace wasn't that bad ;_;

  • QooperG28
    QooperG28 2 months ago

    Havent seen it in the comments, but I also didnt look very hard.
    I'm not sure if you are aware of that Rags, that part didnt make it quite clear 22:12
    OPFOR stands for Opposing Force. By this time you probably alredy know this or you did know it all along and it just came around weired in the video but better safe then sorry.

  • Deer God
    Deer God 2 months ago

    I love how he starts talking about getting dropped off in a foreign land and becoming a powerful person, and goes into depth about Far Cry 4 while I listen to this video while playing Far Cry 4

  • Yang Xiao Long
    Yang Xiao Long 2 months ago

    thanks for the reminder that i still need to instal Oblivion

  • Andrew
    Andrew 2 months ago

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

  • Bob Saget
    Bob Saget 2 months ago

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

  • bowser5678
    bowser5678 2 months ago

    Rags, with your discussion with cultural perspectives on Native Americans, that reminds me of F-Zero GP Legend where a Native American character pilots a F-Zero machine called the "Wind Walker." Basically in Japan it was called "Crazy Horse," and America changed it to the "Wind Walker" because they thought it was racially insensitive (Really?) Personally I feel like the Crazy Horse name is better than the Wind Walker.

  • Distinct Souls
    Distinct Souls 2 months ago

    depicting an asian as a bad driver in america is stereotyping. depicting anyone in traditional clothing is not. he just hates whites. fkn sick and tired of all this sjw bull.

  • Meerkat More
    Meerkat More 2 months ago

    What does a jacksepticeye goat simulator video have to do with native Americans being blamed for surreal shit? In goat simulator, you're a goat who can do the weird shit you can do because video games, and it's not about the woman he had flopping around there, she was white, not native American

  • Blazingsilver
    Blazingsilver 2 months ago

    It's 8:40 and got bored so I watched this. I think I'm going to ask my sociology teacher tomorrow "who own white culture?" If he gives an answer I'll update this. I might also ask who owns black culture

  • Boil Derrik
    Boil Derrik 2 months ago

    How have I never seen this channel before?

  • Lucas daVeiga
    Lucas daVeiga 2 months ago

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

  • ScrewFearMe
    ScrewFearMe 2 months ago

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

  • ScrewFearMe
    ScrewFearMe 2 months ago

    24:57 the character he is showing, which game does that character come from and what is the name of the character?

  • Seawolf Gaming
    Seawolf Gaming 2 months ago

    Rags this is a great video but it's nearly Identical to one of Fringy's. You two are pretty similar though.

  • Jenner Heggstrom
    Jenner Heggstrom 2 months ago

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

  • Lionkingview
    Lionkingview 2 months ago

    Ok , i liked your video but i disagree with you on AC3. Connor feels more like someone you could trust and also a more relateable .(Ezio always seemed to me obnoxcious and just to much of a disney prince . Plus the game got on my good side for being kind of like an east german western (they would have storys about how some asshole cowboys fucked over some indians and then the indians would get their revenge(best example is "Apachen" from 1973(skip through it if you have the time)))

  • winston smith
    winston smith 2 months ago

    Resident Evil 4 should piss off spaniards, then. They give them mexican accents and slang, and there are Aztec ruins somewhere...yes, you read it right, AZTEC RUINS IN EUROPE.

  • John Wenzel
    John Wenzel 2 months ago

    the witcher 3 literally nails every aspect of polish mythology dead on... yet they call it racist for having only white people when that is culturally true... WTF? so whats more important, cultural realism or diversity?

  • thetimeis2
    thetimeis2 2 months ago

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

  • John Wenzel
    John Wenzel 2 months ago

    That indian guy talking about change on the wind was from Prey, a great game combining Native American spiritualism and alien abduction.

  • Thecatman 175
    Thecatman 175 2 months ago

    OMG I live in MN.

  • Player Review
    Player Review 2 months ago

    We need more developers that were alive in the 1600's, because I am literally shaking regarding the amount of developers making games from around that era. Also, the Romans totally culturally appropriated the ancient Greeks. How dare they preserve so much art and science!

  • Birdassasin
    Birdassasin 2 months ago

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

  • Mario Darnadi
    Mario Darnadi 2 months ago

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

  • AngryGamer96
    AngryGamer96 2 months ago

    hey rags if you happen to see this comment, that game where the jaimon guy flashes a native American saying "I sense change on the wind" that game is Prey that was released in 2006, decent game.

  • emile
    emile 2 months ago

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

  • Mathew Kamieniecki
    Mathew Kamieniecki 2 months ago

    I love the Witcher 3

  • Mach VI
    Mach VI 2 months ago

    I thought you were a conservative until you mentioned empathy.

  • Jenner Heggstrom
    Jenner Heggstrom 2 months ago

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

  • yerboijesus
    yerboijesus 2 months ago

    Good boy.

  • Leggo / Prostatus5
    Leggo / Prostatus5 2 months ago

    Hang on a second... there is no German speaking faction in Modern Warfare 2, there's not even one in the entire series. (multiplayer wise) He got it from a completely different game. That's fucking hilarious.

  • lars mertens
    lars mertens 2 months ago


  • THEFareday
    THEFareday 2 months ago

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

  • Luke Frederiks
    Luke Frederiks 2 months ago

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

  • Slayr
    Slayr 2 months ago

    I liked Assassins Creed 3....

  • cinamin assult
    cinamin assult 2 months ago

    didnt that shut down?

  • Michael Mitchell
    Michael Mitchell 2 months ago

    The Arabic sign literally says "Iraqi Border 70km", the sign to the left of it, I can't tell. It definitely isn't Arabic, that first letter is completely unknown to me, but it could be Urdu or Farsi, really depends on where 70km from the border it is. I'd be willing to bet it's correct.

  • Cash Brown
    Cash Brown 2 months ago

    The only thing I know about Karachi is that it smells like shit, and you can start smelling it before you can see the city.

  • negatyve
    negatyve 2 months ago

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

  • Penta Purry
    Penta Purry 2 months ago

    I want to fuck that dog

  • LivedKestral 950
    LivedKestral 950 2 months ago

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

  • Epyrian
    Epyrian 2 months ago

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

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

  • TacoBombastic
    TacoBombastic 2 months ago

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

  • Shiba Coffee
    Shiba Coffee 2 months ago

    don't spake ill of connor the best assassin

  • BeyonDeath78 -
    BeyonDeath78 - 2 months ago

    is it weird if your videos help my anxiety

  • Jebediah McGee
    Jebediah McGee 2 months ago

    I as a non-orc greatly find video games not representing orcs in a correct manner!

    Is that a good immittation of the stupidity that is the majority of SJWs? :P

    • Jebediah McGee
      Jebediah McGee 2 months ago

      lol, on second thought, nah, There's not enough cussing/excessive rambling on inaccurate facts :P

  • Owen Lyons
    Owen Lyons 2 months ago

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

  • Kohl Morris
    Kohl Morris 3 months ago

    No no no Rags, you don't get it, the more white people that is there, the dominant you cis white scumbag male stop triggering me.

  • Gnawer Shreth
    Gnawer Shreth 3 months ago

    Of course a Japanese game developer isn't going to get absolutely everything about one of the European cultures right in a game, and of course a Polish game developers isn't going to nail every single detail about Native American culture. So fucking what?

    The alternative is that European and Native American cultures just aren't represented in games at all. If people are going to whine about every little detail the game developers are just going to stop even trying to include your people. It's not going to worth the effort for them since they're never going to get everything right so people will keep bitching.

    And what is with the whiners always just assuming that "appropriation" (Which it isn't in the first place. It's just sharing. Appropriation involves actually taking something away from people. White guy wearing a headdress doesn't prevent a Native American from also going it so it isn't appropriation.) is done for "evil" reasons. When kids dress up as a Native American it's not to mock the Native Americans ffs. It's because they find them cool. It's appreciation and them wanting to be cool like the Native Americans. It's the exact same as with vikings, knights, superheroes etc. People find them cool so they want to be one themselves. It's in no way mocking anyone.

  • Rotten Egg Creations
    Rotten Egg Creations 3 months ago

    "cultures you don't belong to." Saying to someone they don't belong to that culture based on a persons heritage or skin color comes off as very xenophobic and nationalistic. Traditions are stupid and the idea of culture ownership needs to die. 17:57 Are you fucking kidding me, unless they are portraying gay people as deviant child molesters I don't want to hear any complaints about stereotypes outside of an artistic examination not a fucking agenda. Gotta love how people like us can figure this shit out and call out people way above our prestige and pay grade of how stupid they are.23:19 you know it's fun to point this out in reviews and commentary but beyond that who gives a fuck. 25:25 complains about native american stereotypes and yet we have natives
    still practicing their shaman beliefs in town hall meetings and shit. Of course no one no fucking one of consequence thinks all natives etc. are alike. The only racists we have are part of trumps administration example the attorney general was a KKK member, there is your real racist but no, lets focus on entertainment and media, much more important then the ones that run the country most of us live in. 50:00 and there we have the inevitable double standard.
    Also the ad before this video was about not letting your dogs have "british teeth" what If I had a commercial about not letting your dogs have "african hair" or some shit.

  • Justin Hoang
    Justin Hoang 3 months ago

    19:49 "Arabic is the religious language of the worst religion in the world, Islam" XDD SAME

  • HCL Productions
    HCL Productions 3 months ago

    my family is from Pakistan and I've spent an entire summer in Karachi once and I did not care about the language thing let's be 100% honest most signs are written in English, Arabic, or on rare occasions Urdu plus I was more offended by the poor portrayal of the city itself as it's pretty much a port town with a huge market and they made it look like generic Pakistani city number 1 but even then I didn't care because it's a video game... also just a side note I hope your being sarcastic about the Islam thing

  • Lebby Great
    Lebby Great 3 months ago

    My school showed a video by this guy explaining the History of monopoly during a community service session. He basically turned it into: Charles Darrow stole the idea of monopoly from a Socialist board game by an old lady because he was an evil capitalist and he wanted to silence Socialism. Oh yeah and Socialism rules.

  • jarrett jones
    jarrett jones 3 months ago

    That moment when you watch a rags video in the middle of class and no one knows

  • AnarchyRipper
    AnarchyRipper 3 months ago

    Lol Mary in smite!! i mean shes not a god! if anything Jmon or whatever shouldve said Jesus.... I mean i would love to see Jesus in Smite lol

  • Thorium Mammet
    Thorium Mammet 3 months ago

    See rags. Light travels faster than sound.. that's why this guy looks bright, but then you hear him speak.

  • Cringe In A Nutshell
    Cringe In A Nutshell 3 months ago

    "Its a game about collecting potions" O-oh! Dont forget getting arrested for taking a flower!

  • o3iquitous
    o3iquitous 3 months ago

    As a German, I was deeply offended by his stupidity displayed at 21:04. Holy fucking hell. What a retard.
    For a native English speaker who probably hasn't heard all too much German in his life, your pronounciation was alright by the way. The way the languages feel while being spoken are incredibly interestingly different, that's why Germans frequently butcher the English language as well. :)

    BOXXY 3 months ago

    never trust edited comments

    BOXXY 3 months ago

    **sees description**

    give me your PC buddy

  • Lebby Great
    Lebby Great 3 months ago

    Fuck the Huffington Post. They see a gorilla, automatically think of black people, and then try to say the people who made the King Kong movies are the racist ones.

  • SpyCheckingPyro
    SpyCheckingPyro 3 months ago

    @22:20 Don't know if it was said or not, but OpFor is actually a military term for training simulations where one platoon still trains as if they're US Soldiers and the other would train as an insurgent, to help you get into the mindset of a terrorist's wait then run and gun tactics. (Usually just by turning their uniforms inside out and you shoot each other with chalk rounds). Depending on if you're just training at, say, Fort Sill and you're training in a bunch of shipping containers to be a tiny village or it's built up like the NTC (National Training Center). There you will get 1:1 models of locations you would see while deployed. All OpFor literally means is Opposing Force.
    With this context in mind, the multiplayer isn't even about America vs Middle Easterners. It's still a training simulation of Americans training against other Americans. Just like what's actually going down with the people holding the controllers. The Multiplayer has no story line. And shy of the Arabic that the OpFor speak (most interpreters for the US Military use Arabic because it's more widely spoken instead of having a specific interpreter for each and every tribal dialect) and the "uniforms" (which is pretty sloppily thrown on, just like anyone with a vague understanding would)- there is nothing that even ties them to being not apart of a training simulation.
    Source: I just wrote a specific three letter combination that just sent a wave of dread among all the other veterans and service members reading.

  • Erling Tristan
    Erling Tristan 3 months ago

    do people just want to get a mild roast from rags

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