The Point - Ireland Loves Video Games
Danny explores how video games have become an important part of Irish culture and how Irish developers have influenced the games we play today.
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Hahahahaha he says that there the only one of us who weren't war hungry and what not, but there the only country in the united kingdom who are still fighting a war on there homeland against each other lol
Wow thanks danny! This is the most I've ever learned about Ireland in my ENTIRE life.. seriously.. thanks mate. Good to know you guys are like the Mexicans of Europe. That is cool!!
Catch ya next time, Pogue Mahon!
Interesting point for those who might like to know. There are 6 distinct Celtic regions in existence today. These are Ireland, Wales, Scotland, the Isle of Man (between Ireland and Britain), Cornwall (in the SW of England) and Brittany (the sticky out bit on the west coast of France).
They all have their own distinct languages and there is a competition held each year where they compete with poetry, music, dance etc. unique to those regions.
No the Irish didn't need to go to war with other nations. They were too busy blowing each other up over small differences in essentially the same religion.
As a student of languages, this video made me really happy.
( I'm about a quarter Scottish... can I trade ancestries? :X )
To think that a few years ago, some blokes were saying that they could not understand Danny when he's speaking in English. :P
A lovely vid, but I've got to take umbrage about one thing you said.
"We're basically the only English speaking nation who didn't go around war mongering and murdering the shite our of other civilisations for the past few centuries"
I think the people of Australia, New Zealand and Canada would beg to differ. And admittedly, the subjugation of the indigenous people of our nations wasn't a proud moment, but that was largely the British.
Don't get me wrong... I love the Irish though. One of my best memories was being the last Australian left at a wedding afterparty between an Australian woman and Irish man... in Australia. I've never been so happy to be outnumbered 20 to 1.
And I'm marrying an O'Brien later this year. :)
Ireland sounds a lot like my home in Newfoundland! It's no surprise I guess that we have a strong Celtic connection... living on an island of greenery (and rocks), and laid back people who love a good drink sounds just like the kind of place I like to be (and in fact, is where I am today)! Got to love that Irish style of music though, it's big around here too, and there's nothing better to drink and dance to.
WTF danny, i liked that report about sandwiches. What do you think your doing releasing a video that isn't full of sandwich related humor after last week. And why is everyone commenting on this video in a positive way when its not the same flavor as last week. Last week was a nice mix of ham and cheese and i like that, there is no room for this Chicken teriaki style of video in my eyes and anyone who prefers chicken teriaki over last weeks ham and cheese is a morron who should be hated. i except to see more sandwich relate humor next video danny!
ROFL Danny! I had to laugh at that comment about if you were in the desert, you'd be Mexican. All my grandparents were from Mexico. My grandmother on my father's side was in large part Irish, but only spoke Spanish. There is a lot of Irish blood in some parts of Mexico, so you were right on the money.
I'm a blue eyed, brown haired Mexican American with a lot of Irish blood...
My Dad was born and raised in Belfast, and moved to the states with my Mom (from the Isle of Man) so I'm Manx-Irish... I drink like a fish and have no tail!! Happy St Paddy's Danny!!
I'm English, but there's Irish in me from my mom's side, although I'm not one of those idiots who claim to be a certain nationality just because they have some tenuous link to said certain nationality. Ireland is an awesome country though and the people are great.
Just came here to say that I don't care about anything "Danny" has to say about anything. That is all.
Never knew the Irish were so big on gaming. And wow, do most Irish know Gaelic? Or is it like your Latin?
@dedoporno Quantum Break, a yet to be released xbone exclusive.
@bezza2011 Firstly, Ireland is not part of the United Kingdom. Secondly there is no 'war' and there hasn't been for nearly 20 years. It seems like Irish and British people only know this and they forgot to tell the rest of the world.
@bezza2011 Danny probably was playing games when all the war is happening around him. So he might of missed it. If my country was ever at war, id do the same thing.
@bezza2011 Unfortunately true. Perhaps if there was less internal strife in Ireland they might have found some time to go out and conquer some people :D
@Boost120 lol never. They arent tough enough to beat the All Blacks. Kiwis literally get born with a rugby ball in their hand . It come sform the tough as farm culture of NZ. Thats why NZ use to be invincible in Rugby, all of the m were farmers. If you looked at how kiwi farmers farm, its tough as fck. through snow, then extreme heat, then massive rains , then snow again. Mud to the waste trying to get to the cattle lol. All the food in NZ is organic to, no GMOS.
@canuckbiker Northern Irish =/= Irish. You'll find that bigotry isn't a fraction of a problem in the Republic of Ireland as it is in Northern Ireland.
@bassjunkee Gaelic Games Hurling came out on the ps2 in 2007
@JRHT Sorry I beg to differ. Canada is part of NATO and Australia and New Zealand are global partners of that organisation and have taken part in many NATO wars, all in the name of humanitarianism, when really they were all about plunder and installing western puppet governments. Australia is one of the US' biggest partners in America's "pivot to Asia", another farce all in the name of plundering sovereign nations and exploiting their markets. The blood is on your nation's hands as much as it is on any other "English speaking nation who went around war mongering and murdering the shite out of other civilisations". Don't go walking around as if your shit don't stink, because everyone else will tell you it does.
@kovaras1984 You should watch the movie Ham and Cheese... if you can find it. It's an obscure Canadian comedy but it's hilarious.... random I know.
@bsford Anybody that takes the time to write a comment like this and watch the video - which I assume you did (otherwise your just trolling), obviously cares somewhat ... :)
I hate showing my ignorance, even on the internet, but i honestly thought an 'Irish' language was dead at this point, and they just spoke English.
Knowledge is power, i guess?
@Pac1Man @bezza2011 To be precise, Northern Ireland (which is actually just the north east bit, really) is still considered to be part of the UK, with the rest (being the vast majority of Ireland) of it being the Republic of Ireland, which is not part of the UK, but yeah, there's no such conflict any more as far as I'm aware.
Northern Ireland has been in it's current devolved governmental state as part of an agreement to keep the peace since 1998 or so and there hasn't been any significant conflict since then to my knowledge. Iirc the bulk of the trouble occurred in Northern Ireland rather than the Republic to begin with as well, though it was related to the IRA and other things, so it's not like it was exclusively a Northern Ireland issue.
@sambucca Yeah, fair call.
Although I still believe that the majority of Australia's military work has been performed with best of intentions (i.e. Timor, Afghanistan, Bosnia, Gulf War I, Rwanda) but I certainly concede that some campaigns were at best, misguided (Gulf War II, Vietnam)
I also hadn't realised that Ireland wasn't a part of NATO and had a long history of neutrality.
I'm not sure I share your concerns regarding the pivot to Asia, but hey, we're all entitled to our opinions.
Yep, and the IRA are one of the largest illegal arms dealers on the planet. So I guess everyone's shit stinks here.
Failte Ireland (Tourism board) have just recently released an advertising campaign to promote Irish language to avoid it becoming exactly that a dead language.
@robotopbuddy @Pac1Man @bezza2011 The Good Friday agreement may of been signed and the troubles are said to be forgotten. But visit Belfast and areas such as Londonderry and you will find enclaves of Irish who still consider the troubles to be an everyday part of their lives still..
People are shot regularly and kidnapped and there is still massive walls and boundaries that define Catholic and Protestant neighbourhoods.
@canuckbiker Seriously dude, educate yourself. The IRA (now defunct as an armed organisation after a complete weapons decommissioning in 2005) did not represent Ireland or Northern Ireland. They were terrorists, that was it.
@canuckbiker Lol, yep, that's a perfectly valid point.