Ah, NeoGaf, so we meet again, how…nice. Truth be told though, I have avoided NeoGaf like the plague for years as I find them to be the Tumblr of Gaming forums (N4G + Imzy + Tumblr = NeoGaf). Furthermore, a lot of NeoGaf´s users love and even embrace censorship (especially in the West). So I can´t really say that it´s my kind of game forum (Imzy isn´t much better either…). Nevertheless, every now and then, I hear new stories about NeoGaf´s SJW/censorship madness. Stories that are so crazy that I can´t help to pick up on them. Well, today was such a day. As I was informed about how salty the NeoGaf forum became when they found out about Konami´s new Bomberman title “Bombergirl” (as seen in the picture down below).

bombergirl arcade game

I wonder if Konami has any plans to release “Bombergirl” outside of Japan anytime soon? And if so, will the game remain uncensored in the West? 

bombergirl arcade game

The moment when NeoGaf gets triggered by a Bombergirl arcade game…

bombergirl clothing damage

The “Bombergirl” arcade game is said to have clothing damage (Japan knows it´s fan service very well).

You see, “Bombergirl” (which is an upcoming 4v4 coop Japanese arcade game by Konami) stars not one, not two, but FOUR female protagonists. So, what´s the problem with that? None at all (at least not in my opinion). However, NeoGaf doesn´t like the fact that “Bombergirl” contains a high level of fan service and lewd content. Thus salty comments such as these:

neogaf vs bombergirl part 1

“I feel I died a little inside now”

neogaf vs bombergirl part 2

“Clothing damage. They even went through the trouble of making the girl blush and grit her teeth. Jesus”. – So what? Don´t like it? Don´t play the game.

You know, on a personal level I don´t get why people get all worked up over a game which they most likely don´t intend to buy. I mean, that´s like I would whine about a band whose music which I don´t like. So why would I even bother? Furthermore, why would even I try to bring change into a band´s music just because I find something that I don´t like about them? It simply doesn´t make any sense to me, as I still don´t intend to buy their music in the first place. So why should I ruin everything for those who actually enjoy their music? (just because I don´t like one particular band doesn´t mean that they are bad or untalented, their music might just not be my cup of tea). Well, I think you get the point. That is pretty much how I feel about NeoGaf at large, as they are all about stuff like “this offends me“, “this triggers me“, “I don´t like this, so this needs to be censored” and so on.

neogaf vs bombergirl part 3

“Well this is honestly depressing” – If you get depressed by some fictional game characters, then you need to seek professional help.

I also don´t get why NeoGaf is whitesplaining Japanese culture? Nor why they are so anti-lewd? (do they fear and dislike female booty in real life as well?) And why do they trash an entire culture, just because it’s not their culture?. I hardly doubt that the Japanese game developers and publishers care all that much though, because why should they? They got their culture, and we got ours (well, what´s left of it…). Sadly enough for us who live in the West though, quite a few Japanese games have ended up being censored in the West. So even if “Bombergirl” ends up getting a Western release sometime in the future, then there is a risk of censorship with no doubt (that would make the NeoGaf community very happy I bet, as they can´t stand “erotic anime violence and waifus“).
Well, time will tell. I wouldn´t mind giving the “Bombergirl” game a go though.

And with that said, what´s your take on this matter? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section down below!

Just Lyle


This is a personal opinion of the writer, and it doesn’t necessarily represent the other writers (nor The Gaming Ground ´s) opinions.

I´m not a fan of NeoGaf.

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  • David

    The only problem I have with Bombergirl is that it’s an arcade game. It’s not like I go to a Dave and Buster’s every weekend (even though there is one in the city I live in).

    • True that…I don´t even think that there exist an Arcade in my current city :S

  • Krimhelm

    It’s like Super Bomberman R doesn’t exist anymore. Just like with Medabots, a game people like comparing this whole waifuism to; the existence of Girls Mission somehow invalidated Medabot Dual’s existence. I’m pretty sure these same people will turn their backs on Bomberman R just like they did with Medabots Dual just so they can rage on the next boobie game spinoff.
    I’m always intrigued by how Japanese know-it-alls knowing nothing about Japan outside of anime/manga/sex. Neogaf, and certain other websites, seemed to be filled with them.

    • Elvick

      If they want to make a boob game. Do it. Don’t try to cling to an existing IP to do it.

      Own it. Make a new IP, like Senran Kagura. I play those, and love those games. Looking forward to Peach Beach, I play Dead or Alive too, a very self aware IP.

      Girls Mission was ridiculous and stupid for a Medarot/Medabots game, and had no business being attached to the IP. And this is stupid for the same reasons. Learn to actually respect your IP. And build new IP if you want to pander to a certain demographic that likes plot and hometown. Don’t just shove anime boobs on a Bomberman game and call it a day. That’s stupid.

      • I can see the potential of “girlifying” a series, but they should at least try to remain similar to the original designs, like the “Gundam Girls” that inspired Kantai. It’s the subtle difference between an homage and just plain ripoff, after all.

  • Mike Campbell

    I think the problem is the otaku pandering just like the fire emblem series after awakening

    • Krimhelm

      As if the games beforehand didn’t have “pandering”. Didn’t you notice the boob physics on those sprites?
      Super Bomberman R must be “pandering” to “normies”.

      • Normies can´t handle power of the lewd 😉

    • Really? And how did that one turn out?

  • Alex Barbu

    Remember, everything about SJWs is projection. In reality they are the misogynists that don’t want female characters in games, so when one comes out, they attack it. They are smart enough though to use all this kind of white knight arguments to do it. Think about how individuals that push for lowering of the age of consent use all kind of mental gymnastics to try to not to look like pedophiles that just want to fuck kids. It’s the same thing more or less.
    Just like pedos, these SJWs realize that what they would really want would be considered bad by society, so instead of being direct about it, they invented stupid reasons, using the ideology and language of their peers, that could be accepted in their community.
    The only thing I don’t know is if they themselves are aware of what they really want, or if they managed to trick themselves into believing the rhetoric they use.

  • Bryce Quintin

    If this game does get a console or steam release in Japan, I might import it in spite of these censorship-loving fuckwads!

  • MusouTensei

    Well it’s called NeoFAG for a reason.

    • When I first heard “NeoFAG” I didn’t even know what NeoGaf was all about xD

  • Not like the J-arcade circuit is going to miss their yen-equivalent of a few quarters to give it a play.
    Arcade games, by and large, stay in Japan and are thus developed with the Japanese culture in mind, and only the Japanese culture. Costume damage seems to be the new norm; heck, it’s in the mobile Fire Emblem game. If it comes west as a console port, then it’s a bridge that’ll need to be crossed. Local-only co-op titles aren’t exactly in big demand these days :

  • I haven’t played the Bomberman series for a while (probably not since the first N64 game, to be perfectly honest), though I might try out that upcoming Switch game. With that said, if Bombergirl got a home console release, I’d certainly be willing to give it a try (as an importer, I don’t even need to worry about a localization… or censorship for that matter, unless Konami pulls a Star Ocean 5 and censors it even in Japan). I do like moe, and though I’m far from an ardent fan, I hardly dislike Bomberman’s gameplay, so it sounds like a decent combination to me.

  • John Smith.

    Why does this game even exist at all? I thought Konami was going to be doing mobile games only since that’s where the future of gaming is.
    Well whatever, it won’t make it to my nation since all arcade halls are either closed, full of slot machines and select 15 year old games or, more depressingly, no go zones for anyone who isn’t a Muslim child.
    Being a gamer in Denmark is depressing as fuck.

    • andelbam

      It’s a start, maybe this will help them revisit Zone of the Enders. Want a 3rd installment.

      • John Smith.

        A Z.O.E. game, without Kojima in the da house… that’s pure madness you’re talking there.

        • No Kojima, no Zone of the Enders.

    • Ehrm…Because there is a market for games like this in Japan? Yes, that was the plan (so I´ve heard). Same here, I haven´t seen an Arcade hall since the mid 90s. Sweden isn´t much better I´m afraid :S I do know one dude that collects arcade machines though.

      • John Smith.

        But right after they booted out Kojima and axed the new Silent Hill they proudly proclaimed they’d only be doing mobile games, so again, why does this game exist when they don’t want to do regular games.
        Geez, Konami is weird.

        • True, perhaps they had a change of heart? Nevertheless, it´s a really strange move with no doubt (as they don´t want to make “regular” games anymore).

  • SevTheBear

    So glad I never wast my time on NeoGaf. It’s a cluster fuck of a forum for SJW /crazy people like many other sites are these days.

    • Only Imzy.com plays on the same level as NeoGaf…

  • andelbam

    Better chance, another waifu to add to my collection. I am against SJW but this is just a game with hopefully no political bs. Neogaf overreacting. It not Ghostbusters.

    • Go for it 😉 Get yourself a new waifu :3 Oh yes, did you see their salt over SFV?

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