Victor Barreiro Jr.

Victor Barreiro Jr.

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Victor has been writing about video games, technology, and the intersection of both into popular culture for over 7 years now, either professionally or as part of personal musings on his blog, Games and Geekery.

Victor enjoys gathering information online, either to connect stories together to trace the a story to its conclusion, or simply to learn more about things that catches his eye. Reddit, Twitter, Facebook, and other forms of social media are a comfortable third home, if you count the Rappler offices as his second.

Victor also prefers to be called a journalist-in-training rather than the shorter alternative, as a reminder that there's always something new to learn, especially in the fast-changing landscape of journalism in the digital age.

Aside from writing technology news on Rappler, he can also be found writing columns on upcoming massively multiplayer online roleplaying games (MMORPGs) on

Mar 2017
GAYA HIDUP 04:20pm, Mar 23, 2017
Apple akan merilis iPhone 7 merah dan memperbarui iPhone SE

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Pada Selasa, 21 Maret, Apple mengumumkan peluncuran edisi spesial iPhone 7 dan iPhone 7 Plus yang akan memberikan kesempatan pembeli untuk membeli produk tersebut sekaligus ...

TECH NEWS 12:25pm, Mar 23, 2017
Facebook Live now lets you stream video and games from your computer

MANILA, Philippines – Facebook is expanding its ability to stream live video by adding some new capabilities to Facebook Live, the company said on Thursday, March 23. Facebook will now let all ...

TECH NEWS 11:15pm, Mar 21, 2017
Apple to release red iPhone 7, update iPhone SE

MANILA, Philippines – Apple announced on Tuesday, March 21, it was releasing a special edition of the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, allowing prospective buyers to purchase a new iPhone 7 and contirbute to ...

TECH NEWS 02:48pm, Mar 21, 2017
Due to flaw, the CIA can take over 318 Cisco switch models

MANILA, Philippines – Cisco Systems revealed last week that the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) can quickly access and command around 318 types of Cisco network switches. These switches have a ...

TECH NEWS 07:01pm, Mar 14, 2017
'Dungeons and Dragons' to get official companion app

MANILA, Philippines – Popular pen-and-paper roleplaying game Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) will be getting a little lighter on the pen and paper requirements soon, as it announced it was coming ...

TECH NEWS 10:45pm, Mar 08, 2017
PlayStation 4 system update 4.50 to launch on March 9

MANILA, Philippines – Those who have already purchased an external hard drive for their PlayStation 4 units will be pleased to know that the much-awaited System Software Update 4.50 will launch on ...

TECH NEWS 05:04pm, Mar 07, 2017
Twitch reveals Pulse, its Twitter clone for game streamers

MANILA, Philippines – Twitch, the game streaming website owned by Amazon, came out with a homepage redesign that added a new functionality for streamers and their followers to stay informed: A ...

Feb 2017
TECH NEWS 03:45pm, Feb 28, 2017
Mozilla acquires company behind Pocket reading app

MANILA, Philippines – Mozilla Corporation announced Monday, February 27, it had acquired Read It Later Incorporated, the developer of the Pocket app, for an undisclosed amount. Pocket is a ...

TECH NEWS 01:08pm, Feb 28, 2017
Internet-connected teddy bears leak over 2M voice messages

MANILA, Philippines – Spiral Toys, the maker of an internet-connected line of stuffed animals called CloudPets, sprung a massive leak of customer data, including more than two million voice ...

TECH NEWS 10:38pm, Feb 17, 2017
ESL and Mineski reveal Manila Masters tournament for May

MANILA, Philippines – Following the success of the ESL One Manila tournament in April 2016, ESL and the Mineski Events Team announced a new DOTA 2 tournament to be held in the Philippines. Called ...