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

Jun 2017
TECH NEWS 03:10pm, Jun 27, 2017
Nintendo releasing SNES Classic console with 21 games

MANILA, Philippines – After the successful launch of the NES Classic console last year, Nintendo is going to release another console that now mimics the much-loved Super Nintendo Entertainment ...

TECH NEWS 07:55pm, Jun 26, 2017
REV Major Philippines brings Tekken World Tour to PH

MANILA, Philippines – Fighting game enthusiasts will have plenty to watch out for in July as Bandai Namco announced another fighting game tournament in the country: REV Major Philippines. Set for ...

TECH NEWS 12:25pm, Jun 26, 2017
Google to stop scanning Gmail inboxes for personalized ads

MANILA, Philippines – Google will stop scanning the inboxes of free Gmail users to tailor ads for them. The company announced through a blog post last Friday, June 23 (Saturday, June 24 in Manila) ...

TECH NEWS 02:01pm, Jun 22, 2017
Sega brings its classic games to mobile for free

MANILA, Philippines – Game company Sega will be launching an ad-supported collection of its classic games on iOS and Android mobile devices, bringing these games back to life for players young and ...

TECH NEWS 10:59pm, Jun 20, 2017
Google releases jobs search engine in U.S.

MANILA, Philippines – Job hunting in the US may become just a bit less stressful for those with a smartphone and Internet connection. Google announced Tuesday, June 20, that it was launching a jobs ...

TECH NEWS 09:40am, Jun 20, 2017
Atari working on new gaming console

MANILA, Philippines – Video game company Atari is building a new game console, tech news site Venturebeat reported. The console may likely tap into the buying power that comes with nostalgia and the ...

TECH FEATURES 06:10pm, Jun 18, 2017
Android app Umbrella trains users in digital and physical security

In today's world, managing one's digital and physical security can be difficult. This is especially true in conflict areas or in areas with conditions that threaten activists, human rights ...

TECH NEWS 12:29am, Jun 17, 2017
Facebook bug showed moderators' identities to suspected terrorists

MANILA, Philippines – A bug in Facebook's moderation software may have inadvertently exposed the personal details of more than 1,000 moderators to suspected terrorists. The Guardian reported Friday, ...

TECH NEWS 10:16pm, Jun 16, 2017
YouTube suffers outage in U.S., Japan, Australia

MANILA, Philippines – Youtube is down for a number of users online, though no reason has been given for the outage. Reports from site downtime monitoring service DownDetector note downtime beginning ...

TECH NEWS 12:06pm, Jun 13, 2017
'Monster Hunter World' heads to PS4, Xbox One, PC in 2018

MANILA, Philippines – Monster hunters of the world can finally unite on multiple gaming platforms. More information is now out on the recently revealed Monster Hunter World game which was thought to ...