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

Aug 2017
TECH NEWS 07:46pm, Aug 12, 2017
Globe launches $250-million SEA-U.S. undersea cable system

MANILA, Philippines – Globe Telecom on Friday, August 11, launched a $250-million Southeast Asia-United States (SEA-US) submarine cable system providing a link between Davao and the United ...

TECH NEWS 04:17pm, Aug 01, 2017
Sony to acquire 95% stake in anime distributor Funimation

MANILA, Philippines – Sony Pictures announced Tuesday, August 1, that it is in the process of acquiring a 95% stake in anime distributor Funimation. In a statement, Sony said it was buying the ...

TECH NEWS 02:23pm, Aug 01, 2017
AI startup Ozlo to join Facebook

MANILA, Philippines – Artificial intelligence (AI) startup company Ozlo will be joining Facebook, the startup announced on Monday, July 31 (August 1 in Manila time). On a post on its homepage, Ozlo ...

Jul 2017
TECH NEWS 05:47pm, Jul 25, 2017
To beat piracy, Facebook acquires content rights company Source3

MANILA, Philippines – Facebook is stepping up its piracy-fighting efforts by acquiring Source3, a startup developing technology to detect intellectual property shared by users without the original ...

TECH NEWS 12:00pm, Jul 25, 2017
Microsoft Paint to become free standalone app on Windows Store

MANILA, Philippines – Rejoice, Microsoft Paint users! It seems the good old Paint app will be saying goodbye, but only for a short while. In the middle of heated discussions and eulogies for the ...

TECH NEWS 10:05pm, Jul 24, 2017
Microsoft's old Paint program is saying goodbye

MANILA, Philippines – Following the arrival of Paint 3D for Windows 10 users, Microsoft said it was going to eliminate Microsoft Paint, its longstanding graphics editor application, from its roster ...

TECH FEATURES 06:21pm, Jul 23, 2017
Tinder-styled game Factitious lets players swipe right for real news

It can be difficult to spot the difference between real news and fake reports. How do you determine which articles to trust and what to disregard as false? One new game seeks to make it fun and easy ...

TECH NEWS 08:07pm, Jul 21, 2017
Samsung to hold Galaxy Unpacked event on August 23

MANILA, Philippines – Samsung will be announcing a new addition to its product lineup at its Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2017 event in New York City on August 23. With the tagline, "Do bigger things," ...

TECH NEWS 04:57pm, Jul 19, 2017
Google app gets new newsfeed experience

MANILA, Philippines – Google announced Wednesday, July 19, it was coming out with a new newsfeed experience for users of its Google application on Android and iOS. The service, which launches on ...

2017 08:00pm, Jul 15, 2017
#ThinkPH: 5 ways to make your social media use matter

MANILA, Philippines – You can make your social media use matter in the wider world. Host and advocate Bianca Gonzalez spoke at #ThinkPH 2017 at the SMX Convention Center on Saturday, July 15, to ...