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

Apr 2017
TECH NEWS 07:47pm, Apr 20, 2017
Google working on ad-blocking feature in Chrome browser – report

MANILA, Philippines – Google is reportedly planning to add an ad-blocking feature on Google Chrome, its mobile and desktop browser. Sources told The Wall Street Journal the feature would filter ...

TECH NEWS 10:04am, Apr 19, 2017
Starcraft and its Brood War expansion are now free

MANILA, Philippines – Blizzard Entertainment released Patch 1.18 for Starcraft and its Brood War expansion on Wednesday, April 19, making the classic real-time strategy game free for everyone to ...

TECH FEATURES 07:08am, Apr 19, 2017
New short film shows tough job of content moderators

MANILA, Philippines – Content moderators have a tough job: They wade through the muck of the Internet to determine the most objectionable bits that need to be removed. A job like that can take a lot ...

TECH NEWS 03:24pm, Apr 18, 2017
Tencent's WeGame platform aims to take on Valve's Steam

MANILA, Philippines – China's Tencent is updating its games platform to cater to both Chinese and International users in a potential attempt to upset the status of Valve's Steam as the gaming ...

TECH NEWS 04:36pm, Apr 11, 2017
New study says increased Facebook use makes users feel bad

MANILA, Philippines – While previously done research on social media and personal well-being has pointed to social media use being a detractor to personal well-being, a new, more rigorous study ...

Mar 2017
TECH NEWS 02:39pm, Mar 27, 2017
Blizzard announces 'Starcraft Remastered'

MANILA, Philippines – Video game maker Blizzard Entertainment announced Monday, March 27, it was coming out with an updated version of the original real-time strategy (RTS) game Starcraft and its ...

TECH FEATURES 02:28pm, Mar 27, 2017
This free game puts you in the shoes of a fake news peddler

Out on the Internet, there is a new, free game seeking to show how fake news peddlers operate online. Called Fake It to Make It, the game is touted as a social impact game that simulates an online ...

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 ...