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 2019
TECH NEWS 06:36pm, Jun 14, 2019
Google releases free Game Builder program on Steam

MANILA, Philippines – Want to make games but feel a barrier between you and gamemaking because you don't have all the necessary skills that come with coding a game? Google's got your back. The ...

TECH NEWS 07:08pm, Jun 12, 2019
Troy Hunt looking to sell Have I Been Pwned

MANILA, Philippines – Troy Hunt, the one-man unit behind data breach notification service Have I Been Pwned (HIBP), wants to sell HIBP to an entity who can help take it further. HIBP is a free ...

TECH NEWS 12:59am, Jun 12, 2019
'The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild' sequel now in development

MANILA, Philippines – With a standout game like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild likely on many Nintendo Switch consoles, what's in store for Link and Zelda at the end of it all? More ...

TECH NEWS 05:39am, Jun 11, 2019
'Assassin's Creed: Odyssey' to get Story Creator mode, Discovery Tours

MANILA, Philippines – Just ahead of its E3 press conference, Ubisoft detailed two new modes coming to Assassin's Creed: Odyssey: Story Creator and Discovery Tours. Story Creator mode is essentially ...

TECH NEWS 04:44am, Jun 11, 2019
The big announcements from Ubisoft's E3 2019 press conference

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Ubisoft's E3 press conference brings a number of new announcements and game updates for its stable of titles. Opening with a beautiful symphony to celebrate 10 years ...

TECH NEWS 12:17pm, Jun 10, 2019
'Final Fantasy VII Remake' gets a release date

MANILA, Philippines – Ahead of E3 proper, fans of Final Fantasy VII can rest assured knowing 2020 will be a good day to fight in Midgar. Square Enix officially revealed the release date for the ...

TECH NEWS 04:24am, Jun 10, 2019
What Microsoft announced at its Xbox E3 2019 briefing

MANILA, Philippines – Microsoft released a slew of game trailers ahead of its E3 2019 Xbox briefing on its YouTube channel, showcasing some hotly anticipated games as part of its slate, but what ...

May 2019
TECH NEWS 10:15pm, May 30, 2019
Flipboard user account information exposed in breach

MANILA, Philippines – News aggregation website Flipboard disclosed earlier this week that it had been a victim of a long-running operation that may have taken "a subset of user data," including the ...

TECH NEWS 06:46pm, May 30, 2019
Google to require Android apps, games to disclose loot box odds

MANILA, Philippines – In a bid to add transparency to gambling mechanics in games and other types of applications, Google will now require Android game makers and app developers to disclose the odds ...

TECH NEWS 08:25pm, May 29, 2019
Gamescom convention will launch in Singapore in 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Organizers of European gaming convention Gamecom are working on setting up an edition of the convention for Asia. The appropriately-titled Gamescom Asia will be held in ...