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

Dec 2017
TECH NEWS 06:06pm, Dec 12, 2017
Top World of Warcraft guild says member DDoSed teammates to nab raiding spot

MANILA, Philippines – Video games can be serious business for some people, enough even to go to dastardly lengths for the games and in-game achievements they care about. One raider of popular ...

TECH NEWS 04:50pm, Dec 12, 2017
'Super Robot Wars X' to come out in Asia in 2018 with English subtitles

MANILA, Philippines – Fans of the Super Robot Wars franchise will be pleased to know that a new game in the series has been announced for the PlayStation 4 (PS4) and PS Vita and is slated to come in ...

TECH NEWS 02:29pm, Dec 12, 2017
Ex-Facebook executive regrets 'ripping apart' society with social media

MANILA, Philippines – As the discussion grows regarding foreign actors potentially influencing the outcome of the US elections in the US using Facebook posts and ads, and the weaponization of the ...

TECH NEWS 07:15pm, Dec 08, 2017
YouTube taking on Spotify with own streaming music service – report

MANILA, Philippines – YouTube is planning to make its own music streaming service, Bloomberg reported Friday, December 8. The new streaming service is said to have on-demand music streaming, but may ...

TECH NEWS 03:23pm, Dec 08, 2017
Soulcalibur VI announced for PS4, Xbox One, and PC

MANILA, Philippines – A tale of souls and swords is being retold once more! Bandai Namco Entertainment America announced Thursday, December 7 (December 8, Philippine time) that Soulcalibur VI is in ...

TECH NEWS 03:22pm, Dec 08, 2017
Indonesia's central bank to ban bitcoin, other cryptocurrencies

MANILA, Philippines – Indonesia's central bank said it issued a new regulation prohibiting Bitcoin and other forms of cryptocurrency from being used for payments in the country, the Nikkei Asian ...

TECH NEWS 08:35pm, Dec 07, 2017
Valve ending support for Bitcoin payments on Steam

MANILA, Philippines – Valve Corporation said on Wednesday, December 6, it was discontinuing support for the Bitcoin cryptocurrency as a payment option on the Steam digital gaming service. The ...

PHILIPPINES 07:37pm, Dec 07, 2017
PNP’s ‘Know Your Rights’ app updated to remove permissions

MANILA, Philippines – The developer of the "Know Your Rights" app of the Philippine National Police (PNP) pushed an update on Wednesday, December 6, which removed the permissions previously ...

PHILIPPINES 07:01pm, Dec 05, 2017
Privacy concerns raised over PNP's human rights app

MANILA, Philippines – Privacy-minded Android users may want to steer clear of the recently released Know Your Rights app of the Philippine National Police. A series of posts released by tech ...

TECH NEWS 06:20pm, Dec 05, 2017
Android Oreo Go Edition is an Oreo update for low-end devices

MANILA, Philippines – There's a new software experience coming for low-end Android smartphones, and it's meant to provide improved services for the next billion users of the Internet who are now ...