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

Nov 2018
TECH FEATURES 09:31am, Nov 19, 2018
5 tips to help you on the journey to professional YouTubing

MANILA, Philippines – Looking to make your mark as a content creator on YouTube? As the premier video platform online, there are many trying to make their mark on it. At a talk on Friday, November ...

TECH FEATURES 07:00pm, Nov 17, 2018
'All you have to do is start': Bloggers on content creation in the social media age

Blogging and content creation as a practice is markedly different now compared to its early days. During a panel discussion at Social Media Week 2018 on Friday, November 16, host Ace Gapuz talked ...

TECH NEWS 01:43pm, Nov 17, 2018
The Hidden Good pushes social media as a positive force for action

MANILA, Philippines – Seeing the good in the world can be difficult when the world, both online and off, feels focused on exposing the negative aspects of humanity. As such, how can people extol the ...

TECH NEWS 06:07pm, Nov 14, 2018
Nigerian ISP admits error which caused misrouting of Google traffic through China

MANILA, Philippines – Nigerian internet firm MainOne disclosed on Tuesday, November 13, it had caused global Google traffic to be misrouted through China. The firm admitted it had done so through ...

TECH NEWS 04:44pm, Nov 09, 2018
Xiaomi bringing Mi 8 Lite, Mi 8 Pro to PH

MANILA, Philippines – Following the Mi 8 Pro's debut in London on Thursday, November 8, Xiaomi announced both the Mi 8 Lite and Mi 8 Pro would be making their way to the Philippines. Xiaomi touts ...

TECH NEWS 02:10pm, Nov 08, 2018
3 'Final Fantasy XV' DLC cancelled as director leaves company

MANILA, Philippines – Those looking to adventure further in Square Enix's Final Fantasy XV universe will likely be disappointed to hear that 3 of the 4 upcoming content add-ons for the game have ...

Oct 2018
TECH NEWS 11:34pm, Oct 30, 2018
Apple announces new iPad Pro models at New York event

MANILA, Philippines – Apple on Tuesday, October 30, announced a new iPad Pro at an event at the Howard Gilman Opera House in New York. Tim Cook introduced the new device, saying, "Today, we're ...

TECH NEWS 05:31pm, Oct 25, 2018
Facebook fined $644,000 in UK for handling of Cambridge Analytica scandal

MANILA, Philippines – The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) in the United Kingdom on Thursday, October 25, fined Facebook £500,000 (now approximately $644,000) for "serious breaches of data ...

TECH NEWS 01:41pm, Oct 19, 2018
Tumblr patches data-exposing privacy bug

MANILA, Philippines – Tumblr disclosed on Wednesday, October 17 (October 18, Manila time) it had patched a bug on its site that could have exposed the information of some of its users, though they ...

TECH NEWS 09:40pm, Oct 18, 2018
Facebook believes spammers behind hack – report

MANILA, Philippines – Facebook believes the massive hack that took the data of millions of its users was the work of spammers. In a report on The Wall Street Journal on Wednesday, October 17 ...