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

Feb 2018
TECH NEWS 01:00pm, Feb 20, 2018
Free version of Wikipedia in developing countries to be discontinued

MANILA, Philippines – The Wikimedia Foundation is discontinuing Wikipedia Zero, its no-cost access system for Wikipedia in developing countries. In a statement released last Friday, February 16, the ...

TECH NEWS 11:00am, Feb 19, 2018
Samsung hunting for OLED panel buyers as Apple slashes iPhone X production

MANILA, Philippines – A report from the Nikkei Asian Review over the weekend said Samsung was left with excess production capacity for its OLED panels, after Apple slashed its production of the ...

TECH NEWS 03:40pm, Feb 14, 2018
HTC's smartphone president, Chialin Chang, resigns

MANILA, Philippines – The president of HTC's smartphone and connected devices business, Chialin Chang, resigned from the company on Wednesday, February 14, an investor announcement said. The ...

TECH NEWS 04:48pm, Feb 12, 2018
At least 4,200 websites had cryptominer active through hacked plugin

MANILA, Philippines – At least 4,200 websites were affected by cryptocurrency mining software on Sunday, February 11, after a browser plugin used on those sites was apparently hacked to generate ...

REVIEWS 11:37am, Feb 12, 2018
'Monster Hunter: World' review: Something to sink your teeth into

Let me start this review by saying that I'm not normally the audience for something like the Monster Hunter games of Capcom's past. I've skipped every other game in the series because the game's ...

TECH NEWS 04:23pm, Feb 09, 2018
Apple downplays iBoot source code leak

MANILA, Philippines – A portion of Apple's source code may have been leaked on Thursday, February 8, but the company feels it isn't much cause for concern due to the age of the source code leaked ...

TECH NEWS 11:03pm, Feb 08, 2018
Part of source code for iPhone's operating system posted online

MANILA, Philippines – Part of the source code for the iPhone's operating system was posted online and eventually taken down via a Digital Milennium Copyright Act (DMCA) request. Motherboard reports ...

TECH NEWS 03:29pm, Feb 08, 2018
All-time high levels of fraud and cyber issues plague industries today – report

MANILA, Philippines – A survey of executives found increasing levels of fraud, security, and cyber-related issues severely affecting industries and organizations in 2017. Released earlier this year, ...

TECH NEWS 03:18pm, Feb 08, 2018
Google working on 'Yeti,' a streaming game platform – report

MANILA, Philippines – A report from The Information (article behind paywall) points to the possibility of Google building a subscription-based videogame streaming platform, with the games being ...

TECH NEWS 10:46am, Feb 06, 2018
Child pornography led Apple to pull Telegram apps from store last week

MANILA, Philippines – Child pornography concerns led Apple to pull messaging apps Telegram and Telegram X last week. The report from 9to5Mac cites an email from Phil Schiller, Apple's Senior Vice ...