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

Sep 2018
TECH NEWS 02:05am, Sep 13, 2018
At a glance: The major announcements from Apple's September 2018 keynote

MANILA, Philippines – Apple at an event in California on Wednesday, September 12 (September 13, Manila time), announced a slew of device upgrades, including Apple Watch Series 4 and the iPhone XS ...

TECH FEATURES 03:08pm, Sep 11, 2018
Use of 'cyber troops' found in 48 countries, up from 28 last year – report

Governments and political parties around the globe have taken advantage of social media to erode trust in institutions that work on facts, such as the media, scientific communities, and a range of ...

TECH FEATURES 01:19pm, Sep 04, 2018
What to expect: Twitter CEO's testimony on transparency, accountability

MANILA, Philippines – Following a congressional hearing with Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg and a Google representative, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is set to testify to the US House ...

Aug 2018
BLOG 08:00am, Aug 01, 2018
Facebook doesn't listen and is blinding us all

Facebook's a pervasive, important part of my day. I use it to connect with friends and family from all over. At the same time, I am being a part of an ecosystem where I learn more about the world ...

Jul 2018
TECH FEATURES 10:00am, Jul 06, 2018
Duterte Year 2: Is the Philippines secure online?

MANILA, Philippines – As the world increasingly looks toward a digital future, cybersecurity becomes of paramount importance, not only in preventing cybercrimes from happening, but also in ...

Jun 2018
TECH NEWS 06:41pm, Jun 22, 2018
Kaspersky moves core processes from Russia to Switzerland to regain trust

MANILA, Philippines – Russian cybsecurity software developer Kaspersky Lab is moving a number of its core processes from Russia to Switzerland in an effort to earn trust among the cybersecurity ...

PHILIPPINES 07:27pm, Jun 13, 2018
Majority of PH internet users see 'fake news' as serious issue – SWS

MANILA, Philippines –More than 4 out of 10 adult Filipinos use the internet, and a big majority of them see fake news as a serious issue, according to the results of two quarterly surveys released ...

TECH NEWS 04:40am, Jun 12, 2018
Ubisoft's E3 Press Conference highlights

MANILA, Philippines – Opening the show with a Just Dance 2019 musical number, Ubisoft aimed to delight the crowds with game reveals and trailers galore. Check out the highlights of this year's ...

TECH NEWS 01:49am, Jun 12, 2018
Square Enix's E3 2018 showcase is short and sweet

MANILA, Philippines – At the Square Enix E3 Showcase 2018 on Monday, June 11 (June 12, Manila time), Square Enix had a number of trailers and information drops for viewers. It was a bite-sized ...

TECH NEWS 05:48am, Jun 11, 2018
'The Division 2' is heading to Washington, D.C.

MANILA, Philippines – Ubisoft's The Division has a sequel, and it seems The Division 2 is trading New York for Washington, D.C. While not much was said regarding the game itself – we expect more ...