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Online gaming booms as virus lockdowns keep millions at home

Mar 25, 2020 - 1:22 PM

Online gaming proves a welcome diversion for many people chafing at movement restrictions, the cancelation of countless public events, and the relentless onslaught of news about the pandemic

Nepal temporarily halts 'PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds' ban

Apr 24, 2019 - 7:04 PM

Petitioners argue playing 'PUBG' is an act of free expression, and the ban was unreasonable and infringed on people's rights to freedom

Nepal bans online game 'PUBG' on concerns over children

Apr 12, 2019 - 8:10 PM

Nepal's telecommunication authority issues a circular to all internet service providers on April 11 to block 'PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds on instructions from the Kathmandu district court

PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS Updates to 'PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds' are announced during the Microsoft xBox E3 briefing at the Microsoft Theater on June 10, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. File photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

Razer Game Store to close after less than a year

Feb 18, 2019 - 7:08 PM

Razer says the closure is part of 'the company’s realignment plans'

RAZER GAME STORE. Razer's gaming storefront is closing. Screenshot of Razer Game Store website.

PH can earn big with Chinese call centers, says Sombero

Jan 14, 2018 - 3:46 PM

Wally Sombero, a self-proclaimed online gaming expert in the middle of a bribery scandal, says he wants President Rodrigo Duterte to understand the potential of Asia's growing online gaming industry

HOT SEAT. Wally Sombero arrives at the Senate on February 16 to attend a Senate probe. Photo by Joseph Vidal/PRIB

Top World of Warcraft guild says member DDoSed teammates to nab raiding spot

Dec 12, 2017 - 6:06 PM

Officers from Limit say Adois digitally brought down teammates to get a spot in the raid group's attempts to clear World of Warcraft's latest Mythic Raid, Antorus

ARGUS THE UNMAKER. Raid groups are working to defeat the Mythic-level version of Argus to become the world-first guild to defeat him. Image from World of Warcraft website

RF Online returns to PH in November 2017

Oct 24, 2017 - 5:57 PM

RF Online, the sci-fi MMORPG popular in the late 2000s, makes its return in closed beta form


This free game puts you in the shoes of a fake news peddler

Mar 27, 2017 - 2:28 PM

Fake It to Make It is inspired by real teenagers and shows the mindset of someone who wants to start their own fake news empire

SPREADING DRAMA AND FEAR. This fake news game teaches you the though process that comes with manipulating social media. Screen shot from game.

Offshore gaming boosts growth of Metro Manila office rentals

Feb 09, 2017 - 5:45 PM

Offshore gaming companies take more than 80 000 square meters of the space available according to Colliers International Philippines

DRIVING RENTALS. In 2016, 35 offshore gaming licenses have been issued by the PAGCOR. Photo of Manila Bay from Wikipedia.org

PEZA to Duterte: We're not engaged in online gaming

Dec 23, 2016 - 9:41 PM

PEZA chief Charito Plaza reacts to the President s allegation that the one who gets appointed to PEZA he gets about P300 billion selling the umbrella type of license

SOLE AUTHORITY. Only state-owned and -controlled Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (Pagcor) has the authority to grant e-gaming franchises. Photo by Aya Lowe/Rappler

Duterte orders closure of 'all online gaming' firms

Dec 22, 2016 - 3:33 PM

UPDATED The President makes the statement 4 months after he indicated he was willing to give the online gaming industry a chance

President Duterte. Photo by Ace Morandante/PPD

Businessmen for Duterte, Dick Gordon, Nobel Prize | 6PM wRap

Oct 05, 2016 - 11:48 PM

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Ongpin sells PhilWeb shares to Greggy Araneta

Oct 05, 2016 - 7:33 PM

Gregorio Greggy Araneta III son in law of the late President Ferdinand Marcos will be the new chairman of PhilWeb Corporation

RENEW. With the divestment of Ongpin, the new management of PhilWeb will apply anew for the renewal of its license with PAGCOR to operate eGames cafes

Uncertainty hounds online gaming in the Philippines

Aug 26, 2016 - 8:30 AM

Share prices of PhilWeb and Leisure Resorts jump by 50 after President Rodrigo Duterte mulls resumption of online gaming

UP IN THE AIR. 'There will be no renewal of e-gaming licenses. We found out that over 100 outlets were in violation of distance requirements,' PAGCOR's Domingo tells senators. Photo by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

Online games boost school grades while Facebook has opposite effect – study

Aug 09, 2016 - 5:40 PM

Students who play online games almost every day get better than average scores in math and science according to a study in Australia

A youth plays a video game in front of a computer in Valencia on July 15, 2016 during the Dreamhack meeting at Valencia fair where teams compete in various video game events. Photo by Jose Jordan/AFP

Ongpin's PhilWeb seeks 3-day trading suspension

Jul 04, 2016 - 5:56 PM

Share price of PhilWeb on Friday July 1 fell by as much as 22 13 on reports that President Rodrigo Duterte wants to stop online gambling

IN DANGER. The steep decline in PhilWeb's stock price would affect the company's plan to raise P6 billion through treasury shares sale. Photo by Aya Lowe/Rappler

Ongpin's PhilWeb to raise P6B for aggressive expansion

Jun 01, 2016 - 7:00 PM

Meanwhile Ongpin s property unit Alphaland says it is in talks with 3 foreign investors

7-11 OF GAMING. PhilWeb does not see Resorts World and Solaire as a threat. Photo by Aya Lowe/Rappler

Reimagine your family’s weekend at home

Jan 16, 2016 - 11:15 AM

Fun and productivity doesn’t always mean leaving the house

RGL Semis: League of Legends online tournament

Sep 12, 2015 - 5:37 PM

UP Oblation Sports faces DLSU Viridis Arcus in the semis of the Rappler Gaming League s LoL intercollegiate tournament

HIGHLIGHTS: RGL Semis: League of Legends online tournament

Sep 04, 2015 - 5:40 PM

Ateneo Azure Eagles faces APC Rams in the semis of the Rappler Gaming League s LoL intercollegiate tournament

RGL: League of Legends Tournament Round 4 recap

Sep 03, 2015 - 4:05 PM

CSB Blaze It clashes with DLSU Viridis Arcus in Round 4 of the Rappler Gaming League s LoL intercollegiate tournament

 “Down but not out!” DLSU Viridis Arcus proves that they can make a comeback with a clash won at the Baron pit

HIGHLIGHTS: RGL Round 4: League of Legends online tournament

Aug 29, 2015 - 2:39 PM

CSB Blaze It clashes with DLSU Viridis Arcus in Round 4 of the Rappler Gaming League s LoL intercollegiate tournament

HIGHLIGHTS: RGL Round 3: League of Legends online tournament

Aug 15, 2015 - 6:12 PM

UP Oblation eSports takes on UST Tiger eSports in Round 3 of the Rappler Gaming League s LoL intercollegiate tournament

HIGHLIGHTS: RGL Round 2: League of Legends online tournament

Aug 08, 2015 - 6:07 PM

APC Rams beats Mapua s Kryptonite Watch the highlights

HIGHLIGHTS: 1st Rappler Gaming League Invitational Finals TNC Pro Team vs Jondar Uppercut

Jul 25, 2015 - 5:10 PM

Who will claim victory between TNC Pro Team and Jondar Uppercut?

1st Rappler Gaming League Invitational Semifinals Pink Ocean vs Jondar Uppercut

Jul 11, 2015 - 6:24 PM

Who will come out on top between Pink Ocean and Jondar Uppercut?

PH to host Hearthstone SEA World Championship finals

Jul 10, 2015 - 9:45 AM

Voting for the venue is a toss up between the Philippines and Malaysia

HEARTHSTONE. Image from Hearthstone SEA Facebook page.

HIGHLIGHTS: 1st Rappler Gaming League Invitational Semifinals TNC Pro Gaming vs SuperNatural

Jul 04, 2015 - 5:37 PM

Who will emerge victorious between TNC Pro Gaming and SuperNatural?

HIGHLIGHTS: 1st Rappler Gaming League Invitational Jondar Uppercut vs Burning Rae

Jun 27, 2015 - 6:37 PM

Who will come out on top between Jondar Uppercut and Burning Rae in RGL s 1st Invitational DotA2 Tournament?

HIGHLIGHTS: 1st Rappler Gaming League Invitational Jonas with Friends vs Pink Ocean

Jun 20, 2015 - 5:33 PM

Who will come out on top between Jonas with Friends and Pink Ocean in RGL s 1st Invitational DotA2 Tournament?

HIGHLIGHTS: 1st Rappler Gaming League Invitational Monsta X vs SuperNatural

Jun 13, 2015 - 6:16 PM

Who will be victorious between Monsta X and SuperNatural in RGL s 1st Invitational DotA2 Tournament?

1st Rappler Gaming League Invitational TNC Pro Gaming vs Team Loli

Jun 06, 2015 - 6:29 PM

Who will win between TNC Pro Gaming and Team Loli in RGL s 1st Invitational DotA2 Tournament?

E-sports take the spotlight in Pinoy Gaming Festival 2015

Jun 01, 2015 - 9:57 PM

All girl tourneys a DOTA 2 playing grandpa and more

Pinoy Gaming Festival 2015 takes e-sports in PH to new heights

May 30, 2015 - 11:30 AM

The local e sports scene come together for a 2 day gaming extravaganza

HIGHLIGHTS: Game Night UP Astral Engineering Cup Dota 2 Championship

May 23, 2015 - 7:44 PM

We bring you the championship match of the UP Astral Engineering Cup Dota 2 Tournament

HIGHLIGHTS: Game Night DOTA 2 showmatch, May 16

May 16, 2015 - 6:32 PM

Who will win among Skyville RoG and TNC Pro Gaming in tonight s show match?

Rappler Gaming League: 1st Invitational DOTA 2 Tournament

May 09, 2015 - 9:48 PM

Who wil reign supreme in RGL s first DOTA 2 tournament?

HIGHLIGHTS: Game Night DOTA 2 showmatch, May 9

May 09, 2015 - 5:21 PM

Who will win among B 4 6K Gaming and Xenic Viggo in tonight s show match?

GAME NIGHT PODCAST: Pre-TI5 DOTA2 patch, metagame issues, Aghanim's updates

May 04, 2015 - 6:02 PM

Join RGL AZ and RGL Lentropy as they discuss the big pre TI5 DotA2 patch from Valve

Game Night episode 3 recap: Imperium vs Pooh and Friends vs SuperNatural

Apr 27, 2015 - 8:57 PM

Imperium Pooh and Friends and SuperNatural clash with each other in this week s featured showmatches

Game Night episode 2 recap: Kulafu Gaming vs Team Loli vs Jondar Uppercut

Apr 27, 2015 - 6:10 PM

Who among Kulafu Gaming Team Loli and Jondar Uppercut will prevail in these week s showmatches?

HIGHLIGHTS: Game Night DOTA 2 showmatch, April 25

Apr 25, 2015 - 5:43 PM

DOTA 2 showmatch between teams Imperium Pooh and Friends and Phoenix Int Supernatural Who will win?

HIGHLIGHTS: Game Night DOTA 2 showmatch, April 18

Apr 18, 2015 - 6:18 PM

DOTA 2 showmatch between teams Marwan Loli and Jondar Who won?

Game Night episode 1 recap: Jonas with Friends vs Deadpan Gaming

Apr 15, 2015 - 4:29 PM

Jonas with Friends wins the night s showmatch

JwF.Siapo crushes his enemies in style, jumping from one target to the next in a very precise manner

Game Night episode 1 recap: K7T vs Deadpan Gaming

Apr 15, 2015 - 2:53 PM

K7T bounces back and defeats Deadpan Gaming in Game 2

DG.Papapao (Axe) helps DG.eXe (Vengeful Spirit) secure the kill on Earthshaker (K7T.Quack SE)

Game Night episode 1 recap: Jonas with Friends vs K7T

Apr 15, 2015 - 1:38 PM

How did Jonas with Friends defeat K7T? Read this recap by Game Night s AZ

HIGHLIGHTS: Game Night DOTA 2 showmatch

Apr 11, 2015 - 5:29 PM

Live commentary from DOTA 2 gamers on Saturday April 11

Ragnarok Online PH to close March 31, migrations to follow

Feb 14, 2015 - 8:41 PM

The pRO migration website will be disclosed as soon as possible with server migration information and the procedure for migration to be announced in the next few days

SHUTTING DOWN. While the Philippine version is preparing to sunset, an international server is coming in its place. Image from Level Up! Games.

Gaming Freedom: The state of Star Wars: The Old Republic

Aug 31, 2014 - 2:02 PM

Is Star Wars: The Old Republic worth your while? For newcomers to online games and fans of Star Wars in general it may be the game you ve been looking for

THE OLD REPUBLIC. Image from Star Wars: The Old Republic website

Rounding out Gamescom's press event highlights

Aug 18, 2014 - 2:56 PM

For those who missed the start of Gamescom and Sony Microsoft and Electronic Arts press events here s a quick rundown of their highlights

GAMESCOM. Screen shot from Gamescom website.