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

Jul 2020
TECH NEWS 08:33pm, Jul 08, 2020
Samsung's latest Galaxy Unpacked slated for August 5

MANILA, Philippines – Samsung announced Tuesday, July 7 (July 8, Manila time) it would hold a new iteration for the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event on August 5. The virtual event, Samsung said, will ...

TECH NEWS 05:14pm, Jul 08, 2020
MSI CEO Charles Chiang dies at 56

MANILA, Philippines – The CEO of tech hardware company Micro-Star International (MSI), Sheng-Chang "Charles" Chiang, died on Tuesday, July 7, at the age of 56. PC Gamer, citing Liberty Times, said ...

TECH NEWS 06:22pm, Jul 02, 2020
Windows 10 to get Start Menu design tweaks, Alt+Tab update

MANILA, Philippines – Microsoft's Windows 10 is getting a Start Menu redesign to freshen up the interface and reduce the focus on Live Tiles, alongside other changes such as tweaks to the Alt+Tab ...

TECH NEWS 06:15pm, Jul 02, 2020
Facebook's planned TikTok rival, Lasso, to shut down

MANILA, Philippines – One Facebook take on the short-form video sharing app, Lasso, is shutting down. According to a Techcrunch report, Lasso sent users a notification the app would be closed on ...

TECH FEATURES 07:48pm, Jul 01, 2020
The world awaits Facebook's next moves

Facebook is taking the brunt of what is a growing boycott against social media advertising following an ongoing campaign called #StopHateForProfit, which calls on advertisers to boycott ad spending ...

Jun 2020
TECH FEATURES 04:53pm, Jun 28, 2020
LIST: Companies boycotting Facebook, supporting #StopHateForProfit

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – A growing number of companies and advertisers took their ad business away from Facebook and Instagram in the past week, following a campaign ...

TECH FEATURES 03:41pm, Jun 25, 2020
There's no easy way to break Facebook's heart

I follow a lot of blogs about gaming, science fiction and fantasy writing, and world-building and while most of them are generally progressive, I’ve had to slowly contend with an issue that’s been ...

TECH NEWS 01:10pm, Jun 25, 2020
Tencent buying iflix streaming service

MANILA, Philippines – Chinese tech titan Tencent confirmed reports it was buying Malaysia-based internet video streaming service iflix in a bid to expand its WeTV streaming platform in Southeast ...

TECH NEWS 03:59pm, Jun 24, 2020
Globe urges users to report spam messages, scams to them

MANILA, Philippines – Globe Telecom is urging its users to report spam messages and scams sent to them using a new tool they've set up for that purpose. In a statement released Tuesday, June 23, ...

TECH NEWS 01:06pm, Jun 24, 2020
Original Segway ends production on July 15

MANILA, Philippines – The original two-wheeled, self-balancing Segway scooter will be saying its farewells on July 15. Fast Company reported Tuesday, June 23, that Ninebot, the Beijing-based company ...