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Martin Patino
Martin has been in the professional press/media industry since 2013, writing for several local and foreign print and online publications covering everything from video games, smartphones, computer hardware, and more. He's also been blogging for more than a decade ever since he built his first Geocities website back in 2002.
Five Must-Play Nintendo Switch Games from 2019
2019 was a big year for video games! Here are five must-play Nintendo Switch games that came out this year!
Five Must-Play PC Games from 2019
2019 was a big year for video games! Here are five must-play PC games that came out this year!
Here Are The Biggest Video Games Coming Out in January 2020
Here are some of the biggest video game titles coming out in January 2020!
Five Must-Play PlayStation 4 Games from 2019
2019 was a big year for video games! Here are five must-play PlayStation 4 games that came out this year!
SEA Games 2019: PHI Sibol National Team Secures Silver and Bronze Medals in Tekken 7 Esports Event
Alexandre Laverez and Andreij Albar secured the silver and bronze medal, respectively, in the Tekken 7 esports event of the 30th SEA Games!
SEA Games 2019: Caviar Napoleon Acampado of Sibol Secures Gold Medal in StarCraft II Esports Event
Caviar Napoleon Acampado secures the third gold medal for the Philippine Sibol national team in 2019 SEA Games with his win in the StarCraft 2 esports event!
SEA Games 2019: Philippine Sibol National Team Score Second Gold in Esports Event With Dota 2 Win
The Philippines gains it’s second gold medal in the esports events of the 2019 SEA Games with a win in Dota 2!
SEA Games 2019: Philippine Sibol National Team Wins First-Ever Gold in ML:BB Esports Event
The Philippine Sibol national team for Mobile Legends: Bang Bang made history as they claim the first-ever gold medal for an esports event at the 30th Southeast Asian Games!
SEA Games 2019: PHI Sibol National Team Secures Podium Finish in SCII and Dota 2 Esports Events
The second and third days of the 30th SEA Games esports events saw a lot of action across five of the six events of the competition!
SEA Games 2019: PHI Sibol National Team Advances to Playoffs in SCII, ML:BB Esports Events
The group stages of the ML:BB, StarCraft 2, and Hearthstone esports events of the 2019 SEA Games have concluded. Here are the results.
Here Are The Biggest Video Games Coming Out in December 2019
Here are some of the biggest video game titles coming out in December 2019!
Five Video Games You Can Give Your Friends and Family This Christmas
The holiday season is in full swing and here are five games we think would make great gifts this Christmas!
SEA Games 2019 Hearthstone and Dota 2 Esports Event Competitors Face First Hurdle as Games Get Major Updates
The competitors of the Dota 2 and Hearthstone esports events at the 2019 SEA Games will be racing against time to prepare anew for their respective tournaments.
Sibol Spotlight: Jeremiah “1717” Camarillo – Arena of Valor
I got to sit down with Jeremiah “1717” Camarillo of the Sibol Arena of Valor national team to talk about his story and how he went from managing the family business to one of the best professional AOV players in the region and part of the Sibol national team.
Sibol Spotlight: Angelo Kyle “Pheww” Arcangel – Mobile Legends: Bang Bang
Meet the captain of the Sibol national team Mobile Legends: Bang Bang squad, Angelo Kyle “Pheww” Arcangel.
Here Are All the Launch Titles Coming Out on Stadia This Week
The Google Stadia is all set for launch, and here are the games that you can get for 2019.
The MDL Chengdu Major Has Begun, Here’s What You Need to Know
The MDL Chengdu Major has begun, here’s a breakdown of what’s happening at the first Major of the 2019-2010 DPC season!
Here Are The Biggest Video Games Coming Out in November 2019
Here are some of the biggest video games set to come out in November 2019!
PLDT-Smart Brought the Cyber City to ESGS 2019!
Here’s what PLDT-Smart’s Cyber City had in store for the attendees of last weekend’s ESGS 2019!
Here Are Some of Cosplays We Saw at ESGS 2019!
Here are just some of the great cosplays we saw at last weekend’s ESGS 2019!
ESGS 2019: Tech Deals You Definitely Need to Check Out
Here are some of the tech deals that you should definitely check out this weekend at ESGS 2019!
Here’s Everything We Know About Guilty Gear (2020) So Far
From character trailers and upcoming demos and announcements, here’s everything we know about the new Guilty Gear game so far!
Walk Strong: How ‘Lakad Matatag’ Went From Catchphrase To Battlecry
Lakad Matatag has transcended Dota 2 to become the battlecry of Sibol, our national esports team for the 30th SEA Games.
5 Reasons Why You Should Check Out Indivisible from Skullgirls Maker Lab Zero Games
We think you should check out Indivisible, from Skullgirls maker Lab Zero Games, and here are five reasons why.
Here’s Everything You Need to Know About SEA Major 2019
Here are all the details you’ll need to know to catch all the action at this weekend’s SEA Major 2019!
The Limited Edition Death Stranding PS4 Pro Console Is Officially Coming to the Philippines
It’s official! The limited edition Death Stranding PS4 Pro is coming to the Philippines!
Catherine: Full Body Review (PS4): It Still Feels Like the First Time
As its new title implies, Catherine: Full Body feels like a more complete game that has aged well in time. Here’s our review.
REV Major 2019: Fenritti’s Immaculate Play Lands Him Dragon Ball FighterZ Trophy
CAG.Fenritti took home three championships at REV Major 2019 but his immaculate play in Dragon Ball FighterZ is what really stood out!
Here Are The Biggest Video Games Coming Out in October 2019
Here are all the biggest games coming out in October 2019! Which one are you planning to get?
REV Major 2019: Shun Breezes Through Guilty Gear XRD Rev 2 Championship
Shun completely took over the Guilty Gear XRD Rev 2 tournament at REV Major 2019!
REV Major 2019: Fenritti Dominates BlazBlue Tournament
CAG.Fenritti showed why he’s considered one of the best BlazBlue players in the world as he dominates the tournament at REV Major 2019!
REV Major 2019: RSG.Seo Wins Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[st] With Almost Flawless Run
Seo showed off his strong fundamentals as he dominates the UNIST tournament at REV Major 2019!
Final Fantasy Brave Exvius Is Coming to ESGS
Final Fantasy Brave Exvius will be present at ESGS this year and will be hosting a lot of activities at their booth!
Here Are the Biggest Announcements from PlayStation’s State of Play Stream
From Death Stranding and COD: Modern Warfare to Civilization VI and The Last of Us Part II, here are the biggest announcements from PlayStation’s State of Play stream!
A New Legend Is Coming To Apex Legends Season 3: Meltdown
Season 3 of Apex Legends is only a couple of weeks away and here are five things that will be coming with the new season!
Here are 5 Iconic Dreamcast Games to Celebrate Its 20th Anniversary
It’s been 20 years since the Dreamcast launched in North America and here are some of the best games from the classic console!
NBA 2K20 Game Review: Much Improved
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5 Monsters to Watch Out For in Monster Hunter World: Iceborne
Here are some of the monsters, new and returning, that you should watch out for in Monster Hunter World: Iceborne!
5 New Experiences in Catherine: Full Body
Here are five new things you’ll experience in Catherine: Full Body!
Video Game Releases in September 2019
Here are the biggest video games coming out this month of September!
Huawei Officially Launches Nova 5T Mid-Range Smartphone in the Philippines, Pre-Orders Begin on Sept. 6
The Huawei Nova 5T has officially been launched in the Philippines and will be coming to stores in a few weeks!
Sibol Esports Training Pool for SEA Games Completed, Combine Showcase Event Announced
The Sibol national training pool has a total of 76 members across the six featured esports titles of the upcoming 30th SEA Games.
The International 2019: OG Secure 2nd Grand Finals Appearance, Team Secret Eliminated
OG have returned to the Grand Finals of TI after defeating PSG.LSD while Team Secret come short against Team Liquid!
The International 2019: Team Liquid Remains Undefeated, EG’s Run Ends
Team Liquid get revenge for last year’s elimination as they defeat EG in the lower bracket quarterfinals at TI9!
The International 2019: OG Sends EG to the Lower Bracket, Mineski Fall Short in Day 3 of the Main Event
OG and EG come face to face in the upper bracket semi-finals while Mineski came close to taking out Team Secret!
The International 2019: Mineski Keeps Dream Alive, Fnatic Eliminated
Four teams ended their respective runs at The International 2019 today during the first round of the lower bracket.
The International 2019: Playoff Teams Decided, NiP Eliminated in Day 4
Here are the teams that will be going to the Upper and Lower Bracket at the Main Event of The International 2019!
The International 2019: OG, PSG.LGD Secure Upper Bracket, Chaos Gaming First Eliminated in Group Stage Day 3
Day 3 of the Group Stage at The International 2019 saw its first three teams confirmed for the Upper Bracket as well as its first elimination.
Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes PC and PS4 Release Date Announced
The release date of Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes for both PC and PlayStation 4 has been announced by the game’s North American publisher XSEED Games. According to the announcement, the latest entry into the No More Heroes franchise by Goichi “Suda51” Suda and Grasshopper Manufacture will be coming to the PC and PS4 …
PlayPark Is Bringing Back MMORPG MU Online to Southeast Asia
MU Online is making a comeback in Southeast Asia through PlayPark!
Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts Release Date Announced With New Trailer
Sniper Ghost Warriors Contracts will be hitting the PS4, Xbox One, and PC on November 22, 2019!
ASUS Announces Release of 43-inch 4K UHD ROG Strix XG438Q Gaming Monitor
The ASUS ROG Strix XG438Q is the company’s fastest and largest 4K UHD gaming monitor with AMD Radeon FreeSync 2 HDR technology!
Logitech G Opens First Concept Store in the Philippines
The new Logitech G concept store will allow consumers to try out the company’s range of gaming products.
PayMaya Holds August Cashback Promos, Up to 100% Cashback for Gaming Pin Purchases
PayMaya’s August promotions let you have up to 100% cashback when you use your PayMaya account to make a purchase.
Need for Speed Heat Announced, Releases on November 8
The latest entry in the long-running Need for Speed franchise has been announced. Need for Speed Heat will be released on November 8, 2019.
Evo 2019 Announcement and Trailer Roundup
Here are all the announcements and trailers released during and around Evo 2019!
Destroy All Humans! Special Editions Announced
Each of the special editions come with a different figurine and one comes with a Crypto backpack!
WoW Classic Character Name Reservations Are Now Open!
You can now claim up to three character names for WoW Classic!
ASUS ROG “Study On Game On” Promo Extended
You now have until August 31, 2019, to get free premium items along with your purchase of select ASUS ROG and TUF gaming laptops!
ASUS ROG Zephyrus G GA502 Review
We check out the ASUS ROG Zephyrus G GA502 gaming laptop in our latest tech review!
The Nationals Spotlight: Sh1n Boo, Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Caster
Known as one of the most energetic and explosive casters in the local esports scene, we talked to Sh1n Boo on his thoughts on MLBB, casting, and The Nationals.
PS4 Exclusive Concrete Genie Release Date Announced
The release date for the painting-themed action adventure Concrete Genie has been announced!
Call of Duty Mobile Pre-Registration Now Open
Pre-registrations for Call of Duty Mobile are now open for Taiwan, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, and the Philippines, according to an announcement by publisher Garena. Those who pre-register as well as those who invite their friends to pre-register will get special rewards including sprays, skins, emotes, and loot boxes depending on how many people have …
Mega Man X Dive Announced, Global Release in 2019
The Mega Man X series is coming to mobile with the announcement of Mega Man X Dive!
Super Robot Wars V and Super Robot Wars X Steam and Switch Release Announced
Super Robot Wars V and Super Robot Wars X will be coming to Steam and the Nintendo Switch, according to an announcement by Bandai Namco Entertainment. Super Robot Wars V was originally released on the PlayStation 4 and PS Vita back in 2017 while Super Robot Wars X came out on the same platforms last …
Filipinos Win Big in the Rules of Survival Top Clans Season 3 Tournament
Filipino squads took 7 out of 10 slots in the tournament’s Finale including clinching the top 3 spots!
Street Fighter V Road to Tokyo Asia Invitational 2019 Announced
Join the Street Fighter V Road to Tokyo Asia Invitational 2019 qualifiers and get the chance to fly to and compete at Tokyo Game Show 2019!
ASUS Announces Local Pricing for X570 Motherboards
ASUS has announced the pricing of some of its latest X570 motherboards for AMD’s newest 3rd generation Ryzen processors. The company has so far announced the pricing of eight of the 12 X570 motherboards they unveiled at Computex 2019. Leading the pack are the flagship ROG Crosshair VIII Formula and ROG Crosshair VIII Hero (Wi-Fi) …
World of Dragon Nest Southeast Asia Closed Beta Test Registration Now Open
Dragon Nest is making a big comeback with World of Dragon Nest for mobile. It is the latest installment in the long-running open-world MMORPG franchise and is being developed by Eyedentity, the original team behind the classic Dragon Nest game for PC, and published by Nexon Thailand. The game’s closed beta test is coming to …
SIBOL Is Your PH National Team for Esports at the SEA Games
The Philippines begins its quest for gold at the SEA Games esports event with the announcement of Sibol, the Philippine national team for esports!
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate to Headline Evo 2019
Smash Ultimate takes the place of Street Fighter as the headline title of Evo 2019!
Netflix’s The Witcher Series Gets Its First Trailer
Netflix has unveiled the first trailer for their adaptation of The Witcher during a panel at San Diego Comic Con 2019. Just a few weeks ago, the platform released several photos revealing how the show’s main characters, namely Henry Cavill’s Geralt of Rivia, Freya Allan’s Ciri, and Anya Chalotra’s Yennefer, will look like and now …
Here Are the 18 Teams Competing at The International 2019
The regional qualifiers for The International 2019, the biggest Dota 2 tournament of the year, just concluded last weekend and we now know the 18 teams that will be competing at the big event next month. Just like last season, the DPC point and ranking system was used to determine the invited teams. But unlike …
ASUS Launches New VivoBook X403 Ultrabook With Up to 24-Hour Battery Life
The battery of the new ASUS VivoBook 14 X403 is supposedly capable of lasting up to 24 hours.
ASUS Launches Affordable VivoBook X412 and X512 Ultrabooks
The ASUS VivoBook X412 is available in four configurations while the VivoBook X512 has two.
One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 Announced, Coming to PS4, Switch, and PC in 2020
The fourth installment in the long-running One Piece: Pirate Warriors series has been officially announced!
The Nationals Spotlight: Midnight, Dota 2 Caster
Get to know Midnight, one of the casters and analysts of The Nationals for Dota 2.
The Nationals Spotlight: Butters, Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Caster
We talk to one of the Mobile Legends casters for The Nationals – Butters, the official dairy product of Philippine esports.
Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town Remake Announced for the Switch
Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town and Harvest Moon: More Friends of Mineral Town are getting a remake!
NVIDIA Announces GeForce RTX Super Graphics Cards, Coming Out This Month
Meet the new GeForce RTX 2080 Super, RTX 2070 Super, and RTX 2060 Super!
Gundam Breaker Mobile Announced, Called Gundam Battle: Gunpla Warfare in the West
Gundam Breaker is coming to your smartphone with the announcement of Gundam Breaker Mobile/Gundam Battle: Gunpla Warfare!
Video Game Releases in July 2019 – Kill la Kill – IF, Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Wolfenstein: Youngblood, Etc.
Which games are you planning to pick up this month?
Code Vein “Successor of the Ribcage” Boss Teased in New Trailer
Bandai Namco shows off one of the out-of-this-world bosses from the upcoming action RPG, Code Vein.
Magic Chess: Bang Bang Is Auto Chess With Mobile Legends Champions
Is Magic Chess: Bang Bang an official MLBB Auto Chess spinoff?
Kill la KIll – IF Introduces Two New Characters to Game’s Roster
Kill la Kill – IF introduces Houka and Nonon with two new trailers.
Corsair Launches HS35 Stereo Gaming Headset for PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Switch
The new Corsair HS35 will work with your PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Switch!
Final Fantasy 7 Remake Bags Three E3 Game Critics Awards
Final Fantasy 7 Remake bagged Best of Show, Best Console Game, and Best RPG awards from the Game Critics Awards!
One Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows Officially Announced
Saitama is coming to PS4, Xbox One, and PC, with the announcement of One Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows!
ASUS ROG Launches “Study On Game On” Back-to-School Promo
Get up to PHP 120,000 in premium bundled items when you purchase select ROG and TUF gaming laptops during the promo!
Filipino Wins Open Category at the 2019 Tamiya Mini 4WD Asia Challenge Manila
A total of five Filipinos placed in the top 5 across open and stock categories of the 2019 Tamiya Mini 4WD Asia Challenge Manila!
Samurai Shodown Reboot Launch Trailer Released
The classic, weapons-based fighting game Samurai Shodown is coming back in a big way!
Seagate Launches New FireCuda and BarraCuda M.2 SSDs, BarraCuda and Ironwolf 2.5-inch SSDs
The new Seagate SSDs include the new FireCuda 510 and BarraCuda 510 M.2 SSDs as well as the new BarraCuda 110 and Ironwolf 110 2.5-inch SSDs.
E3 2019: Nintendo Brought All the Games, Here Are Their Biggest Announcements
Here are the biggest announcements from the Nintendo Direct livestream at E3 2019!
E3 2019: RPGs Take Center Stage at Square Enix Press Conference
Here are some of the biggest announcements from the Square Enix E3 press conference!
E3 2019: The Biggest Announcements from the Microsoft Xbox Press Conference
Here are the biggest announcements from Microsoft’s Xbox Press Conference at E3 2019!
Computex 2019: HyperX Unveils New Alloy Origins, Fury DDR4 RGB, and Cloud Alpha S
HyperX made a trio of announcements during Computex 2019, including the Alloy Origins, Fury DDR4 RGB, and Cloud Alpha S.
5Plus VJ Spotlight: Kim Cruz
The launch of 5Plus, the home of esports on free TV and The Nationals, the Philippines’ biggest esports tournament, has given many individuals the opportunity to showcase their talents. From professional players and casters to correspondents and VJs, 5Plus and The Nationals are really bringing esports and gaming as well as the individual talents behind …
Computex 2019: AMD Unveils 3rd Generation Ryzen Desktop CPUs, First 12-Core Gaming CPU
Leading the pack of new 3rd generation Ryzen processors is the R9 3900X, the world’s first 12-core, 24-thread gaming CPU.
Computex 2019: AMD Announces New Radeon RX 5000 GPUs, Powered by New RDNA Architecture
The Radeon RX 5700 will be the first member of the new RDNA-based Radeon RX 5000 GPUs from AMD.