GameOPS Featured Gamer

Just want to thank John Phillips Bengero, co-founder of GameOPS, for making me the Philippine gaming site’s Featured Gamer.

Here’s an excerpt from the article.

1. Could you tell us something about yourself? How old are you? Where are you located and what are you currently engaged in?

I’m the Multimedia Head of the leading Philippine online game publisher Level Up! Inc. ( As head of the Multimedia department, I create and oversee the company’s strategy for online, video and mobile content and services. I’m also a tech blogger ( for Singapore-based CNET Asia. Prior to joining the corporate world, I was the multimedia editor of, handling, among other responsibilities, its gaming news site

2. When was the first time you actually played a video game? What’s the name of the game and game system? What or who made you play?

The first system I played on was the Famicom — yup, the Family Computer. I played Galaga and Road Fighter. It was my uncle who owned the Famicom and got me hooked on video games. I also played on the Game and Watch a lot — the titles I owned included Popeye, Octopus, Fire, and Lion. I mastered Popeye to the point that I played it with the Game and Watch turned upside down, much to my dad’s consternation, heh.

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