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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Ragnarok World Championship 2009 results: Follow Level Up!’s RWC 2009 social media coverage

Want to get updates on the results of the Ragnarok World Championship 2009 tournament that will be held on Nov. 1 in Yokohama, Japan?

Then follow Level Up!’s social media coverage of RWC 2009.

Here’s an excerpt from my Level Up! blog post.

To get updates on the RWC 2009 results, become a fan of the official Level Up! Page on Facebook at

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Good luck to Team Philippines!

Bringing magic of Hello Kitty Online to Filipino gamers

Good news to all those who’ve been waiting patiently for Hello Kitty Online Philippines: you can now pre-register for the Founders’ Beta.

Here’s an excerpt from my latest CNET Asia blog.

Hello Kitty is the world’s most famous feline character–sorry, Sylvester, Tom, Felix and Garfield–who is at the center of a billion-dollar empire that spans across nations, generations and multimedia platforms.

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United we play: Level Up! LIVE 2009 and the Filipino online gamer

Here’s an excerpt from my latest CNET Asia blog post.

For Filipino online gamers, all roads lead to the World Trade Center in Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City every year. This is the venue of the biggest online gaming event in the Philippines, Level Up! LIVE, which this year will be held from Nov. 7-8.

As I blogged last year, LU! LIVE is the country’s premiere online gaming event, offline and online. I’m not just saying that because I joined Level Up! last year as their multimedia head–people in the Philippines have known this for years, and the numbers speak for themselves. Last year, LU! LIVE had over 20,000 attendees at the actual event, while online we had over 12,000 unique readers following the action via the live blog, and 55,000 viewers from 27 countries watching the live video stream.

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What’s new with RF Online?

Find out tomorrow, April 15, when GM Cydie of RF Online guests on the LIVE! The Show Live Blog and live video stream at 5 pm.

See GM Cydie on live video while chatting with her on the Live Blog. Click here to go to the Live Blog page and see the complete 3-6 pm schedule.

Also guesting are Ragnarok GM Yuffiel and Master Spriter Chris Ruiz, the artist behind some of your favorite Ragnarok virtual items. Plus we’ll show the videos we took when we covered Ozine Fest ’09.

The live video stream will also be simulcast on CUBEiTV, which is Channel 11 on Global Destiny cable TV.

Don’t miss it!

Day 2 of LIVE! The Show: My LU! Valentine

Thanks again to everyone who watched Day 2 of our very first Valentine online show, LIVE! The Show: My LU! Valentine.

Joining us today were GMs Misty and HatTrick of Freestyle, GMs DriftKing and SlingShot of Crazy Kart, and GM Atma of Flyff with GM HatTrick in the Ask Dr. Love-Atma segment, with special guest appearances by GM Winter of Flyff and GM Misty.

Joining us tomorrow at 10 am will be GM Anael, who will talk about the Top 10 Romantic Places in Ragnarok. At 11 am, GMs Mac and Cassiel of Grand Chase will talk about the new Dragon Knight job. At 4 pm, it’s our Rohan Philippines segment as GMs Krieger and Fahriedune give you the lowdown on the closed beta test. Then, at 5 pm, our guest will be Monio, the first and only server lord (Iblis) of Flyff, who will be inducted into Game Heroes.

Tomorrow is the last day of My LU! Valentine, but don’t worry because starting next week, we’ll have regular LIVE! The Show video chats every week. Stay tuned for more details.