In Response to IGN Asia Pacific’s “Overview: Gaming in the Philippines”

IGN Asia Pacific recently published an “overview” article written by Ms. Danielle Ordoñez to describe the gaming scene in the Philippines, and while the picture it painted is pretty accurate as far as PC gaming is concerned, it also presented a narrow and faulty generalization of console gaming in the country. Additionally, other facets of the local gaming scene like arcades, handheld/mobile gaming, the used-games market, and the issue of piracy were left out. This article was written in response to Ms. Ordoñez’s piece and aims to provide a more complete overview of the Philippine gaming scene.

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The Difference Between Playing Games and Testing Games

The following blog post was written some time during my year-long stint as a game tester.

Game playing and game testing are very much connected. This is probably the reason why it’s very easy for gamers to think that working as a game tester is all fun and games. After all, if you like playing games then testing games must not feel like work at all right? Not really.

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