Digital Grace: My Journey as a Filipina Gamer

Hello SDGT readers! I am Grace (aka Digital Grace), and I'm a Filipina gamer born and raised in the Philippines. Online gaming is not just something that I do to kill time when I am bored, but also to create bonds with the people around me and even meet new people from around the world.

The gaming industry is one of the most flourishing industries in the Philippines. The country has a lot to offer when it comes down to playing video or online games. There's no shortage of passionate gamers who want more immersive experiences with their favorite pastime.


My Experience as a Filipina Gamer


I got into gaming when I was six years old when our eldest sister bought us a Family Computer (known as the Nintendo Entertainment System in the west). This is where we started playing Super Mario, Pac-Man, Contra (1987), Donkey Kong, Circus Charlie (1984), Galaga, and other Family Computer games.


There’s a nearby game arcade so I and my friends (mostly boys) always went there every day to play other games, and try out for high scores on each one we choose.


I'm a lover of all things action-adventure, and puzzler/party game related. But recently, I've really gotten into MOBAs–the kind where you play as one unit against another in an online environment with teams vying for victory!


There's a reason why I always have my friends and family over to play video games with me. The best part is that we don't even realize how much time has passed by because of all the fun times spent playing together! Some examples of the games we play would be Mobile Legends (a MOBA game), and PUBG mobile (a battle royale-style game).


I've been a gamer for as long as I can remember, but it wasn't until recently that the internet opened up gaming to everyone. Yet there are still some Filipinas who doubt their skills just because they're women. But, as more women are engaging in video games and streaming online they have started to change the culture.


The first time I had my first video game was one of the greatest enjoyments that I had in my life. The very first game I played was Super Mario. Since I started playing it, I could never stop because I wanted to finish the game and see all the levels. Plus, I wanted to see if there was really a princess that Mario must save! :D


Overall, gaming is an art for me. I love the feeling of being in another world, solving puzzles, and exploring new adventures with my friends or alone in different game modes.


I'm a Filipina gamer who loves playing video games  They're not just something I do to pass time; they become partakes from your story where all those moments build up into one big unforgettable tale!


If you would like to hear more, please stay tuned for my next article.




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