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Back2Gaming was awarded the Best Technology and Internet Blog by the Bloggys Award 2015.
On it’s fourth year, Back2Gaming garnered two trophies at the 2010 Philippine Blog Awards under the Best Hobbies and Recreation Blog and Best Video Game Blog. B2G was also nominated on the same categories in the 2011 Philippine Blog Awards.
As for 2012, Back2Gaming was awarded as one of Frugal Dad’s top gaming blogs for 2012.
For 2013, Back2Gaming was nominated for Globe Telecom’s TattAwards for the Philippines’ Best Tech Site.
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Master-Otaku-in-Training; Recovering Hikikomori
tzia_n is a Chinese male living in the Philippines. He got hooked into manga early in his college life when there was unlimited internet available in his university. He became a full-fledged otaku in the middle of 2008 when he got a DSL connection in his home. This coincided with the start of his being a hikikomori.
tzia_n is a frequent lurker in the forums of Animesuki. He can also at times be seen lurking in some IRC channels. He is currently a proofreader in a scanlation group, that is until they get rid of him.
tzia_n is currently working in some IT company. As of the publication of this page, he has yet to graduate from College.
Starchitect-wannabe Edward Tanuyan (eijiback2gamingcom) doesn’t use social networking sites, except to keep himself updated in entities that interest him. Truth be told, he despises them. But he’s really not that bad. He’s a kid confined in a young man’s body, whatever that means. He loves Zaha Hadid, Le Corbusier, Tadao Ando and Frank Gehry. He also believes that one can be proficient at performing a certain activity repeatedly over time.
Stan Galupo – Editor for idol culture.
Ramon Paulo Aunor – League of Legends player. Apple user. .NET developer. On-screen chef. Body-double ni Daniel Padilla.
Aldrin Gabriel – editor for games and WWE
Grant Soriano – overall heavyweight
Aries Danay – DOTA2 correspondent
Pinoy Linux Gamer – editor for Linux platform content
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“WTF!?”, “You’re kidding, aren’t you?”, and “Have you been drinking?” are just some of the common reactions to Billy Añonuevo‘s (billy.anonuevoback2gamingcom) rather irreverent sense of humor and general take on the world. That aside, he’s been pretty much a gamer since the tender age of three starting with an Atari 800XL. He hasn’t stopped ever since and has more or less experienced every gaming hardware generation up to the present.
Nowadays, he dabbles mostly in fighting games, action/adventures, and the occasional SRPG or two. Given the right motivations, though (alcohol has been thrown into the equation on many occasions), he will give almost any game a try. One more thing, he’ll willingly try out weird flash games, too.
He currently teaches English online to Korean students and is in the process of resuming his studies within the year. Billy has also taken a few side jobs along the way such as manga editing and being a tour guide. At his main job, he takes almost every opportunity to talk about gaming while teaching English. Hell, he even spent one whole class explaining Tekken 6’s basic mechanics, and is proud of it.
Favorite games: Street Fighter series, King of Fighters series, Garou: Mark of the Wolves, Sonic The Hedgehog 2, Dino Crisis 2, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 4, Armored Core series
Favorite platforms: Pretty much anything that has a game that I want to play on it. But right now, I’m mostly on PC, arcade, and PSP
Nicole Eniego is not a very difficult woman to please when it comes to gaming. Can she smash someone’s skull into a bloody mess using a sledgehammer? If yes, then it’s a good game. Does the game have an amazing story to justify mentioned act of violence? If yes, then it’s an AMAZING game.
Now, before you think Nicole actually has a penis, she also secretly (okay, maybe not secretly) enjoys looking at eye candy such as Nathan Drake, Alistair, Dante (dear GOD, DANTE!) and her boy toy, Ellis.
Being a gamer doesn’t pay the bills nor does it get you more games, right? To do both, Nicole works as ˜that chick who writes stuff” in a web company in Ortigas. She also works as a freelance writer on the side; writing anything her client commands: from solar roof panels to star trek porn.
Her dream is to finally defeat Sephiroth in Kingdom Hearts 2. For shame, yes, she’s still unable to kill the bastard.
Here’s a quick rundown of the stuff that makes her drop her pannies:
Favorite Games: Dragon Age Origins, Ucharted 2, Bioshock 2, Rockband, Heavy Rain, Fallout Series, Icewind Dale Series, Neverwinter Nights, Baldur’s Gate 2, Pre-FFXII Final Fantasy Titles, Persona Series, Earthbound*
Weapon of Choice: PS3, baby! PS2 if I wanted to rerun some titles, PC for my MMO needs.
*If you know this game and like this game, Nicole officially likes you. She is B2G’s resident kittycat.
Cher Cabula finds that 24 hours in a day is not enough to fuel her passions. With a whole lot of time management skills that has been tried and tested for several years now, when not designing exceptional interiors for very happy clients, the extra time is devoted to blogging and gaming. One look at Cher and you’ll find that she’s not your typical gamer chic. In fact, most gamer girls are. What sets her apart is that she does most things with poise and style. If you’re looking for ways to mix in games, fashion and art then Cher is your go-to girl.
Gaming platforms: PSP and Desktop PC Preferred gaming genres: all except fighting and sports Also blogging at: Cher Cabula’s Mindbox , Creating Spaces Leaving breadcrumbs at: Plurk , Twitter
Azreal Llywen or Azzy for short is a person of contradictions being brainy and a total idiot at the same time. She is a geek by heart; always amazed at science but despairs at the sight of math. That is why her areas of expertise in gaming are puzzle solving, fighting and flat form games.
She is a Sega and Nintendo avid follower and considers Sonic the Hedgehog her idol. Without saying she loves animals and made a career out of it by being a Vet. (though unlicensed as of the moment. =p) Her other hobbies besides writing and gaming are drawing, cosplaying, occult enthusiasts and craft-making.
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Elendil “Shin” Cañete is an anomaly in the matrix and the B2G writing pool. Aside from being a hardcore gamer, he also makes games. For a living. Seriously.
This renegade game designer aims to share his insights regarding the industry and the games it produces to the readers of B2G. Expect to see reviews, dissections and thoughts about games straight from someone who actually makes them.
A certified geek, he spends his time finishing as many newly released games as he can, reliving old-school favorites such as Vanguard Bandits, Trapgunner, Lufia 2: Rise of the Sinistrals on PC emulators, playing even OLDER PC games like Betrayal at Krondor, Quest for Glory, or the Monkey Island series, and wreaking online havoc on Team Fortress 2 or League of Legends. Track him down by following these links, but be warned: he’s crazy!
The Arbee, better known in real life as Sam, is a gamer and illustrator-in-training. Now just graduated with a Fine Arts Degree in University of Santo Tomas and pursuing digital illustration/painting/concept designing/costumes, Sam attempts to recreate her (so far) third childhood by catching up with her favourite video games, and at least draw art out of anything she thinks are interesting. She also writes (sometimes rants) about the many things that can ruin or make her day.
Favorite Games: Monster Hunter, God Eater, Left 4 Dead, The Witcher, Anything from Koei, Castlevania, Final Fantasy I – VI, FF Tactics, SoulCalibur, Mother Series, Dragon Quest, Fallout, Patapon, SMT Series… Too many!
She has Plurk , DA, and Tumblr.
Andrew, or Drew (drewback2gamingcom) for short is the lead designer of B2G team. As a guru of HTML, Photoshop and Flash, he spends his idle time designing webpages and animating banners for his acquaintances. Want to zombified your profile pic? Tell him and he’ll edit it swiftly and smoothly. (Just like Solid Snake did when sneaking through his missions) Just don’t let Chuck Greene see your face… or else…
This gamer fellow here is the one in-charge of what’s not in the page layouts and looks. He’s a full pledged web designer (F YEAH!) and doin’ some nasty pc troubleshooting on his side to give him some additional breads for his gaming needs. So in short, an outgoing-friendly-chubby-hardcore-geekazoid at your service.
Gaming Platforms: PS3, PSP, PC, and don’t forget mah classic PS1 and SNES Gaming Genres: RPG, Action/Adventure, Hack and Slash, Fighting and Any games that you can use a BOX as a stealth!
Vincent Haoson is a Journalism graduate from UST. He’s been sucked into the gaming industry out of sheer passion and the total lack of ideas on which path he should take after college. He’s currently handling another blog which contains all his non-gaming related things because he also has a life outside of games.