Blogs and online journals became common. These are text-oriented sites that reflect the daily opinions or chronicles of their publishers. They add fresh content from a a personal point of view, as opposed to the corporate view espoused by mainstream websites. Blogs allow bits and pieces of information from the Philippines make their way to Filipino readers abroad. Online games (not gambling) become available with local servers, Mindgate offers pinoybattle.net, which provide action and shooting-oriented games. Surf Shop operates gamena.com, offering boards and card games.