John Saavedra

John is an Assistant Editor at Den of Geek US. His work has also appeared in The New York Times, Details and Words in Gear. It was only a matter of time before he decided to start writing about video games. You can find more of John's writing at johnsaavedrajr.com. Or watch him kick butt in MOBAs on his Twitch channel.
 
As he writes this bio, John is trying to beat Metal Gear Solid 3 for the first time and is loving every second of it. Okay, so you're wondering why it's taken him so long to get to MGS3...You're like, "Dude, that game's been out for years!"...John will have you know (a bit shamefully) that he never owned a PS2 as a kid. In fact, his first Sony console was a PS3 his parents bought him so that he wouldn't go out on prom weekend (and it worked). So he's stuck playing that new, fancy, HD version.
 
Here's a list of John's favorite games of all-time:
 
Metal Gear Solid 4
 
Resident Evil 5
 
Halo 2
 
Dead Space
 
Mass Effect
 
Assassin's Creed 2
 
Killing Floor
 
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
 
Pokemon Gold 
 
Journey
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Recent articles by John Saavedra

H1Z1 Gameplay Footage: Does it look too much like DayZ

John Saavedra Trailer Apr 23, 2014

Take your first good look at H1Z1, the DayZ killer. But in its quest, does it bear too close a resemblance to its predecessor?

WildStar DevSpeak: All things Warplots

John Saavedra Trailer Apr 23, 2014

Want to see just how massive WildStar warplots are?

Metal Gear Solid 1 Trailer: "Phantom Pain style"

John Saavedra Trailer Apr 23, 2014

You haven't seen the original Metal Gear Solid this way before...

Rise of Incarnates Announcement Trailer

John Saavedra Trailer Apr 23, 2014

From the creators of Tekken and Soul Calibur, comes Rise of Incarnates, a free-to-play fighting game!

Assassin's Creed Unity Will Feature 4-player co-op

John Saavedra News Apr 22, 2014

If the latest Assassin's Creed rumor is true, Unity will let you team up with friends to kill your targets.

Dragon Age: Inquisition Release Date & Gameplay Trailer

John Saavedra Trailer Apr 22, 2014

At last, the Inquisition has arrived. Check out the new Dragon Age trailer. So much awesome.

Star Wars Rebels: First Clip from WonderCon

John Saavedra Trailer Apr 19, 2014

Fresh from WonderCon, here's the first clip of Star Wars: Rebels!

Attack on Titan Will Air on Toonami

John Saavedra News Apr 17, 2014

Need your man-eating giant anime fix? In May, you'll be able to get it on Toonami!

Alien: Isolation "Lo-Fi Sci-fi" Dev Diary

John Saavedra Trailer Apr 17, 2014

Check out how The Creative Assembly is recreating the feel of 1979 scifi horror film Alien.

Infinite Crisis: Blue Beetle Joins the Fight

John Saavedra Mike Cecchini News Apr 15, 2014

Looking for a little bit more diversity in the Infinite Crisis roster? How about Blue Beetle?

PAX East 2014: Day 3

John Saavedra Robert Bernstein News Apr 14, 2014

A final day of awesome games, but no hands-on Watch Dogs demo or many Wii U titles.

Child of Light: "The World of Lemuria" Trailer

John Saavedra Trailer Apr 14, 2014

Explore the world of Child of Light in this new trailer!

Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn PS4 Launch Trailer

John Saavedra Trailer Apr 14, 2014

A new launch day trailer showcases all the multiplayer fun you'll have in Final Fantasy 14 for the PS4.

PAX East 2014: Day 1

John Saavedra News Apr 12, 2014

All the games we loved on our first day at PAX East 2014!

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The Evil Within PAX Trailer

John Saavedra Trailer Apr 9, 2014

The Evil Within, the upcoming ridiculously scary game from Bethesda, is terrorizing PAX this weekend!

Black Desert Character Creation is Incredibly Detailed

John Saavedra News Apr 9, 2014

The new South Korean MMORPG let's you get down and dirty with their character creator.

Sony Online Entertainment Will Reveal New Project Tonight

John Saavedra News Apr 9, 2014

What could this new project be? Sony Online Entertainment has dropped a couple of hints!

Goat Simulator will have multiplayer in May

John Saavedra News Apr 8, 2014

Soon you'll be able to destroy the world along with your friends!

Goat Simulator Review

John Saavedra Review Apr 5, 2014

Goatpocalypse Now. Here is our review of Goat Simulator...

Alien: Isolation "Sounds" Trailer

John Saavedra News Apr 4, 2014

The Creative Assembly knows that when it comes to Alien, the horror is in the sounds!

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