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 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 
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Recent articles by John Saavedra

New Final Fantasy 15 Trailer Introduces Cidney

John Saavedra Trailer Dec 22, 2014

Nerds beware: the new incarnation of Cid in this Final Fantasy XV trailer might be too much to handle...

Resident Evil: Revelations 2 Opening Cinematic

John Saavedra Trailer Dec 22, 2014

This Resident Evil: Revelations 2 opening cinematic sets the game in motion, as our heroes are kidnapped by an unknown task force!

Halo: The Master Chief Collection Is Getting A LOT of New Content

John Saavedra News Dec 19, 2014

In case you're still upset about Halo: The Master Chief Collection, 343 wants to apologize with a lot of new content!

Telltale Games Should Make a Doctor Who Game

John Saavedra Feature Dec 19, 2014

Telltale Games is already tackling Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, and Minecraft. Is it time for the developer to make a Doctor Who game?

Nintendo Games as Pulp Fiction Book Covers

John Saavedra News Dec 18, 2014

Artist Astor Alexander has turned a couple of Nintendo classics into pulp fiction works of art!

Halo 5: "Making of the Multiplayer Beta" Trailer

John Saavedra Trailer Dec 18, 2014

Here's a behind-the-scenes look at 343 Industries' work on the Halo 5: Guardians multiplayer beta.

Street Fighter 5 Is Being Developed in Unreal Engine 4

John Saavedra News Dec 18, 2014

Capcom is using Epic Games' brand new Unreal Engine to develop Street Fighter V.

Telltale Is Making a Minecraft Game

John Saavedra News Dec 18, 2014

Telltale Games is collaborating with Mojang for Minecraft: Story Mode.

World of Warcraft: The Hardest Boss In the Game Has Been Killed

John Saavedra Viral Video Dec 18, 2014

Finally, Imperator Mar'gok, the final boss of World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor, has been slain on the hardest difficulty!

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Evolve: New Wraith Gameplay Footage and Beta Dates

John Saavedra Trailer Dec 18, 2014

Lots of Evolve updates this morning: a new monster has been revealed, as well as January beta dates!

Jim Carrey Would Love to Be in a New Batman Film

John Saavedra News Dec 18, 2014

Jim Carrey, the 90s Riddler, would love to be in another Batman film. JOYGASM!

The Walking Dead Spin-off Will Take Place in LA

John Saavedra News Dec 16, 2014

According to a report by TV Line, The Walking Dead spin-off series will take place in Los Angeles.

Final Fantasy 15: First English Trailer

John Saavedra Trailer Dec 15, 2014

Here is your first look at Final Fantasy XV in English. The trailer is still amazing, only now we can understand it...

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Pokemon and Religion

John Saavedra Viral Video Dec 15, 2014

Is Pokemon anti-Christian, anti-Muslim, and anti-semitic? Did You Know Gaming discusses religious influence in the Pokemon games.

Destiny: The Dark Below Review

John Saavedra Review Dec 12, 2014

Destiny got its first "big" expansion, The Dark Below, this week. Does it deliver on its promise (and price)? Find out in our review!

The Walking Dead Season 5: A Look at the Final Episodes

John Saavedra Trailer Dec 11, 2014

The cast and crew take us behind the scenes of the final episodes of season 5 of The Walking Dead!

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Character Names Revealed

John Saavedra News Dec 11, 2014

We now have the names of every character in the Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser!

Doctor Who: Last Christmas Trailer

John Saavedra Trailer Dec 11, 2014

The Doctor is teaming up with Clara and Santa for this year's Doctor Who Christmas Special! Check out the trailer!

Destiny as a Tale of Mankind's Place in the Universe

John Saavedra Feature Dec 11, 2014

For years, Bungie has been examining mankind's place in the universe through its games. Destiny is the most cyptic example.

Dragon Ball Z: The First Time Goku Fought Frieza

John Saavedra Feature Dec 9, 2014

Since Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection of F marks the return of the dastardly Frieza, we take a look back at the first time he fought Goku!