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

Assassin's Creed Unity, Halo, and the Broken State of Gaming

John Saavedra Feature Nov 21, 2014

The recent problems with Assassin's Creed Unity and Halo: The Master Chief Collection are indicative of a larger issue in the industry.

Halo: The Master Chief Collection's Matchmaking Is Still Broken After First Patch

John Saavedra News Nov 21, 2014

Don't get your hopes up: Halo matchmaking is still broken after yesterday's patch.

Every Stephen King Movie and TV Show in Development

John Saavedra Nick Harley The Lists Nov 20, 2014

Who doesn't love a good Stephen King film or TV adaptation? Here's a working list of all the upcoming King shows and movies in development!

Stephen King's The Stand Will Be Four Films

John Saavedra News Nov 20, 2014

And you thought The Hobbit was excessive...Stephen King's The Stand will be adapted into a four film series.

Destiny review

Destiny: The Dark Below Intro Cinematic

John Saavedra Trailer Nov 20, 2014

Check out the intro cinematic of Destiny's first DLC, The Dark Below.

Telltale's Game of Thrones "Ice From Fire" Debut Trailer

John Saavedra Trailer Nov 20, 2014

Take a look at the first trailer for Telltale's Game of Thrones "Ice From Fire."

Why World of Warcraft Got Its Subscribers Back

John Saavedra News Nov 20, 2014

World of Warcraft still rules the world, up 3 million subscribers since June. The Warlords of Draenor launch helped a little...

The Walking Dead Season 5: Consumed Review

John Saavedra Review Nov 16, 2014

Tonight we finally got the episode we've been waiting for: Carol and Daryl are on a mission to rescue Beth. Did they succeed?

Why Half-Life 2 Never Got a Proper Sequel

John Saavedra Feature Nov 16, 2014

It's been 10 years since the release of Half-Life 2. Does the world still need its sequel?

The Halo 2 Listening Guide: A Review and Retrospective

John Saavedra Feature Nov 14, 2014

We cap off our Halo 2 review with a look back at every musical score ever released for the game. You can listen to them all in one place!

Halo: The Master Chief Collection Review

John Saavedra Review Nov 13, 2014

At long last, we've played enough Halo: The Master Chief Collection to review it. Is this the greatest piece of fan service ever?

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Tales from the Borderlands: Debut Trailer

John Saavedra Trailer Nov 13, 2014

Check out the debut trailer for Telltale's Tales from the Borderlands!

Halo 2 Is Still the Best Game in the Series

John Saavedra Review Nov 13, 2014

We continue our review of Halo: The Master Chief Collection by examining what makes Halo 2 so great. It's the best game in the series.

New Avengers: Age of Ultron Extended Trailer

John Saavedra Trailer Nov 12, 2014

Check out this new Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer! Ultron shares his plans with us...

In Defense of The Dark Knight Rises…

David Crow Mike Cecchini John Saavedra Chris Longo Feature Nov 12, 2014

The previous Christopher Nolan film, The Dark Knight Rises, has become a controversial subject for some fans. Does it deserve the hate?

Halo 5 Multiplayer: New Modes and Spartan Abilities

John Saavedra News Nov 11, 2014

Here's everything you need to know about all the new things coming to Halo 5 multiplayer!

Telltale's Game of Thrones Is a Six-Part Saga Called "Iron From Ice"

John Saavedra News Nov 10, 2014

Telltale's Game of Thrones will be split into six-parts and tell the story of five protagonists. The first story is called "Iron From Ice."

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Overwatch: Everything You Need to Know

John Saavedra News Nov 10, 2014

Blizzard announced Overwatch, a new sci-fi team-based multiplayer shooter, last week! Here is everything you need to know about the game.

The Walking Dead Season 5: Self Help Review

John Saavedra Review Nov 9, 2014

Abraham takes front and center in another character-centric episode of The Walking Dead. Here is our official review!

Halo Championship Series Live Stream

John Saavedra Feature Nov 8, 2014

You can watch the Halo Championship Series Launch Invitational Tournament LIVE right here!