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: Season Pass Details

John Saavedra News Sep 22, 2014

The Assassin's Creed Unity season pass comes with its very own side-scroller mini-game and a epilogue story DLC!

Dark Souls 2: Crown of the Ivory King Screenshots

John Saavedra News Sep 19, 2014

The new Dark Souls 2 DLC, Crown of the Ivory King, arrives next Tuesday. Here are some new screenshots!

Metal Gear Solid 5: Everything You Need To Know

John Saavedra News Sep 19, 2014

Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes is here. The Phantom Pain might not be ready until 2015...

Battleborn: 20-Minute Gameplay Trailer

John Saavedra Trailer Sep 19, 2014

Here's a very extended look at Battleborn, the new FPS MOBA from Gearbox!

destiny first impressions

Destiny: Everything You Need to Know About September Events

John Saavedra News Sep 19, 2014

Here is a quick look at all of the great endgame content Bungie is launching for Destiny in September and October!

Resident Evil Revelations 2: TGS 2014 Gameplay

John Saavedra Trailer Sep 19, 2014

Here are 4 minutes of awesome Resident Evil Revelations 2 gameplay from TGS 2014!

Silent Hills: TGS 2014 Trailer

John Saavedra Trailer Sep 19, 2014

Remember The P.T.? Well, that was actually a teaser for Silent Hills. Now there's a new trailer. We watched it. Still scary.

Doctor Who Star Matt Smith Is in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

John Saavedra News Sep 17, 2014

The Eleventh Doctor might be turning zombie killed in the upcoming Jane Austen parody, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.

Destiny review

Destiny Review

John Saavedra Review Sep 17, 2014

After many hours dedicated to the story, strikes, and PVP, we are finally ready to give our verdict. Here is our Destiny review!

Super Roman Conquest Interview: A New Retro RTS Experience

John Saavedra Interview Sep 17, 2014

We talk to the indie developers behind Super Roman Conquest, a new SNES-inspired strategic side-scroller.

Assassin's Creed Unity Co-op Gameplay Trailer

John Saavedra News Sep 16, 2014

The best way to get the job done is to team up with the rest of your Brotherhood. Assassin's Creed Unity boasts an amazing co-op experience.

Alien: Isolation "How Will You Survive" Trailer

John Saavedra News Sep 16, 2014

Can you survive Alien: Isolation's newest trailer?

Destiny's Big Halo Problem

John Saavedra Feature Sep 16, 2014

Destiny, Bungie's return to consoles, has faced one big problem since it hit shelves last week: the past.

The Walking Dead Season 5: New Character Portraits Revealed

John Saavedra News Sep 15, 2014

Take a look at the entire cast of The Walking Dead Season 5 in these somber new portraits.

Darth Vader Dunks in NBA 2K14

John Saavedra News Sep 15, 2014

Ever wonder what Darth Vader would look like dunking? Look no further.

World of Warcraft: The History of the Warlords of Draenor

John Saavedra News Sep 12, 2014

Blizzard is revisiting all of the Warlords of Draenor in a new video series called Lords of War.

Grand Theft Auto V Arriving in November for New-Gen Consoles

John Saavedra Trailer Sep 12, 2014

Rockstar announces the release date of GTA V through fancy new trailer!

destiny first impressions

Destiny: Our First Impressions

Robert Bernstein John Saavedra Feature Sep 11, 2014

We're making our way through Destiny, both missions and PvP. Here are our initial reactions!

REPORT: Microsoft Testing Cloud Gaming Platform For Browsers

John Saavedra News Sep 10, 2014

Microsoft is reportedly testing ways to play Xbox One and Xbox 360 games on your browser, according to a report from Neowin.

Counter-Strike Nexon: Zombies’ Open Beta Date Announced

John Saavedra News Sep 10, 2014

New details of modes, maps, and guns emerge for Counter-Strike Nexon: Zombies. And you can try it out later this month!