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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Assassin's Creed Unity Visits World War II

John Saavedra Trailer Oct 30, 2014

Assassin's Creed Unity doesn't only take place during the French Revolution. You'll also be fighting in World War II!

31 Days of Horror Games: System Shock 2

John Saavedra Retro Oct 30, 2014

System Shock 2 is a scifi horror masterpiece. Mutants, killer AI, and a labyrinthine spaceship make for a terrifying experience.

Halo 2 Anniversary's New Cinematic Trailer Is Beautiful

John Saavedra Trailer Oct 29, 2014

The new cinematic trailer for Halo 2 Anniversary will leave you breathless!

Star Wars: Battlefront, Next Battlefield Get Release Dates

John Saavedra News Oct 29, 2014

Find out when you'll be able to get your hands on Star Wars: Battlefront and the next Battlefield game!

Dying Light No Longer Coming for Last-gen Consoles

John Saavedra News Oct 29, 2014

If you were waiting to play Dying Light on Xbox 360 or PS3, you better think again. You'll need a new-gen console to play.

Destiny review

Destiny's First Expansion Will Cost $19.99, Coming December

John Saavedra News Oct 29, 2014

The Dark Below, the first big expansion for Destiny, will arrive this December. Here are all the details!

The Walking Dead Season 5: Who Will Die in Episode 4

John Saavedra Feature Oct 27, 2014

Here's where get to have some fun! Who will in the next episode of The Walking Dead season 5?

World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor TV Spots

John Saavedra Trailer Oct 27, 2014

Check out all of these new TV spots for World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor!

Xbox One Price Drop Planned for Holidays

John Saavedra News Oct 27, 2014

Microsoft is cutting the price of its gaming console just in time for the holidays. Will you pick up an Xbox One this season?

The Walking Dead Season 5: Four Walls and a Roof Review

John Saavedra Review Oct 26, 2014

Here's our review of the most eyebrow-raising episode of The Walking Dead season 5 yet!

The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt Opening Cinematic

John Saavedra Trailer Oct 24, 2014

Here is the opening cinematic for The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt!

halo 5 news

Halo 5: Guardians Release Date Possibly Leaked By Tweet

John Saavedra News Oct 24, 2014

A tweet from within 343 Industries might have revealed the release date of Halo 5: Guardians!

Outlast 2 Confirmed in Development

John Saavedra News Oct 24, 2014

Red Barrels is definitely working on Outlast 2! This is great news/terrible news...

21 Must-See Horror Movies to Watch on Netflix in October

Mike Cecchini David Crow Don Kaye John Saavedra Tony Sokol Nick Harley The Lists Oct 24, 2014

There are hundreds of horror movies to watch on Netflix in October. We picked our favorites.

Arkham Manor Interview: Gerry Duggan Talks Batman's New Mask

John Saavedra Interview Oct 22, 2014

We talked to Gerry Duggan about the upcoming new comic book series, Arkham Manor!

31 Days of Horror Games: Killing Floor

John Saavedra Feature Oct 22, 2014

Killing Floor is a gory, monster-filled horde experience you won't soon forget. And it's today's horror game of the day!

13 Movies That Scared Us: The Shining

John Saavedra Feature Oct 22, 2014

The Shining takes the haunted house story and turns it into a truly twisted tale of addiction, domestic violence, and writing woes.

2001: A Space Odyssey: what the BBC did was a lot worse than this

2001: A Space Odyssey Gets a New Trailer

John Saavedra Trailer Oct 21, 2014

Yes, you read that right. 2001: A Space Odyssey has a new, gorgeous trailer!

The Flash Gets Full Season Order

John Saavedra News Oct 21, 2014

Barry Allen is here to stay, at least for an entire season, says the CW!

Silent Hills: Hideo Kojima's Great Horror Game

John Saavedra Feature Oct 21, 2014

Hideo Kojima already has many great games to his name, but his horror game stands to be his greatest achievement.