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

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.

Every Stephen King Movie and TV Show in Development

John Saavedra Nick Harley The Lists Oct 21, 2014

It is impossible to escape a good Stephen King story, no matter where you turn. Here's a list of all his movies and TV shows in development!

Batgirl Interview: Babs Tarr, Cameron Stewart, & Brenden Fletcher Talk Barbara Gordon

John Saavedra Interview Oct 21, 2014

We had a chat with the new Batgirl creative team and learned a bit about Barbara Gordon's new home, style, and social media concerns!

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31 Genuinely Scary Horror Games

John Saavedra Joe Jasko Robert Bernstein The Lists Oct 21, 2014

In honor of Halloween, we've created our ultimate list of 31 horror games that will make this October especially scary!

55 Genuinely Scary TV Episodes

Marc Buxton David Crow Chris Cummins Nick Harley Gavin Jasper Jim Knipfel Bridget LaMonica Vinny Murphy John Saavedra The Lists Oct 21, 2014

We take you on a chronological journey through the history of our favorite legitimately terrifying TV episodes.

The Last of Us Is a Postapocalyptic Horror Masterpiece

John Saavedra Feature Oct 21, 2014

The Last of Us changed the way we viewed games as artistic expression. Where does it stand in the postapocalyptic genre? It's a masterpiece.

Batman: January 2015 Comic Book Solicitations

John Saavedra News Oct 20, 2014

DC has revealed what's in store for Batman and friends after the new year. Here are the official 2015 solicitations!

Halo: Nightfall "First Look" Trailer

John Saavedra Trailer Oct 20, 2014

Halo: Nightfall drops next month along with the Halo: Master Chief Collection. Here is your first look!

Canceled Star Wars: Battlefront 3 Pre-Alpha Footage Leaked

John Saavedra News Oct 20, 2014

Ever wonder what that canceled Star Wars: Battlefront 3 game would've been like? We have some pre-alpha footage!

The Walking Dead Season 5: "Four Walls and a Roof" Sneak Peek

John Saavedra Trailer Oct 19, 2014

Here is a look at the next episode of AMC's The Walking Dead, "Four Walls and a Roof."

The Walking Dead Season 5: A Spoiler-Filled Preview of The Hunters

John Saavedra Feature Oct 19, 2014

Let's take a look at what the comics can tell us about the villains of The Walking Dead Season 5!

The Walking Dead Season 5: Strangers Review

John Saavedra Review Oct 19, 2014

Rick and the group run into some strangers in the newest episode of The Walking Dead. Here is our official review!

31 Days of Horror Games: Dead Space 2

John Saavedra Feature Oct 17, 2014

Isaac Clarke discovers some familiar sights at his newest "vacation spot" in Dead Space 2.

Evolve: Savage Goliath Trailer, Alpha Details & New Monster

John Saavedra News Oct 17, 2014

It's been a while, hasn't it? We finally get another look at Turtle Rock Studios' upcoming multiplayer shooter, Evolve! Lots of new details!

Halo: Spartan Strike Announcement Trailer

John Saavedra Trailer Oct 16, 2014

Halo: Spartan Strike is coming in December. Here is the first trailer!

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