Hayes Madsen is the Video Game Trends Writer for Inverse’s gaming section where he covers the most buzzworthy events and controversies in the industry — along with some of the most compelling community stories.
Hayes has more than 10 years of experience in journalism with a special focus on entertainment and the video game industry.
Everything we know about Final Fantasy XVI, Square Enix’s next big RPG
It is coming.
Yakuza goes ronin — everything we know about Like a Dragon: Ishin!
Kiryu is back. Sort of.
Super Mario Bros. release date, trailer, cast for the Nintendo animated film
Splatoon 3 Big Run rumors and official news about the “once in a while” mode
The Salmonids are in charge now!
Crisis Core Reunion hints at a bigger role for the Turks in FF7 Rebirth
Bring back the suits.
Everything you need to know about The Witcher 3’s epic next-gen update
Geralt is back.
Geoff Keighley reveals the tech innovation that could change gaming forever
“Imagine one of these narrative games, but it's infinitely replayable, right?”
23 years ago, Nintendo released the best video game sequel ever
Whole new world, with a brand new attitude.
9 years later, the most underrated Zelda game still holds up
The precursor to Breath of the Wild.
The best desert-island RPG ever is now on PS5
Lost with a JRPG flair.
'Wild Hearts' devs aren't scared of Monster Hunter comparisons
'Wild Hearts' directors share more details about the game's unique Karakuri crafting system.
21 years later, the most important sci-fi shooter still holds up
Elden Ring trumps God of War Ragnarok in one critical way
Two games, two philosophies.
You need to play the most divisive RPG series on PS Plus ASAP
Hey fellas, did someone mention the Door to Darkness?
Everything we know about Splatoon 3’s Chill Season 2022
A Chill Season for the winter months.
8 years ago, one unforgettable twist changed RPGs forever
The Dread Wolf Rises.
Xbox Game Pass's next big indie draws a “bonkers” link between painters and game devs
This historical murder mystery with a modern twist says a lot about art across mediums.
Sonic Frontiers missed the perfect chance to bring back a fan-favorite mini-game
Bring back the garden.
Here's every voice actor in the God of War Ragnarok cast
From Gods of War to talking squirrels.
Everything you need to know about Splatoon 3’s Pokémon-themed Splatfest
I choose you!