Hayes Madsen

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.


Diablo 4 Is Too Much of a Good Thing

Fun and frustration alike.


'Tears of the Kingdom's Final Boss Is a Letdown

A demonic to-do list.

Game Theory

'Tears of the Kingdom' Reveals a Surprising Truth About the Zelda Timeline

Live in the moment.

Game Guides

Here’s Exactly When You Can Finally Play 'Diablo IV'

Return to hell.

Game Guides

How to Unlock All 4 Great Fairy Fountains in Tears of the Kingdom

Great expectations.

Game Theory

'Spider-Man 2’s Latest Trailer Sets Up a Heartbreaking Showdown

Miles’s big moment.


'Infamous' Remains Electrifying 14 Years Later

A super time.


'Dragon's Dogma II' Could Finally Deliver on the Original Game’s Vision

We’re going to the Moon!


'Spider-Man 2's Most Interesting Feature Is Straight Outta 'GTA 5'

Swapping Spideys.

Game Guides

How to Find and Activate All 15 Skyview Towers in 'Tears of the Kingdom'

Mapping the realm.

Game Recs

The Best PlayStation Exclusive of the Last Decade Finally Hit PS Plus

A perfect pair.

Game Guides

6 Best Places to Find Diamonds in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Diamonds are Link’s best friend.

Game Guides

'Tears of the Kingdom's Thrilling Ending, Explained

Spoilers ahead! Obviously.

Game Theory

A 'Jedi Survivor' Sequel Can Bring Back Star Wars’ Most Ambitious Concept

Shades of gray.

Game Theory

'Tears of the Kingdom’s Best New Mechanic Could Change the Series Forever

Link and company.

Game Guides

8 Essential Arrow Fusions to Use in 'Tears of the Kingdom'

Furious Fletching.

Game Guides

3 Places to Look for Hestu in 'Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom'


Game Guides

'Tears of the Kingdom' Best Weapons and Shields to Fuse ASAP

Fuse your way to success.

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Game Guides

How to Solve the Bouncy Mayaumekis Shrine in 'Tears of the Kingdom'

Downward Force.

Game Guides

When Does 'Tears of the Kingdom’ Take Place? How It Complicates Zelda Canon

Lost in time.