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Joseph Szadkowski

Joseph Szadkowski

A graduate of Northwestern University with a degree in communications, Joseph Szadkowski has written about popular culture for The Washington Times for the past 25 years. He covers video games, comic books, new media and technology. 


Articles by Joseph Szadkowski

Zadzooks: Journey review (PS3)

From the developers who asked gamers to take time to smell the Flower is another artistic masterpiece tied to the mysteries of an ancient civilization. Published March 27, 2012

A frog is on a mission of stone sphere destruction in the iPad game Zuma's Revenge! HD.

Zadzooks: Zuma's Revenge! HD review (iPad)

An orb-spiting amphibian relic challenges a collection of evil Tiki chieftains in the return of an addictive puzzler built for Apple's mobile gaming solution. Published March 17, 2012

John Shepard teams up with a Krogan in the video game Mass Effect 3.

Zadzooks: Mass Effect 3 review

Commander John Shepard's dramatic crusade against the Reapers concludes in the third chapter of this cinematic, highly interactive, all encompassing space opera. Published March 10, 2012

Agents attack in the mature video game Syndicate.

Zadzooks: Syndicate review (Xbox 360)

A strategy video game from 1993 has been rebooted to a first-person shooter with its cyberpunk roots intact and ready to give players control of a one-man killing machine. Published March 8, 2012

Global Space Agency's astronaut Liang Qi interacts with some unusual plant life in the iPad game Waking Mars.

Zadzooks: Waking Mars review (iPad)

Apple's magical tablet takes a player to the caverns of the Red Planet on a mission of discovery in this side-scrolling science-fiction adventure. Published March 6, 2012

Sony's PS (PlayStation) Vita bundle includes the game Little Deviants, a case and 4 GB memory card.

Zadzooks: PlayStation Vita review (PS Vita)

Sony's PS Vita manages to incorporate about every innovation from its competitors and PSP predecessors into one handheld entertainment system that is nothing short of brilliant as a niche tech gadget, but … Published February 24, 2012

Robert Torres is always on the attack in the video game Shank 2.

Zadzooks: Shank 2 review (PSN)

A downloadable, side-scrolling brawler returns through a new blood-soaked adventure for the mature gamer looking for some interactive "Pulp Fiction." Published February 20, 2012

Vigilante admirers of Batman fight wanna be villains aligned with Joker in the video game Gotham City Impostors.

Zadzooks: Gotham City Impostors review

The Dark Knight's worst nightmares come to life in a first-person shooter that acts like Call of Duty's twisted little brother. Published February 17, 2012

Ivy and Siegfried fight in the iPad game SoulCalibur.

Zadzooks: SoulCalibur review (iPad)

Mobile gamers looking for a virtual fight can get a healthy dose of action in the classic version of a video game built for Apple's iPad. Published February 10, 2012

The legendary Nightmare looks for a fight in the video game SoulCalibur V.

Zadzooks: SoulCalibur V review

A 3D fighter franchise continues its fine tradition of delivering dazzling eye candy and action but falls a bit short of substance in its latest iteration. Published February 9, 2012

Jill Valentine has a bio-mutant problem in the Nintendo 3DS video game Resident Evil Revelations.

Zadzooks: Resident Evil Revelations review (3DS)

The latest episode from one of the masters of the survival-horror video-game genre returns to its roots with some eye-popping results in the Nintendo 3DS format. Published February 3, 2012

An orphan with a squid arm teams up with her rabbit pal Bunniguru to battle bizarre creatures in the video game Scarygirl.

Zadzooks: Scarygirl review (PSN)

The twisted imagination of graphic novelist Nathan Jurevicius comes to animated life in a downloadable side-scrolling adventure for Sony's entertainment console. Published January 30, 2012

Some complex action from the iPad game Run Roo Run.

Zadzooks: Run Roo Run review (iPad)

A distraught kangaroo in search of her kidnapped baby travels across Australia in a new side-scrolling adventure for Apple's iPad. Published January 25, 2012