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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

Point Man often has guns blazing in the video game F.E.A.R. 3.

Zadzooks: F.E.A.R. 3 review

A first-person survival horror franchise has returned, lacking frightful moments but definitely challenging a player to stay alive amid some gross carnage. Published July 5, 2011

Chris Redfield has his hands full in the portable video game Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D.

Zadzooks: Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D review

One of the greatest survival horror video game franchises of all time meets the most eye-popping portable gaming console on the market to deliver some undead target practice. Published July 2, 2011

Garcia Hotspur packs major heat in the video game Shadows of the Damned.

Zadzooks: Shadows of the Damned review

Shadows of the Damned does not disappoint, or dazzle, but maintains a bloody consistency as the player gets lost in the ludicrous video game action. Published June 30, 2011

In the video game Alice: Madness Returns, Lewis Carroll's star battles plenty of familiar enemies.

Zadzooks: Alice: Madness Returns review

Lewis Carroll's worst nightmares come to life in a third-person action game continuing a virtual adventure released over a decade ago. Published June 29, 2011

Cole MacGrath battles really large monsters in inFamous 2, a video game exclusive to the PlayStation 3.

Zadzooks: InFamous 2 review

Sucker Punch delivers a knockout for lovers of superpower-themed video games with inFamous 2. Published June 14, 2011

Hal Jordan, Arisi and Sinestro chat in Warner Home Video's direct-to-Blu-ray release Green Lantern: Emerald Knights.

Zadzooks: Green Lantern: Emerald Knights (Blu-ray)

DC Comics and Warner Bros. Animation whets the appetites of fans preparing for the live-action "Green Lantern" movie with a Blu-ray collection of animated stories highlighting some of the greatest protectors of the universe. Published June 6, 2011

The Thing, Human Torch and Invisible Girl assist players in Zen Studios' Marvel Pinball: Fantastic Four.

Zadzooks: Marvel Pinball: Fantastic Four review

Zen Studios helps celebrate the 50th anniversary of Stan Lee and Jack Kirby's famed comic book superhero team with a great simulation for pinball wizards in the family. Published June 4, 2011

Zadzooks: L.A. Noire review

This interactive crime thriller takes a gamer back to the 1940s and the seedier side of Los Angeles. Published June 1, 2011

Zadzooks: Brink review

Brink is a too-ambitious, muddled effort not supported by enough varied action. Published May 19, 2011