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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: Assassin's Creed II best of '09

Through a plot that mixes elements of a Dan Brown-style historical conspiracy novel with a dose of "The Matrix," "Assassin's Creed II" quickly became my favorite game of the year. Published January 7, 2010

ROMper Room: Ring in new year with Kai-lan joy

Ni Hao Kai-lan's New Year's Celebration (2K Play for Nintendo DS, $29.99) mirrors the animated designs and gentle lessons of the popular Nick Jr. preschool cartoon as 6-year-old Kai-lan Chow and her friends Rintoo, Tolee, Hoho and Lulu join YeYe - Grandfather - to work together to prepare for the Chinese New Year. Published December 27, 2009

ROMper ROOM: Review of 'Avatar: The Video Game'

James Cameron's new movie, "Avatar," attacks theaters this week, and for select members of the family that means play opportunities, both real and virtual, based on the sci-fi epic including a video game and tech toys from Mattel. Published December 20, 2009

Zadzooks: 2009 Gift Guide

Some top gift picks include Lego's Temple of Doom, Namco Bandai Game's Tekken 6: Limited Edition, Running Press' The Batman Vault and Warner Home Video's Justice League: The Complete Series. Published December 17, 2009

ROMper ROOM: Review of 'Food Network: Cook or Be Cooked'

"Food Network: Cook or Be Cooked" has Wii players chopping, slicing, dicing and flipping through real recipes while Food Network's Mory Thomas and Susie Fogelson offer advice, tips and criticisms of cooking skills. Published December 6, 2009