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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: Star Trek action figures, toys and games reviewed

Reviews of Playmates Toys' 3 3/4-inch Galaxy Series Spock action figure, Star Trek Bridge and Transporter Room play sets, U.S.S. Enterprise, Starfleet Phaser and USAopoly's Monopoly: Star Trek Continuum Collector's Edition. Published May 21, 2009

ROMper ROOM: Review of 'Gardening With Mama'

For all those needing to flex their green thumbs, "Gardening With Mama" has a player digging in the virtual dirt, acting as an apprentice for the famous Cooking With Mama character and her pals. Published May 17, 2009

Ken Ogawa stars Ninja Blade, which is set in the near future in Tokyo. (Courtesy of Microsoft Game Studios)

Zadzooks: Ninja Blade review

Review of Microsoft Game Studios' Ninja Blade, a third person action video game exclusively for the Xbox 360. Published May 14, 2009

ROMper ROOM: Review of 'Scrabble'

Scrabble has been a favorite in my household for decades. The word-building board game is not only a fun family social event, but also a great way to teach children about letters and spelling. Published May 10, 2009

ROMper ROOM: Review of 'Habitat Heroes'

Extend a child's Earth Day activities with a global social-networking Web site designed for ecowarriors of all ages, but geared for the younger set. Published May 3, 2009

Zadzooks: Wolverine comic book reviews

Review of DK Publishing' s Wolverine: Inside the World of the Living Weapon and Marvel Publishing's Wolverine: Old Man Logan, Weapon X: First Class and Logan. Published April 30, 2009

ROMper ROOM: Review of Gold's Gym Workout

With the launch of Wii Fit last year, the folks at Nintendo successfully demonstrated how a video game could convince couch potatoes, like me, that they could hit the gym virtually. Published April 26, 2009

ROMper ROOM: Brain Age makes learning fun

Professor Ryuta Kawashima celebrates the release of Nintendo's new hand-held entertainment system, the DSi, with the best of his numerical conundrums in "Brain Age Express: Math." Published April 19, 2009