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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

Lightsaber wielding fowl visit Yoda's Dagobah home in the video game Angry Birds Star Wars.

Zadzooks: Angry Birds Star Wars review (Wii U)

The Skywalker saga spin-off starring hordes of destructive fowl invade the Nintendo entertainment console throwing players into an epic battle against the Pig Empire. Published November 9, 2013

Criminals can not hide from the Dark Knght in the video game Batman: Arkham Origins.

Zadzooks: Batman: Arkham Origins review

The Dark Knight survives another dark night in Gotham City against a band of familiar mercenaries in his latest video game adventure. Published November 2, 2013

Snow White, Bigby Wolf and Ichabod Crane in the interactive drama The Wolf Among Us.

Zadzooks: The Wolf Among Us – Faith review

Creator Bill Willingham's Eisner award-winning comic book series gets transformed into an episodic interactive adventure starring the Big Bad Wolf. Published October 24, 2013

Ellen Page co-stars in the visually stunning video game Beyond: Two Souls for the PlayStation 3.

Zadzooks: Beyond: Two Souls review

Gamers looking for the latest in interactive cinema get a supernatural thriller starring Ellen Page and Willem Dafoe in Quantic Dream’s latest visual masterpiece. Published October 12, 2013

Our hero Kutaro with magical scissors and pirate head in the video game Puppeteer.

Zadzooks: Puppeteer review (PS3)

A fractured fairytale takes gamers to the Moon Bear King’s nightmarish realm within a visually stunning, side-scrolling adventure. Published September 21, 2013

Viking princess Barbara escapes nightmares and flames with her best friend in the video game Rayman Legends.

Zadzooks: Rayman Legends review

A disjointed hero and his pals wake up from a 100-year long nap and help restore order to the Glade of Dreams in the fantastic side-scrolling adventure. Published September 14, 2013

Washington Redskins' quarterback Robert Griffin III directs his offense in the video game Madden NFL 25.

Zadzooks: Madden NFL 25 review

With the NFL season underway, it’s time to appreciate a quarter century of sports gamers attacking on a virtual gridiron in EA Sports latest edition of its football simulation. Published September 7, 2013

Battle 30 types of enemies in the new iPad nautical tower defense game Pirate Legends  from Super Hippo Games.

Zadzooks: Pirate Legends review (iPad)

A player taps on his water-logged tablet and strategically positions cannons, oil rigs, and sharp-shooters to sink a variety of enemy vessels in an epic tower defense game. Published August 17, 2013

Red Pikmin struggle with carrying a Face Wrinkler in the video game Pikmin 3.

Zadzooks: Pikmin 3 review

A trio of space travelers enlists the aid of an army of sprouting pipsqueaks to save their planet in this beautiful and challenging action strategy game for the Nintendo Wii U. Published August 3, 2013

Wolverine is ready for a fight in the motion comic Wolverine Origin from Shout! Factory and Marvel Knights Animation.

Zadzooks: Wolverine Origin review (DVD)

With the latest live action movie starring Hugh Jackman as Marvel Comics’ X-Men legend in theaters, it’s worth appreciating the mutant’s roots told through a slick motion comic. Published July 25, 2013