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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 17 years. He covers video games, comic books, new media and technology. 


Articles by Joseph Szadkowski

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

Batman and Robin make a campy, nostalgic return in DC Comics' iPad friendly comic book series Batman '66.

Zadzooks: Batman ’66 review (DC Comics)

"Holy retro-action Batman, " comic book readers use an iPad to revisit the days when the campy Caped Crusader ruled prime time television in DC Comics’ new sequential art series. Published July 8, 2013

Marvel Comics' famed assassin annoys Cable in the video game Deadpool.

Zadzooks: Deadpool review

Marvel Comics’ famed homicidal, schizophrenic, potty-mouthed, sexist assassin finally gets his own video game in this third person hack and slash game. Published June 25, 2013