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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

Delsin Rowe dive bombs his enemies in the cideo game Infamous: Second Son.

Zadzooks: Infamous: Second Son review

Gamers choose to transform a street artist into an epic superhero or supervillain in an eye-popping adventure built for the PlayStation 4. Published March 26, 2014

A cursed knight attempts to survive in the video game Dark Souls II.

Zadzooks: Dark Souls II review

Masochistic players enter a fantasy universe full of diabolical dungeons, undead warriors and death in a finger-cramping, controller-busting terror of a video game. Published March 16, 2014

Zadzooks: Thief review (PlayStation 4)

A legendary burglar searches for a missing protege while pilfering a city on the verge of chaos in the return of a stealthy game franchise that delivers less than stellar results. Published March 12, 2014

Ellie and Riley look to have some fun on a merry-go-round in the video game The Last of Us: Left Behind.

ZADZOOKS: The Last of Us: Left Behind review

Ellie is back in a post-pandemic Boston to hang out with her best friend in a downloadable adventure that extends the sobering story of one of the best PlayStation 3 games of 2013. Published February 24, 2014

Abraham Lincoln flies away in the Lego Movie Videogame for the PlayStation 4.

ZADZOOKS: The Lego Movie Videogame review

An unlikely hero armed with flashy trousers and a jackhammer takes on corporate conformity in an interactive, brick-building epic sure to please younger gamers. Published February 19, 2014

Batman and Green Lantern team up  in Warner Bros. AnimationÕs latest direct to Blu-ray, PG-13 cartoon Justice League: War.

ZADZOOKS: Justice League: War review (Blu-ray)

DC Comics’ famed superhero team learns to work together to stop an alien invasion with mixed results in Warner Bros. Animation’s latest direct to Blu-ray, PG-13 cartoon. Published February 15, 2014

Mario and his pals can wear cat costumes in Nintendo's Wii U video game Super Mario 3D World.

Zadzooks: Super Mario 3D World review

Nintendo's famed plumbers and their pals return to thwart the evil plans of the King of the Koopas in the dazzling gaming event for the Wii U. Published January 7, 2014

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