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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

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

Joel and Ellie look for help in the video game The Last of Us.

Zadzooks: The Last of Us review

An apocalyptic pandemic takes a player into a frightening world of survival in one of the best video games of the year. Published June 15, 2013

Meet the Overstrike 9 team from the video game Fuse.

Zadzooks: Fuse review

Four elite agents work together to stop a terrorist organization from abusing an alien energy source and harness some unusual firepower in the process. Published May 29, 2013