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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

It's a play at the plate in MLB 15: The Show. (Courtesy of SCEA)

Zadzooks: MLB 15: The Show review

The latest edition of one of the top sports simulations offers the most accessible way to become part of a professional baseball franchise. Published April 11, 2015

A hunter prepares to return to a monster-infested city in the PlayStation 4 video game Bloodborne.

Zadzooks: Bloodborne review

Horror meets insane survival in director Hidetaka Miyazaki's latest role-playing video game. Published April 4, 2015

President Abraham Lincoln sends out an elite group of warriors to stop and alien invasion in Victorian London in the turn-based, strategy video  game Code Name S.T.E.A.M.

Zadzooks: Code Name S.T.E.A.M. review

President Abraham Lincoln enlists the help of an elite group of warriors to stop an alien invasion of Earth in this wildly imaginative, turn-based strategy game for Nintendo's handheld system. Published March 21, 2015

Elite soldiers fight off big bugs in the video game Helldivers. (Courtesy of Sony Computer Entertainment)

Zadzooks: Helldivers review

Super Earth's greatest soldiers take the fight to hostile alien planets in a new, co-operatively addictive shooter. Published March 13, 2015

Fight an assortment of creatures in the 3DS game Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate. (Courtesy of Capcom)

Zadzooks: New Nintendo 3DS XL review

Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D and Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate shine on Nintendo's latest version of the handheld gaming system. Published March 7, 2015

Sir Galahad is about to encounter a monster in the video game The Order: 1886.

Zadzooks: The Order: 1886 review

The Knight of the Round Table clean up London's werewolf infestation in a third-person, cinema-driven adventure. Published February 27, 2015

Warriors hunt a monster in the video game Evolve.

Zadzooks: Evolve review

Hunters track and terminate a ferocious beast on a hostile planet in a multiplayer epic from the makers of the zombie shooter Left 4 Dead. Published February 21, 2015

Become undercover operative Kyle Crane and build some really nasty weapons to battle the infected in the video game Dying Light.  (Courtesy Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)

Zadzooks: Dying Light review

The infected threaten the world in the latest first person, survival horror game built by the makers of Dead Island. Published February 14, 2015

Scarlett Johansson stars in Lucy, now available in the Blu-ray format.

Zadzooks: Lucy review (Blu-ray)

Scarlett Johansson expands her mind to action-packed levels in director Luc Besson's sci-fi action movie, now available in the high definition format. Published February 7, 2015

Keanu Reeves stars in John Wick, now availabe in Blu-ray. (Courtesy of Lionsgate Home Entertainment)

Zadzooks: John Wick review (Blu-ray)

Keanu Reeves returns to action hero form as a retired hitman out for revenge in a world video gamers would appreciate. Published February 3, 2015