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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

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

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