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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

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

A player will often need a gas mask  in the first person shooter Metro: Last Light.

Zadzooks: Metro: Last Light review

The sequel to a 2010, sci-fi horror game continues a post-apocalyptic nightmare for those brave enough to enter the Moscow railway tunnels. Published May 14, 2013

A detailed look at the Iron Patriot from Hasbro's Iron Man Assemblers collection. (Photograph by Joseph Szadkowski / The Washington Times)

Zadzooks: Iron Man 3: Iron Patriot figure review

Hasbro brings Tony Stark's “Iron Man 3” movie and comic book adventures to role-play life with Assemblers and Marvel Legends action figures as well as Arc Strike Iron Man and Iron Man Micro Muggs. Published May 4, 2013

Raven attacks the Joker in the video game Injustice: Gods Among Us.

Zadzooks: Injustice: Gods Among Us review

DC Comics' iconic stable of superheroes and villains find themselves in the throes of Mortal Kombat in an incredible third-person fighting game. Published April 27, 2013

The rain never seems to stop in the sci-fi noir iPad game Gemini Rue.

Zadzooks: Gemini Rue review (iPad)

An award-winning, point-and-click PC game from 2011 gets ported over to the iPad to give a player the chance to visit the 23rd century and the Gemini star system. Published April 15, 2013

Arnold Palmer enjoys an evening round of golf in the video game Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14.

Zadzooks: Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14 review

The latest entry into a popular video game franchise not only stars Mr. Woods in all of his motion-captured glory, but also features a slew of superstars from the past and present ready to attack the fairways. Published March 26, 2013