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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

Jill Valentine explores and avoids monsters in the new, remastered version of the video game Resident Evil.

Zadzooks: Resident Evil remastered review

A newly remastered, high definition version of Shinji Mikami frightening masterpiece offers players a nostalgic trip back to the birth of the survival horror video game Published January 27, 2015

Michonne attacks Penny in McFarlane Toys' The Governor's Room. (Photograph by Joseph Szadkowski / The Washington Times)

Zadzooks: The Walking Dead - The Governor's Room

McFarlane Toys dare collectors to create their own zombie apocalypse with building sets and mini-figures featuring Rick Grimes, Carl Grimes, Daryl Dixon, Glen Rhee, Michonne, and the evil Governor. Published January 24, 2015

Batman from the 1966 television show even stops by to fight crime in the video game Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham.

Zadzooks: Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham review

One of the cooler ways to help celebrate the Dark Knight's 75 years of existence in comics arrived late last year in a brick building video game perfect for pop culture fans in the family. Published January 10, 2015

Video game superstars from 2014 inlcuded a Guardian from Destiny, Talion from Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor and Delsin Rowe from Infamous: Second Son.

Zadzooks' Top 10 video games of 2014

Joseph Szadkowski picks his ten favorite games of the year. The best of the best for 2014 includes Valiant Hearts: The Great War, Infamous: Second Son, Super Smash Bros. and Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. Published December 27, 2014

Irving Berlin's White Christmas: Diamond Anniversary Edition is on Blu-ray. (Courtesy of Paramount Home Entertainment)

ZADZOOKS GIFT GUIDE: Best of Blu-ray and DVD (holidays)

Gift ideas for holiday film and television fans include Holiday Inn, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer: 50th Anniversary Collector's Edition and Irving Berlin's White Christmas: Diamond Anniversary Edition. Published December 5, 2014

Sleeping Beauty: Diamond Edition on Blu-ray (Courtesy of Walt Disney Home Entertainment)

Best of Blu-ray and DVD (animation)

Gift ideas for animation admirers include Sailor Moon: Season One, Sleeping Beauty: Diamond Edition and Pee-wee's Playhouse: The Complete Series. Published December 1, 2014

Soldiers go high-tech in the first person shooter Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.

ZADZOOKS: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare review

The epic franchise continues to finely tune a gamer's ability to terminate evil humans while delivering a Michael-Bay-sized assault on the senses through a blockbuster-style story campaign. Published November 21, 2014

A Nemean Lion challenges a demigod in the film Hercules, now available in Blu-ray.

ZADZOOKS: Hercules review (Blu-ray)

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson stars as one of the beefiest heroes of Roman and Greek mythology in a swords and sandals epic worthy of home entertainment centers. Published November 12, 2014

A stylish witch packing heat returns in the Wii U videoo game Bayonetta 2.

ZADZOOKS: Bayonetta 2 review

A stylish witch returns to vanquish angels and demons in an action-packed, third-person adventure for mature Wii U owners. Published November 8, 2014

Maleficent starring Angelina Jolie as the famed Disney viallian is now on Blu-ray. (Courtesy of Walt Disney Home Video)

ZADZOOKS: Maleficent review (Blu-ray)

Sleeping Beauty's primary nemesis starred in a live-action movie earlier this year, brought to life with the celebrity firepower of Angelina Jolie, that now arrives in the Blu-ray format. Published November 7, 2014

Krimson City Police Detective Sebastian Castellanos can not hide from a mutated creature in the video game The Evil Within.

ZADZOOKS: The Evil Within review

Shinji Mikami, the patriarch of survival horror games, returns with a third person adventure filled with exploration, action and grotesque encounters. Published October 28, 2014