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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. 


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Articles by Joseph Szadkowski

American OSS officer, Karl Fairburne prepares to take out enemy soldiers in the third person shooter Sniper Elite III.

ZADZOOKS: Sniper Elite III review

A one-man army challenges the Third Reich in North Africa during World War II and gives gamers an anatomy lesson. Published July 17, 2014

Control four unsung heroes during World War I in the video game Valinat Hearts: The Great War.

Zadzooks: Valiant Hearts: The Great War review

A player controls the lives of individuals caught up in the horrors of World War I in a puzzle solving, side-scrolling game that is both visually stunning and educational. Published July 6, 2014

Hasbro's Contruct-Bots Dinobot Warriors feature the bounty hunter Lockdown and mechanized raptor Hangnail. (Photo by Joseph Szadkowski/The Washington Times)

ZADZOOKS: Transformers: Age of Extinction toys review

A look at some building and tech toys devoted to the latest movie starring Autobots, Decepticons and Dinobots including Transformers Battle Stadium, Grimlock Street Attack and Contruct-Bots Lockdown. Published June 30, 2014

Joel Kinnaman and Gary Oldman (right) star in the "Robocop" reboot, now available in Blu-ray. (Courtesy Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment)

Zadzooks: RoboCop review (Blu-ray)

Director Jose Padilha's reboot of a famed cyborg cop's origin looks great in high definition and has it moments but never lives up to Paul Verhoeven's original movie. Published June 12, 2014

Detective Ronan O'Connor explores Salem, Massachusetts to stop a serial killer and solve his own murder in the video game Murdered: Sould Suspect.

Zadzooks: Murdered: Soul Suspect review

A homicide detective attempts to solve his own murder in a third person adventure built for gamers looking for a noirish. supernatural thriller. Published June 7, 2014

A Colorado company lost its latest fight against Disney over the rights to Marvel's iconic comic book characters Tuesday when a federal appeals court ruled it could not claim ownership to certain superheroes such as Spider-Man and Iron Man.

Zadzooks: The Amazing Spider-Man 2 review (PS4)

Marvel Comics' web-slinging wonder is back on the big screens and a third person video game adventure helps shed light on his roots and latest cinematic exploits. Published May 13, 2014

Help Rothko avoid enemies and complete missions in the iPad maze game Third Eye Crime.

Zadzooks: Third Eye Crime review (iPad)

A pilfering telepath falls for a dame while looking for one more, big score in a stylish mobile puzzler perfect for the iPad owner. Published April 29, 2014

Lego The Hobbit adapts scenes from Peter Jackson's latest Middle-earth films into a Lego-ized, video game.

Zadzooks: Lego The Hobbit review

Thorin Oakenshield and his pint-sized-pals reclaim their kingdom one brick at a time in this extremely entertaining, Middle-earth adventure for the entire family. Published April 14, 2014

Diamond Select Toys' Series 54 of Minimates includes Robot Red Skull, Winter Soldier, The Falcon and Fighting Chance Captain America. (Photograph by Joseph Szadkowski / The Washington Times)

Zadzooks: Winter Soldier and Falcon Minimates review

Diamond Select Toy’s miniaturizes the Captain America universe with its latest selection of articulated, ultra-configurable and collectible Minimates including Baron Strucker, Fighting Chance Captain America, Robot Red Skull, Viper, Winter Soldier and the Falcon. Published April 3, 2014