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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

Welcome to Fantasy Island or is it the first person shooter Far Cry 3?

Zadzooks: Far Cry 3 review

Gamers journey through a dangerous tropical paradise in a one of the best open-world shooters of the year. Published December 3, 2012

Agent 47 is back in the video game Hitman: Absolution.

Zadzooks: Hitman: Absolution review

The world's deadliest assassin pulls players into a hard-core gaming experience that is equally brutal and challenging. Published November 18, 2012

The Master Chief returns in the video game Halo 4.

Zadzooks: Halo 4 review

The harrowing saga of a Spartan super soldier continues in the latest chapter of Microsoft’s legendary first-person shooter franchise. Published November 10, 2012

Zadzooks: Assassin’s Creed III review

Desmond Miles’ stealthy ancestors are on hand to witness the birth of a nation while killing plenty of redcoats in a riveting third-person adventure game. Published November 5, 2012

Zadzooks: Dishonored (Xbox 360) review

A wrongly accused warrior seeks revenge with help from a sword and aggressive vermin in a stealthy first-person adventure game. Published October 22, 2012

Zadzooks: XCOM: Enemy Unknown review

A revered science-fiction strategy video game from the 1990s returns reimagined for a new generation of commanders who can save Earth from an alien invasion. Published October 16, 2012

Zadzooks: Resident Evil 6 not for the squeamish

Capcom has delivered a pre-Halloween treat for adult gamers with the latest chapter of its third-person, survival-horror adventure, Resident Evil 6 (Capcom, rated M for mature — and macabre, reviewed for Xbox 360, $59.99). Published October 10, 2012

Ada Wong meets a new friend in the video game Resident Evil 6.

Zadzooks: Resident Evil 6 review

Capcom’s latest chapter to its third-person, survival horror adventure is a pre-Halloween treat for mature gamers. Published October 3, 2012

Beware what lurks in dark garages in the animated horror film Resident Evil: Damnation.

Zadzooks: Resident Evil: Damnation (Blu-ray) review

Players anticipating next week's release of a new chapter of the granddaddy of survival horror video games can whet their appetites viewing a ferocious animated movie co-starring some of their favorite mutated creatures. Published September 25, 2012

Salvador the Gunzerker fights off Bullymongs in the video game Borderlands 2.

Zadzooks: Borderlands 2 review

This sequel to the popular first-person, role-playing shooter from 2009 gratuitously builds upon the original, reveling in the violent excesses associated with looting, shooting and survival of the craziest. Published September 21, 2012