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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

ROMper ROOM: Panda game offers learning

Children can befriend one of China's legendary bears with National Geographic Panda. This virtual pet simulator mixes nurturing a cuddly pal with enough educational content to teach owners something about the Ailuropoda melanoleuca. Published December 7, 2008

ZADZOOKS: Video game review, Gears of War 2

Marcus Fenix and Delta Company continue to rid planet Sera of a monstrous invader in Gears of War 2: Limited Edition for Microsoft's Xbox 360. Published November 27, 2008

ROMper ROOM: Scene It? adds to party, needs work

Movie fans get another interactive dose of trivia with Scene It? Box Office Smash, a puzzle-rich challenge compiling hundreds of questions on cinematic history and great movie moments to test visual and memory skills. Published November 23, 2008

ZADZOOKS: Comic book reviews of Dear Dracula and The Joker

This chronic feature lets me review what's recently passed my bloodshot pupils. So pull up a chair, break out the sarcasm filter and welcome to Mr. Zad's comic book critique starring Dear Dracula and The Joker. Published November 13, 2008

ZADZOOKS: Survivor Jedi turns into pirate

Thanks to the proliferation of film, comic-book and cartoon characters, companies are bombarding consumers with an incredible selection of action figures. With tongue in cheek, let's take a peek at some of the specimens worthy of a place in Zad's Toy Vault. Published October 23, 2008