Reece Goodall

Learn from Literature: Ancient Egypt

There can hardly be a reader out there that hasn’t heard of Agatha Christie. The Queen of Crime, most famous for her creation of detectives Hercule Poirot and Miss Jane Marple, was a master of the craft, fashioning ingenious puzzles and inventing a lot of the rules that subsequent crime...
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Posted Oct. 23, 2018

Looking at the legality of loot boxes

Belgium recently began a criminal investigation into FIFA’s loot boxes, bringing the issue to the mainstream and prompting what seems to be a major shift in their regulation debate. The gambling regulators from 15 European countries and one from the US have announced that they will look into loot boxes...
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Posted Oct. 13, 2018

Coventry City of Culture 2021

Coventry has been announced as the UK City of Culture 2021. If you’re unsure what this means, or how to get involved, check out our handy Q&A! What is a City of Culture? The UK City of Culture is a designation given to a city in the UK for a...
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Posted Oct. 4, 2018

Listen to your Professors, never skive off of cutscenes

When you start at Warwick, you may think that this is the first time you’ll come across a gaming professor – however, if you’re a gamer, you’re likely to have met loads. What’s more, although you may not have realised it, the things that these scholars have taught you throughout...
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Posted Oct. 2, 2018

The wonderful world of societies at Warwick

Take a look inside the world of societies at Warwick! From the reason behind joining societies, to an insight into some of the societies that Warwick offers. Why join societies? Reece Goodall Societies are so important at Warwick, for tons of reasons. When I started, I never really gelled with...
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Posted Oct. 1, 2018

A Brief History of the ‘Halloween’ Franchise

After 40 years, he’s coming back home… and in one of the biggest horror film events of the year, a new Halloween film is coming out, reuniting series veterans like Jamie Lee Curtis and John Carpenter. In anticipation of this new film, I’ve taken a brief look back at the...
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Posted Sep. 26, 2018

The death of the talent show

The X Factor and Strictly return once again, attracting fewer stars and fewer viewers, while Big Brother is indefinitely cancelled. Have these talent shows had their day?
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Posted Sep. 23, 2018

Farewell, Big Bang Theory

As 'The Big Bang Theory' comes to an end, Reece Goodall takes a look at what has the made the show simultaneously so popular and unpopular - is it the right time to call it a day?
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Posted Sep. 17, 2018

A brief history of video games at the movies

Recently, a film based on the Minecraft franchise has seen a delay – its writer and director have been replaced, meaning the film will not reach its 2019 release date. This pushback has led to many decrying the curse of video game movies – that they are all, without exception,...
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Posted Aug. 22, 2018

Is the ‘Popular Film Oscar’ a winner?

This week, the Academy announced that it was creating a new Oscars category – Outstanding Achievement in Popular Film. To say that it went down poorly with Hollywood stars and the public alike would be a massive understatement, so what is the Academy’s game here? Why are they planning on...
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Posted Aug. 20, 2018