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Hi, there! Thank you for visiting NERDSHOCK HQ — a personal lifestyle blog dedicated to celebrating gaming culture & geeking out.

My name is Aleida Samallo (1984). I’m a Gamer, Geek & Digital Hermit from The Netherlands. I live together with my partner and our two cats in one of the quiet northern provinces of The Netherlands. I love geeking out over awesome movies, binge-worthy shows, delicious tunes & epic videogames.

I originally launched NERDSHOCK HQ at the start of 2013. Over the years HQ transformed from a blog to a static landing page. In 2022 I decided HQ deserved a fresh start and I removed all my old content. Unfortunately an emergency surgery, multiple visits to the hospital and ongoing health issues related to previously undiagnosed Crohn’s disease have delayed a full relaunch of HQ.

No worries, I’m still working on NERDSHOCK HQ. I’m slowly rebuilding the main website and hope to have things up and running again at the start of 2024. Please hang in there with me & be sure to check back in for fresh updates!