Hi there, and welcome to Nomad’s Reviews.
“So, what is this website about then?” you may ask, “And who is it for?”
Both are excellent questions.
First and foremost, this website hosts articles related to video games, film, TV, technology, books, audiobooks and radio plays. It started out primarily as a video games site, then expanded to include additional topics.
Further topics may be added as time goes on.
Secondly, it is an information resource aimed at four quite different target audiences.
1. Members of older generations who may not know much about video gaming, the media or technology, but would like to.
2. Members of my generation who want to ‘go all misty eyed’ about the past and then look to the future.
3. Members of younger generations who wish to know what video gaming, media and technology was like when their parents and other older relatives were young.
4. Anyone with an interest in video gaming, media, film, TV, books, audiobooks, radio plays, and technology in general.
The website its self and all its current content are all my own work. Pictures and videos sourced from other places are of course attributed, credit where credit is due after all.
Videos and pictures have been carefully curated to ensure they effectively illustrate the point in question, since a picture tells a thousand words. All videos and images have been screened for foul language or other potentially offensive or politically biased content.
As it is possible this website will be viewed by children, there is no explicit or offensive language used anywhere within. Where possible I have chosen videos that lack commentary or are sourced from family friendly channels to ensure this.
Parental supervision is advised of course. Some games, films, books etc. contain adult themes, and any article discussing them may by necessity include content or reference topics not suitable for younger audiences. I will highlight articles that may contain such content as 'NSFC' - Not Safe For Children - so that you may make an informed decision.
Opinions expressed on this website are my own and do not represent the views or policies of any other individuals or organisations.
Personal Bias Admission
Although I aim to be as objective as possible, my personal preferences in games, films, media etc. may creep in from time-to-time. Therefore in the interests of fairness, my preferences are:
AA and indie games > AAA games.
Single player or living room multi-player > on-line multiplayer.
Mods > vanilla.
Up front lump sum payment > transactions, seasons passes etc.
Historical accuracy and realism > high fantasy settings.
PC > other platforms for single player due to adaptability, customisation, mods etc. Also most of the cult classics and hidden gems I enjoy happen to be on PC.
Nintendo > Microsoft and Sony for living room multi-player due to more family friendly content.
Indie films > Hollywood block busters.
Hard Sci-Fi films and literature > high fantasy, Anime etc.
(Most) original movies over (most) reboots.
Rock, metal, trip-hop, indie and trance > EDM, pop, hip-hop, R&B etc.
If you would like to find out a little more about the Nomad, please take a look at this article.
Nomad’s Reviews is - and will remain - as strictly a-political as possible.
All articles, and the content therein, aim to be as factual as possible at the time of their writing. Any inaccuracies you may find are unintentional. If you should spot any, please let me know and the Nomad will fix them ASAP.
I strongly believe in quality over quantity, so I will not churn out articles for the sake of it. All topics and content are chosen for their interest or importance, at least as I see it.
My tastes are somewhat 'quirky', so I am unlikely to be reviewing the latest AAA game or Hollywood blockbuster. There are plenty of great sites out there covering these already, and I wouldn't have much of value to add to those conversations anyway.
However, if you are interested in the weird and the wonderful, then you have come to the right place. The articles and reviews on Nomad's Reviews tend to be about the cult classics and hidden gems you may not hear about on other sites.
What’s more, you will find no ‘fanboying’ here. Nomad has been a multi-platform gamer since year dot. If you wish to argue that the “XBox is the best box” or that PC gamers are “the master race”, please, go somewhere else.
This year I am inviting people to become contributors to the site . If you are interested, please get in touch via the contact form, or directly by e-mailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ultimately, I would like this site to become a community for like-minded people, since in this age of information, we can all be digital Nomads.
More on that later in the year.
In the meantime, keep the comments section clean and a-political. Any abuse or politicking will result in the offender getting kicked. Nomad has a Ban-Hammer and knows how to wield it!
Thank you for the time you have taken to read this, and I hope you will enjoy your visits to Nomad's Reviews.