John Archer started out working for Hansard, but quickly decided home entertainment was much more fun than politics. He duly embarked on a writing career that would give him as much excuse as possible for playing computer games and watching films.
This kicked off with a stint on Amiga Action magazine which led to him becoming deputy editor for an AV magazine before going freelance.
In the twelve years since, John has made a living watching and reviewing more TVs, projectors and Blu-ray players than most people knew even existed.
His spare time is spent watching more films, playing more games, playing squash and being a husband and a father - though not necessarily in that order.