Ron Burke

PROFILE:

Ron Burke is the Director, creator, and owner of Gaming Trend.  Hailing from Phoenix Arizona, Ron is what you’d call a hardcore old-school gamer.  He’s owned every major console since the Colecovision, as well as a Commodore 16, a VIC 20, a Commodore 64, an Amiga 500, and so on.  Working with Origin, he was the first Counselor in Ultima Online, and then later the first Seer.  As a reviewer, Ron has authored over 1000 previews and reviews, as well as interviewing some of the luminaries of this industry including Richard Garriott, Hironobu Sakaguchi, Mike Laidlaw, Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuk, Peter Molyneux, and many more.

Posts by Ron Burke:

Grim Fandango Remastered – a bumpy trip through the Land of the Dead

by 3 days ago

The recent spate of game remakes has, in my opinion, been an absolute boon.   It breathes new life into the classic games I grew up with, letting me share them …

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Grey Goo – reinventing the RTS genre

by 7 days ago

I bought my Pentium 100mhz PC to play Command & Conquer.  I upgraded it as the franchise grew, and I was sad to see the series head in some bizarre …

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Saints Row: Gat out of Hell Review – a little from column A, a little from column B

by 1 week ago

When I wrote my review of Saints Row IV, I commented that I thought it was what happens when Volition completely takes the shackles off of reality and simply lets …

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A worthwhile F2P title? We review Kingsroad on iPad and PC

by 1 week ago

There are two classifications of games that I roundly ignore -- free-to-play, and browser-based games. With the opportunity to review a game that ticked both of those boxes, I thought …

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Suikoden and Suikoden II are on PSN, and you should buy them. Now.

by 3 weeks ago

Suikoden II is considered to be one of the best role playing games of all time. Released in North America in September of 1999 on the original PlayStation, the game …

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Other World Computing PlayStation 4 HDD upgrade kit review

by 3 weeks ago

You throw down your cash, the clerk rings up your game and inevitably tries to sell you a guide. You shake your head no, snap up the bag and your …

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Ron Burke’s Top 10 Games of 2014

by 4 weeks ago

    It’s fun being the boss.  I get to make the rules, and then I get to break them.  Why?  Refer to the beginning of this paragraph.  See?  Awesome. Being frank, …

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    Shadowrun Dragonfall – Director’s Cut — a game made better by touch controls?

    by 2 months ago

    There’s something about touchscreen games that just doesn’t work well for me.  Whether it’s my hands being in the way of the action, or fighting with on-screen controls, I generally …

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    Tales from Deep Space is a charming platformer for any Fire owner

    by 2 months ago

    It’s a tale as old as time itself.  You are a pilot, docking at a space station, dropping in for some fuel. As you are heading to security, an alien …

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    Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris – Tomb Raiding at its finest

    by 2 months ago

    Like all great myths, the story of Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris begins with betrayal and sibling rivalry.  So the legend goes, the God King Osiris and his …

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    Gaming Trend PlayStation Experience Coverage

    by 2 months ago

    Gaming Trend Editors Kenneth Shepard and Eric Van Allen have made their sojurn to the desert (it's in Las Vegas -- no need to feel bad for them) to dig …

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    Assassin’s Creed Unity – Abstergo Employee Guide review

    by 2 months ago

    Being committed to a fiction requires more than a slick veneer to pull your audience in.  It requires a great deal of backstory, detail, and in the case of Assassin’s …

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