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:

Welcome to Kyrat trailer shows the midlands and highlands of the Himalayas

by 10 hours ago

The second in the series of Welcome to Kyrat trailers shows off the midlands and highlands in the Himalayas.  As you can see from our hands-on preview with Far Cry …

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PS4 patch 2.00 coming shortly. Time to change themes!

by 1 day ago

Code named Masamune (Likely named after fabled swordsmith and priest, Gorō Masamune - go read, he was awesome)  Sony has announced some of the content coming in their upcoming 2.00 …

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The Unfinished Swan returns to PS4 and Vita

by 1 day ago

Unfinished Swan was one of those darling games that easily transcends the "games as art" discussion - it is art.  The team at Sony has announced that they are bringing …

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World of Speed adds the McLaren F1 to its garage

by 1 day ago

Near where I work in Scottsdale Arizona there is a McLaren store.  I see absolutely gorgeous McLarens zipping around while I dream of a world where I could afford one.  …

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Assassin’s Creed Unity trailers show off an immersive Paris and The Phantom Blade

by 1 day ago

You can probably tell from my hands-on preview with Assassin's Creed Unity that I'm more than a little excited for the massive amount of changes coming to the franchise with …

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Netgear Nighthawk X4 Router in-depth review

by 3 days ago

It isn’t all Dragon Age and Rock Band drums for me - my real-world job is even more geeky than that.  I’m the Manager of Production Network Engineering for one …

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Disney’s Fantasia: Music Evolved – Imagination has no age

by 4 days ago

Growing up in southern California and now living in Arizona, I’ve been to Disneyland nearly every year of my life.  I dread the parking, the ever-rising ticket prices, and the …

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Alien: Isolation Review – This is Rumor Control. Here are the facts!

by 1 week ago

Alien was released on an unsuspecting audience in 1979 by director Ridley Scott.  The beginning of the movie moves at a glacial pace, setting the stage for the feast of …

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The Evil Within Review – Perversity is the human thirst for self-torture

by 2 weeks ago

If you don’t immediately know the name Shinji Mikami, he and others at Capcom are the reason why we have survival horror games in the first place. Credited as the …

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Assassin’s Creed Rogue story trailer showcases displaced Assassin, Shay

by 2 weeks ago

We had a pretty big blowout on Assassin's Creed Unity (you can check out our preview, interview, and quick look at the companion app), but as you likely know, there …

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New dogs, old tricks — Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Review

by , , and 2 weeks ago

Non-sequels have become a standard in our industry. When a company wants to make a new game for a franchise, but doesn’t want it to be a direct follow-up, it’s …

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Assassin’s Creed Unity – Reinventing the kill

by 3 weeks ago

Assassin’s Creed Unity represents a fresh start for the series.  It isn’t an annual installment, but instead a rebuilt AnvilNext engine, only on next-gen platforms, using refreshingly new mechanics. It …

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