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:

BopPad brings the next generation of percussion to Kickstarter

by 1 day ago

If you've ever been to PAX (on any coast or continent) you know that there is a clear intersection between gamers and musicians. I fit in that category having played …

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Afloat, but with a few barnacles – Tempest review

by 4 days ago

Tempest is an open-world seafaring adventure, casting you as customizer, cannoneer, and course charting captain. Part RPG and part resource management simulation, Tempest looks to put a tricorn hat back …

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Neon Chrome – Blade Runner and Crusader had a baby

by 5 days ago

Neon Chrome feels like what might happen if classic cinematic masterpiece Blade Runner and isometric gorefest Crusader: No Remorse met up, fell in love, and had a top-down shooter baby. …

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An incredible Aussie adventure – Forza Horizon 3

by 1 week ago

I called Forza Horizon 2 “Easily the best racer I’ve played in the last decade,” in my review, leaving Playground Games a tough act to follow. An incredible amount of …

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Next-Generation Gaming PCs – A cautionary tale

by 1 week ago

By Brad Wardell (Stardock) and Ron Burke (GamingTrend) During both of our PC gaming lifetimes, we’ve always built our own machines. As putting together computers has consistently become simpler throughout …

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Spin, sit, and splash – Sumo Air Review

by 2 weeks ago

While one of the hottest summers on record continues to crisp us up in north Texas, Laura and I take to the scary outdoors for a look at the latest …

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Politically savvy satire – The Contender card game review

by 2 weeks ago

Politics. Always the hot-button topic no matter which side of the aisle you reside. Now you at home can debate the important issues affecting society with the same dignity as …

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Eye tracking hits a level of maturation – Tobii EyeX eye tracker review

by 2 weeks ago

There hasn’t been a lot of innovation in the peripheral input device market beyond higher DPI mice. Sure, we had trackballs, gun-shaped mice, the Novint Falcon, and the SpaceOrb 360, …

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Bioshock The Collection now available

by 2 weeks ago

Bioshock has been an incredible and thought provoking journey across all three games.  Today, 2K Games gives us the chance to plumb the depths of Rapture and the heights of Columbia …

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Deus Ex Mankind Divided Limited Edition Prima Guide review

by 3 weeks ago

By design, Deus Ex Mankind Divided was built to take advantage of the new Dawn Engine. That meant greater flexibility in approach, more verticality, and plenty of crawling through ventilation …

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Call of Duty Jackal Assault may be the first killer VR title

by 3 weeks ago

Ok, so maybe saying that it’s the first killer title for VR is overreaching a bit, you have to understand just how excited I am for this PlayStation 4 exclusive …

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Welcome to the 80’s personified: Zombies in Spaceland hands-on preview

by 3 weeks ago

It wouldn’t be a new Call of Duty game without the fantastic addition of zombies. This newest iteration, entitled Zombies in Spaceland, is set in the 1980s, with all of …

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