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:

Less mighty than we’d hoped – Mighty No 9 review

by 7 days ago

Shadowrun, Pillars of Eternity, Wasteland 2, Shovel Knight, Elite: Dangerous, The Banner Saga, Mighty No. 9 -- all of these games have one thing in common: they were wildly successful …

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High quality hitdice – Easy Roller Dice Co.’s latest offerings

by 4 weeks ago

I’ve been in the videogame business for a long time, but many of you might have noticed that I also tackle D&D reviews, as well as the occasional dabble in …

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Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End CE Prima Guide review

by 1 month ago

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End is an absolutely amazing game, as you might infer from the perfect score bestowed by Gaming Trend Editor Kenneth Shepard in his review. While the …

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Deus Ex Mankind Divided explores the Mechanical Apartheid

by 1 month ago

No bones about it, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is my most anticipated game of 2016.  Today, Square Enix and Eidos Montreal have released a live-action trailer that showcases which of …

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An illustrated guide to Hell – Doom Prima Guide review

by 1 month ago

Doom is a pretty straightforward game, but much like the original game, it’s also full of secrets. Authors Doug Walsh, Michael Owen, and Will Murray have teamed up with Prima …

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All of the devils are here – Doom review

by 1 month ago

“Hell is empty, and all of the devils are here.” - William Shakespeare Doom is a pure shooter. It’s an amazing throwback to a time that has long since passed, …

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SHIELD gets new games, support at Google I/O

by 1 month ago

    If you've read my full review, or my updates on a few games on the platform, you know I'm a big fan of the SHIELD from NVidia.  Today, they announced …

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    Racing hardware evolved – Thrustmaster T150 wheel review

    by 1 month ago

    Thrustmaster has been making peripherals for the gaming enthusiast for a long time, but I’ve not had a chance to check out their more recent racing wheel options. When the …

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    Dream the Dream – The Art of The Division book review

    by 1 month ago

    “Before there is a game, we must dream about the dream itself” This forward, from Massive Entertainment’s Managing Director David Polfeldt, is a great way to open The Art of …

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    Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remastered Steam version review

    by 1 month ago

    There are few games in the last 20 years that hold such a tender place in the hearts of gamers as Final Fantasy X and X-2. After seeing a release …

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    A nod to the past – Shadow of the Beast review

    by 1 month ago

    Shadow of the Beast is one of the reasons I play games today. Back on my Amiga 500 I set off across this side-scrolling alien landscape, brutally eviscerating foes in …

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    Crucial shows off new Ballistix DDR4 SODIMM memory

    by 1 month ago

    Crucial has long been one of the go-to names for high-end memory, and today they've announced their next iteration in that space -- the Ballistix Sport LT.  These DDR4 SODIMMS …

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