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:

Satellite Reign is the proper return of Syndicate

by 14 hours ago

"The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel.” ― William Gibson It was this opening quote from the novel Neuromancer that shaped my …

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Dishonored: Definitive Edition – still nimble, just a little slower

by 17 hours ago

Dishonored was one of those games that caught us off guard. The sleek and obtuse retro-future steampunk/gaslamp aesthetic created a world that captured more than a few Game of the …

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Gears of War: Ultimate Edition is Sweet!

by 1 week ago

Gears of War is immediately evocative of bro-moments (broments?), bro-talk, bro-kills, and a general bro-ness that was brought on by the near-cuddlefest between protagonists Baird and Dom. Whether you loved …

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Batman Arkham Knight: The Official Novelization review

by 1 week ago

While the PC version of Batman: Arkham Knight could lovingly be called a trainwreck, there is one thing that is true across all platforms - the game has a pretty …

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Seagate 4TB SSHD Review

by 1 week ago

There's a good chance, as you read this, that you are either contemplating or have already installed Windows 10. The financial barrier to entry has all but been erased as …

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Gaming Trend’s Call of Duty: Black Ops III PS4 Beta Giveaway

by 2 weeks ago

IT'S TIME! Gaming Trend is ready to start something awesome, and we've got TEN codes for the Call of Duty: Black Ops III BETA to give away on PlayStation 4. …

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Gaming Trend Warframe Infested Nightmare giveaway!

by 3 weeks ago

I'm not a huge fan of free-to-play games as a general rule, but there are occasionally games that surprise me.  It's usually the FPS titles that pull me back in …

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King’s Quest – A Knight to Remember is a trip down memory lane

by 4 weeks ago

From the opening credits seeing a familiar and updated Sierra logo, King’s Quest is an impassioned revival of the adventure genre. Everything including the art style, signature humor, and point …

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V-MODA M-100 Crossfade Headphones review

by 1 month ago

If you spend as much time writing and travelling as I do, you understand the importance, not only of great sound, but also the portability of a good set of …

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OWC Xbox One Upgrade Kit review

by 1 month ago

When Sony and Microsoft announced their new consoles the first thought I had was that the anemic hard drives must have saved them literally tens of dollars. 500GB of space …

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Rising Tide brings undersea colonies to Civilization Beyond Earth

by 2 months ago

We’ve colonized through the ages, we’ve built impressive armies, and we’ve even taken to the stars, but for the first time we are going to take our territorialism to the …

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Pillars of Eternity The White March Part 1 brings impressive new features

by 2 months ago

    The team at Obsidian are Grandmaster storytellers. Fallout 3 was a hit, but it’s Fallout: New Vegas that is regarded as the better installment. It was no surprise that their …

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