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:

Netgear Nighthawk X4 Router in-depth review

by 8 hours 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 23 hours 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 2 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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Assassin’s Creed Unity Companion App demo video

by 2 weeks ago

Ubisoft has been absolutely blowing their competition away in terms of how they utilize the second screen experience.   I took a break from the hands-on preview time for Assassin's Creed …

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Our interview with Vincent Pontbriand, Sr. Producer for Assassin’s Creed Unity

by 2 weeks ago

Vincent Pontbriand has worked on such games as Rainbow Six: Vegas, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, Assassin's Creed, Assassin's Creed II, Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, Assassin's …

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TGIF: Gaming Trend’s Weekend Lineup

by , , and 3 weeks ago

    Welcome, foolish mortals … to Shocktober. This weekend kicks off an entire month of gaming with ghosts, ghouls and gore. As a whirlwind of fallen leaves race across the streets, …

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    Elgato Game Capture HD60 – even smaller, but now at 1080p and 60fps!

    by 4 weeks ago

    If you read my Elgato Game Capture HD review, you’ll know that I called it simple, powerful, and almost perfect. The system’s small form factor, lack of a tethered power …

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    TGIF: Gaming Trend’s Weekend Lineup

    by , and 4 weeks ago

      The holiday video games season has officially begun, and gamers can expect big new releases every week for the foreseeable future. This week Disney Interactive unleashed their cash-devouring monster, Disney …

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