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:

Forza Horizon 2 – easily the best racer I’ve played in the last decade

by 4 weeks ago

I like Forza Horizon 2 more than I like Forza Motorsport. I know, it’s all sorts of high treason, but the team at Playground Games have captured the type of …

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Rocksmith 2014 coming to PS4/XB1 in November

by 4 weeks ago

Confirmed via the Ubiblog, the team at Ubisoft confirmed that Rocksmith 2014 is coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in November.  It won't just be a straight port though …

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Gauntlet launches, needs food badly

by 4 weeks ago

    Gauntlet.  It evokes immediate nostalgia for me, plinking quarter after quarter into arcade cabinets and spawning catchphrases "Elf needs food, badly!" and the more common "Elf shot the food."  Warner …

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    Metal Gaming Coins Kickstarter looks pretty damned cool

    by 4 weeks ago

    A few really interesting Kickstarters have come up lately, and now we have another one. Sure, unless you are a LARPer you likely aren't going to use these as actual …

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    Sunset Overdrive – chaos, energy drinks, and pure mayhem awesomness

    by 4 weeks ago

    The E3 demo we saw for Sunset Overdrive absolutely blew our minds.  We nominated it for Best Graphics, Best New IP, Best Action Game, and Best Sandbox, taking away wins …

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    TGIF: Gaming Trend’s Weekend Lineup

    by , and 1 month ago

      This is officially the last weekend of summer; time to trade in those sandals and sunglasses for long socks and a jacket. Either that or just stay inside and play …

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      We sit down with the team behind Parkitect – finally, a proper theme park simulator!

      by 1 month ago

      I was lucky enough to sit down with Sebastian Mayer, Garret Randell, and Gordon McGladdery of Texel Raptor - the team behind the successfully-funded Kickstart game, Parkitect. As a huge …

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      You aren’t prepared for the next chapter of Halo

      by 1 month ago

      A lot of companies try to create a universe, but there is a gold standard for how it’s done - Halo.  The team at Bungie and now 343 Industries have …

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      Destiny – ambitious, flawed, and somehow compelling

      by 1 month ago

      The hype train bearing Destiny has taken us on a wild and bumpy ride, and now that we’ve reached our destination, I’m not sure we’re in the right place. From …

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      Destiny gets it’s first Raid – vicious taste of things to come

      by 1 month ago

      You are gonna die.  A lot.  That's pretty much the message the team at Bungie is passing along for their first raid for the recently-released Destiny.  The first crew that …

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      Game of Thrones : The Poster Collection – Wear it like armor

      by 1 month ago

      I bet if I stopped somebody on the street and asked them to hum the theme to Game of Thrones they’d likely look at me like I’d lost my mind.  …

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      Blackbeard the Lost Journal – a semi-fictional trip into the world of Edward Teach

      by 1 month ago

      We are rapidly approaching the launch of the next chapter in the Assassin’s Creed series; furling our sails to make landfall in Revolutionary France. But Ubisoft isn’t quite done with …

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