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:

King’s Quest champions the triumphant return of adventure gaming

by 2 months ago

There are times in your life when you start a project and in your heart of hearts you know what you are doing is right. You feel it deep in …

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Deep dive with Masters of Orion

by 2 months ago

When people think of 4X games, there is one game that pretty much defined it -- Masters of Orion. Much of what we see in modern 4X games have their …

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All ghillied up — hands-on with Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3’s effective approach to realistic sniping

by 2 months ago

    You’ve been sitting in this blind for days.  You try to ignore whatever the hell just crawled up your leg, and you are thankful you’ve sealed off your boots with …

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    Win a copy of Crazy Machines 2: 10th Anniversary

    by 2 months ago

    You might remember Crazy Machines or it's sequel from over a decade ago.  They were wacky physics-based puzzlers, asking players to solve puzzles by experimenting with simply insane Rube Goldberg …

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    Sword Coast Legends makes being a DM simple and fun

    by 2 months ago

    At E3 you take a lot of appointments. In fact, across three days we ended up taking nearly 70 of them between the eight of us. The best part about …

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    Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands E3 impressions

    by 3 months ago

    It was Ubisoft’s big surprise for their Press Conference, and it is easily one of the bigger surprises of E3. I’m, of course, talking about Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands. …

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    Deus Ex: Mankind Divided evolves on its predecessor in every way

    by 3 months ago

    The year is 2029, just two years after the events of Deus Ex: Human Revolution. The world has changed. At the end of the previous game, augmented individuals lost control …

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    Guitar Hero Live iterates the music genre

    by 3 months ago

    Guitar Hero Live isn’t the game you might be used to, and for a good while that had me worried.  You see, I’m a died-in-the-wool button-clicking Guitar Hero classic fan.  …

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    Netgear ReadyNAS 200 Review

    by 3 months ago

    Simplicity. If there is one thing lacking from most technology, it’s simplicity. For those of you who have been reading Gaming Trend for the last decade, you know that my …

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    First gameplay trailer for nearly-funded Bard’s Tale IV

    by 3 months ago

    If you are an old fart like me, you grew up on games like The Bard's Tale.  It's the game that put RPG powerhouse Interplay on the map.  Brian Fargo …

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    World of Warships Beta key giveaway!

    by 3 months ago

    The team at Wargaming are running a Military Appreciation giveaway for their upcoming F2P action/strategy game, World of Warships.  We've teamed up with them to give away 100 keys for …

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    Win a Closed Beta key for Dirty Bomb from Gaming Trend!

    by 3 months ago

    The folks at Splash Damage know how to make an awesome multiplayer game.  The Wolfenstein series, Batman: Arkham Origins, Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, Brink, and more are all born from the …

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