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:

Watch Dogs 2 review in progress

by 3 weeks ago

Normally we’d be looking at a full review for the game at the day before launch, but Ubisoft’s got a few wrinkles to iron out.  The seamless multiplayer portions of …

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Probing and PS2 Ports – Destroy All Humans! review

by 3 weeks ago

When Nordic Games snapped up the vast majority of the intellectual properties THQ left in the wake of its implosion, I never would have imagined that a PS4 version of …

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Brotherhood Required Reading – Assassin’s Creed: The Essential Guide review

by 3 weeks ago

There’s no doubt that Assassin’s Creed has developed quite the storyline since the first game’s release in 2007.  From Pieces of Adam to Precursors, the game has always had a …

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Rise of the AI – Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation review

by 3 weeks ago

I had some high praise for Ashes of the Singularity seven months ago, but noted that there were some weakness in the campaign mode. I also found the some of …

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Slip the surly bonds of Earth – Eagle Flight review

by 3 weeks ago

I remember handing my mother a NES controller and then laughing as she bobbed her head and dodged the 8-bit pixels on the screen. We’ve come a long way since …

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A safe introduction to virtual reality – Tumble VR review

by 4 weeks ago

Many of the launch titles for PSVR could be classified as tech demos. Tumble VR is a notch above that moniker, but in a game about stacking blocks, how high …

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Vomit comet – Super Stardust Ultra VR

by 4 weeks ago

Super Stardust Ultra VR is what would happen if you strapped a pinwheel firework to a firecracker and jammed it directly into your eye. A cacophony of color and sound, …

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Feeling a little drunk – Sports Bar VR review

by 1 month ago

Admittedly, I’m a little out of my element. Studying martial arts never put me in the jock category, so I don’t exactly frequent sports bars, not even to watch UFC. …

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Step right up! Carnival Games VR review

by 1 month ago

Carnival Games may feel like familiar territory, but that’s because it is. Warping in from 2007, Carnival Games VR does a bit of an update and brings its pickup-and-play experience …

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Send in the Clowns – Until Dawn Rush of Blood PSVR Review

by 1 month ago

Coulrophobia, better known as fear of clowns, affects a great many people. The common belief is that it is caused by the uncanny valley effect as they look human, but …

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Welcome to the new world – Watch Dogs 2 hands-on preview

by 1 month ago

With hacking playing a major role in our Presidential election cycle, the timing for Watch Dogs 2 and its “Sick of Spies and Lies” message is oddly appropriate. The premise …

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Landmark comparison screenshots for Watch Dogs 2

by 1 month ago

I recently went hands-on with Watch Dogs 2 for a little over a half dozen unfettered hours.  Aside from the preview, I also wanted to share an entire cache of …

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