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:

Interview with Red Phantom’s Richard Ogden, author of the game Minutes

by 2 weeks ago

Recently I got to sit down with videogame veteran Richard Ogden of Red Phantom Games to talk about what he's been up to lately as we ramp up to the …

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Making of Homeworld Remastered – Video 2

by 2 weeks ago

The teams at Gearbox and Blackbird Interactive are back for a second video today to show off the making-of the Homeworld Remastered Collection.  This one focused heavily on the story of …

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The 100 Greatest Console Video Games book review

by 3 weeks ago

When you write a book and declare the top 100 console games of all time, it’s a bit of a sticky subject.  Top lists of any kind are always subjective, …

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Dying Light throws a friendly jab at Evolve with Night Hunter video

by 3 weeks ago

Seems like it's a day for 4v1 PVP games as the folks from Techland are showcasing their "Be the Zombie" mode for Dying Light with a little tongue-in-cheek video they …

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Making of Homeworld Remastered – Episode One video

by 3 weeks ago

The team at Gearbox have been very, very busy with one of the most beloved titles in RTS history -- Homeworld.   Today they release their first video for the making-of …

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Bethesda announces first-ever E3 conference

by 3 weeks ago

    You might have heard of Bethesda.  They are a little company out of Bethesda, Maryland that has released games such as The Elder Scrolls series (over 30 million copies sold, …

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    Game of Thrones ‘The Lost Lords’ – a review in progress

    by 4 weeks ago

    Your journey in Telltale’s Game of Thrones Episode two begins three days after the liberation of Yunkai by Daenerys Stormborn of House Targaryen.  Like episode one and the namesake show, …

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    Grim Fandango Remastered – a bumpy trip through the Land of the Dead

    by 1 month ago

    The recent spate of game remakes has, in my opinion, been an absolute boon.   It breathes new life into the classic games I grew up with, letting me share them …

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    Grey Goo – reinventing the RTS genre

    by 1 month ago

    I bought my Pentium 100mhz PC to play Command & Conquer.  I upgraded it as the franchise grew, and I was sad to see the series head in some bizarre …

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    Saints Row: Gat out of Hell Review – a little from column A, a little from column B

    by 1 month ago

    When I wrote my review of Saints Row IV, I commented that I thought it was what happens when Volition completely takes the shackles off of reality and simply lets …

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    A worthwhile F2P title? We review Kingsroad on iPad and PC

    by 1 month ago

    There are two classifications of games that I roundly ignore -- free-to-play, and browser-based games. With the opportunity to review a game that ticked both of those boxes, I thought …

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    Suikoden and Suikoden II are on PSN, and you should buy them. Now.

    by 2 months ago

    Suikoden II is considered to be one of the best role playing games of all time. Released in North America in September of 1999 on the original PlayStation, the game …

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