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:

An illustrated guide to Hell – Doom Prima Guide review

by 2 months ago

Doom is a pretty straightforward game, but much like the original game, it’s also full of secrets. Authors Doug Walsh, Michael Owen, and Will Murray have teamed up with Prima …

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All of the devils are here – Doom review

by 2 months ago

“Hell is empty, and all of the devils are here.” - William Shakespeare Doom is a pure shooter. It’s an amazing throwback to a time that has long since passed, …

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SHIELD gets new games, support at Google I/O

by 2 months ago

    If you've read my full review, or my updates on a few games on the platform, you know I'm a big fan of the SHIELD from NVidia.  Today, they announced …

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    Racing hardware evolved – Thrustmaster T150 wheel review

    by 2 months ago

    Thrustmaster has been making peripherals for the gaming enthusiast for a long time, but I’ve not had a chance to check out their more recent racing wheel options. When the …

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    Dream the Dream – The Art of The Division book review

    by 2 months ago

    “Before there is a game, we must dream about the dream itself” This forward, from Massive Entertainment’s Managing Director David Polfeldt, is a great way to open The Art of …

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    Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remastered Steam version review

    by 2 months ago

    There are few games in the last 20 years that hold such a tender place in the hearts of gamers as Final Fantasy X and X-2. After seeing a release …

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    A nod to the past – Shadow of the Beast review

    by 2 months ago

    Shadow of the Beast is one of the reasons I play games today. Back on my Amiga 500 I set off across this side-scrolling alien landscape, brutally eviscerating foes in …

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    Crucial shows off new Ballistix DDR4 SODIMM memory

    by 2 months ago

    Crucial has long been one of the go-to names for high-end memory, and today they've announced their next iteration in that space -- the Ballistix Sport LT.  These DDR4 SODIMMS …

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    EA Sports UFC 2 gets new competitive mode

    by 2 months ago

    EA Sports UFC 2 is getting a brand new feature called Live Event Competitions.  Coming this Saturday, May 14th, players can square off to win Ultimate Team rewards, as well …

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    Final Fantasy X and X-2 HD Remastered comes to PC

    by 2 months ago

    Final Fantasy X and Final Fantasy X-2 HD Remastered, two fan favorites from Square Enix have finally come to PC, and with a whole bevy of new features beyond the …

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    Sherlock Holmes: The Devil’s Daughter walkthru video unveiled

    by 2 months ago

    Developer Frogwares and publisher Bigben Interactive have released a new gameplay walkthru trailer for their upcoming sleuthy adventure game, Sherlock Holmes: The Devil's Daughter. The titular detective returns to help …

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    Hail to the ruling class – XCOM 2 Alien Hunters DLC hands-on

    by 2 months ago

    The last expansion for XCOM 2 was a solid upgrade to the seriousness of the base game, adding a lot of cosmetic options, but part of me felt like the …

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