Ron Burke

PROFILE:

Ron Burke is the Director, creator, and owner of Gaming Trend.  Currently living in Fort Worth Texas, 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:

Medium Chaos Run – Dishonored 2 Prima CE Guide Review

by 3 months ago

Dishonored 2 is very much about choice. The level of player agency in the game is so much more than the simple analog choice of stealth versus violence. Prima has …

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A King among mere tycoons – Planet Coaster review

by 3 months ago

Frontier Development built Elite Dangerous with over 400 billion star systems, each one having over 100+ bodies within. Every star in the sky is represented, as well as gas giants, …

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/sbin/shutdown -r now – Watch Dogs 2 review

by 3 months ago

The premise for Watch Dogs 2 expands directly on its predecessor. The Blume company who prototyped ctOS (the semi-fictional infrastructure control software) in Chicago as a method to centralize management …

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Thrustmaster announces fantastic HOTAS/Rudder Flight Pack

by 3 months ago

Thrustmaster has long been the go-to place for proper flight simulation gear.  Today they reaffirm that with a brand new flight pack, just in time for the holidays, and ahead …

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Mind-melting VR assault – Thumper review

by 3 months ago

I’ve reviewed a ton of music titles, but I’d never run across the term “rhythm violence” for a genre. It’s a term that developer Drool self-stylized, and it might be …

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Find all the things – Watch Dogs 2 CE Prima Guide review

by 3 months ago

Cards on the table, I tend to be a little OCD about collectables in open world games. Ubisoft titles tend to have a bevy of collectable goodies tucked away in …

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BT stands for Best Titan – The Art of Titanfall 2 review

by 3 months ago

There is no doubt that the story of Rifleman Cooper and his impromptu-partner BT-7274 was a bit of a surprise. The single-player portions of Titanfall 2 are a triumph, and …

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Bring the Brotherhood to life – Assassin’s Creed The Official Coloring Book review

by 3 months ago

The words “coloring book” usually bring to mind blank versions of cartoon characters that kids watch on TV, or cheesey restaurant placemats. If you’re like me, you grew up laying …

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Legrand Legacy pays tribute to the classics [Kickstarter]

by 3 months ago

I can't say I've seen a lot of games come out of Indonesia, but I'm very excited to share this one. Developer Semisoft is creating what looks to be a …

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Planet Coaster – review in progress

by 3 months ago

Frontier Development built Elite Dangerous with over 400 billion star systems, each one having over 100+ bodies within. Every star in the sky is represented, as well as gas giants, …

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Watch Dogs 2 review in progress

by 3 months 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 4 months 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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