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:

A Revolution of RTS – Ashes of the Singularity Review

by 2 months ago

Ashes of the Singularity will have none of your “turtling” nonsense. It was during the third level that I realized that Stardock and Oxide had made something very different than …

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Fun with Morphemes – Letter Quest Remastered: Grimm’s Journey review

by 3 months ago

Death wants Pizza. For some reason, the denizens of the local cemetery, castles, and forests want to stop him from enjoying his favorite pie, and he and his female reaper …

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An incredible update to the classic vampire tale – Curse of Strahd Review

by 3 months ago

I swear the team at Wizards of the Coast are in my head with their latest D&D releases. It had been a long time since I’d played, but John’s review …

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Mission pack, engage — StarCraft 2: Nova Covert Ops review

by 3 months ago

The Ghost is one of the more intriguing unit types in the Starcraft universe, as evidenced by the fact that there was almost a full-fledged game produced around it called …

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A time-bender where choices matter — Quantum Break review

by 3 months ago

When Remedy Entertainment hits, they hit hard. Max Payne was fantastic, Alan Wake sent shivers up our spines, and now the studio has delivered their most ambitious game to date. …

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The Skyrim Library Vol. II: Man, Mer & Beast review

by 3 months ago

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is as much an open world as it is a story you craft for yourself. Bethesda doesn’t pin you down to any particular path beyond …

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Homefront: The Revolution looks to win our Hearts and Minds

by 3 months ago

Publisher Deep Silver and Dambuster Studios today revealed a bit of the gameplay we can expect from Homefront: The Revolution.  Players will have to work across the dynamic open world, …

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Interview with Lewis Shaw of corporate card battler, Downsize

by 3 months ago

Gaming Trend Editor-in-Chief Ron Burke sat down with Lewis Shaw, the creator of a Kickstart-in-motion called Downsize to find out what this corporate greed simulator is all about.  The game …

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EA Sports UFC 2 – Another Split Decision

by 3 months ago

There is a perception that the UFC is human cockfighting -- a bloodsport where people rip each other apart for our amusement. In reality, the UFC is is one of …

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NVidia Shield Review – A three-way shootout of settop boxes

by 3 months ago

I just want to be able to watch TV shows and play games on my PC wherever I’m most comfortable. It’s not an unreasonable request, but despite throwing countless hours …

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XCOM 2 Anarchy’s Children DLC – Make your own Suicide Squad

by 3 months ago

Typically when I review a game I play it on normal difficulty, and with no mods -- as the developers intended it to be for the vast majority of players. …

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Building a PC – an inception-level adventure in awesome

by 3 months ago

I’ve helped more than a few of our readers with their DIY PC-building efforts in the past. As I went through another refresh cycle it dawned on me that this …

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