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:

Slip the surly bonds of Earth – Eagle Flight review

by 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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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High speed metal – RIGS: Mechanized Combat League review

by 3 months ago

If there’s a better use for virtual reality than giant stompy robots, I’m not sure what it’d be. While I wait for an M-rated full-on mech simulator, games like RIGS …

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Ride of the Valkyries: EVE Valkyrie PSVR review

by 3 months ago

If there is a better use for Virtual Reality than simulating a cockpit experience, I cannot imagine what it’d be. The team at CCP agree with that and have brought …

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Sidemen: The Audiobook hits Amazon, brings the laughs

by 3 months ago

If you've been around YouTube, you probably know Sidemen. While their sports stuff doesn't drag me in, there's a good portion of their time is also devoted to Grand Theft …

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Powerful hardware at a perfect price – ZyXEL Armor Z2 AC2600 Router review

by 3 months ago

There are a lot of router manufacturers out there, but unless you have a background in Network Engineering, it’s hard to know what to look for without a great deal …

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