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:

Ori and the Blind Forest Definitive Edition Interview

by 2 months ago

When Travis reviewed Ori and the Blind Forest a year ago, he regarded it as Platforming Perfection. He stated that "the opening sequence was powerful, emotional, and comparable in quality …

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Dark Souls III gameplay demo – Xbox Spring Showcase

by 2 months ago

Ok, I admit it -- I never really played much Dark Souls.  I did, however, recently get a chance to try out a near-final version of Dark Souls III at …

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Forza Motorsport 6 Porsche expansion hands-on preview

by 2 months ago

You probably already know that Forza Motorsport 6 is a pretty amazing racer from my review last year, and very shortly we'll have our hands on the Porsche expansion.  I …

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Below – hands-on with a unique roguelike

by 2 months ago

Tis the season for brutal roguelikes, it seems. After a long period of silence since it was announced at E3 2013, I finally got my hands on Below. While we …

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A triptych of target termination — hands-on with Hitman’s Beta on PC

by 2 months ago

This past weekend we finally got our hands on the near-final beta test of Hitman -- the reboot of the franchise from IO Interactive and SquareEnix.  I ran the game …

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The Flame in the Flood review – Unique Dangerous

by 2 months ago

Survival is about understanding your environment. It’s about understanding the trees, the plants, the animals, the heat, the cold -- and knowing, deep in your bones, that all of it …

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Hitman GO: Definitive Edition review – maquettes, murder, and must-play

by 2 months ago

Hitman GO came out in April of 2014, and our own Spencer Campbell had high praise for it in his review -- his only con being that he was left …

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[PAX South] Superfight! demonstration goes horribly right

by 2 months ago

Even if the sound is a little crummy, it's pretty clear who won in this PAX South demonstration of the card game Superfight!  We dropped by to check out Darin …

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[PAX South] Burgle Bros. interview with creator Tim Fowers

by 2 months ago

Tim Fower, creator (and self-publisher) of the card game Paperback gave us a look at his upcoming heist game, Burgle Bros at PAX South. Burgle Bros is a multi-level game …

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We interview the team behind GREATER EVIL: The political bullshit card game

by 3 months ago

1. First off, please introduce yourselves and tell us a little bit about Burn Artists. Burn Artists is a new, incredibly unprofitable LLC started by myself, Jacob Bofferding (writer), and …

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PAX South – Bill and Ted’s Excellent Board Game demo

by 3 months ago

If you are a child of the 80's like me, you can probably quote the movie Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure in your sleep.  Featuring a very young (and less …

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PAX South – EVGA Booth Tour

by 3 months ago

EVGA had some exciting new products to show at PAX South, including a look at their new gaming laptop they debuted at CES - the SC17.   We got a …

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