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:

High speed metal – RIGS: Mechanized Combat League review

by 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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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Control your cord conundrum – Nyko Charge Block Duo review

by 2 months ago

I’ve got a cord problem. Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PSVR, PS Move, Rocksmith guitar cords, Rock Band legacy adapters - everything I own wants to consume at least one USB …

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Become the hero we deserve – Batman: Arkham VR review

by 2 months ago

The Batman Arkham series has had some pretty fantastic titles, full of thrilling combat, head-scratching puzzles, and plenty of gorgeous graphics which bring the world of Gotham to life. While …

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Stardock reveals Star Control: Origins with some new screenshots

by 2 months ago

Stardock has been on fire lately.  They've got their recently Sorcerer King: Rivals doing well (our review), an announcement of Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation this fall, the release of …

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Mafia III Prima Collector’s Edition Guide Review

by 2 months ago

Mafia III tells the story of Lincoln Clay, a young black veteran of the Vietnam war. After coming home, he finds that his family is embroiled in a war of …

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Gears of War 4 Prima Collector’s Edition guide review

by 2 months ago

If you’ve read our review for Gears of War 4, then you know we’re pretty excited about it. Travis called it “the Gears revival fans have been waiting for”, awarding …

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A new combat twist on the 4X formula – Sorcerer King: Rivals review

by 2 months ago

This year has been a rich and varied landscape for strategy games, both real-time and turn-based. Masters of Orion: Conquer the Stars, Ashes of the Singularity, XCOM 2, Homeworld: Remastered, …

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BopPad brings the next generation of percussion to Kickstarter

by 2 months ago

If you've ever been to PAX (on any coast or continent) you know that there is a clear intersection between gamers and musicians. I fit in that category having played …

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Afloat, but with a few barnacles – Tempest review

by 2 months ago

Tempest is an open-world seafaring adventure, casting you as customizer, cannoneer, and course charting captain. Part RPG and part resource management simulation, Tempest looks to put a tricorn hat back …

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