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:

Cooler Master Stryker Case review

by 3 months ago

I’m very, very picky about my PC case. I’m not one of those people that covers it in a cacophony of colorful LEDs, but I have a specific set of …

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MSI Z170 Gaming M7 motherboard review

by 4 months ago

I’ve been taking apart, tinkering inside of, and building PCs since the Commodore-64 days. In the transition to the x86, I started building them bit by bit, and that meant …

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HyperX Predator M.2 PCIe SSD review

by 4 months ago

As you know from my review for it, I selected an MSI Z170A Gaming M7 motherboard for my most recent upgrade. One of the most attractive options was the bleeding-edge …

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HyperX FURY DDR4 module review

by 4 months ago

If you are like most people, you understand the first few words of a product description like “Kingston Technology HyperX FURY 2666MHz DDR4 Non-ECC CL15 DIMM 16 DDR4 2400 MT/s …

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Quantum Breakthrough? Hands-on with Remedy’s Quantum Break

by 4 months ago

At a recent event in San Francisco, I went hands-on with Remedy's upcoming time-bending shooter/puzzler, Quantum Break.  After a three year wait since it was unveiled at the Xbox One …

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Gaming Trend interviews Milestone about Sébastien Loeb Rally EVO

by 4 months ago

GT: For those who don't follow the rally scene, who's Sébastien Loeb, and how is he involved in this game? Milestone: Sébastien Loeb is the 9 time World Rally Champion, …

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Ashes of the Singularity + DX12 = Incredible

by 4 months ago

I sat down with Derek Paxton, VP of Stardock Entertainment to get a quick look at Ashes of the Singularity and what the power of Windows 10 and DirectX 12 …

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Ori and the Blind Forest Definitive Edition Interview

by 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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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