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:

Gauntlet launches, needs food badly

by 2 months ago

    Gauntlet.  It evokes immediate nostalgia for me, plinking quarter after quarter into arcade cabinets and spawning catchphrases "Elf needs food, badly!" and the more common "Elf shot the food."  Warner …

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    Metal Gaming Coins Kickstarter looks pretty damned cool

    by 2 months ago

    A few really interesting Kickstarters have come up lately, and now we have another one. Sure, unless you are a LARPer you likely aren't going to use these as actual …

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    Sunset Overdrive – chaos, energy drinks, and pure mayhem awesomness

    by 2 months ago

    The E3 demo we saw for Sunset Overdrive absolutely blew our minds.  We nominated it for Best Graphics, Best New IP, Best Action Game, and Best Sandbox, taking away wins …

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    We sit down with the team behind Parkitect – finally, a proper theme park simulator!

    by 2 months ago

    I was lucky enough to sit down with Sebastian Mayer, Garret Randell, and Gordon McGladdery of Texel Raptor - the team behind the successfully-funded Kickstart game, Parkitect. As a huge …

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    You aren’t prepared for the next chapter of Halo

    by 2 months ago

    A lot of companies try to create a universe, but there is a gold standard for how it’s done - Halo.  The team at Bungie and now 343 Industries have …

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    Destiny – ambitious, flawed, and somehow compelling

    by 2 months ago

    The hype train bearing Destiny has taken us on a wild and bumpy ride, and now that we’ve reached our destination, I’m not sure we’re in the right place. From …

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    Destiny gets it’s first Raid – vicious taste of things to come

    by 2 months ago

    You are gonna die.  A lot.  That's pretty much the message the team at Bungie is passing along for their first raid for the recently-released Destiny.  The first crew that …

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    Game of Thrones : The Poster Collection – Wear it like armor

    by 2 months ago

    I bet if I stopped somebody on the street and asked them to hum the theme to Game of Thrones they’d likely look at me like I’d lost my mind.  …

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    Blackbeard the Lost Journal – a semi-fictional trip into the world of Edward Teach

    by 2 months ago

    We are rapidly approaching the launch of the next chapter in the Assassin’s Creed series; furling our sails to make landfall in Revolutionary France. But Ubisoft isn’t quite done with …

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    Destiny – A review in progress

    by 3 months ago

    So Destiny launched with over $500 million in sales, the largest launch of a new IP in history.  Since it’s unlike most other games, we figured we’d take our time …

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    Metro Redux CD Key Giveaway

    by 3 months ago

    The team at CheapDigitalDownload (a solid price comparison index system) and Free-CD-Key.com (a great source of legitimate CD keys for the digital collector) have teamed up with Gaming Trend to …

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    Forza Horizon 2 may be the best racer of 2014

    by 3 months ago

    I’ve played Forza Motorsport titles back to the original Xbox, but for some reason I just never played the offshoot, Forza Horizon. I’m not sure if it was timing, other …

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