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:

“You seem to have this nasty habit of surviving.” – I Expect You To Die PSVR review

by 4 months ago

The launch window for the PlayStation VR has been pretty solid, but most of what was available at launch in October could easily be described as tech demos. As the …

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Park is under construction – Rollercoaster Tycoon World review

by 4 months ago

Rollercoaster Tycoon is a franchise that consumed an obscene amount of my time over the years. From the Chris Sawyer days for RCT1 and 2, to the Frontier Development-powered RCT3 …

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Battletech – Hands on at MechCon 2016

by 4 months ago

First, an admission -- I’m a backer of Harebrained Schemes’ Battletech. As a self-described mech junkie, seeing what the team behind the turn-based Shadowrun revival had in store for the …

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Gaming Trend Last Second Holiday Guide 2016

by 4 months ago

    2016 has been an absolutely awful year. Celebrity deaths aplenty, a contentious and divisive election, and a ton of game delays. Even with all of that, however, 2016 was no …

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    MechCon Vancouver 2016 – An incredible time to be a MechWarrior

    by 4 months ago

    I’m surrounded by more than 500 people that can tell you the accurate range of an ER PPC, how many hardpoints it takes up, and in what chassis variants you …

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    The Flame in the Flood Complete Edition coming to PS4 in January

    by 5 months ago

    I called Kickstarter-darling The Flame in the Flood unique, sometimes obtuse, and challenging, but had no shortage of recommendation for the game.  You can check out that review for the …

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    [Fig] Kingdoms and Castles is a unique look at castle building

    by 5 months ago

    As you know, we are big fans of indie projects here at Gaming Trend. Today I've got a new one to keep your eyes on entitled Kingdoms and Castles. Made …

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    Medium Chaos Run – Dishonored 2 Prima CE Guide Review

    by 5 months ago

    Dishonored 2 is very much about choice. The level of player agency in the game is so much more than the simple analog choice of stealth versus violence. Prima has …

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    A King among mere tycoons – Planet Coaster review

    by 5 months ago

    Frontier Development built Elite Dangerous with over 400 billion star systems, each one having over 100+ bodies within. Every star in the sky is represented, as well as gas giants, …

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    /sbin/shutdown -r now – Watch Dogs 2 review

    by 5 months ago

    The premise for Watch Dogs 2 expands directly on its predecessor. The Blume company who prototyped ctOS (the semi-fictional infrastructure control software) in Chicago as a method to centralize management …

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    Thrustmaster announces fantastic HOTAS/Rudder Flight Pack

    by 5 months ago

    Thrustmaster has long been the go-to place for proper flight simulation gear.  Today they reaffirm that with a brand new flight pack, just in time for the holidays, and ahead …

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    Mind-melting VR assault – Thumper review

    by 5 months ago

    I’ve reviewed a ton of music titles, but I’d never run across the term “rhythm violence” for a genre. It’s a term that developer Drool self-stylized, and it might be …

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