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:

The Art of Assassin’s Creed Syndicate review

by 3 months ago

We all wanted Japan, but Ubisoft wanted to make another trip to Europe for a pivotal event in modern history -- the Industrial Revolution. In the period between 1760 and …

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Nyko Type Pad review – a big step forward, but at a cost

by 3 months ago

As I hold my Day One controller from my launch Xbox One, it occurs to me that it has been two years since I’ve been able to chat with my …

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Fallout 4 review — a story of family, settlements, and power armor

by 3 months ago

“There’s no way Bethesda is announcing Fallout 4 for this year.  Every time they announce a new game we see it behind closed doors, and then they release it the …

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Darksiders II: Deathinitive Edition — hello again, pale rider

by 3 months ago

THQ’s demise sent ripples through the industry, but few felt it as keenly as Vigil Games. They had just released Darksiders II, and things were looking up for the studio …

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Wolf & Hound on Kickstarter — supporting family-friendly co-op

by 3 months ago

When you look over Kickstarter, family friendly games aren't exactly the norm, and certainly not ones about protecting sheep. Well, we have a great example of both in a game …

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Divinity: Original Sin Enhanced Edition brings CRPG depth to consoles

by 4 months ago

When Lucious reviewed Divinity: Original Sin a year ago, he remarked that the game felt like there were a lot of patches and adjustments being made post-launch. He felt like …

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The Witcher 3: Hearts of Stone — worth it at twice the price

by 4 months ago

The Witcher III: Wild Hunt is a very likely frontrunner for our RPG of the year, and it’s easy to see why. Many open world games suffer side mission fatigue, …

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Overlord: Fellowship of Evil review – you should be ashamed

by 4 months ago

Terminator, Jaws, Alien, The Matrix, Spider-Man, X-Men, Superman, Transformers -- what do all of these items have in common? The third iteration absolutely obliterated any good feelings we had about …

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Sword Coast Legends – a mixed bag of dice

by 4 months ago

Dungeons & Dragons has likely been around longer than you, the reader, has been alive. It has gone through many iterations and forms, full revisions, and even a few lawsuits, …

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Guitar Hero Live Review – breathing new life into the music genre

by 4 months ago

Pandora, Google Music, Slacker, Netflix, Hulu -- the people have spoken. They are done waiting. While there are still hold-outs like me who still enjoy the benefits of physical ownership, …

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Wasteland 2: Director’s Cut brings incredible RPG depth to consoles

by 4 months ago

There are products that you can expect that you’ll never see a sequel. Whether the IP got gobbled up by a larger company, abandoned, or otherwise relegated to history, sometimes …

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Rock Band 4 review — back to basics for the band

by 4 months ago

Nearly every Sunday since the original Rock Band came out, my family gets together for dinner, a movie, and some clicky-plastic-instrument fun. Hundreds of songs, and nearly seven years later, …

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