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:

A time-bender where choices matter — Quantum Break review

by 4 months ago

When Remedy Entertainment hits, they hit hard. Max Payne was fantastic, Alan Wake sent shivers up our spines, and now the studio has delivered their most ambitious game to date. …

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The Skyrim Library Vol. II: Man, Mer & Beast review

by 4 months ago

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is as much an open world as it is a story you craft for yourself. Bethesda doesn’t pin you down to any particular path beyond …

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Homefront: The Revolution looks to win our Hearts and Minds

by 4 months ago

Publisher Deep Silver and Dambuster Studios today revealed a bit of the gameplay we can expect from Homefront: The Revolution.  Players will have to work across the dynamic open world, …

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Interview with Lewis Shaw of corporate card battler, Downsize

by 4 months ago

Gaming Trend Editor-in-Chief Ron Burke sat down with Lewis Shaw, the creator of a Kickstart-in-motion called Downsize to find out what this corporate greed simulator is all about.  The game …

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EA Sports UFC 2 – Another Split Decision

by 4 months ago

There is a perception that the UFC is human cockfighting -- a bloodsport where people rip each other apart for our amusement. In reality, the UFC is is one of …

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NVidia Shield Review – A three-way shootout of settop boxes

by 4 months ago

I just want to be able to watch TV shows and play games on my PC wherever I’m most comfortable. It’s not an unreasonable request, but despite throwing countless hours …

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XCOM 2 Anarchy’s Children DLC – Make your own Suicide Squad

by 4 months ago

Typically when I review a game I play it on normal difficulty, and with no mods -- as the developers intended it to be for the vast majority of players. …

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Building a PC – an inception-level adventure in awesome

by 4 months ago

I’ve helped more than a few of our readers with their DIY PC-building efforts in the past. As I went through another refresh cycle it dawned on me that this …

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Cooler Master Stryker Case review

by 4 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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