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:

Hail to the ruling class – XCOM 2 Alien Hunters DLC hands-on

by 4 months ago

The last expansion for XCOM 2 was a solid upgrade to the seriousness of the base game, adding a lot of cosmetic options, but part of me felt like the …

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A goofy name for a decent game – TASTEE: Lethal Tactics review

by 4 months ago

What the hell is TASTEE? I found myself asking that same question when this game came across my desk. In this case, it stands for Tactical Asynchronous Simultaneous Turn-Based E-something …

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Gaming Trend gives away Battlezone 98 Redux

by 4 months ago

Battlezone was far ahead of its time when it released back in 1998. Back when the minimum requirements was a Pentium 90, this game had shooter elements as well as …

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Win a copy of Aether Captains and all Stretch Goals at Gaming Trend

by 4 months ago

You've probably noticed the ads for the swashbuckling sky piracy steampunk board game, Aether Captains on Gaming Trend.   As the game's already-successful Kickstarter comes to a close in a …

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Shield TV Update: Borderlands The Pre-Sequel and Super Meat Boy

by 4 months ago

The Shield TV is far more than a TV service aggregation platform. As you might have seen in my review of the system, it’s also a very capable gaming machine …

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The Witcher 3 Blood and Wine expansion gets new screenshots

by 4 months ago

The team at CD PROJEKT RED haven't been resting on their laurels after the launch of the incredibly successful The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.   Their Hearts of Stone expansion added …

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Book of Demons combines RPG and card battling on PC/ XBox One

by 4 months ago

If Action RPGs are your thing, then I might have a little something for you. Coming courtesy of developer Thing Trunk is a papercraft ARPG called Book of Demons that …

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The Technomancer gets an extensive gameplay trailer and release date

by 4 months ago

The Technomancer, an upcoming sci-fi RPG from Focus Home and Bound by Flame developer Spiders, finally gets a bit more clarity on gameplay courtesy of a trailer released today. The …

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Familar Friends, Fresh Foes – Bravely Second: End Layer Review

by 4 months ago

Bravely Default awoke something in me that had been lying dormant -- my love of JRPGs. While Bravely Second: End Layer doesn’t quite live up to the lofty heights of …

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A Revolution of RTS – Ashes of the Singularity Review

by 5 months ago

Ashes of the Singularity will have none of your “turtling” nonsense. It was during the third level that I realized that Stardock and Oxide had made something very different than …

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Fun with Morphemes – Letter Quest Remastered: Grimm’s Journey review

by 5 months ago

Death wants Pizza. For some reason, the denizens of the local cemetery, castles, and forests want to stop him from enjoying his favorite pie, and he and his female reaper …

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An incredible update to the classic vampire tale – Curse of Strahd Review

by 5 months ago

I swear the team at Wizards of the Coast are in my head with their latest D&D releases. It had been a long time since I’d played, but John’s review …

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