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:

Find all the things – Watch Dogs 2 CE Prima Guide review

by 5 months ago

Cards on the table, I tend to be a little OCD about collectables in open world games. Ubisoft titles tend to have a bevy of collectable goodies tucked away in …

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BT stands for Best Titan – The Art of Titanfall 2 review

by 5 months ago

There is no doubt that the story of Rifleman Cooper and his impromptu-partner BT-7274 was a bit of a surprise. The single-player portions of Titanfall 2 are a triumph, and …

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Bring the Brotherhood to life – Assassin’s Creed The Official Coloring Book review

by 5 months ago

The words “coloring book” usually bring to mind blank versions of cartoon characters that kids watch on TV, or cheesey restaurant placemats. If you’re like me, you grew up laying …

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Legrand Legacy pays tribute to the classics [Kickstarter]

by 5 months ago

I can't say I've seen a lot of games come out of Indonesia, but I'm very excited to share this one. Developer Semisoft is creating what looks to be a …

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Planet Coaster – review in progress

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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Watch Dogs 2 review in progress

by 5 months ago

Normally we’d be looking at a full review for the game at the day before launch, but Ubisoft’s got a few wrinkles to iron out.  The seamless multiplayer portions of …

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Probing and PS2 Ports – Destroy All Humans! review

by 5 months ago

When Nordic Games snapped up the vast majority of the intellectual properties THQ left in the wake of its implosion, I never would have imagined that a PS4 version of …

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Brotherhood Required Reading – Assassin’s Creed: The Essential Guide review

by 5 months ago

There’s no doubt that Assassin’s Creed has developed quite the storyline since the first game’s release in 2007.  From Pieces of Adam to Precursors, the game has always had a …

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Rise of the AI – Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation review

by 5 months ago

I had some high praise for Ashes of the Singularity seven months ago, but noted that there were some weakness in the campaign mode. I also found the some of …

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Slip the surly bonds of Earth – Eagle Flight review

by 6 months ago

I remember handing my mother a NES controller and then laughing as she bobbed her head and dodged the 8-bit pixels on the screen. We’ve come a long way since …

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A safe introduction to virtual reality – Tumble VR review

by 6 months ago

Many of the launch titles for PSVR could be classified as tech demos. Tumble VR is a notch above that moniker, but in a game about stacking blocks, how high …

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Vomit comet – Super Stardust Ultra VR

by 6 months ago

Super Stardust Ultra VR is what would happen if you strapped a pinwheel firework to a firecracker and jammed it directly into your eye. A cacophony of color and sound, …

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