Ron Burke

Ron Burke

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AND EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

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:

Control your cord conundrum – Nyko Charge Block Duo review

by 4 months ago

I’ve got a cord problem. Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PSVR, PS Move, Rocksmith guitar cords, Rock Band legacy adapters - everything I own wants to consume at least one USB …

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Become the hero we deserve – Batman: Arkham VR review

by 4 months ago

The Batman Arkham series has had some pretty fantastic titles, full of thrilling combat, head-scratching puzzles, and plenty of gorgeous graphics which bring the world of Gotham to life. While …

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Stardock reveals Star Control: Origins with some new screenshots

by 4 months ago

Stardock has been on fire lately.  They've got their recently Sorcerer King: Rivals doing well (our review), an announcement of Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation this fall, the release of …

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Mafia III Prima Collector’s Edition Guide Review

by 4 months ago

Mafia III tells the story of Lincoln Clay, a young black veteran of the Vietnam war. After coming home, he finds that his family is embroiled in a war of …

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Gears of War 4 Prima Collector’s Edition guide review

by 4 months ago

If you’ve read our review for Gears of War 4, then you know we’re pretty excited about it. Travis called it “the Gears revival fans have been waiting for”, awarding …

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A new combat twist on the 4X formula – Sorcerer King: Rivals review

by 4 months ago

This year has been a rich and varied landscape for strategy games, both real-time and turn-based. Masters of Orion: Conquer the Stars, Ashes of the Singularity, XCOM 2, Homeworld: Remastered, …

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BopPad brings the next generation of percussion to Kickstarter

by 5 months ago

If you've ever been to PAX (on any coast or continent) you know that there is a clear intersection between gamers and musicians. I fit in that category having played …

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Afloat, but with a few barnacles – Tempest review

by 5 months ago

Tempest is an open-world seafaring adventure, casting you as customizer, cannoneer, and course charting captain. Part RPG and part resource management simulation, Tempest looks to put a tricorn hat back …

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Neon Chrome – Blade Runner and Crusader had a baby

by 5 months ago

Neon Chrome feels like what might happen if classic cinematic masterpiece Blade Runner and isometric gorefest Crusader: No Remorse met up, fell in love, and had a top-down shooter baby. …

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An incredible Aussie adventure – Forza Horizon 3

by 5 months ago

I called Forza Horizon 2 “Easily the best racer I’ve played in the last decade,” in my review, leaving Playground Games a tough act to follow. An incredible amount of …

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Next-Generation Gaming PCs – A cautionary tale

by 5 months ago

By Brad Wardell (Stardock) and Ron Burke (GamingTrend) During both of our PC gaming lifetimes, we’ve always built our own machines. As putting together computers has consistently become simpler throughout …

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Spin, sit, and splash – Sumo Air Review

by 5 months ago

While one of the hottest summers on record continues to crisp us up in north Texas, Laura and I take to the scary outdoors for a look at the latest …

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