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:

We sit down with the team behind Parkitect – finally, a proper theme park simulator!

by 3 months ago

I was lucky enough to sit down with Sebastian Mayer, Garret Randell, and Gordon McGladdery of Texel Raptor - the team behind the successfully-funded Kickstart game, Parkitect. As a huge …

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You aren’t prepared for the next chapter of Halo

by 3 months ago

A lot of companies try to create a universe, but there is a gold standard for how it’s done - Halo.  The team at Bungie and now 343 Industries have …

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Destiny – ambitious, flawed, and somehow compelling

by 3 months ago

The hype train bearing Destiny has taken us on a wild and bumpy ride, and now that we’ve reached our destination, I’m not sure we’re in the right place. From …

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Destiny gets it’s first Raid – vicious taste of things to come

by 3 months ago

You are gonna die.  A lot.  That's pretty much the message the team at Bungie is passing along for their first raid for the recently-released Destiny.  The first crew that …

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Game of Thrones : The Poster Collection – Wear it like armor

by 3 months ago

I bet if I stopped somebody on the street and asked them to hum the theme to Game of Thrones they’d likely look at me like I’d lost my mind.  …

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Blackbeard the Lost Journal – a semi-fictional trip into the world of Edward Teach

by 3 months ago

We are rapidly approaching the launch of the next chapter in the Assassin’s Creed series; furling our sails to make landfall in Revolutionary France. But Ubisoft isn’t quite done with …

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Destiny – A review in progress

by 3 months ago

So Destiny launched with over $500 million in sales, the largest launch of a new IP in history.  Since it’s unlike most other games, we figured we’d take our time …

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Metro Redux CD Key Giveaway

by 3 months ago

The team at CheapDigitalDownload (a solid price comparison index system) and Free-CD-Key.com (a great source of legitimate CD keys for the digital collector) have teamed up with Gaming Trend to …

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Forza Horizon 2 may be the best racer of 2014

by 3 months ago

I’ve played Forza Motorsport titles back to the original Xbox, but for some reason I just never played the offshoot, Forza Horizon. I’m not sure if it was timing, other …

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Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor vidoc with Troy Baker and Nolan North

by 3 months ago

While the previous gen version of the game have been delayed slightly, at the end of this month we will get our hands on Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. Today we've …

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Assassin’s Creed Unity co-op heist mission shows off commented gameplay

by 3 months ago

All eyes turn to November for the launch of not one but two Assassin's Creed titles, and today we get a pretty awesome 11 minute narrated video for Assassin's Creed …

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Sumo gets some fun in the sun wth Sumo Omni Reloaded

by 3 months ago

    Sumo took their toys and went outside. I’ve reviewed a lot of the Sumo products, and each time they seem to fill a niche.  The Sumo Omni bean bag chair …

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