Kyle Burke

Michigan State University
Video Games, Esports, Streaming
  • Kyle has been glued to a screen with a controller in hand before he could even talk.
  • He conferenced a research paper on the ways games teach their players with his colleagues from MSU at the International Conference of Qualitative Inquiry at the University of Illinois in 2019.
  • After graduating college, Kyle began writing game reviews for GamingCypher, where he honed his craft for over 2 years.


Throughout childhood, Kyle got his household chores done as fast as possible to get more screen time with his beloved Gameboy, and that habit never stopped! Kyle's relationship with games grew especially at Michigan State University, where he studied to become an English teacher. All good adventures have twists and turns in the road, and when the teaching path trailed off for Kyle it picked up right at gaming. With an academic research crew from MSU, Kyle created a framework that understood how games teach their players and then extrapolated those findings to the classroom. For over 2 years, Kyle wrote game reviews, previews, and attended gaming conferences for GamingCypher, an online magazine.


Kyle earned a B.A. in English from Michigan State University in 2018. There, he picked up the tricks of the writing trade and transitioned his focus from English teaching to Video Game Research.
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