The Roundup: The Circle Speaks

By Harry Rabinowitz

I want everyone to give a warm welcome to Matt Gerardi, the newest member of the Critics Circle! You can check out some of his work here at the A.V. Club.

You may know Nintendo’s first party studio HAL Laboratory as “those folks who make Kirby”. Not anymore! Anthony John Agnello interviews game director Yasuhiro Mukae to discuss HAL’s new 3DS original, BOXBOY!

Jorge Jimenez hosts another episode of ShockCast, jam packed with DualShocker staff, to discuss the cancellation of Silent Hills.

Jeff Bakalar is also back with another episode of The 404 Show. He’s joined by Russ Frushtick as they talk Silent Hills, Black Ops 3, HoloLens, and more.

Samit Sarkar reports of new policies by Valve that allow game developers to ban “disruptive” Steam users from playing their games.

Circle newcomer Matt Gerardi breaks down Yooka-Laylee, the “spiritual successor to Banjo-Kazooie” being Kickstarted by ex-Rare developers.

Mike Futter talks Black Mesa, a remake of the original Half-Life, and its move from completely free-to-play to Steam Early Access.

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