HomeLAN chats with Valve Software's Michael Booth about the upcoming player bot for Counter-Strike. Here is a snip:

    "HomeLAN - There are a number of third party bots for CS already out; did Valve take any lessons from these creations?

    Michael Booth - I was impressed with the Counter-Strike bot community, and there are several solid community-created bots out there. However, my goals for this bot were slightly different, and I had some new AI tricks up my sleeve, so I decided to start from scratch. The result has been a bot that is quite unique, even if you have played other bots before."