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Posts tagged “Minerva”

Google’s AI moderation shows results in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive became a slightly less accurate name, as 20,000 accounts have been banned from FaceIt's platform since late August by the recently-unleashed admin AI Minerva. After months spent in machine learning trials, the system built with Google tech led to a 20% reduction in the number of toxic messages between August and September

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Half Life 2 Magnifici-Mod MINERVA, The Director’s Cut

I hate Adam Foster, creator of last decade's rapturously-received Half-Life 2 mod series MINERVA (not to be confused with BioShock 2: Minerva's Den) and more recently a Valve employee. I hate him not because he is talented, not because he works at a cool place and not because I have a pathological distaste for people called 'Adam.' (Smith, you're fired). I hate him because today…

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MINERVA Goes Pro: Valve Hires Ultra-Modder

We're far too late with this, and we feel extraordinarily bad for it - E3 has an unfortunate tendency to possess games journos body and soul for one mad week a year. But it's never too late to celebrate, and so we shall. Adam 'Cargo Cult' Foster, the delightful fellow behind what's comfortably the finest singleplayer HL2 mod in the 'verse, MINERVA: Metastasis, has snagged…

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Interview: Mister Minerva

If you haven't played awesome Half-Life 2 mod Minerva: Metastasis yet (especially if you're looking for more highly-polished Combine harvest post-Episode 2), you should do so now. I wrote why here. I've since fired a few questions at the enviably talented Adam Foster, the wizard behind this acclaimed Oz (and who you may know better as Cargo Cult, a frequent visitor to RPS comments threads)…

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A Goddess Reborn

You may have noticed we've been frothing uncontrollably about Valve games for the last couple of weeks (actually, we're in complete control of our froth, thank you very much. What's that? Yes, I know there's drool on my chin. I just like the look, alright?). You may also have noticed that there's one component of The Orange Box that we haven't yet talked about much…

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