May 10th, 2011
UPDATE: That was fast. Multiple reports now say the PC version not only runs as it should, but it's a lot of fun and worth the doe. Party on, dudes!
ORIGINAL STORY: The newly launched Brink looks hot. I've heard more than one person refer to it as "the next Team Fortress 2." But like so many games before it, including Call of Duty: Black Ops for PC, it seems as though Bethesda shipped a buggy game.
What should you do about it? Hold your horses, says the always reliable Ben Kuchera of Ars Technica. "My advice right now is to stay away from the game," he writes. "The version of the game I played is a mess, and not worth your money. Keep an eye on the forums, check to see if reviews are updated as the game is patched, and then make a decision."
Thanks for the tip, Ben. Let's send the message loud and clear: No matter how appealing your game looks, we won't buy it until its fully operational. In the meantime, why not play more Team Fortress 2 while Brink gets its house in order?