Missing Teen is Call of Duty Player; Dad Blames Game

October 20, 2008 -

The father of a 15-year-old boy who has been missing for a week said that his son's disappearance was triggered by a family dispute over his video game play.

As reported by the Toronto Star, Brandon Crisp left home last Monday and hasn't been seen since. From the newspaper account:

"He left because we took his Xbox away," said Steve Crisp, Brandon's father. He says his son was losing sleep because he spent so much time playing Call of Duty, a World War II-themed shooting game. "This was his addiction."

...Although police have determined that he hasn't logged onto his Xbox since he left, they are still trying to track down anyone he might have met playing Call of Duty.

"My personal feeling is that he's met someone online through this game," said Steve. "As a parent, you fear the worst when you don't hear anything for seven days."

Brandon's parents had tried to limit his Xbox use, but it didn't work, prompting them to take the console away.

"(Kids) play these games and it becomes an addiction. It becomes their whole life," he said.

GP: Anyone who has seen Brandon is asked to contact the Barrie Police Department at 705-725-7025 Barrie P.D. has more about the investigation on its website.


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Re: Missing Teen is Call of Duty Player; Dad Blames Game

Of course his dad blames the game.  I am sure it has nothing to do with the fact that somehow a 15 year old child purchased a M rated game, or the fact that that same child played a M rated game on a console purchased (most likely) by his parents, or that the parents allowed this child to play the game for several hours each day (allegedly affecting sleep patterns), or that this child's father, in a brilliant display of parenting logic, helped the child pack his belongings in an attempt to call his bluff.

However besides all that I guess it must be the fault of the game (perhaps ala Videodrome) and by extension Microsoft, because hey they marketed and sold this console to millions of other people, many of whom are the same age or younger, who for some odd reason have chose to stay home.  I am positive that somehow Microsoft and Activision/Infinityward inserted a trigger into this game to cause a single child in some crappy little Canadian 'burb to run away from home with a pedophile.
 
Well as one parent to another (and yes my children play video games too), you got what you deserve. The next time you want to blame someone just look in the mirror and see what a miserable failure of a parent you are. Remember how smug you felt what you packed his bag, daring him to make good on his threat. Remember all the time in the past 15 years that you could have intervened before it was a problem and didn’t. 
 
I hope and pray that this child is safe and returns to a home where he is loved. Loving a child doesn’t mean that you don’t take a active role in shaping that young person’s life. Sometime, mom and dad, loving your child means saying no before it gets to be a bigger problem. 

 

s00ner

Re: Missing Teen is Call of Duty Player; Dad Blames Game

Jack Thompson hasn't received one minute of air time on Canadian television. I've had more air time on this issue than Thompson! I'm doing a radio call-in show this weekend. Nobody's interested in Thompson here in Canada

Brad

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Re: Missing Teen is Call of Duty Player; Dad Blames Game

Has there been any recent developments?

Re: Missing Teen is Call of Duty Player; Dad Blames Game

You know what my dad would have done if I pitched a shitfit about him taking away my video games and online that he payed for? He would have beat the ever-loving piss out of me. Not in the physical fist-to-the-face, but man, by back side would be painted red. I guess I'm just agreeing with everyone: who got the kid the videogame? The parents. Who's supposed to look after this kid and raise him right and protect him? The parents. Way to go, assholes.

And as a gamer who works in an attorney's office, they all agree: Thompson is a mighty bag of douche who is being properly disbarred for his batshittery.

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Re: Missing Teen is Call of Duty Player; Dad Blames Game

the main problem with this kid and like many others, is that the parents are responsible for the kid being addicted to it in the first place.

 

If the kid spend too much time playing it instead of going outside with real friends, parents are suposed to notice what is going on and adress it before it's too late.They allowed the addiction to start and develop over months if not years, i bet they were pretty pleased in the first place that their kid would focus on soemthing instead of annoying them. They are hypocrits, period.

 

if they were unhapy with him wasting so much time behind a screen, why not educate him and discipline him ? Cause they are too weak themselves to tell their kid what and waht not to do? Another proof if needed they obviously screwed the kid's education from the start.

 Parents are responsbile for the education of their kids, their kids arent adults, they need their supervision to get in adulthood. They are the only responsible for a kid's actions until he s a teenager, and even when he gets older. In my book as long as your kid live in the familly's home, parents are responsble for everything he does.

 

 Now, a kid so young playing call of duty...are you kidding me ?  it s not even like if he was playing a cute sonic like game , he was fuckign playing a FPS !  my kids would never play a video game that include blood and realistic deaths before being at least 14 years old.

 

Sorry but it's all parents fault from the beginning, not video games makers fault...

Re: Missing Teen is Call of Duty Player; Dad Blames Game

This smacks of poor parenting and something else to the story that we're not hearing about. 

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Being in the game industry, and being a parent, I cannot and will not say that it is a games fault. Alcohol doesnt warn about addiction, yet that can be addicting, and more harmful.  It is all about communication. Talk to your children, brothers, sisters, etc. about games and their content. I am not saying that the kid is messed up in any way, but I am saying that there had to have been deeper issues. Ratings are there for a reason. Whether parents choose to use them is up to them. Also, some parents need to educate themselves before they can educate their children, and if they truly care, they will get that education: its called google!

 

Also, if you are truly Jack Thompson, you are a TWAT and I truly dislike you.

Re: Missing Teen is Call of Duty Player; Dad Blames Game

Nothing wrong with lack of sleep. In High School I got about 5 1/2 hours each night and I turned out alright plus maintained a 3.5 GPA and still had time to play games.

Re: Missing Teen is Call of Duty Player; Dad Blames Game

Here is my view,

 

There is no one to blame, not even the Videogames.

 

If we all sit here and start the blame game, nothing will ever get solved.

 

It is time for parents to stop talking and start listening to their children and teenagers.

 

Videogames are not to blame and the reason why the kid walked out was because he could not stand living in a home where his parents were constantly blaming videogames for everything wrong in his life.

 

the more parents get over protective and start taking away their kids best things only results in disaster when a kid runs away.

 

I would say that it was that parents don't understand Videogames that is the real problem but that can only be solved if the parents just stopped talking and started listening to their son. This sort of thing would never have happened if this argument and blaming Videogames had ever started.

 

And if you don't agree with me, tough, it is just my opinion and I can really feel for this kid.

 

TBoneTony

 

ps. I also feel for the parents too, but this could have been resolved better if they did not take drastic actions.

 

It is better to accept the kid as he his and not take the Videogame away from him.

 

If there is any worries, talk and listen to the kid, regardless of what your views are, the kid who playes the Videogames they feel for the game because they love the games and I feel that many parents will never understand that.

 

 

TBoneTony

Re: Missing Teen is Call of Duty Player; Dad Blames Game

WOW I cant believe how inconsiderate, and insensitive MOST comments are on here. How could you people be so cold? We are talking about the safety of a boy.....not who can "cut up or put down each others comments"

People should just stop for one minute and try and put yoursleves in the parents shoes....could you imagine if it was your child? Whos to say it isnt EXACTLY how the Dad describes....it could have played out like that but after the boy went out angry .....maybe he was meeting someone he met online and then the person (s) are keeping him against his will. He sounds like a nice boy from the princiapls comments and others comments, for a boy who does very well in school, gets good grades, etc. it doesnt seem to be a boy that has a "hard life" at home. It sounds just like a typical parent-teen argument, an argument many parents have with teenage children. 

Could you imagine the pain the parents are feeling right now....and to possibly read these remarks....grow up people and be more considerate. What the boy needs and the parents need is postive energy-thoughts not all this negativity.

note to the family: stay positive-connected-strong-brandon will come home, prayers and thoughts are with you! 

Re: Missing Teen is Call of Duty Player; Dad Blames Game

Ok so, there is a reason that these topics are put here and that is to discuss what this is all about. Its not being inconsiderate, its being opinionated. Don't like, then dont read it. And don't act like you are truly talking to them, because you arent, and if they are the responsible parents that they are being put out to be, they arent going to be looking at these because they would be to busy looking for their son.

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Obviously they arent reading this but they could at some point.....not to mention the sisters are home and definately could be reading this......you obviously dont have children, or care!

Re: Missing Teen is Call of Duty Player; Dad Blames Game

Well if you read the rest of the posts, youll see that there is a post by someone, oh wait, I mean me, that states that yes I do have children. There comes a point when emotions need to stop and logic needs to kick in. I feel bad and it is really horrible and if this happened to my kids i would be off the wall. But I also said that I am in the industry. Part of the process, a designer! And everyone rushes to plame us instead of taking a second to look at what they have done themselves. The fact is is that COD is rated M. not E. meaning that a 15yr old is not meant to be playing it. and the online gameplay isnt rated. Which means it is a parental issue to watch out for their kids. Parent too often use video games as a baby sitter.

Re: Missing Teen is Call of Duty Player; Dad Blames Game

I bet Elvis would leave if his mom tried to take his rock, and Tony Hawk would leave if they took his skateboard.

I don't see the difference, this kid lived through his x-box, well then by taking the x-box you are taking his life. He has nothing to lose if you take everything he owns and everything he is.

And he is a teen, raging hormones, they should thank their lucky star he didn't kill them on the spot. Humans are animals and when animals are in danger or someone is threatening their interest they go into a flee or fight mode. This one fled.

RTS gamer

Re: Missing Teen is Call of Duty Player; Dad Blames Game

sucks for the parents there, but they did the right thing, though in a wrong way.

if he was truly showing an addictive nature as such they probably should've talked to him, and set time limits.

the flat out taking of the console should've been a last ditch effort, or rather a constant effort and punishment.

don't let the consoles belong to the kids, when i grew up our atari/sega/nintendo all belonged to my DAD, and ONLY him.

so what he said with it went and that was final say. we weren't allowed room TV's and computers, and if i ever got grounded (which admittedly was often ;p ) i got EVERYTHING in my room taken out besides the bare necessities of my clothes, bed, and blankets.

all my stuff would be boxed and shoved into a storage room that was locked, and i was never even permitted to stand in the door of the family "play room" where the video games and stuff were all kept, and not even allowed to sit in the living room unless the news was on.

harsh times, but i learned a lot more than some kids these days that get sent to their rooms full of toys, tv and games :/ (not saying its the common stay, but it is a fact of life that many kids have the stuff these days)

 

hope they find their kid safe and sound, but furthermore, though gruesome indeed, i kinda hope it was a general kidnapping and the kids father eats those words. 15 though is the age where rebelious urges are at a high point and the kid probably did take off, but to someone he met in the game? question comes to mind as to how he would contact the person if he hasn't been on his XBox Live account recently? unless the parents lacked the knowledge of a new pen/phone pal that they should've known about.

 

Re: Missing Teen is Call of Duty Player; Dad Blames Game

Wow, you folks love to feed the troll.

So, the kid dissapered because Dad took away his Xbox. I don't buy it. The police should do a full investigation on Dad, and the rest of the family to check if Brandon was abused. It's sounds like an excuse. Getting rid of the bike, easy.  Making a sob story about how you haven't seen you child for seven days? Makes for a good book or movie deal. It's a shame that getting rid of your bratty kid has happened so often that now police have procedures for it.

But if the kid did indeed run away because of this, he needs help, and lots of it.

Re: Missing Teen is Call of Duty Player; Dad Blames Game

 I'm sure he ran away from home because he couldn't play a game. I'm sure it had nothing to do with the verbal or physical abuse.

 

Right now the Ramseys wish they thought of this.

Re: Missing Teen is Call of Duty Player; Dad Blames Game

http://www.myspace.com/hermoinefan_420 (and boom goes the dynamite)

 

well if he had either the big ugly black x box or a shiny 360 either way there are parental controls on the system..i know the 360 has them for sure cause i looked one day on it and saw that you can set it to play only certain games...So why not use this feature if you are a parent??? oh wait then that would mean the parent would have to be involved in the childs life and well come on now we can expect the parents to actully be PARENTS!

 

seriously what the hell is up with all these kids who get away with running away and getting whatever they want all cause the damn parents are too scared to just say "hell no we are not buying that for you so lets leave" is it really that difficult??

 

all i have to say to parents like that is either grow a pair or get them cut off so you cant have kids...

 

Morons

Re: Missing Teen is Call of Duty Player; Dad Blames Game

 Who wants to guarentee that Jack is crying when he's not trolling the site? 

Re: Missing Teen is Call of Duty Player; Dad Blames Game

That would be me. XD

Re: Missing Teen is Call of Duty Player; Dad Blames Game

*sarcasm* Yeah it's not the fathers fault for being a lousy parent, it's the videogames fault! *roll*

BTW Jack your GP forum name should be "Jack Thompson, an attorney you are not".

Re: Missing Teen is Call of Duty Player; Dad Blames Game

Why do you people even try to talk to him? He clearly isn't interested in anything even remotely resembling rational discussion. At this point I'm not certain a clue by 4 upside the head could get through to him. Why would it not surprise me if he's saving all these threads in a file somewhere to bludgeon somebody's fax machine to death with. Lord, if he's not going to listen to the florida supreme court he's certainly not going to listen to us.

By the way - speaking as someone who actually is on meds for a mental disorder, I rather resent having Jack bunched into the same category.  Maybe we can come up with some sort of new classification for him.

"Even if it was online gaming that somehow inspired him to kill his parents, he must have realised at some point that they wouldn't drop any good loot." - GP member, Doomsong

Re: Missing Teen is Call of Duty Player; Dad Blames Game

There's an amusing thought,  You ever get the feeling he's almost like a south-park "what if"?  What if Eric Cartman became a lawyer.

"Even if it was online gaming that somehow inspired him to kill his parents, he must have realised at some point that they wouldn't drop any good loot." - GP member, Doomsong

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LOL!!  Ok jaded your posts forced me to get a towel for my monitor!  I applaud you sir!

I see your point on the mental disorder thing...  That's a tough one...  Maybe we should just classify JT as "Metally Disbarred" instead of mentally disabled?

"Volume helps to get a point across but sharp teeth are better."

"Volume helps to get a point across but sharp teeth are better."

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"As a parent, you fear the worst when you don't hear anything for seven days."

 

They only started to worry after a week?  Dear god almighty, speaks volumes for why the brat probably became obsessed. The father's just trying to find a scapegot for his own inadequate parenting skills.  Either that or so he can sell the story for a larger profit...

Re: Missing Teen is Call of Duty Player; Dad Blames Game

How does that translate to not worrying for seven days. What that means is hope is wearing thin after seven days.

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Re: Missing Teen is Call of Duty Player; Dad Blames Game

 Because children never ran away from home until video games came in to play.

 

Problem clearly lies with terrible parenting, and like most modern day parents, they look for anything to blame but themselves.

Re: Missing Teen is Call of Duty Player; Dad Blames Game

So if he was readign the bible and left all of the sudden would the bible be blamed? *rolls eyes*

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Re: Missing Teen is Call of Duty Player; Dad Blames Game

Nah Zip that's a "spiritual journey".  When video games are involved it's "addictive behavior".

"Volume helps to get a point across but sharp teeth are better."

"Volume helps to get a point across but sharp teeth are better."

Re: Missing Teen is Call of Duty Player; Dad Blames Game

While I have no idea what all went on in Crisp household, I seriously doubt Brandon just up and left because his parents took away his Xbox.  Sure, that may have been the straw that broke the camel's back but there are more than likely other things the boy and his parents didn't see eye to eye on.

This is just speculation mind you but my gut tells me this kid took off because his parents are overprotective of him and he was sick of it.  This kid is small for a 15-year-old at 5' 3", 100 lbs.  His parents are trying to make sure he's getting enough sleep, worry about who he's associating with, and promise there will be no consequences if he just comes home.  Honestly, the kid may have just struck out on his own to get our from under the wing of his folks for a change.

Of course, that's just speculation based on one short article.  Could be and is very likely dead wrong.

As a final thought, the whole addiction thing doesn't add up.  If young Brandon is so obsessed with this game that it's his "whole life," I'm sure the last thing he would do is leave home and not play the game anywhere else.  Sure, maybe he's playing it offline somewhere but that's pretty darn unlikely.

Oh well, hope the lad's all right wherever he is.  I'm off to jury duty.

 

Andrew Eisen

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For God SAKE PEOPLE!!

STOP FEEDING THE TROLL. If you keep replying to him, he'll keep coming back. Its what he wants, and you feed it him, and it makes you as bad as he is for even bothering to interact with this defunct, defiled failure of a lawyer.

Re: Missing Teen is Call of Duty Player; Dad Blames Game

No. If you don't feed the troll, he'll just get louder and louder. And as Hal Halpin said, if none of us speak up and speak against him, he'll be the only one at the podium. I don't remember who said this, but I admire them for speaking the truth: "The only thing needed for evil to win is for good men to do nothing." (I'm probably paraphrasing here.)

Besides, we don't feed the troll. Every once in a while, he'll speak up, then we collectively stomp on his larynx a few times. He limps away, lets his vocal chords heal, and comes back for more punishment.

However, he tried to mess with the wrong people months ago, and now his sharp lawyer teeth will be ripped out by the ones who gave him his authority. His time as an attorney is nearly up, and although he'll troll around here a bit more, he won't have nearly the same amount of bite he would've.

Hey, Jack! If you're reading this, remember one thing: tick-tock.

Game on, brothers and sisters.

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Re: Missing Teen is Call of Duty Player; Dad Blames Game

You don't get it, do you? It doesn't matter. He'll ALWAYS come back, regardless of what -we- do or do not do. He is obssessed with it. He feeds himself through his own ego. As long as there are video games, he will always always be a troll, regardless if we respond to him or not.

So we might as well use him to vent, poke fun, or actually do something with him. He won't go away, no matter how we handle him, unless Dennis bans him from the site. But even then, he'll always be lurking around at his computer, looking for anything to use in some new email assault.

Re: Missing Teen is Call of Duty Player; Dad Blames Game

Finally, somebody with an ounce of sense!

Why do people insist on treating the Jerk Troll like it's a part of our community? Ostracise it, that's all it deserves.

-- teh moominz --

Re: Missing Teen is Call of Duty Player; Dad Blames Game

You're obviously not used to what he's done over the past few years on this site alone. When we DO ignore him, he just posts even MORE outrageously and claims that he's won, thinking we're 'afraid' of him.

He has NPD. EVERYTHING that happens is a supposed victory for him.

Re: Missing Teen is Call of Duty Player; Dad Blames Game

W/e. I juat think responding to it swells it's ego.

Btw, i've been part of the GP.com thang since just after LiveJournal, this isn't my first handle.

-- teh moominz --

Re: Missing Teen is Call of Duty Player; Dad Blames Game

and if we don't, he's ten times as annoying dude. Its not a win-win situation.

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Sad, sad story, but its a failure of parenting that a child would want to run away because of this, not the game or the gameplay.

If people don't know how to use the parental control functions on these things, they should

1) Read up

and

2) Implement them

 

Thats what they are there for. To make sure your child is playing age appropriate games. There is nothing worse than a child playing an adults game whilst you're trying to enjoy it.

Jack Thompson

Jack Thompson"Here's a news flash for you, Ace:  The failure of the game companies to warn of addictive behavior is blameworthy.  It raises legal liability.  The ONLY blame you seem to want to address is parenting blame.  I would think you would be for addressing all those who have blame coming their way here.  This is a product designed to be addictive, and then when parents find themselves laboring under this addiction they do the best they can.  They don't have, probably, the money to get their kid help from a psychologist.  Obama says health care insurance is adequate.  He's right.

The American Psychiatric Association is set to treat video game addiction as a mental disorder, so good  luck with the notion that games are really addictive.

Here's an idea:  How about you get off your video game-playing butt and write the makers of the game and ask them to put a warning label on the game that some kids playing it might develop an addiction to it?

Then you can say you actually did something in your life to help someone.  Jack Thompson"

_______________________________________________________________________________________________

So you're saying, its not the parents fault. Its the game fault. Right, that makes a lot of sense Jack. So the parents aren't at fault becasue they didn't do something as simple as put a time limit, like my parents did for me. RIght that makes a whole lot of sense.

Why in the world would the kid need a pshycolisgist jack?!  If the kid had some time limits and did other activities, and don't bullshit me with parents always being busy, becasue i know for a fact that parents can make time for their kids. Hell, if i were a parent, i would put aside work for a day and spend time with my kids. My parents did that for me.

The fact that you blame the game, makes you even more stupid than the parent. Yes, games can be addicting. But no, its not the games fault. Parents need to be more reposnible for the children. If you can't admit to that, than you fail to be a good parents. Yes parents can only do so much, but something as simple as putting a timer on and checking on your kid, isn't asking too much from a person.

Anotehr thing. You're a hypocrite. You support The republicans and now you support obama. You think anyone wants to take your word when you can't even be conscise with who you support? I sure as hell don't think so.

So Jack, I'm also going to tell you this. Fuck off. I've stood here and listend to your bs for almost several months now. I'm sick of it. Everyone here is sick of it. You think its funny when something serious like this happens? Do you find plesure in blaming faults on games rather than the real peopel who resposnbile (VT for example)? It looks like you do. You make sick. You're the worst excuse of a lawayer, of a human being that I have ever heard of.

You only have 4 days, 13 hours, 31 minutes, and 45 seocnds left before the FLorida bar enforces its ruling. get your self together and stop wasting my time on here and others as well.

We stand for something, all of us gamers here. You, stand for nothing. You're a lie. Therefore Jack

 

 

 

 

You fail.

Re: Missing Teen is Call of Duty Player; Dad Blames Game

So, because the kid is one of those few people who have an addictive personality to anything they find enjoyable, it's once again the fault of the activity itself.. *sigh*.. sounds like a father in denial about what's wrong with his kid's brain chemistry.

Yes sir, that's right - if your child is so manically addicted to a simple entertainment experience (that millions of people enjoy, without issue), that he is willing to run away from home and not make contact for over a week, then something is wrong with him.

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Hey Dennis;

Is there any chance his Live ID could be sent out somehow?  Seems like it would useful to have everyone be on the lookout for that ID.  I don't have a 360 so I can't do it, but more eyes looking can only be a good thing.

If this kid is so "addicted" (sorry Jack, but video game addiction IS NOT an addiction for legal liability, go back and take a 1L class in Tort law if you wanna go that route.  Jeez man, do you even keep up with your CLE's?) it's likely he'll  need to a get a "fix" and will find some way to get online.

Re: Missing Teen is Call of Duty Player; Dad Blames Game

This is actually a good idea. Kind of like an Amber Alert. If they gave out his gamertag, gamers all over could be on the lookout for when he signs on to his XBL account.

Re: Missing Teen is Call of Duty Player; Dad Blames Game

I like the idea.

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Poor kid. My heart goes out to his parents.


-- teh moominz --

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Yeah They do, I guess im probably going to stay away from this..Reading Thompson's post, It gives me the feeling he doesnt give a flying horses ass about the missing poor kid, Just his Ego(*which is failing by the way.*), Even if video games were removed, Or an "addiction" was stopped..That wouldnt stop guns and drugs from being off the streets, Besides.,Im hoping the kid will be okay or atleast found, Because some Runaways who hide in poor areas or urban areas can be targets of Porn and Prositution by creeps and perverted weridos,And i got this claim from The National Center for missing and explotied children site...I can hand you the link if you think im lying Mr.Thompson.

By the way, Cant wait for your disbarrment,They day the judge slams the gabble, Im going to be celebrating with you cooking hamburgers or pizza's for us.

www.missingkids.com

Magic Taco

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Thanks for posting the website...and, not to be an ass, but...it's called a gavel...

Game on, brothers and sisters.

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Re: Missing Teen is Call of Duty Player; Dad Blames Game

I'm not buying the father's explanation. An MMO, sure- people meet lots of other people on MMOs, which is why you get a lot of warnings on not giving out personal info.

But an FPS? Who has the time to say anything other than "SUCK IT, LOSER" and "THEY'RE FLANKING US, MORONS, GET YOUR HEADS IN THE GAME"? I doubt you have much time to say "Hi, I'm ______, and I'm __ years old, and live on (Insert address, city, state), and looking like (Insert description).

As for Jack... he has no teeth. Regardless of whether or not it's him (and at this point, I really don't care), he has no point, nor any power to drive that point towards anything or anybody. You spend 15 minutse to several hours creating a pawn, you better have the time and responsibility to take care of it and raise it right, and if Jack's spending all his time HERE instead of paying attention to his family, then he's really just proving our point, isn't he.

Re: Missing Teen is Call of Duty Player; Dad Blames Game

There's something else going on here. The Xbox being taking away is the straw that broke the camel's back.

Re: Missing Teen is Call of Duty Player; Dad Blames Game

Spoiled child is my guess.

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Doesn't the xbox 360 have parental controls on it?

 
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IanCErm so they shouldn't sell edutainment at all? Why?04/17/2014 - 4:42pm
MaskedPixelanteNot that linkable, go onto Steam and there's stuff like Pajama Sam on the front-page, courtesy of Night Dive.04/17/2014 - 4:13pm
Andrew EisenOkay, again, please, please, PLEASE get in a habit of linking to whatever you're talking about.04/17/2014 - 4:05pm
MaskedPixelanteAnother round of Night Dive teasing and promising turns out to be stupid edutainment games. Thanks for wasting all our time, guys. See you never.04/17/2014 - 3:44pm
Matthew WilsonAgain the consequences were not only foreseeable, but very likely. anyone who understood supply demand curvs knew that was going to happen. SF has been a econ/trade hub for the last hundred years.04/17/2014 - 2:45pm
Andrew EisenMixedPixelante - Would you like to expand on that?04/17/2014 - 2:43pm
MaskedPixelanteWell, I am officially done with Night Dive Studios. Unless they can bring something worthwhile back, I'm never buying another game from them.04/17/2014 - 2:29pm
PHX Corphttp://www.msnbc.com/ronan-farrow/watch/video-games-continue-to-break-the-mold-229561923638 Ronan Farrow Daily on Video games breaking the mold04/17/2014 - 2:13pm
NeenekoAh yes, because by building something nice they were just asking for people to come push them out. Consequences are protested all the time when other people are implementing them.04/17/2014 - 2:06pm
Matthew Wilsonok than they should not protest when the consequences of that choice occur.04/17/2014 - 1:06pm
NeenekoIf people want tall buildings, plenty of other cities with them. Part of freedom and markets is communities deciding what they do and do not want built in their collective space.04/17/2014 - 12:55pm
Sora-ChanI realize that they have ways getting around it, but one reason might be due to earthquakes.04/17/2014 - 4:42am
Matthew WilsonSF is a tech/ economic/ trade center it should be mostly tail building. this whole problem is because of the lack of tail buildings. How would having tail apartment buildings destroy SF? having tail buildings has not runed other cities around the US/world04/16/2014 - 10:51pm
Matthew WilsonAgain the issue is you can not build upwards anywhere in SF at the moment, and no you would not. You would bring prices to where they should have been before the market distortion. those prices are not economic or socially healthy.04/16/2014 - 10:46pm
ZippyDSMleeYou still wind up pushing people out of the non high rise aeras but tis least damage you can do all things considered.04/16/2014 - 10:26pm
ZippyDSMleeANd by mindlessly building upward you make it like every place else hurting property prices,ect,ect. You'll have to slowly segment the region into aeras where you will never build upward then alow some aeras to build upward.04/16/2014 - 10:25pm
Matthew WilsonSF have to build upwards they have natural growth limits. they can not grow outwards. ps growing outwards is terable just look at Orlando or Austin for that.04/16/2014 - 4:15pm
ZippyDSMleeIf they built upward then it would becoem like every other place making it worthless, if they don't build upward they will price people out making it worthless, what they need to do is a mix of things not just one exstreme or another.04/16/2014 - 4:00pm
Matthew Wilsonyou know the problem in SF was not the free market going wrong right? it was government distortion. by not allowing tall buildings to be build they limited supply. that is not free market.04/16/2014 - 3:48pm
 

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