Where is Missing Gamer Brandon Crisp? GP Examines the Possibilities

October 27, 2008 -

When Brandon Crisp stormed out of his house on October 13th following a family argument, he must have seemed like so many other teenagers. It's a simple fact of life: 15-year-olds occasionally have stormy relationships with their parents. But, upon leaving, Brandon's life took a uniquely disturbing turn.

Two weeks later the young man remains missing. No one has seen or heard from him - at least, no one who's talking about it. Intensive search efforts by police and local volunteers have failed to locate the slightly built gamer.

At this point the best hope of tracing Brandon may lie with a forensic analysis of his Xbox 360 hard drive as well as server logs for Microsoft's Xbox Live online gaming service.

Brandon's distraught parents have largely focused on the role of online gaming in his life, a role which they say had become pervasive. His father, Steve Crisp, has at various points blamed game addiction, Call of Duty 4, and online game tournaments.

But let's put all of that aside for a moment and analyze the possibilities:

 

 

1.) Brandon was lured & kidnapped by someone he met online: - While his parents have suggested that Brandon may have met up with a pedophile, a predatory member of a gaming clan, or, less plausibly, "organized crime or someone involved in Internet gambling," these possiblities seem remote. Here's why:

  • By all accounts Brandon's leaving on October 13th was precipitated by his father's confiscation of his Xbox 360 as a disciplinary measure. Mr. Crisp had taken the console before, but this time it was said to be  permanent.
  • That being the case, Brandon would not have been able to use Xbox Live's messaging system to contact anyone via the service.
  • It's unknown whether the circumstances at home that day would have allowed him to use his PC for this purpose. Police seized the computer but have not said what, if anything, was discovered.
  • Moreover, there was not a great deal of time for a predator to plan an abduction of Brandon. The boy left the house as a result of the family argument, not in response to a meeting initiated by a predator.
  • Also hampering such communication, as GP has learned from Barrie Police, is the fact that Brandon did not have a mobile phone. Thus, if he was unable to contact anyone before he left his house, it's unlikely that he would have been able to make a call after leaving.
  • Any potential predator would likely have had to live nearby and Brandon would have had to initiate their meeting. Barrie, where Brandon lives, is roughly 90km north of Toronto. It is not exactly a metropolis and while an online predator from another country, say, the USA, could theoretically have flown in to Toronto and driven a rental car up to Barrie, that would leave a paper trail a mile wide for investigators. Spiriting Brandon through Customs and out of Canada would have been challenging, to say the least.
  • CONCLUSION: Given the circumstances, unlikely

 

2.) Brandon is staying with a friend

  • Brandon seemed to have a destination in mind when he left home. His bike was recovered about 8 km northeast of his home, so he was heading in that direction. Before leaving he asked his mother for directions to semi-rural Oro-Medonte Township, also to the northeast. His father said that Brandon has friends there with whom he games on XBL.
  • However, Brandon's case has generated enormous publicity throughout Canada. It would seem difficult for a teenage friend to hide him from parents who have been alerted to the case for that long of a time.
  • It would be unlikely for this to remain a secret among a group of teens for anything close to two weeks.
  • Moreover, police have told the media that Brandon, a Call of Duty devotee, has not logged onto his XBL account.
  • CONCLUSION: Possible, but unlikely

 

3.) Brandon ran away and then was randomly abducted along the way

  • This is a difficult scenario to assess, due to the sheer randomness involved.
  • On one hand, at 5'3" 100 pounds, Brandon is a slightly built young man; he likely could have been overpowered by a determined adult predator.
  • He was last seen on foot in what is described as a semi-rural area, so a predator might have seen and seized an opportunity.
  • On the other hand, Barrie is not that big of a place. Canada's 35th largest city has 128,000 residents. At that size, police would probably have something of a handle on known pedophile suspects and would presumably be checking their alibis.
  • CONCLUSION: Possible, but unlikely.

 

4.) Brandon ran away and somehow became incapacitated along the way

  • Brandon left home at 3 p.m. on October 13th. At this time of year he would have had about three hours of daylight.
  • His bike apparently broke down a short way into the trip. After that he was on foot, in the dark, in a semi-rural area, alone, without food or a mobile phone, and perhaps feeling unwanted
  • He could have become injured in some way and unable to call for help
  • CONCLUSION: Possible

 

5.) Brandon ran away and is hiding out nearby on his own

  • The area where Brandon's bike was found was described by his father as "a very high-end area of Barrie where there are multi-million-dollar cottages owned by [people] who only use them two or three months a year."
  • It is possible that Brandon took shelter in a vacant vacation home, although it is logical to assume that police have been checking those locations in the course of their search operation.
  • It is also very unlikely for a 15-year-old to hold out on his own for so long
  • CONCLUSION: Possible, but unlikely

 

6.) Brandon is on the run

  • Runaways tend to gravitate toward big cities where they often live on the streets
  • Toronto is 90km to the south of Brandon's home
  • CONCLUSION: Possible

Anyone with information concerning Brandon should contact the Barrie Police Service: (705)725-7025 A $50,000 reward has been posted.

GP: What do you think, GamePolitics readers?

 

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Re: Where is Missing Gamer Brandon Crisp? GP Examines the

 HOW ABOUT THIS SCENARIO?

father gets pissed of at the kid rips the game right out of the wall ...arguments follow  etc kid said dad your an asshole and im leaving and not comming back . father sais fine fuk off and dont come back (with a swift kik to the chest) (or some other form of injury causing action ..(seriously injering the son )

the son just wanting to get out of there to be safe decides to go to a far away friends house . lady sees him having trouble with his bike thinks nothing of the tears in his eyes and not realizing the boy is badly injured gos about her mary way .

boy refusing to go home at all costs after what his dad did to him decides to set up camp out in the bush /feild (chest killing him from dads actions ).

and during the night sucumes to chest injerys ..CAUSED BY HIS FATHER!!!!!

and of corse the parents do evry thing in there power to track the son down ... blaming the game after all it was the cause of the whole terable argument

mabie an online preditor (yeah right! ) great excuse for  guilt stricken parents. get every one involved to make it look better .

and in my opinion MR CRISP HAS KILLED HIS SON AND THINKS HE WILL GET AWAY WITH IT !

I SHURE HOPE NOT !

Re: Where is Missing Gamer Brandon Crisp? GP Examines the

They've apparently found him.

Listing on the Toronto new site CP24

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It seems bizarre that a kid that age cud just fall out of a tree (in the middle of a corn field) and die. I have a fifteen year old son and i cant see him staying anywhere long enuf to freeze to death out of spite. it just doesnt make sense...

Re: Where is Missing Gamer Brandon Crisp? GP Examines the

First of all I would like to thank those that have had a genuine concern over Brandon's disappearance. As a mother and the wife of one the search and rescue members involved in Brandon's search, I would just like to comment on all the postings that I have read and to clarify some facts.

Brandon has never run away from home before, he left his house threatening to run away because his father suspended his privilages on his gaming use. Brandon has always been a straight A student, but was becoming addicted to Call of Duty four  spending every waking hour playing the game and neglecting his schoolwork.

My Husband spoke with his father during the search and he did not kick Brandon out of the house or help him pack his napsack. His father was calling his bluff and never in a million years thought his child would go missing. His father checked his napsack and saw the things that he packed and asumed he would be back in a day or so as he only had a few things in the napsack. We all have parenting issues to deal with. We buy the things our children want most and when these things interfere with school and grades we have to parent and make tough decisions, even if it causes conflict.

Everyone including the police and search and rescue members are as baffled as the members of this site,  to the whereabouts of Brandon as there are many different senerios that possibly could have happened. Brandon's bike was abandoned 1/4 mile away from a busy truck stop. They don't even know if it was Brandon that abandoned the bike. His home is not far from the mall and it could have been stolen and left there by the theif. Brandon could have been pursuing the theif and found his damaged bike. No one knows for sure. Not even the women who reported she saw and spoke to Brandon.

As my Husband is helping with the ground search I am searching sites that could possibly lead to some clues. We are all praying that Brandon is ok, but the longer he is missing the lesser the hope. In Ontario there seems to be a regular occurance every time this year where a young male goes missing. Jake Just of Midland Ontario went Missing eight years ago after leaving a party and hasn't been seen since. Another young male near Newmarket went missing after he called his mother to pick him up at a local bar. Yes there are some very sick individuals out there. Lets pray that this is not the case for Brandon.

The very best thing that we can all do is to use our resourses that we have and see if we can bring Brandon home safe.

Please do not speak ill of Brandon or his Family, this is a very devastating situation. Brandon's family needs your support at this time of despair. Please don't speculate, accuse or be offensive over the repeat reports by GP. I just thank God that there are individuals that have a heart and genuine concern.

 

Re: Where is Missing Gamer Brandon Crisp? GP Examines the

Personally, I can't see how he can still be alive if he's still wandering around somewhere without food or water. Yes, he might be able to get some water, but food? Not likely...

One can cover quite a large distance on foot provided you walk most of or all day, which may explain why no one's found him - they're moving, but he's moving too. Even if he's outnumbered a hundred to one, avoiding capture is still possible, more so in rural areas.

And if he committed suicide... well, think of it like this. If he weighted himself down and threw himself into a lake, the corpse would've sunk then come back up again most likely in a different location. Lakes are fed into by rivers, right? Some kind of tide/current could've carried his body away into somewhere searchers can't reach. According to the police reports, only shoreline searches were conducted. For all anyone knows the body could be drifting near the centre. There is a fair possibility that he did indeed suicide and his body hasn't been located yet.

It hurts to say this.

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@Everyone bashing GP for posting stories like these

Guys, screw off. You don't like it, ignore it and look at the rest of the stories posted here..

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Re: Where is Missing Gamer Brandon Crisp? GP Examines the

I’d have to guess he’s hiding out with friends, not because of any evidence, but because it’s the most plausible option. Maybe he’s hiding out with friends who don’t have a 360, or he’s using a new account to avoid being detected. Obviously, it wouldn’t be his inclination to start over on Live, losing his friends list and Achievements, but I would guess if he meant to take refuge in his existing Live account he would have done it by now.

The possibility of incapacitation or kidnapping is sadly present, but remote. I’d guess the only way a teenager who is still hidden after two weeks is hiding on purpose, and the easiest way for a teenager to do that is with friends. Still, it is hard to believe that teenagers could keep a secret like this; perhaps he’s with older friends who are less hyper and more cynical.

Thanks for covering this story, GP; let’s be sure to spread this through the gamer community.

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I never thought I'd find myself saying this, but I'm pretty appalled by some of the posts here.

Yes, we all have a right to say what we feel, and yes, Dennis asked our opinions (and I don't neccesarily agree with Dennis for posting this article, speculation is all well and good, but right now, anything and everything is guesswork, still, it's his call) but we are far too used to defending ourselves from deliberately inflammatory comments, let's not turn in on ourselves just because that particular troll has, to use one of his own terms, 'self immolated'.

Nows the time to start being reasonable and having measured discourse, not to stop doing it.

Re: Where is Missing Gamer Brandon Crisp? GP Examines the

I stand by my original assessment several days ago that there's something missing - our X factor here that makes this scenario make sense (even 15yo sense).  We've all been/are 15 - you can get some pretty crazy ideas but still have a certain degree of logic (if incomplete logic).  

So, I don't see a plausible keystone here.  Even Dennis's analysis ends "Possible," the fact of the matter is that with each scenario above, there are arguments both for and against (even the unspoken).  The fact of the matter is we are looking at an incomplete picture- and the keystone that brings this disjointed timeline to cohesion has yet to be revealed.

One thing that concerns me - this is all over the game-sphere; if therer is one thing gamers excel at, it's problem solving and figuring things out without all the pieces.  If we can't even get a scenario that's "plausible" instead of just "possible," I would say that we are missing something pretty substantial.  My gut feeling (not implying any guilt ...) is that the parent's haven't given us the whole story.  To me, the suspension of X-Box privieleges is not sufficient to warrant a run-away.  I think that there are other things leading up to this, and the XBox situation pushed him over the edge. 

I think the "has he done it before" question bears a lot of validity in asking; finding out about the homelife from not the family -- reach out to the people he talked to on XBL and find out what he was telling them was up with his life.  I think my problem is that we are looking at a series of events from points M - X, but we have no idea what lead to M, anything about A - L except some mild anecdotes about him playing games too much (come on, I bet everyone of us has been criticized for playing games too much).  

I want to know Brandon in pointst A to L of his life.  I'm sure the cops are digging into this, but curious why none of their findings have hit the net. 

 

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Re: Where is Missing Gamer Brandon Crisp? GP Examines the

I completely agree. The fact that standard options etc. haven't yielded results leads me to believe that there is a substantial bit of evidance missing that is throwing off the investigation.

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I've been getting that feeling from the minute I finished reading this. There's obviously some big gaps in this case and I feel that either a) the parents are hiding something crucial, or b) they haven't found the key evidence/witness yet and when/if they do this case'll be easier to solve

Re: Where is Missing Gamer Brandon Crisp? GP Examines the

Dennis, your statement that "Brandon would not have been able to use Xbox Live's messaging system to contact anyone via the service" is false, as he could log into Xbox Live from any PC, such as a library.  I often do so myself.

But I'm sure Microsoft has already turned over any messages he sent or recieved.

Re: Where is Missing Gamer Brandon Crisp? GP Examines the

yes, someone else mentioned that. I wasn't aware of it and appreciate the feedback.

Re: Where is Missing Gamer Brandon Crisp? GP Examines the

I dont think we should throw out the possibility that along the way, after he supposedly spoke to the lady, he might've been abducted and is being held in some unknown location.

Re: Where is Missing Gamer Brandon Crisp? GP Examines the

I would imagine the kid is most likely dead by now.

Most likely scenario to me is the kid fell and broke his leg or pelvis or something else and therefor couldn't move and starved or died of dehydration, or he broke his neck.

Could just be hiding somewhere, but I doubt it. 

Not cheery news, but given the length of time gone, I consider it the most plausible scenario.

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Re: Where is Missing Gamer Brandon Crisp? GP Examines the

It's possible but then again, where's his body?

If he got hit by a car or fell in a ditch and broke his leg he very likely would have been discovered by now.

 

Andrew Eisen

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what about the kind of wildlife in that area? Is this a little Levittown-style suburban area? Or is it in an area with a forrest somewhere close that has wild animals that, sensing he was not a threat and possibly food, took him and ate him?

Just throwing that out there

Re: Where is Missing Gamer Brandon Crisp? GP Examines the

No idea what critters roam the area but if he was eaten by a mountain lion, his remains likely would have been discovered.  Unless of coarse he was hiking way the heck out in the wilderness somewhere.  Also unlikely as evidence point towards him using a trail.

 

Andrew Eisen

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maybe said mountain lion killed him and dragged him back to its den...God, it even feels wrong writing that

Re: Where is Missing Gamer Brandon Crisp? GP Examines the

Doubtful.  As I understand it, mountain lions don't do that.  They do cover their kills with grass and whatnot so if Brandon was taken down by one, it might be really difficult to find his remains.

That said, I've no idea if there are any mountain lions in the area.

 

Andrew Eisen

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You forgot the single most likely possibility - that he committed suicide.  It seems the X-box was this kid's life (at least in his own mind), and his dad took it away permanently.  I don't know this kid, but suicide seems likely.

Re: Where is Missing Gamer Brandon Crisp? GP Examines the

Where's his body?

Sure it's possible that he stuffed weights in his pockets and jumped in a lake but most people who commit suicide don't go out of their way to make sure their body is never found.

 

Andrew Eisen

Re: Where is Missing Gamer Brandon Crisp? GP Examines the

It's certainly an odd situation. Given how each of the scenarios presented has a flaw, I think it makes sense to examine weird or strange or unlikely circumstances. After all, it it was a normal thing, the police would know exactly what to do. Two weeks is long time, even if I consider a fifteen-year-old to be pretty self sufficient. I believe that some hidden factor such as a random predator or in fact an attempted suicide could very well be what has made this particular case difficult. It is horrible to think that these are possibilities, but even though they are unlikely, at this point I don't think anything can be counted out.

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Could be a posibility Brandon is very scared by both the police and his parents. I have no idea of what his home life has been ? Maybe abusive one never knows.  I would think instead of his parents, maybe his sisters,  friends, grandparents also the police could go on TV and let him know he is loved and not in any trouble. Give him a phone number to call collect or a toll free line.

Re: Where is Missing Gamer Brandon Crisp? GP Examines the

Fairly obvious speculations do not a news story make.

Re: Where is Missing Gamer Brandon Crisp? GP Examines the

I like to think of this one as analysis. I think it is especially relevant given the fact that the only explanation being covered by the mainstream media is the game addiction theory...

As always, you are welcome to skip any articles which are not of interest.

Re: Where is Missing Gamer Brandon Crisp? GP Examines the

My money is on he someone became injured...  Hopefully he is in the bigger city still alive, but with the publicity given, I would think someone would have noticed him by now.

What was the condition of the bike?  Was it damaged because of crashing it?  When the lady talked to him, was there a possibility he was injured?  Still far too many unknowns, and the lack of a mobile phone was definitely assumed or that he didn't have it on him or else the police would be able to find him in a heartbeat.

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Re: Where is Missing Gamer Brandon Crisp? GP Examines the

There is a possibility that he is dead. Not that the parents did anything, but He could have been kidnapped, got hit by a car, anything is possible.

I hate to admit that, but...

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Re: Where is Missing Gamer Brandon Crisp? GP Examines the

He probably was not hit by a car.  He almost certainly would have been found had he been.

 

Andrew Eisen

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Um...  Is it really such a good idea to be discussing such hypotheticals on a known site where what is quite possibly the biggest jackoff in the world circles on a daily basis?  Maybe we should specify that this is a figurative discussion?  Granted, he has about as much power as a straight male at a lesbian wedding,  however, I can't quite see what purpose this discussion really serves.  I'm surprised Jack of the hill people hasn't already visited himself upon us.

As far as this missing kid, all the best to him and his family; really. I hope he's found safe and sound, and everyone can go on with their lives.  That said, I know I didn't know him. Beyond that, I tend to side with the idea that this must have been a slow news day.  Let's face it.  What might be, is even less news then another episode of Hal Halpin says "(insert quote no one really cares about)"

"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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hey, if you limit your discussions because of that, then the disbarred lawyer wins...

Re: Where is Missing Gamer Brandon Crisp? GP Examines the

Jack has commented on these Brandon Crisp threads several times.  Dennis has been very good at wielding the banhammer against him (multiple accounts) since he tends to either call us all perverted murderers or try to turn the discussion to be about his Federal Suit against the Florida Bar.

Re: Where is Missing Gamer Brandon Crisp? GP Examines the

I was just thinking... you remember that whole "kid down the well" thing that turns out to be a prank storyline (like in Twelve Monkeys or The Simpsons)?

It could be that Brandon was trying to punish his parents for taking away his Xbox, and now it's got way too much media attention and he doesn't know what to do.

If that is the case, he's probably scared at the backlash that would occur if he just showed up at home.

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Which would fall under the catagory of 'staying with a friend' or 'broke into one of those cottages'.

Either of those seem to be the most likly to me.  Making it THIS high profile is not going to make him want to step forward.

Re: Where is Missing Gamer Brandon Crisp? GP Examines the

8km isn't very far, only about five miles. What a crappy bike if it "broke down". There's certainly something else going on here other than an "addiction" to a game and running away because daddy took it.

Re: Where is Missing Gamer Brandon Crisp? GP Examines the

based on my conversation with Barrie P.D. it seems that the air went out of his tires...

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I hope the kid is all right, because if he is dead then you know all too well how the mainstreem media is going to do to us Gamers...

 

Game Addiction is horribly missdiagnosed and there are people who blame Videogames for the addiction and not the real problems in life.

 

Also I had to quit my job recently, not because of Videogames but because my boss was harassing me.

 

And I can understand all too well that IF the boy was abused by his own parents, then it will be more enough of a reason for him to run away and not to look back.

TBoneTony

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Yeah, seriously Eisen is right in this respect. But the theory that the kid was found by the parents AFTER the encounter with the woman and then killed in a fit of rage by one of the parents, has some possibility.

1.) By the time the woman met up with the kid, and he abandoned his bike (for unspecificed reasons), how long was he gone for? At least an hour? If so, if I were his parent I'd have left the house much sooner than that to go searching for where my kid has gone off to. You have an advantage, a car, you're able to cover more ground, and the likelihood that you would find the kid, especially in a rural area where there's not that many streets, goes up. I'd seriously doubt that this kid ventured very far from main trials, as he encountered the woman on a path. (but was this path next to a road? I don't know the geography very well).

2.) When did the parents first call the police and declare Brandon missing? You would think that by darkfall, and failing to find him by calling the homes of friends, and other people in the community they know, they would call the police? but not before canvassing the area? The one time I left home to go on a long walk my dad left driving to look for me within an hour. When did they call the police, and does this time make sense given the circumstances?

3.) I also agree that the videogame angle is quite weird, but the parents are in a lot of grief (that is, if they didn't do what I'm hypothesizing they did). However, I think we need to look at the times here very closely.

More important questions:

When did he leave the house? How far can someone cover ground on a bike/foot? When did he meet the woman? (possibly to help answer the previous question), When did his parents file a missing persons report? Have the ground searchers covered an area large enough so that it would be physically impossible for him to have travelled by foot beyond?

If the answer is yes to the last question, then we can assume that he has gone somewhere by vehicle, unfortunately this is not something good at all.

Finally, was there enough time that day to find Brandon, take him home/somewhere, possibly kill him, and then hide the body, and construct a story? That is what I'm essentially asking here. Can we rule the parents out as perpetrators?

Re: Where is Missing Gamer Brandon Crisp? GP Examines the

There's also the possibility that Brandon came home of his own accord.  Maybe he walked back after his bike broke down.

So, yes it's possible that Brandon returned home (or was found and brought home) shortly after he left and his parents killed him, hid the body, and constructed a cover story.  Still, pretty unlikely.  Both parents are in on it?  One parent did it under the nose of the other?  Both were completely cool under police and reporter questioning that no one's questioned it?

Again, pretty darn unlikely.

 

Andrew Eisen

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Actually reading over some of the news articles just now I'm starting to consider this entire theory unlikely. I forgot that they also have 2 daughters, one of whom is supposedly the fraternal twin of Brandon. The possibility that one or both parents goes and kills the kid, then the next minute is a loving father/mother to two girls is completely ridiculous in my opinion. Don't forget about this fact. You'd think the girls would also know somethings up, and I think it's guaranteed that the police would have questioned them (at least the older one, if she is indeed Brandon's age) without the parents being present, by now. If they knew something bad happened or something was off about the answers given, the police would know about it. Given these facts, I think this theory is pretty null & void. Now the other 2 children would have to be in on it.....unlikely. Unless the entire family had it out for this kid.....

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@The people saying this is worthless news.

*facepalm* Go somewhere else. you fucking assholes. And believe me, this is not the worst I can do.

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Re: Where is Missing Gamer Brandon Crisp? GP Examines the

Yeah, better watch yourselves, or he'll put you on his 'shitlist'.

Ooh. Scary.

Re: Where is Missing Gamer Brandon Crisp? GP Examines the

I didn't gve a shit about Madeline McCann, and I still don't give a shit about this one. Again, why all the focus on this ONE runaway brat when there's doens go missing every week, if not day? This sort of media circus detracts from all the others who are equaly likely to be in as much danger.

 

I'll come back to rhis site once this is all buried for good, I'm so sick of hearing about this brat.

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Gotta admit - with that kind of mentality and blatant disregard for human life, I'd prefer you to not venture back

 

 

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Re: Where is Missing Gamer Brandon Crisp? GP Examines the

Dennis, I hate to completely throw the monkey wrench into your first theory, but having one's Xbox taken away from them does not put them out of contact with anyone on their friends list.  You can still send messages over Live to anyone on your friends list through Xbox.com.

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Does that record you as having logged onto your Live account though? Which from reports so far hasn't happend since he left home.

Can you send messages without logging in or create a new acount through xbox.com?

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good point, something I wasn't aware of. Although again, I would think the police would be able to find that.

The time line is really the reason I think an abduction is unlikely, however. His departure was triggered by the dispute, not because he was lured by a predator.

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HEY GP, you forgot the most likely theory:

The mother or father did something to him, hid the body, and threw his bike and backpack somewhere to lead suspicion away from themselves.

Re: Where is Missing Gamer Brandon Crisp? GP Examines the

I don't see anything to support such a theory...

 
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E. Zachary KnightLet's put this a different way. My local library allows any group to reserve and use multipurpose rooms. That does not mean that the Library endorses all events that take place in those rooms.12/17/2014 - 12:54pm
E. Zachary KnightValve's editorial control comes from removing problem games and accepting games to Steam. They make no claim over any games otherwise.12/17/2014 - 12:52pm
E. Zachary KnightNeeneko, It is not at all a form of endorsement. Grenlight is an open forum for game developers to pitch their game to Valve/Steam and Steam users. Does Valve have some editorial control? Yes, but not to the point that they preapprove games.12/17/2014 - 12:51pm
Neeneko@EZK - I disagree. Greenlight is built off Valve's brand. While not an explicit endorsement, it is a form of it, otherwise Greenlight would have no value over other platforms.12/17/2014 - 12:05pm
MaskedPixelantehttp://www.latino-review.com/news/exclusive-viola-davis-bags-amanda-waller-role-in-suicide-squad Latino Review says Viola Davis will be Amanda Waller. History of Latino Review says "wait for a REAL news site to confirm".12/17/2014 - 10:48am
PHX Corphttp://www.polygon.com/2014/12/17/7407869/assassins-creed-unity-glitch-broken-problems-xbox-one-patch -Facepalm- Screwup means Assassin's Creed Unity's patch is the 40GB full game on Xbox One12/17/2014 - 10:17am
PHX Corphttp://www.theverge.com/2014/12/16/7401769/the-mpaa-wants-to-strike-at-dns-records-piracy-sopa-leaked-documents Sony leaks reveal Hollywood is trying to break DNS, the backbone of the internet12/17/2014 - 10:05am
E. Zachary KnightA Game being on Greenlight is not an endorsement of said game by Valve, Steam or anyone related to Valve or Steam. Greenlight is a combined sales pitch to Steam and its users.12/17/2014 - 9:51am
E. Zachary KnightThe Life cycle of a Greenlight game: A game gets made->Developer puts it on Greenlight->Gamers vote for it->Valve decides it is worthy of a Steam release->Game is sold on Steam. While the game is merely on greenlight, it is not available for sale on Steam12/17/2014 - 9:50am
InfophileGreenlight games may in the future be sold through Steam. A game there may be "greenlit" and then sold on Steam proper, or it may not, and never actually be sold on steam. That quote refers to them selecting some games from Greenlight which they will sell12/17/2014 - 9:39am
MechaTama31"Today we’ve Greenlit another batch of 50 titles to advance through Steam Greenlight, and be offered worldwide distribution via Steam." Am I missing something here? Because it sounds like Greenlight games are sold through Steam.12/17/2014 - 9:00am
MechaTama31From the Greenlight page: "Browse through the entries here and rate up the games you want to see made available via Steam"12/17/2014 - 8:59am
MechaTama31Greenlight games aren't sold through Steam? Then what exactly *is* Greenlight?12/17/2014 - 8:58am
prh99I just wish if they are going to curate (as selective and rare as that is) for content, they'd do little for quality (like does this game actually function at all). Personally, I avoid GreenLight and Early Access like the plague because of lax standards.12/17/2014 - 1:34am
prh99EZK: My point wasn't that they are responsible for people's purchase decisions, but that their policies and criteria for approval needs some work. As far as refunds go, you know it's bad when EA has a better policy. EA, former worst company in America.12/17/2014 - 1:21am
Andrew EisenAnd 'Hatred' is back on Steam Greenlight. No comment from Valve so far as I've seen.12/17/2014 - 12:14am
Consterjames: I know what the question says.12/16/2014 - 10:26pm
E. Zachary Knightprh, considering Greenlight games are not sold through Steam, unless accepted by valve, there is no reason to blame Valve for you or someone else buying a game listed in it.12/16/2014 - 9:44pm
Matthew Wilsonhttp://arstechnica.com/apple/2014/12/apple-ceases-online-sales-in-russia-due-to-extreme-ruble-fluctuations/ apple stops itunes sales in Russia.12/16/2014 - 6:43pm
prh99Where the former might offend some, the latter is just fraud.12/16/2014 - 6:33pm
 

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