Microsoft Adds $25K to Missing Gamer Reward Fund

October 25, 2008 -

Despite yesterday's massive search effort, Brandon Crisp remains missing. The 15-year-old gamer disappeared after a family dispute on October 13th.

The Vancouver Sun reports that Microsoft Canada has chipped in $25,000, raising the reward fund total to $50,000. Brandon's parents told police that the young man left home after an argument over what they described as his obsessive play of Call of Duty 4 on Xbox Live.

A Barrie P.D. spokesman said that Microsoft was cooperating fully with the investigation: 

Microsoft said they would do anything they can to expedite the process to find Brandon," said Sgt. Dave Goodbrand, spokesman for the Barrie police.

Brandon's parents say he was obsessed with playing an online game called Call of Duty 4 on his Xbox and police have been working with Microsoft to track down the Internet addresses of everyone who interacted with the 15-year-old before he disappeared. There are concerns he may have gone to meet someone he met online.

Barrie P.D. says that it has received more than a thousand tips that need follow-up. Psychics and even the newly-disbarred Jack Thompson have offered advice. From the Sun:

Miami lawyer Jack Thompson called Barrie police offering his help. Thompson, whose cases have included a youth who committed murder by re-enacting scenes from video games, said a young person addicted to video games can be traumatized if forced to go cold turkey.


"It's a psychological and physiological condition," said Thompson. "These are tough things to have the kid go cold turkey."

Barrie P.D. has established a tip line for information concerning Brandon's whereabouts: 705-725-7025 ext. 2160

For all GP coverage on the Brandon Crisp case click here.

UPDATE: Steve Crisp, Brandon's father, is urging Microsoft to expedite the process of extracting contact information from the hard drive of the missing boy's Xbox 360, reports CTV. Mr. Crisp made this plea:

The key to finding my son lies in this XBox hard drive. Please, if you can speed up the process of handing this information over to our police, it could mean a big difference in our son's safe return. There are a lot of red tape and legal issues I know that Microsoft probably has, and the police probably have.

CTV has posted video interviews with Steve Crisp as well as with Sgt. Dave Goodbrand of the Barrie P.D.

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Re: Microsoft Adds $25K to Missing Gamer Reward Fund

I believe in most states (if not all) that one of the requirements is that, if you are/were a member of the Bar in another state, you must be in good standing.

Sortableturnip's Law: As an online discussion of video game violence grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Jack Thompson approaches 1

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Mr Thompson did Santa not give you the gift you wanted when you were a little child?

I don't get how someone can be stuck on such a path of humbugism.  Enjoy life.  Go out with your family.  Find a job that pleases you.  I'm pretty sure with the economy going downwards your bank account will be depleted soon with you simply sitting in front of a computer and spamming a website instead of working now that your unemployed.

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Name one game, Take-Two or otherwise, that you have ever successfully prevented from coming out you inept facist?  Oh thats right NONE.  That is because everything you have ever attempted to do to Take-Two has been a failure.  Your now dead career was a failure.  We have news for you Jackie.  We don't want you to go anywhere.  We want you to keep doing what you have always been doing, making the anti-game crusade a laughing stock and tremendous failure.  So keep on failing you toothless inept old mutt.

Furthermore one day soon you may find yourself in some severe legal hot water for your repeated threats to the owners and posters here.  I hope that eventually Dennis gets tired of your criminal stalking of this site by your repeated dodging of your many bans for you repeatedly breaking posting policy.  Govern yourself accordingly mutt.

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Jack Thompson, you didn't do anything, shut up and go away.

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I can't believe he did that... He's caused another death, that son of a bitch... glad he's unemployed but yeah NOW we can get him charged.

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When Life gives you lemons, you find a new god.

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So, let me get all of this right before I complain about the parents. This kids grades have been dropping since last year, the parents blame the game instead of doing you know some parenting. The parents constantly blame a game for their sons dissapearnce instead of you know blaming themselves for not being better parents (I derive this conclustion of my prior statement.) So Microsoft being the philanthorpist company they are, add generously give $25,000 to help find this kid. So instead of saying "thank you" the Father demand microsoft to hand over his son's hard drive?

You know I may not be a computer whiz but I do know all he needs to do as far as "Speeding up the process" is to plug in the xbox, and look in the message folder. Or, you know check his myspace/face book accounts. I wonder if the parents really believe the game is at fault and are milking it for the kid to be found faster, or are just bad parents.

 

Let me put that on my to-don't list.

Let me put that on my to-don't list.

Re: Microsoft Adds $25K to Missing Gamer Reward Fund

The parents never blamed the game. They blamed the other Live gamers, who even you have to admit can be influential with their anonymous racism, rebellion, and all-around hate.

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Godmamn it, shut up Jacky. Your two cents arent helping. You haven't contributed anything that hasn't been said before. And how can the psychics concentrate with your dumbass in the mix? =P

Re: Microsoft Adds $25K to Missing Gamer Reward Fund

Well, At least we know that John Bruce actually did contact the Barrie PD. He told the truth for once.

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Re: Microsoft Adds $25K to Missing Gamer Reward Fund

Actually, all we know for sure is that he contacted the Vancouver Sun and told them he was a lawyer, handled a case where a kid re-enacted a video game to commit murder, and had called the Barrie PD to help.  Doesn't mean any of those things are true.

That said, I've no doubt he did contact the Barrie PD and I'm sure they'll take whatever help they can get.  Although, I've no idea what Thompson could have said to the police that would have been helpful.  Does he know Brandon or his parents?  No.  Does he have some insight into where Brandon went?  No.  All he has is an opinion and I don't see that being very helpful in this case.

 

Andrew Eisen

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Of course we don't know the extent of what he said was true. I didn't mean that everything he said was true only that he truthfully told us he contacted the Barry PD.

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Re: Microsoft Adds $25K to Missing Gamer Reward Fund

I know, but what I'm saying (though I don't know why, I must be really bored) is that Thompson may not have contacted the Barrie PD.  All we know is he told the Vancouver Sun that he did.

Which, I admit, is a bit of a dumb point to bother making.  I mean, you and I both know he did.  Or at least tried.  Knowing Thompson, he contacted the wrong police department.

Ah well, I'm off to see Saw 5.

 

Andrew Eisen

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I suspect the claim that gamers were harassing the PD was a lie though, there's no better way to get one across than to mix it in with the truth. No gamer would be stupid enough to harass a Police Department, that would be beyond dumb.

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So true.

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FACEPALM FACEPALM FACEPALM FACEPALM!!!!!!!

Damnit.

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-Thou Shall Not Teamkill, Asshole.

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I just sent the below to the Barrie Police Department. Dennis is receiving a copy as well.

It has come to my attention that a certain Miami attorney contacted you earlier this week offering his services. I am writing this to discourage you from associating with that attorney. The attorney, a Mr. Jack Thompson, was disbarred on September 25, 2008. His disbarment took effect today. He was disbarred for multiple misconduct charges. These include, but are not limited to... 
  • Knowingly making a false statement of material fact or law to a tribunal
  • Knowingly disobeying an obligation under the rules of a tribunal
  • Communicating the merits of the case with a judge before whom the proceeding is pending
  • Using means that have no purpose other than to embarrass, delay or burden a third person
  • Engaging in conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit or misrepresentation
  • Engaging in conduct in connection with the practice of law that is prejudicial to the administration of justice, including to knowingly or through callous indifference disparage or humiliate litigants or other lawyers
  • Making statements that the lawyer knows to be false or with reckless disregard as to the truth or falsity concerning the qualifications or integrity of a judge

I would also like to inform you that if you continue to associate with Mr. Thompson, he will do everything in his power to shift the focus of the investigation on to all things with the following in common, video games, and relevance to the case. Anything without either of the two, more importantly the former, he will dismiss as unimportant.

My source of information is the journalist website GamePolitics, which reports on political events involving video games. If you wish to speak with the person in charge of the site, contact Dennis McCauley at *SNIP Dennis' e-mail address*.

With all due respect,

Shadow Darkman

P.S. My most sincere apologies for using this pseudonym, but I would prefer that my real name be kept from Mr. Thompson. My apologies for the inconvenience. -SD

Dennis, check your e-mail for verification.

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Re: Microsoft Adds $25K to Missing Gamer Reward Fund

As I said to you in my e-mail, I don't think things like this are a good idea. But if choose to do this, I can't stop you. However, I would appreciate if you don't drag my name into it.

I report on what happens in this arena. My job is not to chase down people who JT contacts. They should do their own reserach (or not) and make their own decisions.

Re: Microsoft Adds $25K to Missing Gamer Reward Fund

"My job is not to chase down people who JT contacts."

I never said it was, nor will you ever catch me saying something like that (not that I will). My intent in referencing you was so that they could ask for info on him, which IMO should tell them what they should do.


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WIN.

But I think you should your real neme. That moron has not power anymore.

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Re: Microsoft Adds $25K to Missing Gamer Reward Fund

Look, he did track down EZK..

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Re: Microsoft Adds $25K to Missing Gamer Reward Fund

JT giving advice to the police on the psychology of addiction?  The boy's father giving advice to Microsoft on how to get data off a hard drive?  Perhaps people should leave tasks which require a degree of expertise to, y'know, EXPERTS.

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Oh my fucking God. He really did contact them. What was their reaction to him?

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Re: Microsoft Adds $25K to Missing Gamer Reward Fund

Microsoft: turning bad situations into good PR since the day bill gates was born.

Re: Microsoft Adds $25K to Missing Gamer Reward Fund

can we report jack for pasing himself off as an attorney? And if so who do i talk to? Im reporting him ASAP. This situation is too serious for him to be f*******g around with his lies.

Re: Microsoft Adds $25K to Missing Gamer Reward Fund

can we report jack for pasing himself off as an attorney? And if so who do i talk to? Im reporting him ASAP. This situation is too serious for him to be f*******g around with his lies.

Re: Microsoft Adds $25K to Missing Gamer Reward Fund

Ugh I hope they don't listen to Jacky or those idiotic 'psychics'. Both of them would just be a waste of their time.

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at least the 'psychics' credibility went up a little when Jack got involved

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 Jacky, F**K OFF, WILL YA?! 

In all seriousness, the kid is most likely dead. a kid on his own really could survive like that for 11+ days.

 

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I didn't see the post of John Bruce's, but I did see the Vancouver Sun story and frankly, I'm not surprise that this sociopath is continuing to go out and about interfering in investigations.  From the way the snipit reads, John Bruce is still passing himself off as an attorney, which I would think would also be an act of fraudulent and deceptive practice, among other acts.

As to the comment by the father:

"The key to finding my son lies in this XBox hard drive."

Ya know, it REALLY worries me when someone makes such a leading statement.  It may be true that finding where the kid was planning on going would be found in who he associated with. 

It's clear he left on his own.

It's clear he abandoned his bike.

It is also entirely possible he ran into a total stranger who had nothing to do with his internet activities.

And of course, we have John Bruce who is attempting to interfere and manipulate the investigation.  If anything, if the police are allowing themselves to be manipulated by John Bruce's rantings and deceptions, then Brandon could very well be placed into further harm by the police being directed away from the REAL search.

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This kid's father, well both parents, are stupid as hell and need to be out into jail for child neglect.  Seriously, "It is all because of the vidja games.", "The answers are in the Xbox.", "We know it was someone he met online."

Yeah, and I am the tooth fairy, and I make a crap ton selling little kids' teeth to Santa who in turn uses them to make toys for Xmas.  He gets his money from magically appearing in many malls at the same time, having little brats sit on his lap, and his elves dont eat or sleep at all because Santa is communist dictator.

I think this story deserves no press at all until they give up the "Oh no, it was video games fault, not our bad parenting." reply when anything about this whole situation comes up.  Jesus Christ, these parents are taking the cake on being horrid parents that blame something other than their parenting skills. 

I have seen a mentally ill guy try to sue the game industry in many ways over the years and attack Janet Reno, plus somehow became  lawyer in the first place, and the best these parents can come up with is, it was the video games.  At least JT would be able to give a more in depth reason on how it could be the video games in a way we could directly argue it more, but no, they are too stupid, never involved themselves in their child's life enough, and are absolutely at fault in this whole situation.

Even if it was someone he met online, which is EXTREMELY unlikely, it would still be his parents fault to begin with.  These parents need to be jailed.  Hell, maybe the kid is watching this whole story unfold and that will make him go hey, I am here.  Either way, their JTesk ranting with misinformation is only hurting the whole situation.

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Settle down already! If your kid was lost and you had only one lead, you'd follow it.

Who cares about the link to video games. If trolls like yourself hadn't given Live it the reputation it has, there would be no reason to link the two.

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If my child went missing, I would have a better clue on what happened, because I would involve myself in my child's life.  I also would NOT be packing the bag for my child to leave.

I am the type of person that wonders why the hell parents buy their under age kids mature rated video games, especially when they have no clue what the hell goes on in the video games because of NOT involving themselves in their child's life.

Xbox Live is NOT a lead, it is an excuse.  A lead would result in some sort of evidence that could be used to help in the search of the kid.  An excuse is what people use to blame what happened on something that can not defend itself, while they go on being horrible parents.

If the kid's friends saw him get on Live, they would have called the police.  If there was ANY clues there, my guess is that the friends of the kid would be the key people that would know, especially since he has some pretty lame parents.  Hell, we don't even know if this kid had any friends at his school, or even if they might have moved in the last couple years, which would make this search a little more complex.

With the lack of information we have gotten, the kid might have been taught how to drive from his dad, and him of stole a car, and went off.  He might have ran into a shady local that is keeping him hostage.  Hell, maybe he did meet up with someone from Live, but at what point in time would he have contacted someone to do that?  We have no idea, the police have told nothing of value where anyone could actually help.  For all we know, the kid is living in a tree near where he left his bike, and only coming down to get some food.

This is why I HIGHLY support the camera systems some cities have that can track someone from their house, to the subway, to a place for food, to work, to home, to their friend's place, and so on.  This is very simple technology that could help in MANY cases, this being one of the most important.  While we think of ways to help, things that may be possible in what happened, how about we think of things that could have helped out in this whole situation.  I know the US had the idea of chipping your kid like people do their pets where a GPS system could find them.  Many familys have had it done already, and the chip holds all of their medical information as well.

There is good and bad of the community getting involved, good and bad of focusing on Live, good and bad of the parents being able to publicly speak about anything going on when they are histarical.  You can NOT focus on one thing, such as the video games, as much as they are though.  They have no clue if that is solid enough of a 'lead' that could give them results or not, while treating it like a normal run away.  If it was solid enough, it would have been the first thing they looked into, and already ruled on if it is helpful or not.  Many of us who have played on Live would agree, that it is very unlikely, but not impossible.  If the parents would have been more involved in the child's life though, they would have a better idea as well, but this wouldn't have happened too.

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Re: Microsoft Adds $25K to Missing Gamer Reward Fund

I agree that there is a lack of information, which is why I'm puzzled as to why you would throw around stupid assumptions about their parenting.

The only thing we know is that the kid ran off because he was rightly punished, and now they're doing MORE THAN THEY SHOULD to find him.

Although I highly doubt it: I hope that your parents would go to every illogical and ridiculous end should you run away in a fit.

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This is what we know:

No one can tell he was actually addicted do the the lack of information.  It is just something the parents and press and spouting out.

His father packed the back for him.

There is not consistance information on what game he was really playing as well.

He was on his bike and left it behind.

A lady thought she saw him walking around that same area.

Other than that, there really isnt much good information.  The father packing the bag for him is enough for me to claim him as a bad parent in my point of view of parenting.  The mother ranting off is helping nothing.  In many cases like this, the parents don't talk this much from the cases I have seen, which is why I think there is more too it than what they are saying and they know it.  The child was rightly punished, but the father packing the back it beyond my scope of understanding.

And no, my parents involved themselves with my life and know about my gaming habits.  They have ever since I was little.  Even though they don't care for the type of entertainment I enjoy, they still involved themselves by playing with, trying to learn to play, or watched me play decently often.  They also talked with me about the games, may it be the storyline or other content.  They knew who all of my friends were, and who my friends were on online games as well.  For the few people that I didn't personally know, they knew that I played with them rarely.

Though I may go through a short stage of being pissed off, I don't go through a fit and run off because my mommy and daddy took away my toys.  Who knows, maybe it was because I was parented well.  That and my parents aren't stupid by any standard, and nor am I even, though I tend to vent on threads like these.  It just seems they are looking for an orange in corn field instead of looking in the store where you would normally go looking for an orange.  Maybe they haven't released key information that makes everything going on and being said make sense, but given how this is all running, I am doubting it.

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Ohh please, they have actors do the Santa thing at the malls, Santa obviously gets all of his money from his likeness deals with Coca Cola, and the people that make all those really bad holiday cartoons

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Jack Thompson's disbarrment took effect as of 0000 GMT -5, 25 OCT 08, which effectively means that as of right now, he can be sued and charged for what he is doing. So I call on any lawyer that wants to send his local police department the information that he is comitting a felony.

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 Hey, Jacko is getting his posts deleted straight-up now?  Well, I guess it makes sense.  When someone is as useless as Thompson is now, there's no point to giving them a voice (especially with a history of abuse).

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 I wonder if he's as useless in bed as he is in the courtroom.  You know, all that surfing for gay porn to give to judges...  probably has a "hard time" getting it up for a woman.

 

Not that there's anything wrong with that - I fully support gay rights.  I only bring it up because I know it infuriates Jacko.

Re: Microsoft Adds $25K to Missing Gamer Reward Fund

'The key to finding my son lies in this XBox hard drive.''

 

See, i dont think it is fair to make statements like that whatsoever. Totally unproven.

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Even if they get the info from the Xbox, they won´t find anything useful for the case. The kid is not hidden playing games like in a crackhouse or something. I´m really afraid that the kid is already dead, and I´m thinking his parents know the truth about it. 

 

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The key lies....

I GOT IT!

There's a key inside the harddrive lol. That key will save the kid. Hah, I figured it out.

Seriosuly, what does he expect to find from the hard drive?

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Hahahahahahaha! LEGENDARY Win!

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Can we report Jack with the authorities because he is using the "lawyer" title?

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Re: Microsoft Adds $25K to Missing Gamer Reward Fund

the original article was published yesterday, before the disbarment took place.
Or did he post here again?

岩「…Ace beats Jack」

岩「…I can see why Hasselbeck's worried about fake guns killing fake people. afterall, she's a fake journalist on a fake news channel」

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didn't Miami Jack always want us to quit cold turkey?

Also, I don't know much about Xbox360 Live, but how much, if any, contact information is stored on the harddrive anyway? Wouldn't it be stored on Microsoft's servers with the rest of the account?

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岩「…I can see why Hasselbeck's worried about fake guns killing fake people. afterall, she's a fake journalist on a fake news channel」

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Yeah, they could also just as easily check the Xbox website. If he was that "addicted" then surely he utilized xbox.com.

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Jesus Jack....really? Your disbarred and you still can't help yourself.  Not to mention the fact that he basically stole, almost verbatim, what the Psychologist, posted in an earlier story by Dennis.  The Psychologist who said that if someone is addicted to video games, that you should NOT take it away and make them go cold turkey, that it could have severe consequences?  Now Jack, we know what kind of great Lawyer you are....wait did I say lawyer, I meant LIAR, but leave this family alone, and honestly....thats the last time you will see any news source document you as "Miami Lawyer" from now on it will say "Disbarred Miami No-body Jack Thompson".  

 

I hope they find this young man alive and well.  My heart and prayers reach out to this family in this time of need.

 

 

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I see the father is milking the gamer angle for all it is worth, still. Why idn't he equally concerned about hi sons facebook/myspace/msn messenger contact and logs as well?

 

But that would hardly be media worthy, now, would it? I don't like his angling one little bit.

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He seems absolutely convinced his son met someone online and has gone to meet them or something. I hardly think that CoD4 multiplayer is the likeliest place to make internet friends.

 
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Technogeek"It also doesn't mean you're obligated to stop harassment from all gamers that are doing so." I'd say you're certainly obligated to call them out when you see it happening.09/20/2014 - 5:17pm
SleakerNow if you disagree with anything in my last 2 posts then we obviously have a difference in world view, and wont come to any sort of agreement. I'm fine with that, maybe some people aren't?09/20/2014 - 5:09pm
SleakerIt also doesn't mean that just because a news outlet says that Gamers are the problem and you self-identify as a Gamer, you're immediately the problem. It also doesn't mean you're obligated to stop harassment from all gamers that are doing so.09/20/2014 - 4:59pm
SleakerJust to re-iterate: People getting harassed is wrong. Just because someone is harassed by so called 'gamers' doesn't mean that all gamers are bad. nor does it mean that you need to pass laws or judgement on all gamers.09/20/2014 - 4:56pm
SleakerAnd furthermore just because someone doesn't 'crusade against the evil' that doesn't make them the problem. You can have discussion with those around you. There's a thing called sphere of influence.09/20/2014 - 4:54pm
Sleaker@Conster - one person getting harassed is a 'problem' only so far as the harassee's are doing it. Just because a select few people choose to act like this doesn't make it widespread. Nor does it immediately make everyone responsible to put an end to it.09/20/2014 - 4:54pm
james_fudgeno worries09/20/2014 - 4:15pm
TechnogeekI misread james' comment as "we can't have a debate without threatening" there at first. Actually wound up posting a shout about death threats and "kill yourself" not technically being the same thing before I realized.09/20/2014 - 3:59pm
james_fudgeDon't hit me *cowers behind Andrew*09/20/2014 - 3:20pm
ConsterYou take that back right now, james, or else. *shakes fist menacingly*09/20/2014 - 3:00pm
james_fudgeOur community is awesome. We can have a debate without threatening to kill each other.09/20/2014 - 2:50pm
Andrew EisenNo one's crossed a line but I just want to remind you all to keep discussions civil.09/20/2014 - 1:54pm
Craig R.tldr: I'm a gamer, and imo those who support GamerGate should feel free to take a flying leap off a cliff.09/20/2014 - 1:27pm
Craig R.Not only that, I'm pretty sure that if actual studies were done, you'd still deny them, Sleaker. After all, it's not what you'd want to hear to support your rose-colored view of GamerGate.09/20/2014 - 1:18pm
Craig R.There IS an issue. Nor do we need a study to show that if you deny it then you're part of the problem.09/20/2014 - 1:17pm
Sleakersimply oust people that do harass others.09/20/2014 - 11:34am
Sleaker@Conster - I can say the same thing if you think there's been more than a handful. Until there's an actual study on rates no one can claim to know how widespread the incidence of harassment is. Thus the best we can do is 'there might be an issue' and...09/20/2014 - 11:33am
ConsterSleaker: if you think there's only been "a handful of" incidents, you have your head stuck *somewhere* - I'm assuming it's sand.09/20/2014 - 5:38am
prh99Most of it's agitprop clickbait anyway.09/20/2014 - 5:27am
prh99A good reason to stop reading reguardless of view pointhttp://www.theguardian.com/media/2013/apr/12/news-is-bad-rolf-dobelli.09/20/2014 - 5:22am
 

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