Sad news to report today, as CTV station CP24 reports that Brandon Crisp, a Barrie, Canada teenage gamer who went missing last month, has presumably been found dead by local police. Police discovered what is believed to be Crisp's body on Fifth Line. Crisp had gone missing on October 13 after a fight with his parents over his excessive gaming habits. Following his disappearance, local businesses and Microsoft had offered rewards to those with any information regarding Crisp's whereabouts.
CTV reports further that Sgt. Dave Goodbrand of the Barrie police said the department believed the body to be that of Crisp, but that it is waiting for pathology before making an official confirmation.
Details regarding the boy's death are unconfirmed at this time.
Reader Comments (Page 1 of 6)
11-05-2008 @ 2:51PM
not much to say but that it really sucks.
11-05-2008 @ 4:48PM
Latin Trident said...
I hope this doesn't happen anymore. I hope parents get involved in the lives of their kids and set up boundaries including how long they play and what they play. Parents really need to step up and be responsible.
My grief goes out to the parents...
11-05-2008 @ 2:52PM
Hey Microsoft, looks like they just found the kids body. Time to get your disgusting marketing machine into gear, so you can use the news to promote Xbox360 again.
11-05-2008 @ 3:02PM
Xav de Matos said...
Your ignorance knows no bounds.
11-05-2008 @ 3:06PM
@Xav de Matos
they sunk to vile levels the other week - http://www.xbox360fanboy.com/2008/10/28/microsoft-matches-crisp-reward-investigators-turn-to-xbox-live/
, in order to promote the Xbox360 (otherwise why publicise it, they could have remained anonymous).
They will use this as more publicity again. Xbox owner should be ashamed for what Microsoft are doing, it's sick REALLY sick.
11-05-2008 @ 3:12PM
Ahhh. A Sony fanboy come over to visit eh?
11-05-2008 @ 3:19PM
At least it's not as bad as when Sony supported violence in Japan with the game "Yakuza".
11-05-2008 @ 3:20PM
Do you really think Microsoft wanted this negative publicity for the 360? That's idiotic. I don't know why you think Microsoft was trying to sell 360s because of this story.
11-05-2008 @ 3:30PM
Like it is said: If you aren't going to say something nice, don't say anything at all. Something like that :)
11-05-2008 @ 3:56PM
Xav de Matos said...
I think Mik and Mike are confused.
The only reason Microsoft got involved was because they WERE involved in the story.
They offered up more of a reward to help find a kid and that's sick?
Do us a favor, unplug your Internet and walk away.
11-05-2008 @ 4:25PM
Xav, I think everyone that has read the story understands why Microsoft got involved. However, you'll find people who will take the whole story out of context like Mik and Mark has done.
11-05-2008 @ 5:10PM
Just look at Mik's previous comments, blatant troll...
11-05-2008 @ 5:13PM
@Mikey so WHY did Microsoft have to get involved AND publicise that they donated some money.
Why, publicity at others expense of course. They could have clearly stayed anonymous, but marketing men figured it would be great publicity. F ucking sick...
11-05-2008 @ 6:16PM
What's the use if the award if it isn't public? Yeah Microsoft is saying "buy the 360! Maybe you're kid will run away too!" You disgust me with your bile and attempting to smear Microsoft for your own ego with this tragedy.
11-05-2008 @ 8:15PM
I read these comments earlier on my phone and couldn't comment, but now I can... Mark and Mik, there's no excuse for people like you, what a waste of flesh/oxygen you are. Just go play LittleBigPlanet and wish it was something close to all the great games out on the 360, and stay away from here.
11-05-2008 @ 2:54PM
Very sad. I feel for Brandon's family and friends, and hope very much that those responsible are brought to justice.
This obviously extends beyond the usual "video games ruined my kid" story. Clearly something more sinister than a COD4 addiction was at work here. Tragic.
11-05-2008 @ 2:55PM
omni guy said...
It's a shame what happened. You may find salvation in your "good book", and he found salvation with "harmless fun" on the internet. Hug your children, and perhaps get involved with their gaming habits - do not discourage them,.
There is plenty of money to make and a future to be had by working in the gaming industry and the passion should be nurtured, not punished. If you have problems with the amount of time your child spends playing "games", perhaps you should become a tighter part of his life, and less of an authority figure.
GBNF, Crisp will be remembered.
11-05-2008 @ 2:57PM
Imagine how the father feels after knowing he helped pack the kids bags...
11-05-2008 @ 3:24PM
As a father myself, I couldn't possibly imagine. There's just no way. Regardless of what other things might have been a factor in the boy's disappearance, my thoughts go out to the parents.
11-05-2008 @ 2:59PM
A new an hero?