Gaming & Death.


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On the 2008 Thanksgiving weekend, Steve and Angelika Crisp confiscated their son Brandon’s Xbox. The Crisps could not have foreseen the tragic consequences. Brandon retaliated by running away from home – his body was discovered three weeks later. Brandon’s death became a national news story – he was not just another teen runaway. Brandon’s disappearance and death revealed to parents a darker aspect to their children ‘s gaming: addiction. And as gamers are drawn into an alternate world their need to play is fuelled by dreams of international glory and the chance to win thousands of dollars on a professional gaming circuit.In a fifth estate investigation by reporter Gillian Findlay, viewers will go inside this virtual community – where gaming addiction can trump even family and friends.

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